Primevest Capital Partners acquires two multi-storey car parks in Vienna from Rhomberg Bau for 20 million euros

 
 
The Dutch-German investment manager Primevest Capital Partners has acquired two newly built multi-storey car parks, a supermarket and a commercial unit in Vienna for around 20 million euros for its Primevest European Parking Fund IV.

The seller is the client Rhomberg Bau GmbH, who also built the objects together with Goldbeck Rhomberg as general contractor. The multi-storey car parks “Hauptbahnhof Ost 1&2” with more than 800 parking spaces are located in Vienna’s new Sonnwendviertel district and are leased on a long-term basis to the car park operator Goldbeck Parking. The supermarket is a Hofer branch (Aldi Group), the commercial unit is rented by the bouldering hall operator Boulderbar. Additional income is generated from leases for communication antennas and solar systems on the roof of the parking garages.

The Sonnwendviertel is one of Vienna’s largest revitalization projects. It is located in the “Favoriten” district, one of the most densely populated parts of the city with over 200,000 inhabitants. On the site of the former Südbahnhof, 5,500 new apartments for 13,000 residents, offices and hotels as well as social and cultural facilities were built here. As the main parking spaces for the district, the two multi-storey car parks “Hauptbahnhof Ost 1&2” will primarily cover local needs. In the future, they could also support the new Vienna Central Station, which opened in 2014 and is only a 10-minute walk away, as well as the districts on the other side of the railway line, which can be reached via a new pedestrian bridge.

Bas Magielse, fund manager of Primevest Capital Partners, said: “The traditional role of multi-storey car parks as a pure parking space for vehicles is changing. They are evolving into centres with a wider range of services and are increasingly being integrated into urban infrastructure as the availability of expensive street parking spaces decreases and municipalities restrict vehicle access to city centres. Consumers benefit from the additional services these centers can provide, from electric car charging stations to e-commerce pickup services. With the supermarket and the additional services, this acquisition will become a key service centre for the Sonnwendviertel.”

Martin Summer, Managing Director of Rhomberg Bau in Vienna, explained: “Parking garages are very purpose-driven in their function, but that hasn’t stopped us from attaching great importance to aesthetics and sustainability in the development of this project. The goal was to make our investment ‘future-proof’ by securing and maximizing its value for years to come. The design of the facades, for example, was the result of an architectural competition, and the sides of the multi-storey car parks facing the residential buildings are partially greened. In addition, we have equipped the roof areas with a photovoltaic system that supplies the park operation with electricity and can feed excess energy into the public grid.”

Bas Magielse, fund manager, adds: “Vienna has proven to be one of the most economically consistent cities in Europe, and this property meets exactly the criteria of our investors. This acquisition reinforces our pan-European portfolio of high-quality and sustainable assets, which are in high demand among investors. We remain in acquisition mode and have capital to invest in parking garages across Europe.”

Primevest was advised by Drees & Sommer on the technical aspects, while TPA acted as financial and tax advisor and cmS advised on the legal side.

© Andreas Buchberger

 

About Primevest Capital Partners
Primevest Capital Partners is a pan-European investment boutique specializing in innovative real estate and real estate investments. Due to its extensive industry knowledge with a focus on specialized investment areas such as parking, telecommunications and affordable, contemporary housing, Primevest Capital Partners has become a leading provider in these areas. Our ultimate goal is to achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns for our clients. In doing so, we pay attention to sustainable returns and added value. Primevest Capital Partners currently manages €1.8 billion in assets across six sector-specific funds and three individual institutional mandates. Primevest Capital Partners currently employs 40 people in Utrecht and Berlin.

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About Rhomberg Bau
In the Construction division, the Rhomberg Group acts as a full-service provider and offers solutions and services for all life cycle phases of public and private buildings. This holistic approach ensures the optimization of customer benefits and life cycle costs and also enables the realization of projects that fully meet the criteria of sustainability. Rhomberg Bau’s range of services ranges from planning and project development to residential construction, public and commercial building and civil engineering, conversion and renovation to real estate or business park management. The focus is on user-oriented, ecologically valuable and socially meaningful solutions for living, working or meeting spaces. Rhomberg Bau is active as both a total contractor and a general contractor and realizes turnkey projects.

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