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“Warburg-HIH Deutschland Logistik Invest” Fully Invested with c. 470 Million Euros

“Warburg-HIH Deutschland Logistik Invest” Fully Invested with c. 470 Million Euros

  • Acquisition of three assets, located near Duisburg (Rheinberg), Dortmund (Bergkamen) and Karlsruhe (Malsch), completes portfolio – fund is fully invested
  • The portfolio has a combined lettable area of around 100,000 square metres
  • Warburg-HIH Invest preparing to launch next logistics fund soon

Hamburg, 29 June 2021 – Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH (“Warburg-HIH Invest”) just completed the portfolio construction of its “Warburg-HIH Deutschland Logistik Invest” institutional fund by acquiring three logistics properties from Goodman that are DGNB-certified as green buildings and occupied on long-term leases. With this deal closed, the fund’s total equity in the amount of 280 million euros is now invested. Together with the debt capital, the fund has a total volume of approximately 470 million euros. The three latest additions bring the number of properties held by the vehicle up to 13, the average remaining lease term being around nine years. Due to keen demand among institutional investors, Warburg-HIH Invest is planning to launch a successor fund in the near future. The investment house is already in the process of screening suitable logistics developments.

“The fund met with very lively interest among our investors. It only took us about one year to complete the fundraising process, and the equity is fully invested now. We offer our investors a diversified portfolio with stable earnings. Since demand on the investor side remains high, and since we have other interesting assets in our pipeline, we will launch another logistics real estate fund with a similar structure before long,” said Carsten Demmler, Managing Director at Warburg-HIH Invest. “We are planning to invest c. 150 million euros in logistics real estate on behalf of our fund during the second half of 2021,” Demmler went on to say.

“The fund assets include the European distribution centre of Boeing as well as several future-ready last-mile logistics properties that have been rented by Amazon, among others. The blue-chip tenant mix of established logistics operators and the locations in economically strong logistics regions of Germany also help us to further diversify our fund portfolio,” added Alexander Eggert, another Managing Director at Warburg-HIH Invest.

The logistics property in Rheinberg near Duisburg has a gross lettable area of around 12,700 square metres and was completed in 2015. Its sole tenant is HAVI Logistics, a logistics service provider with Europe-wide market leadership in the food service industry. The Duisburg metro area is generally very attractive for the logistics sector: When combining all private and public port areas, Duisburg is home to the world’s largest inland port, and therefore has a very high density of logistics assets, serving as logistics hot spot and a gateway for the European hinterland.

The property in Bergkamen—located near Dortmund on the eastern edge of the Ruhr—was also constructed in 2015. It extends over around 40,300 square metres and is let to Deutsche Post. Being a vast conurbation both populous and highly industrialised, the Ruhr generates a high revenue potential for logistics service providers. The potential is further enhanced by the presence of inter-regional distribution centres of food and non-food in-store retailers. Many e-commerce and food production players have moved into the eastern part of the Ruhr as well.

The third new asset is located in Malsch near Karlsruhe and has a gross lettable area of around 46,000 square metres. Sole tenant of the property, which was raised in 2011, is Seifert Logistics. From its site in Malsch, the company despatches just-in-time deliveries for the automotive production at the Daimler plants in Rastatt and Gaggenau, either of which are about 15 km away from the investment property.

The buyer-side legal due diligence reviews for the acquisitions were conducted by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP in Frankfurt am Main, the commercial due diligence by CBRE. The tax due diligence reviews for the properties were undertaken by Boege Rohde Luebbehesen and KPMG. Responsible for the technical and ESG due diligence reviews was REC Partners.

“The fund met with very lively interest among our investors. It only took us about one year to complete the fundraising process, and the equity is fully invested now. We offer our investors a diversified portfolio with stable earnings. Since demand on the investor side remains high, and since we have other interesting assets in our pipeline, we will launch another logistics real estate fund with a similar structure before long. We are planning to invest c. 150 million euros in logistics real estate on behalf of our fund during the second half of 2021.”

Carsten Demmler, Managing Director Warburg-HIH Invest

“The fund assets include the European distribution centre of Boeing as well as several future-ready last-mile logistics properties that have been rented by Amazon, among others. The blue-chip tenant mix of established logistics operators and the locations in economically strong logistics regions of Germany also help us to further diversify our fund portfolio.”

Alexander Eggert, Managing Director Warburg-HIH Invest



Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate purchases H-LAB office and laboratory complex in Potsdam from PROJECT Immobilien

Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate purchases H-LAB office and laboratory complex in Potsdam from PROJECT Immobilien

  • Successful transaction for H-LAB office and laboratory complex
  • Am Mühlenberg 9, 14476 Potsdam-Golm
  • Buyer: Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH
  • Seller: PROJECT Immobilien Gewerbe AG

Potsdam, 23 June 2021 – PROJECT Immobilien Gewerbe AG has sold its H-LAB office and laboratory complex at Am Mühlenberg 9 in Potsdam to Warburg-HIH Real Estate (Warburg-HIH Invest). The project located at the Potsdam Science Park has a gross lettable area of approximately 4,600 square metres and is currently under construction. It is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2021. Warburg-HIH Invest concluded the investment as part of a club deal for two investors. PROJECT Immobilien DLA Piper provided legal advice. On the buyer’s side, legal and tax due diligence was performed by Ashurst LLP from Frankfurt am Main, while ES EnviroSustain from Berlin took charge of technical and ESG due diligence.

