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HIH Invest Real Estate Acquires Office Property Development in Munich


HIH Invest Real Estate Acquires Office Property Development in Munich

  • Multi-tenant occupancy on 7,239 sqm of lettable area
  • Pre-let ratio of 100% due to sought-after location in Munich’s Westend district
  • BREEAM Excellent certification targeted
Hamburg/Munich, 18 November 2021 – HIH Invest Real Estate (“HIH Invest”) just acquired an office property development in a sought-after location in Munich that is intended for multi-tenant occupancy. The property was sold by its developer, Metropolian R1 GmbH & Co KG. Located in the Westend district of Munich, the property has a lettable area of 7,239 sqm and is fully pre-let. About 80 percent of the floor area was rented by BNP Paribas Consors Finanz, a brand of BNP Paribas S.A. Office Germany. The rest of the floor area will house the new offices of the property management of developer Metropolian Liegenschaften GmbH. The completion is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2022. It is planned to seek a BREEAM Excellent certification.

“The property development impressed us with its modern, efficient rental units, whose flexible basic structure can be customised to the needs of the office occupiers, thereby providing us with great alternative use potential. The blue-chip main tenant, BNP Paribas Consors Finanz, is certain to generate a secure long-term cash flow and attractive net cash-on-cash returns,” said Nadine Robra, Team Leader Transaction Management Germany at HIH Invest.

“I am glad that we succeeded in planning an attractive and architecturally appealing office scheme in Munich’s Westend together with our architects of Oliv GmbH Thomas Sutor Architekt, and to find a buyer in HIH Invest who has faith in the project,” said Stefan Pfender, Managing Director of Metropolitan.

The Westend in Munich, located right next to the inner city, is a development hot-spot and rapidly evolving. The former fairgrounds in the Westend, which were abandoned in favour of Munich’s new fairgrounds in Riem, are being developed into new residential properties, green and open areas, as well as new-build units for commercial, retail and service businesses. The property development occupies the corner of Rüdesheimer Strasse and Tübinger Strasse, and is directly connected to the town centre via the “Westendstrasse” underground station. The central railway station, for example, is an underground ride of eight minutes away. The location is highly popular among office and commercial tenants, and several new-build office schemes are being implemented in the immediate vicinity.

“As one of the first movers with a high-quality office investment in a fast-growing submarket, we expect to benefit seriously from the future development of the surrounding area. In addition, the investment adds to the regional diversification of the fund, which invests primarily in office assets in the UK, in Austria, France and Germany,” said Oliver Scholtz, Senior Fund Manager at HIH Invest.

Planning of the property developments is in the hands of the architectural firm of Oliv GmbH Thomas Sutor Architekt in Munich. The law firm Zirngibl Rechtsanwälte from Frankfurt facilitated the letting and selling processes, while the law firm of Prof. Hauth & Partner Rechtsanwälte from Munich assisted with the development rights and construction-related aspects. The legal and tax due diligence for Warburg-HIH Invest was undertaken by Ashurst LLP in Frankfurt. The law firm of Leo Schmidt-Hollburg Witte & Frank advised BNP Paribas Consors Finanz. The technical, environmental and ESG due diligence (TEDD) was conducted by TÜV SÜD Advimo GmbH based in Rheinbach. BNP Paribas Real Estate acted in an exclusive dual role, advising the seller, on the one hand, and brokering the lease of the premises to BNP Paribas Consors Finanz, on the other hand.

“The property development impressed us with its modern, efficient rental units, whose flexible basic structure can be customised to the needs of the office occupiers, thereby providing us with great alternative use potential. The blue-chip main tenant, BNP Paribas Consors Finanz, is certain to generate a secure long-term cash flow and attractive net cash-on-cash returns.” Nadine Robra, Teamleader Transaction Management Germany HIH Invest Real Estate “As one of the first movers with a high-quality office investment in a fast-growing submarket, we expect to benefit seriously from the future development of the surrounding area. In addition, the investment adds to the regional diversification of the fund, which invests primarily in office assets in the UK, in Austria, France and Germany.” Oliver Scholtz, Senior Fund Manager HIH Invest Real Estate “I am glad that we succeeded in planning an attractive and architecturally appealing office scheme in Munich’s Westend together with our architects of Oliv GmbH Thomas Sutor Architekt, and to find a buyer in HIH Invest who has faith in the project.” Stefan Pfender, Managing Director Metropolian


HIH Invest Real Estate Sells “MAN Portfolio” in Poland


HIH Invest Real Estate Sells “MAN Portfolio” in Poland

  • Two HGV service stations sold, one in Gdansk, the other in Wrocław, each with about 4,000 sqm of lettable areas
  • Properties fully occupied by MAN Truck & Bus Polska on long-term leases
  • Buyer is a real estate fund of the Czech investment company INVESTIKA
Hamburg, 22 November 2021 – HIH Invest Real Estate (“HIH Invest”) just sold two HGV service stations in Poland on behalf of an investment fund owned by a German pension scheme and by a foundation. The assets were purchased by INVESTIKA, a Czech investment company formed in 2015. The closing of the transaction is scheduled for January 2022

The two-property MAN portfolio was built in 2010 and comprises a rental area of just under 4,000 sqm each. The two truck workshops in Gdansk and in Wroclaw are each fully leased to MAN Truck & Bus Polska until 2032. They are part of a portfolio of MAN bus and truck service points in Poland, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Great Britain and Germany, which HIH originally developed and completed in 2010.

