Primevest Capital Partners acquires residential development in Germany on behalf of a German pension fund

 
 
Pan-European investment manager Primevest Capital Partners (Primevest CP) has acquired a residential development in the city of Saarbrücken, Germany for ca. €15 mln on behalf of a German pension fund, from Hauser und Thiery GmbH & Co. KG. The project is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2022.

The 4,500 sqm complex, formerly occupied by Sparda-Bank Südwest, is located on the corner of the Beethovenstrasse and Sulzbachstrasse in the heart of the inner-city district of St Johann. It comprises three historic office buildings dating from 1909/1910 which are being converted into a residential complex with commercial units on the ground floor. The first floor totalling ca. 650 sqm is already rented to a physiotherapy practice. The transformation will be carried out in strict accordance with the municipality’s regulations for the preservation of historic monuments.

Danica Cicmil, Fund & Acquisition Manager at Primevest CP, said: “Primevest Capital Partners sees great potential in the city of Saarbrücken due to its geographic location, well-developed education sector and the strength of its economy which make this development a compelling investment proposition. It is also rewarding to be involved in the restoration of these historic buildings and bringing them back to life while providing much needed modern and affordable accommodation for families and young people.”

Upon completion the complex will provide 78 residential units across five floors and up to three commercial units on ground level. The apartments range in size from 22 to 111 sqm, with an average of 47 sqm. In addition, there will be 26 car parking spaces, some with EV charging points, and 167 bicycle parking spaces together with a communal laundry, and storage space totalling 260 sqm in the basement. After the renovation, the residential building will meet the energy requirements of an ‘energy-efficient monumental house’.

Saarbrücken is the capital of the federal state of Saarland and forms its economic, political and cultural centre. It is part of the QuattroPole city network comprising Luxembourg, Metz, and Trier, and has the largest population and biggest economic and cultural centres of the four cities. Saarbrücken itself has 330,000 residents while the surrounding region has a population of more than 1.2 million. The city benefits from very good motorway connections across Europe and the highspeed ICE Frankfurt-Saarbrücken-Paris railway line.

Saarbrücken is also an important science and research location thanks to the presence of a large number of scientific institutes and research facilities. In addition to six universities with over 20,000 students, the city also benefits from cooperation with nearby French universities and around one third of its workforce is employed in the science sector. The city is also home to a number of regional business/research alliances. For example, automotive parts manufacturer ZF Friedrichshafen AG opened the “ZF AI Center” in Saarbrücken university’s Scheer Tower in a strategic partnership with Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA) to conduct research on artificial intelligence and cybersecurity in the automotive industry.

Primevest Capital Partners was advised by brokerage firm Raber Immobilienberatung GmbH. Legal due diligence was carried out by Deloitte Legal Rechtsanwaltgesellschaft GmbH and technical due diligence by DGI Real Estate Management & Advisory GmbH.

About Primevest Capital Partners
Primevest Capital Partners is a pan-European investment boutique that specialises in investments in innovative real assets. At Primevest Capital Partners, our vision is to help our clients to provide for their sustainable financial future through investing in the future of our cities by delivering sustainable urban living, improving connectivity, and enabling mobility. Our investment philosophy and vision are energised by the current trend of urbanisation and the ability to fulfil the modern needs of metropolitan communities, while enhancing the quality and sustainability of people’s lives.

From our offices in Utrecht, Eindhoven and  Berlin, a team of 70 professionals manage €2.8 billion of assets including six sector-focused funds, three individual institutional mandates and a portfolio of approximately €0.9 billion in investments targeting private and institutional investors as well as family offices following the acquisition of Holland Immo Group. Primevest Capital Partners is part of the Primevest Capital Partners Holding B.V.

For more information, please contact:

Primevest Capital Partners
Lisette van der Ham
Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications
T: +31 6 832 005 61
lisette.vanderham@primevestcp.com
www.primevestcp.com

 

Primevest Capital Partners acquires 86 subsidised apartments in ‘My Smart City Graz’ for € 18.5 mln

 
 
Primevest Capital Partners has purchased a residential development for approximately € 18.5 million in My Smart City Graz, Austria on behalf of a German pension fund.

The project, located on Waagner-Biro-Strasse and the corner of Dreierschützengasse, comprises 86 subsidised apartments and two commercial units, totalling some 5,200 sqm of lettable space.

Patrick Müller, Fund & Acquisition Manager, Primevest Capital Partners, said: “We have been championing the delivery of affordable, modern residential accommodation across Europe for a number of years and this development in My Smart City Graz is a perfect example of the future of housing. It also fully matches our German partner’s long-term vision to provide sustainable low-cost housing in cities that have strong future growth prospects.”

The project is being developed by DI Jörg Jandl GmbH and the Haring Group and will be completed by 2022. The 2,730 sqm site will incorporate 54 underground parking bays, charging stations for electric cars and space for 160 bicycles. The main train station and the city centre will be a few minutes away once the new tram line, currently under construction, comes into operation.

‘My Smart City Graz’ is emerging on the site of a former industrial area north of the main train station. It is a well thought out urban planning concept characterised by a balanced mix of space and good connections to the established surrounding neighbourhood. The scheme includes new residential, office and business accommodation and is being developed under ‘Smart City’ principles that combine sustainable technologies, flexible mobility solutions and renewable energy supply.

Graz, Austria’s second-largest city, has a population of 329,000 and is the economic, scientific and cultural hub of the southeast of the country. The city has eight universities serving around 60,000 students. Known as the capital of the Austrian automotive industry, Graz also has thriving creative and service sectors and is a leading centre for environmental technology and renewable energy.

The advisors to the transaction were COMFORT Austria GmbH and TOP Consulting GmbH, legal firm SCWP Schindhelm, auditors BDO and technical consultants Drees & Sommer.


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About Primevest Capital Partners
Primevest Capital Partners is a pan-European investment boutique that specializes in innovative real estate and property investments. Due to the extensive industry knowledge with a focus on specialized investment sectors such as parking, telecommunications and affordable, contemporary living, Primevest Capital Partners has developed into a leading provider in these areas. Our top priority is to achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns for our customers. In doing so, we pay attention to sustainable income and value creation. Primevest Capital Partners currently manages assets of €1.7 billion, spread across eight sector-specific funds and three individual institutional mandates. Primevest Capital Partners currently has 40 employees at its locations in Utrecht and Berlin.

For more information, please contact:
Primevest Capital Partners
Lisette van der Ham
Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications
lisette.vanderham@primevestcp.com
www.primevestcp.com