LaSalle acquires “The Plus” logistics warehouse in Bielefeld

BIELEFELD (February 11, 2022) — LaSalle Investment Management (“LaSalle“) has acquired the logistics property ”The Plus” in Bielefeld, Germany, for the French public service additional pension scheme (ERAFP). The vendor is Real I.S. AG.

Completed in 2008 and expanded in 2011, the property comprises a total area of around 31,200m2. It is divided into approximately 27,200m2 of state-of-the-art warehouse and handling space, with a total cross-docking capacity of 10,000m2, as well as 4,000m2 of office space.

Located in the east of Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, the warehouse is leased on a long-term basis to the transport and logistics company Kühne + Nagel. It benefits from excellent connections to the A2 freeway with surrounding cities including Hanover and Kassel. As well as this, the Ruhr area and the Dutch border can be reached in less than 120 minutes by car. Due to its strategically attractive location, the surrounding business park is home to numerous international companies from the industrial, logistics, wholesale, retail  and service sectors.

Mathias Malzbender, Fund Director & Head of Separate Accounts Continental Europe at LaSalle, comments: “We are delighted to have overseen the successful acquisition of this high-quality and well-situated property for our investor in a region which has experienced strong employment growth recently, as well as the significant development of this business park. ‘The Plus’ is perfectly aligned with the portfolio’s investment strategy and represents the high quality and reliability of this separate account to secure long-term and sustainable returns.”

LaSalle was advised on the transaction by Clifford Chance Deutschland LLP (Legal & Tax), Drees & Sommer (Technical, Sustainability) and BNP Paribas Real Estate (Buy Side).

Real I.S. was advised on the sale from a legal and tax perspective by the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and from a commercial perspective by CBRE GmbH. Brand Berger was active on the technical side.

About LaSalle Investment Management 
LaSalle Investment Management is one of the world's leading real estate investment managers. On a global basis, we manage approximately $77 billion of assets in private equity, debt and public real estate investments as of Q4 2021. The firm sponsors a complete range of investment vehicles including open- and closed-end funds, separate accounts and indirect investments. Our diverse client base includes public and private pension funds, insurance companies, governments, corporations, endowments and private individuals from across the globe. For more information please visit www.lasalle.com and LinkedIn.

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