Hans-Joachim Lehmann, Managing Director of Warburg-HIH Invest, said, “We succeeded in acquiring a prestigious new project with an off-market deal. An anchor tenant with a strong credit rating guarantees a secure and longterm cash flow and attractive yields. The property also has state-of-the-art technical facilities and flexible floor plans, making it perfect for alternative uses as well.”

“Science and education are the keys to a successful future,” said Alexander Klein, Director of Global Sales at PROJECT Immobilien Gewerbe AG. “Locations where such activities can flourish are extremely exciting for us as project developers, and are in high demand among investors. Our success at acquiring the University of Potsdam as the anchor tenant is a testament to our focus on forward-looking locations and outstanding building concepts.”

The location at Potsdam Science Park offers an ideal platform for networking with other companies and researchers from a variety of different industries of the future. The Potsdam Science Park is an important science and research location in Brandenburg and offers excellent links to regional and long-distance rail services.

PROJECT Immobilien Group based in Nuremberg has been successfully realising residential and commercial properties in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Nuremberg, the Rhine-Main region, Rhineland and Vienna for 25 years. PROJECT Immobilien Gewerbe AG is responsible for managing the group’s commercial properties all over Germany.



Warburg-HIH Invest acquires day-care centres for Warburg-HIH Zukunft Invest special fund

Warburg-HIH Invest acquires day-care centres for Warburg-HIH Zukunft Invest special fund

  • Four day-care centres with a total of 23 groups of children
  • Properties located in the German cities of Bremen, Duisburg and Moers
  • Long-term rental agreements with centre operators Step Kids Education and Zaubersterne
  • Properties sold by AUDERE EQUITY
  • Projects scheduled for completion this year and by mid-2022

Hamburg, 21 June 2021 – Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate (Warburg-HIH Invest) has successfully acquired a portfolio of four day-care centres from AUDERE EQUITY. The two-storey properties are being constructed as part of a new development in Bremen. One building is located in the Hemelingen district and houses six groups with a gross lettable area of 1,440 square metres, and the other is in the Huchting district, with eight groups across a gross lettable area of just under 1,130 square metres. The portfolio also features two fully renovated buildings in North Rhine-Westphalia: in Duisburg (five groups with gross lettable area of roughly 850 square metres) and in Moers (four groups with gross lettable area of 715 square metres). The properties will form part of the Warburg-HH Zukunft Invest open-ended special AIF. The four day-care centres are rented by their current operators under long-term rental agreements. The three centres in Bremen and Moers are run by Step Kids Education, and the facility in Duisburg is operated by Zaubersterne. All of the day-care centres are located in established residential areas on large plots of land with child-friendly outdoor spaces. Three properties are scheduled for completion before the year is out and the centre in Bremen’s Huchting district is expected to be finished by the second quarter of 2022. The transaction was completed in the form of an asset deal. The parties have agreed not to disclose the price of the sale.

Jens Nagelsmeier, Head of Transaction Management Retail at Warburg-HIH Invest, says: “We have succeeded in expanding our fund’s portfolio with the addition of four properties of outstanding quality. The centres are run by experienced and professional companies with highly acclaimed learning concepts. We remain on the lookout for properties to add to our portfolio for our investors.”

Horst Lieder, CEO of AUDERE EQUITY, says: “Day-care is crucial to maintaining a positive work-life balance. We firmly believe that day-care centres develop efficiently and in a user-oriented manner. The needs of both operators and families can be met quickly with high quality solutions. At the same time, we are demonstrating that investment in this ESG-compliant asset class can be profitable and sustainable for investors with high standards.”

Bremen is the 11th largest city in Germany and has significant demand for child day-care. The underlying conditions of a strong demand surplus and city-governed demand planning are favourable to day-care centre operators. The district of Hemelingen, home to one of the Bremen day-care centres, offers a high standard of living thanks to its excellent infrastructure. Besides Hemelingen’s good transport links and wide variety of retail opportunities, the district also features a number of private- and public-sector services, schools and cultural attractions. The district of Huchting is a residential area located on the border with Lower Saxony. It is in close proximity to a number of local recreational areas, making it popular among families.

The number of day-care places in North Rhine-Westphalia is also significantly short of the current demand. North Rhine-Westphalia offers a high-quality subsidy framework for day-care centre development. The town of Moers is located in the Lower Rhine region just outside Düsseldorf. The day-care centre is being constructed in the district of Moers-Mitte, which has around 15,000 inhabitants. The area is surrounded by numerous schools and homes. The Duisburg project is located in the district of Neumühl at the city’s northern boundary, with a number of primary and secondary schools nearby.

Anwaltskanzlei Heuking Kühn Luer Wojtek, Hamburg, was responsible for legal and tax due diligence. C.P.H. PROJEKT- UND BAUMANAGEMENT (CPH), Hamburg, conducted technical and ESG due diligence.

“We have succeeded in expanding our fund’s portfolio with the addition of four properties of outstanding quality. The centres are run by experienced and professional companies with highly acclaimed learning concepts. We remain on the lookout for properties to add to our portfolio for our investors.”

Jens Nagelsmeier, Head of Transaction Management Retail Warburg-HIH Invest

“Day-care is crucial to maintaining a positive work-life balance. We firmly believe that day-care centres develop efficiently and in a user-oriented manner. The needs of both operators and families can be met quickly with high quality solutions. At the same time, we are demonstrating that investment in this ESG-compliant asset class can be profitable and sustainable for investors with high standards.”

Horst Lieder, CEO AUDERE EQUITY