GARBE Institutional Capital has acquired “The Lab” in Berlin for the GARBE Science and Technology Real Estate Fund 1 (GARBE STREF#1). The fund was launched together with the capital management company (KVG) INTREAL and is structured as a club deal of institutional investors. Through this asset acquisition, GARBE Institutional Capital has secured for its fund investors a property under long-term lease to a tenant with a strong credit rating in the Adlershof Technology Park, an established innovation cluster in the southeast of Berlin. The site offers further development potential. The acquisition has been arranged as a sale and lease back transaction. Mellum Capital structured the transaction as financial advisor and liaised the buyer to the local savings bank Berliner Sparkasse, which acts as strong, local debt capital provider.
“The Lab" is a complex located on a 21,200 square meters parcel in the Treptow-Köpenick district of Berlin (Wagner-Régeny-Strasse 8+9), with total rentable floor space of some 18,900 square meters and 122 parking spaces. The structure’s seven component parts were built between 2014 and 2019. With its desirable location in the Adlershof Technology Park and flexibly dividable areas, "The Lab" offers ample opportunities for potential future tenants in addition to the existing flagship tenant. With this strong and renowned core tenant, the property fulfils the fund’s primary investment criteria.
“With an innovative tenant in place along with the further potential offered by the Adlershof Technology Park, this prime property in an established innovation cluster fits perfectly into our fund strategy,” says Thomas Kallenbrunnen, Managing Director of GARBE Institutional Capital. “We see considerable strength and very dynamic growth in this market segment. Through this acquisition, we have secured a property for our investors with stable cash flow in a location with excellent future potential.”
Source: garbe-institutional.de on the 8th of September 2022