HANSAINVEST Real Assets acquires Verdion’s 22,450 m² Hof logistics project

12/05/2020

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.