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Warburg-HIH Invest begins converting European portfolio to green energy supply

Warburg-HIH Invest begins converting European portfolio to green energy supply

  • White House office building in Budapest becomes the first property to be supplied exclusively with renewable energy
  • Collaboration with operating costs expert Westbridge International AG
  • 14 properties from the European portfolio already supplied with green energy

Hamburg, 17. November 2020 – Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH (Warburg-HIH Invest) has kicked off the process of converting its European real estate portfolio to green energy. The Hamburg-based investment manager successfully implemented the new energy supply for the LEED Platinum-certified White House office building in the Hungarian capital of Budapest in partnership with operating costs expert Westbridge International AG. The move will cut the building’s carbon emissions by just under 2,700 tonnes within the next three years. The fully let building is part of an open-ended special alternative investment fund (AIF) managed by Warburg-HIH Invest.

White House is located at Vácí út 47/E in the north of the city and has an annual energy consumption of 2,975 gigawatt-hours (GWh). The new tender process for the energy supply contracts was preceded by a dedicated analysis of the building by Westbridge International, which involved evaluating and reviewing existing terms and conditions. Warburg-HIH Invest has opted for energy provider ELMŰ-ÉMÁSZ to supply the Budapest building moving forward.

“Purchasing energy generated from renewable sources is a core element of Warburg-HIH Invest’s sustainability strategy,” says Alexander Eggert, Managing Director of Warburg-HIH Invest. “After kicking off the process of converting the Germany portfolio to green energy, we are now following suit with our international properties. In Westbridge we have a partner with an outstanding network of international contacts that can help us identify and leverage potential in sustainable energy procurement.”

“We helped Warburg-HIH Invest implement its ESG strategy in Germany last summer, and we are delighted to continue our partnership on an international scale,” says Hajo Engelke, Managing Director of Westbridge Advisory International AG. Further projects for Warburg-HIH Invest are ongoing in France, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Spain and the Czech Republic. Excluding projects currently in the pipeline, 14 buildings in the European portfolio already use green energy, including one property in Austria, five in the Netherlands, seven in the UK and one in Poland.

“Purchasing energy generated from renewable sources is a core element of Warburg-HIH Invest’s sustainability strategy. After kicking off the process of converting the Germany portfolio to green energy, we are now following suit with our international properties. In Westbridge we have a partner with an outstanding network of international contacts that can help us identify and leverage potential in sustainable energy procurement.”

Alexander Eggert, Managing Director
Warburg HIH Invest

“We helped Warburg-HIH Invest implement its ESG strategy in Germany last summer, and we are delighted to continue our partnership on an international scale.”

Hajo Engelke, Managing Director
Westbridge Advisory International AG



Warburg-HIH Invest Buys Retail Warehouse Park in Bavaria

Warburg-HIH Invest Buys Retail Warehouse Park in Bavaria

  • Property development earmarked for the “Warburg-HIH Perspektive Einzelhandel: Fokus Nahversorgung” institutional fund
  • Completed on schedule in Q3 2020
  • Fully occupied property anchored by retail multiples Rewe, Aldi and Rossmann

Hamburg, 5. November 2020 – Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate (“Warburg-HIH Invest”) just acquired a retail warehouse park, located on Landshuter Strasse in the Bavarian town of Ergoldsbach. The new-build development with a gross lettable area of around 6,200 square metres and 230 parking spots was completed during the third quarter of 2020. The anchor tenants of the fully occupied property are the retail multiples Rewe (food), Aldi (discount food) and Rossmann (toiletries). These three companies signed long-term leases for the next 12 to 15 years. The location’s retail line-up is supplemented by a textiles store and a food venue. The average remaining lease term (WAULT) is close to 14 years. The acquisition took the form of a forward funding arrangement within the framework of an asset deal dating back to summer of 2019. It was agreed not to disclose the selling price.

The retail warehouse park will be added to the portfolio of the “Warburg-HIH Perspektive Einzelhandel: Fokus Nahversorgung” open-ended special AIF. It will bring the number of the fund’s portfolio assets up to 15. The fund focuses on retail warehouse parks and neighbourhood retail centres, anchored by food retailers in economically stable locations in Germany and with ten to 40 million euros in terms of total sum invested. The minimum subscription amount is five million euros. The annual dividend yield will be somewhere between 4.5 and 5.5 percent.

Jens Nagelsmeier, Head of Retail Transaction at Warburg-HIH Invest, commented: “The acquisition is helping us not only to boost the profitability of our local retail investment fund but also to further diversify the regional spread of its portfolio, its tenant structure and its lease terms.”

The town of Ergoldsbach in the Lower-Bavarian district of Landshut serves as retail centre for another 29 localities of the municipality, so that its catchment area extends well beyond the city boundaries. Ergoldsbach is highly popular among commuters because of its proximity to Munich airport (travel time: 45 min.) and Munich proper. The cities of Regensburg and Landshut also lie within easy reach.

The legal and tax due diligences for the buyer side were conducted by the law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek. Witte Projektmanagement GmbH (“Witte”) handled the technical due diligence.

“The acquisition is helping us not only to boost the profitability of our local retail investment fund but also to further diversify the regional spread of its portfolio, its tenant structure and its lease terms.”

Jens Nagelsmeier, Head of Retail Transaction
Warburg HIH Invest



Warburg-HIH Invest lets 440 square metres in Hamburg to EQOS Energie Deutschland

Warburg-HIH Invest lets 440 square metres in Hamburg to EQOS Energie Deutschland

Hamburg, 7. Oktober 2020 – Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate (Warburg-HIH Invest) has attracted EQOS Energie Deutschland GmbH as a new tenant for an office building at Blohmstrasse 12 in Hamburg-Harburg, Germany. The service provider for telecommunications, energy and transport will move into a space measuring roughly 440 square metres in the third quarter of 2020. The four-storey property was built in 2006 and is one section of a three-part complex with a total of 10,600 square metres in office space. Located in the Channel Hamburg district, the property belongs to a real estate fund managed by Warburg-HIH Invest. HIH Real Estate provides letting management services on behalf of Warburg-HIH Invest. The tenant was advised by Savills throughout the rental process.

“The location of the office space is distinguished by good transport connections and a wide range of dining options in the immediate vicinity,” says Daniela Lehmann, Senior Leasing Manager at HIH Real Estate. “The proximity to the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) is particularly attractive for innovative players in the tech sector.”

“The location of the office space is distinguished by good transport connections and a wide range of dining options in the immediate vicinity. The proximity to the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) is particularly attractive for innovative players in the tech sector.”

Daniela Lehmann
HIH Real Estate
Senior Leasing Manager