Poland is a logistics location that is in high demand. The service portfolio also benefited indirectly from the corresponding interest. Despite the specific use, we were able to sell the properties as planned after a holding period of just under ten years with a satisfactory sales price and good overall returns,"said Matthias Brodesser, Head of Transaction Management International at HIH Invest.

"We scored particularly well with the long remaining term of the leases and good tenant creditworthiness." emphasised Nico Göckeritz, Senior Transaction Manager International at HIH Invest, and responsible for the Polish market.

Legal and fiscal advisory services to the seller were provided by the law firm of Greenberg Traurig. Cushman & Wakefield acted sales agent.

"Poland is a logistics location that is in high demand. The service portfolio also benefited indirectly from the corresponding interest. Despite the specific use, we were able to sell the properties as planned after a holding period of just under ten years with a satisfactory sales price and good overall returns,"

Matthias Brodesser, Head of Transaction Management International HIH Invest

"We scored particularly well with the long remaining term of the leases and good tenant creditworthiness."

Nico Goeckeritz, Senior Transaction Manager International HIH Invest



HIH Invest Real Estate Acquires New-Build Logistics Complex in Rhine-Neckar Metro Region


HIH Invest Real Estate Acquires New-Build Logistics Complex in Rhine-Neckar Metro Region

  • Around 43,550 square metres of modern and fully pre-let floor area
  • Asset acquired via an off-market transaction
  • Demand for logistics and warehousing units expanding into secondary locations
  • “Logistics and Real Estate 2021” survey: HIH Invest among Germany’s top four logistics investors
Hamburg, 09 November 2021 – HIH Invest Real Estate (“HIH Invest”) just acquired a logistics property development in Kronau near Karlsruhe. The new-build property is being developed and sold by a project company of the Machmeier Group (INWO) based in Sandhausen.

The property, which occupies about 43,550 square metres of floor area is already pre-let in its entirety to POCO Einrichtungsmärkte GmbH and the V&V Dabelstein Group. Slated for completion by the end of 2022, the new-build complex is designed for alternative use options and for multi-user occupancy, and will be certified under the DGNB Gold sustainability standard. The logistics property was acquired directly from the developer via an off-market transaction on behalf of a single mandate.

“Investments in the logistics segment have continued to gain in appeal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stable growth forecasts point to e-commerce as sustainable driver for the domestic and international logistics industry, and to a growing demand for new logistics facilities. At the same time, customer requirements for goods deliveries keep increasing – especially with respect to delivery times. This will further raise the pressure to find space,” said Lars Bothe, Head of Transaction Management Logistics at HIH Invest Real Estate.

The findings of the “Logistics and Real Estate 2021” survey by bulwiengesa confirm this development: On the investment market for German logistics, Unternehmensimmobilien-type and industrial real estate, 2020 ended with an investment total of more than 9.7 billion euros – an all-time high. New-build construction activities are also at peak level. In 2020, delays in the start of construction projects caused the sum total of new logistics facilities completed (3.7 million square metres) to fall short of the prior-year total (4.9 million square metres). But the increase in construction activities in 2021/22 is expected to deliver record completions volumes of more than 5 million square metres.

The survey lists the leading investors on the German logistics market for the first half-year of 2021, with HIH Invest ranking fourth: “Between 2020 and mid-year 2021, we already invested 480 million euros in logistics real estate, and the first six months of 2021 account for nearly 300 million euros thereof. At this time, several logistics properties are already in the due diligence process, so that the coming months are likely to see additional signings. In all of this, a property’s location still remains the main criterion,” elaborated Lars Bothe. “The new-build complex in Kronau is located in one of the most sought-after logistics hot-spots in Germany where strong demand coincides with a short supply in facilities.”

The asset in Kronau just purchased by HIH Invest is located directly next to the A5 motorway between Heidelberg and Mannheim, just north of Karlsruhe, the second-largest city in Baden-Württemberg. The region is one of the most competitive and wealthiest anywhere in the European Union. The robust local services and trading sector, the growth in e-commerce logistics, and the keen demand generated by manufacturing businesses fuel the need for more logistics real estate.

The legal and fiscal due diligence process for the new-build complex purchased was handled by Ashurst LLP from Frankfurt. The technical and environmental due diligence (TEDD) was conducted by Arcadis Germany, a company based in Darmstadt.

“Investments in the logistics segment have continued to gain in appeal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stable growth forecasts point to e-commerce as sustainable driver for the domestic and international logistics industry, and to a growing demand for new logistics facilities. At the same time, customer requirements for goods deliveries keep increasing – especially with respect to delivery times. This will further raise the pressure to find space.”

Lars Bothe, Head of Transaction Management Logistics HIH Invest

“Between 2020 and mid-year 2021, we already invested 480 million euros in logistics real estate, and the first six months of 2021 account for nearly 300 million euros thereof. At this time, several logistics properties are already in the due diligence process, so that the coming months are likely to see additional signings. In all of this, a property’s location still remains the main criterion. “The new-build complex in Kronau is located in one of the most sought-after logistics hot-spots in Germany where strong demand coincides with a short supply in facilities.”

Lars Bothe, Head of Transaction Management Logistics HIH Invest