Commerz Real has purchased in full the “Mynd” office high-rise and “Galeria Weltstadthaus” store at Berlin Alexanderplatz from SIGNA Prime. To date the real assets subsidiary of Commerzbank has held a stake of 20% in the complex. SIGNA will continue to accompany its realisation in a lead capacity as the project development partner. Upon completion in 2025 the overall ensemble is to have a total leasable area of more than 100,000m².
At the same time SIGNA Prime has acquired the stakes of 20% in eight department store properties from Hausinvest which the fund had held since 2019. These are three of the premium brand “Galeria Weltstadthaus” stores, at Hauptwache in Frankfurt am Main, Konigsallee 1-9 in Dusseldorf and Hohe Strasse in Cologne, as well as the buildings Am Wehrhan 1 in Dusseldorf, Rotkreuzplatz / Potschnerstrasse 5 in Munich, Remigiusstrasse 20 in Bonn, Ernst-August-Platz 5 in Hanover, and Kurpfalzstrasse P1 in Mannheim. Both parties have agreed to maintain confidentiality regarding the purchase prices. The partnership in the joint project Elbtower in Hamburg is not affected by this transaction. Hausinvest had taken up a 25% stake in the mixed-use tower, which is currently under construction, in 2022. Upon completion at the end of 2025 the landmark property with a height of 244 metres will be the tallest building in Hamburg. The transaction in Berlin is still subject to approval by the Federal Cartel Office.
“Thanks to its absolutely central location and superb connections from a logistical stance, as well as its modern office areas and diverse possibilities for usage, ‘Mynd’ will be the new highlight in central Berlin,” said a pleased Mario Schüttauf, the Hausinvest fund manager. “For this reason we have decided to acquire the entire construction project for our investors, and together with SIGNA as the project development partner realise Berlin’s most sustainable high-rise property.”
Timo Herzberg, CEO SIGNA Real Estate added: “With the Elbtower in Hamburg’s HafenCity and now ‘Mynd’ at Berlin Alexanderplatz we are realising what are probably two of Germany’s most outstanding high-rise developments together with Commerz Real.”