DTZ Investors and The Collective, a global co-living platform, plan to raise up to £650 million for COLIV, an institutional large-scale co-living fund.
COLIV will have a target gross asset value of £1 billion over its lifespan of 10 years and will seek to buy or forward-fund between six and 10 co-living assets in London.
The fund has been set up with a seed capital of £70 million. Both DTZ and The Collective equally committed to the £10 million sponsor co-investment.
The fund also announced its first acquisition to forward-fund the new co-living destination, The Collective Harrow, in the London Borough of Harrow. The Collective Harrow will comprise a nine-story building with 222 shared-living rooms. The Collective is development manager of the project, the construction of which is underway with the expected completion in 2021.
The London co-living fund has identified a pipeline containing both existing assets from The Collective as well as new investment opportunities.
European real estate fund manager DTZ will serve as the investment adviser and The Collective will be the asset and property manager for COLIV.