TAG Immobilien AG invests in €125 mln residential portfolios (DE)

Since mid-November, TAG Immobilien AG ('TAG') has acquired three portfolios in northern and eastern Germany with a total of around 3,150 residential units, all of them characterized by attractive locations, high yields and potential for development. Thanks to its existing local infrastructure, TAG is in a position to quickly integrate, efficiently manage, and profitably develop the new property. The transfer of ownership rights, benefits and obligations for all portfolios is planned for the first quarter of 2015.
TAG acquired an extensive residential real estate portfolio of 2,300 residential units for a purchase price of €103.0 million, representing about 10.5 times the current annual net rent. The properties are located in various federal states in northern and eastern Germany.
626 residential units (about 27%) are in the state of Thuringia, more specifically in Nordhausen and in Stadtilm near Erfurt. Another regional focus is northern Germany with 1,064 units (approximately 47%) located in Kiel and Itzehoe, among other places. The rentable area of the apartments totals around 147,000 m², and the current rent is €9.8 million.
In addition, a portfolio in Görlitz with 550 units and a rentable area of about 34,300 m² was acquired at a purchase price of €12.9 million in mid-November 2014.
Finally, a purchase contract for about 300 residential units in Schwerin at a price of €8.6 million (at 9.8 times the current annual net rental income) was notarized earlier this week.
Martin Thiel, Chief Financial Officer of TAG, says: "The acquisitions of the past few days and weeks have borne out our strategy of systematically reinvesting the capital freed up by disposals into fast-developing regions and highly profitable portfolios, so that we can continue to grow with them. The regional distribution of the purchased properties fit in perfectly with our existing management structure. The necessary funds will initially come from our own equity and will quickly be refinanced on attractive terms and with long maturities. All the acquisitions show that despite the opportunities for selling off properties we identified in the market - in Berlin, for example - there is also still growth potential. So targeted capital allocations will further increase our results and cash flows per share."
Source: TAG Immobilien

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