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Press Releases

18. September 2020

HANSAINVEST Real Assets leases out over 10,000 m² office space in Warsaw

HANSAINVEST Real Assets has successfully prolonged two lease agreements totalling over 10,000 square meters and thus more than half of the total lettable area of its office property Atrium2 in Warsaw. Spain’s biggest bank Santander as one of the major tenants secured their office space in Atrium2 for a a total of five years. Similarly, the international law firm DLA Piper has confirmed another five years at the property. HANSAINVEST Real Assets was represented by its local asset manager MFC Real Estate in the negotiations.


The Atrium2 offers approximately 20,500 square meters of prime office space in a central and representative location in Warsaw’s CBD. The property is fully let.


30. April 2020

HANSAINVEST Real Assets acquires logistics property in Hof with 22,450 m²

HANSAINVEST Real Assets GmbH has purchased a logistics building in Hof in northern Bavaria for HANSA Europe Logistic Fund. The built-to-suit property was sold by a joint venture between Verdion and the LIST Group.

The real estate is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2020. DACHSER SE, a German family-owned logistics company headquartered in Kempten (Allgäu), has been acquired as the tenant for the entire logistics building. Dachser plans to utilise the real estate as a multi-user logistics property, among other things also for a key account from the DIY / construction and garden centre industry. The purchase price amounts to a total of approx. 18.5 million euros.

The property has a total leasable area of about 22,450 square metres, characterised above all by the logistics section with 20,800 square metres and a three-storey office and social area covering ca. 900 square metres. In addition there is an area of some 750 square metres in the warehouse complex for hazardous materials. The site in Hof in the Nuremberg metropolitan region is conveniently located for traffic close to the A9 autobahn halfway between Frankfurt and Prague as well as between Munich and Berlin. Local public transport is easily reached on foot, with the journey to the city centre and Hof central station taking less than 20 minutes.

“With this successful purchase our HANSA Europe Logistic Fund has already acquired the fifth logistics property and the first piece of real estate in Germany in a very short space of time. Dachser as a longterm tenant suits the site in an ideal manner and also our investment approach,” comments Philipp Middendorp, Head of Logistics Acquisitions HANSAINVEST Real Assets.

“This modern, customised built-to-suit project, coupled with a strong tenant such as Dachser, provides true added value for every core portfolio,” says André Banschus, Executive Director of Verdion GmbH. “In addition there is a focus on sustainability. One example: the supporting structure for the roof is made entirely of wood, and thus from a renewable raw material, which also binds CO2. The project is running to schedule and will be completed in the fourth quarter.”

The seller was advised on the transaction by KPMG Law; the buyer was advised by GSK Stockmann and REC Partners GmbH. The transaction was brokered by Colliers International.

28. January 2020

HANSAINVEST Real Assets launches institutional logistics fund

  • HANSA Europe Logistic Fund invests in logistics real estate in central, western and northern Europe
  • Target volume of up to EUR 450 million for project developments and portfolio properties
  • Dutch seed portfolio already secured

HANSAINVEST Real Assets GmbH is launching HANSA Europe Logistic Fund (HELF), an open-ended special AIF for high-quality project developments and existing properties in the logistics sector. Thus the Hamburg-based investment company is strategically expanding its own logistics portfolio. The investment focus of the fund is on real estate in the core (ca. 70%) and core plus segment (ca. 30%) in established micro locations in Europe – in particular Germany, France and the Benelux countries. Investments in Finland, Spain and Poland, for example, serve as an admixture. The newly-issued fund is aspiring to a target volume of EUR 350-450 million.

“With this product we are underlining the significance attached to the logistics segment in our portfolio strategy. Not least of all due to the ongoing strong growth of e-commerce, logistics assets offer a sustainable attractive risk-return profile in Germany and also in the whole of Europe. For this reason we will continue to invest here,” says Nicholas Brinckmann, the speaker of the board of HANSAINVEST Real Assets.

As recently as the end of last year the company had secured a portfolio in the Netherlands, which is now part of the seed portfolio of HANSA Europe Logistic Fund. Negotiations for the acquisition of additional properties in Germany, Poland and Spain are already under way.

“The strong seed portfolio and the existing pipeline allow us to make quick capital calls,” says Philipp Middendorp, Head of Logistics Acquisitions Real Estate at HANSAINVEST Real Assets. “Furthermore, our investors profit from the balanced investment strategy: core investments supplemented by selected core+ investments and added value creation through project developments,” adds Middendorp. 

16. January 2020

HANSAINVEST Real Assets divests the KONE Building in Keilaniemi outside Helsinki

HANSAINVEST Real Assets has sold the KONE Building in Keilaniemi, one of the most established office areas in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. The property was divested in a structured bidding process. The office building was purchased by the Finnish Evli Rental Yield Fund (AIF) managed by Evli Fund Management Ltd. The property comprises a total lettable area of 7,148 sqm. and was built in the early 2000s for the listed KONE Corporation, one of the world’s leading elevator and escalator engineering and service companies. The property is fully let. Nordanö Partners and Dittmar & Indrenius Attorneys advised the seller, while PwC acted as the legal councel for the buyer on the transaction.


The building’s 18 floors and its unusual height of 72 metres make the property one of the tallest office buildings in the country. The tall glass facade together with its waterfront location make the property a landmark building.


The KONE Building is neighbored by various well-known blue chip headquarters like Fortum, Neste Oil, Tieto, Rovio, Valmet and Accountor. The property is located in the crossing of Ring Road I and Western Highway, 8 km from Helsinki’s Central Business District. The closest metro station is 200 m from the property and enables tenants to reach Helsinki city center in 10 minutes. The drivetime to the airport is 25 minutes.


Nicholas Brinckmann, Speaker of the Board, HANSAINVEST Real Assets, comments: “With the successful sale we proceed with the strategic positioning of our Finnish portfolio. As our acquisition of a major office property in Helsinki this past summer demonstrates, we continue to consider Helsinki and its adjacent commercial locations attractive investment destinations.”


In recent months, HANSAINVEST Real Assets has been involved in several major transactions in and around Helsinki. In December 2019, the company announced the sale of a commercial park in Espoo, while the purchase of a large office development at the Helsinki harbor for 135 million euros was announced in June 2019.

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