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M7 fully deploys value add fund M7 EREIP VI following €160 million of acquisitions

M7 Real Estate, the pan-European investor and asset manager specialising in multi-tenanted properties, announces that it has fully invested its sixth value add European investment fund, M7 European Real Estate Investment Partners VI (“M7 EREIP VI” or the “Fund”). In total, the Fund has completed €160 million of acquisitions in the office and industrial sectors across key regional markets in the Netherlands and Ireland.

HIH Invest Buys Logistics Property in Bremen

HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH (“HIH Invest”) just acquired a storage and manufacturing warehouse of 6,193 square metres, located at Bordeaux-Strasse 3 in Bremen. The property was sold by KBK Immobilien UG & Co. KG, a management company owned by Emotion Warenhandels GmbH, the trading company which rented the building on a twelve-year lease that includes a renewal option. The acquisition took the form of an asset deal on behalf of “HIH Deutschland+ Core Logistik Invest,” an open-ended special AIF. The company Robert C. Spies Industrial Real Estate GmbH & Co.

Tristan secures €13 million for logistics deal (Netherlands)

CAERUS Debt Investments AG has facilitated a property acquisition by EPISO 6, a fund managed by Tristan Capital Partners (Tristan Capital), by providing a senior loan of €13 million. With the funding, Tristan Capital is acquiring an established and diversified business park in Heerlen, Netherlands, for its EPISO 6 fund. The property mainly comprises light industrial buildings, complemented by office uses. It has a total lettable area of 35,800 square metres, occupied by over 110 tenants. Among other things, the loan will be used to optimise the energy efficiency of the buildings.

HIH Invest expands into infrastructure with fund launch

HIH Invest Real Estate has expanded into infrastructure with the launch of an open-ended European renewable energy fund.

The manager said the HIH Green Energy Invest fund, which is expected to grow to €750 million, has bought a 13.2MW wind farm in France as its first asset. 

The fund has invested an undisclosed sum to buy the Grande Lande wind farm in the French Loire region from BayWa re.
HIH Invest said the Green Energy Invest fund targets long-term investments in photovoltaics and onshore wind power projects worth between 20 and €120 million.

CBRE IM fund acquires affordable housing asset in Spain’s capital

CBRE Investment Management has acquired a new affordable residential asset in Spain’s capital on behalf of a fund.

The manager has invested an undisclosed amount to buy the 12,174 square metres asset located in San Sebastián de los Reyes in Madrid.

The fully-leased asset, completed in 2009, comprises two adjacent buildings with 82 homes, 123 parking spaces and 82 storage units.

AEW acquires Swiss Life Asset Managers headquarters in Cologne, Germany

Global investment manager AEW has agreed to acquire Grand Slam, a multi-let office complex in the centre of Cologne, Germany.  The asset was acquired on behalf of one of AEW’s funds from Swiss Life Asset Managers. Financial details were not disclosed. 

Grand Slam, which comprises 8,000 square metres over two buildings, was extensively refurbished in 2022 whilst retaining the building’s listed façade and staircase, and is DGNB Gold pre-certified. 

Commerz Real expands Klimavest portfolio to include solar power in Sweden for the first time ever

For the first time ever Commerz Real is investing in Swedish solar parks for its Klimavest impact fund. The five photovoltaic projects are already in an advanced stage of development and will have an installed capacity of 246 megawatts-peak. The developer is the Swedish company Helios Nordic Energy, which is currently developing some 70 projects in Scandinavia and the Baltics with a volume of approx. 2.3 gigawatts. As recently as May of this year Commerz Real acquired two photovoltaic projects in Sweden together with Helios for an institutional fund.

Union Investment acquires repurposed property in Nürtingen, Germany

Union Investment has acquired the Nürtinger Tor development project via a forward funding deal. The building in the heart of Nürtingen dates back to 1971. Currently known as the Nanz Center, it is being converted into a mixed-use shopping and amenity center. Completion is scheduled for the second half of 2023.

The acquisition is being made for open-ended real estate fund immofonds 1, which is marketed solely in Austria. The vendor, the Geiger Group, is also handling the extensive development and upgrading of the building.