Perial acquires Adam Smith Building

Perial has acquired the Adam Smith Building, located at Thomas R. Malthusstraat 1-3 in Amsterdam. The building consists of 21,000 square meters office space, spread over a high-rise of 13 floors and a low-rise of 7 floors. The building has 250 parking spaces.


The property was built in 2002 and in 2019, it has been fully refurbished including the ground floor, which now offers a new restaurant and coffee bar, both operated by WeCanteen, as well as relaxing and playing areas. The property’s energy performance certificate has been improved to level A and the building now features all modern office specifications.

Rieker Business Park

The Adam Smith Building hosts the HQ of Knab Bank, other main tenants are TKB and Tribes. The office building is located in Amsterdam’s Rieker Business Park. This is a relatively new office location, right between the South Axis and Schiphol Airport. Organisations such as PWC, B Amsterdam, IBM and Brunel are also present in this area. Public discussions are ongoing about a new metro line between Schiphol and South Axis including a station at Rieker Business Park, which should further improve accessibility of the area.

Vacancy rate Amsterdam remains low

Erik Langens, Executive Director Capital Markets
This transaction reflects the high interest in Amsterdam office properties. Due to the current limited availability of well-located, high-quality office buildings, combined with a modest volume of new constructions, the vacancy rate of Amsterdam is expected to remain low.
Erik Langens, Executive Director Capital Markets

The seller was advised by CBRE, Loyens & Loeff and Arcadis. Perial was advised by L’Étoile Properties, NautaDutilh and SGS Search. L’Etoile Properties will assist Perial regarding asset and property management.

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