The third major activity of the Group is Investment. Cool Investments has built a portfolio of PE and VC investments over the years. This includes investments in professional funds but also direct investments. The Group has a focus on direct investments in IT, FinTech and EdTech, always with a long term and portfolio diversification in mind.
Real estate is the second major activity of the Group next to Fashion and started around 1980. The focus is on prime A1 commercial and residential real estate, mainly in the Benelux, but the Group also invests in real estate in Germany and the U.S. Because of the focus on prima A1 locations in the major cities where there is ample interest of international retailers to open stores, the value is robust.