List of three major property investors with a focus on serviced flats

List of three major property investors with a focus on serviced flats

The following article was created to aid in the research for our list of the largest real estate investors in Europe. It includes in-depth acquisition profiles, as well as contact information and any available AUM figures.

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Serviced flats are fully furnished residential units with the option of self-catering. In a mobile society with changing living and working locations, such offers are indispensable. These investors buy serviced flats:

1. Watzl Group (Pöcking)

The Watzl Group (formerly JW Investment Holding) is based in the idyllic town of Pöcking on Lake Starnberg. Founded and managed by entrepreneur Jan Watzl, the company specializes in project development in the residential and commercial property sectors. Serviced flats are one of several focal points. The Watzl Group favors investments in the office, light industrial, logistics, residential, and hotel asset classes. Geographically, the focus is on southern Germany. We are looking for properties “with development potential” in economically dynamic cities with a population of 20,000 or more. Serviced flat projects have been or are being realized in Stuttgart and Nürtingen, among others.

2. 4TheCity Real Estate GmbH (Berlin)

The Berlin-based project developer and property investor 4TheCity Real Estate promises “real estate for the society of tomorrow”. The company invests in traditional residential property (condominiums, flat blocks, and residential complexes) as well as alternative living concepts, including serviced flats and solutions for student housing. Financing is provided via property funds, crowd investing, and private placements. 4TheCity Real Estate acts as an investment company and operator. Locations are sought throughout Germany in economically stable cities with a population of 20,000 or more. Current locations are Berlin, Chemnitz, Dresden, Leipzig, the Hamburg area, and the Ruhr region.

3. 777 Capital Partners AG (Frankfurt/Main)

The Frankfurt-based company 777 Capital Partners defines itself as an owner-managed property boutique with a focus on micro-living concepts. The term “micro-living” is used to summarise small-scale residential formats, including serviced flats. Innovative living is a business segment alongside commercial property and opportunistic real estate. The company prefers to invest in German A cities, as well as in B, C, and D cities in economically strong regions. 777 Capital Partners is active as a private equity investor but is also open to other investment solutions – for example as part of joint ventures.

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