CBRE Global Investors has acquired two recently completed distribution centres in Germany. The assets were secured in a forward purchase as part of a larger portfolio deal concluded with US-based developer Hillwood in 2016.
The distribution centre in Weiterstadt near Darmstadt offers 38,200 sqm of GLA. Located next to the A5 motorway on Carl-Zeiss-Strasse 5, the asset is 98% leased to several tenants. The site is set to profit from an upgrade of the A5, which is currently under construction and will be opened to traffic from the beginning of 2019, when a so-called e-highway will provide an extra lane for electronic vehicles between Frankfurt and Darmstadt-Weiterstadt.
The second distribution centre is located in Düsseldorf’s Heerdt district (Wiesenstrasse 61), contains 34,400 sqm of rental space and is fully leased. The main tenants, on 11,000 sqm of space each, are logistics service providers Rhenus and Panalpina.
CBRE Global Investors has built up a balanced and diversified portfolio of industrial assets in Germany’s largest metropolitan areas for its client, with a total value of over € 800m, over 30 assets across Germany. 70% of the properties are located in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Düsseldorf.
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