Patrizia Immobilien has acquired a German retail portfolio comprising 85 properties for around €400m in what is one of the largest retail real estate transactions in Germany in recent years. The portfolio was acquired for an individual mandate of a large German insurance company, one of a number of such acquisitions for this client which has been pursuing a strategy to further expand its retail portfolio with Patrizia. The seller is a Joint Venture between the Third Swedish National Pension Fund and PGIM Real Estate.
“Based on our market knowledge and on-the-ground presence, we were able to secure this promising portfolio in an off-market transaction,” says Daniel Herrmann, Head of Fund Management Retail at Patrizia. “While the properties are already at a high quality, we have been able to identify numerous optimisation measures which will further increase the value of the asset for our clients. The transaction is also further evidence of major institutions turning to us to help pursue their investment strategies, often at scale,” adds Herrmann.
The portfolio boasts 236,000 m² of lettable area spread across mainly Southern and Western Germany, with a regional focus on Bavaria, Hessen and Rhineland-Palatinate. The principal tenants include well-known German commercial entities such as Lidl, Aldi, EDEKA and REWE. The remaining average lease term for the portfolio is around six years.
The acquisition increases Patrizia’s retail assets under management to more than 500 properties with a value of almost €4bn, more than half of which are specialist retail assets.