LaSalle launched German club deal to acquire Prime-Core asset in Bonn, Germany
MUNICH (January 29, 2018) — LaSalle has acquired Friedensplatz 1, a prime core building in the centre of Bonn. The asset has been acquired by LaSalle on behalf of a club of German institutional investors and has been structured as a closed-ended special fund under the LaSalle Investment Management Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH.
The building is almost new and has a leasable space of c.16,000m². It is located in the city’s strongest retail areas with an excellent infrastructure. The mix of retail and office space is of a very high quality. The building is fully leased to high-covenant tenants with a WALT (Weighted Average Lease Term) of more than 15 years and offering stable cash flow with an attractive yield.
Andreas Wesner, Head of Acquisitions Germany at LaSalle Investment Management, said: “I am very pleased that we could secure the deal for our clients in a competitive process. We have acquired a high quality property with excellent fit-out standards in a prime location in the heart of Bonn. The deal provides stable and long-term secured cash-flow and low re-letting risk due to a 25 years lease with the main-tenant, the local saving bank.”
Rene Hoepfner, Head of Client Capital Group for Germany, Switzerland and Austria at LaSalle Investment Management, added: ‘The club deal was structured for new clients of LaSalle, German Public Pension Funds and German Foundations. The investment meets our client’s investment objectives and provides attractive risk-adjusted return for a long-term. Club deals are the right fit for long-term investments and we expect to do further similar transactions in the future.”
LaSalle was advised by BNP (broker) and MayerBrown (real estate & tax) and GSK (structuring of closed ended fund).
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