LaSalle has completed the purchase of a state-of-the-art logistics warehouse in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, located in Ladenburg east of Mannheim in south-west Germany. The warehouse was acquired as a forward-funding deal from PGIM Real Estate and Panattoni on behalf of Encore+.
The logistics property, which was completed in the summer of 2021, comprises a total of 56,864 square meters of multifunctional space. This extends over three units, ranging from 8,000 to almost 23,000 square meters, which can be further divided up. Developed with the highest standards of sustainability, the property produces part of the energy required for its running via a photovoltaic system on the roof; this provides a habitat for the locally native lizards. The lighting is provided exclusively by LED technology, and charging stations for electric vehicles have also been installed on the site. The buildings have been developed according to the DGNB Gold standards. In addition, the award of the platinum certificate has already been applied for.
The property is leased on a long-term basis to the sole user Neska Schifffahrts- und Speditionskontor. The logistics service provider is a wholly owned subsidiary of Häfen & Güterverkehr Köln (HGK).
Ladenburg is strategically located in one of the most sought-after logistics submarkets and economically strongest regions in Germany, where numerous listed corporations, small and medium-sized companies and start-ups are located. With its proximity to the major motorways of the A5, A6 and A67, connecting to the national rail network as well as to the rivers Rhine and Neckar, the location ensures excellent accessibility of important container terminals. With the inland ports of Mannheim and Ludwigshafen, the Rhine-Neckar region is an important shipment point, especially for the chemical industry, as well as being close to Frankfurt Airport.
Source: lasalle.com on the 11th October