List of 4 large real estate investors in Germany
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1. Deka Immobilien: office, retail, hotel, logistics
In our internal ranking with an A rating and over 36.3bn EUR in assets under management, Deka is one of the largest domestic property investors. More than 500 properties worldwide are managed from the headquarter in Frankfurt. Last year, the transaction volume from the property arm of the Sparkassengruppe amounted to 4.5bn EUR. The company invests in properties from 30m EUR. Office properties, retail properties, hotels and logistics properties are purchased. It is also important to Deka that the properties are energy efficient and sustainable.
Update 2022: Deka assets under management now exceed 51 billion euros. The German real estate investor continues to be an active buyer in Germany and abroad: for example, the Google Campus in Seatte was acquired in February 2022 for 718 million euros.
Update 2023: German real estate investor Deka underscored its global activity last year. Thus, at the end of 2022, numerous properties of Booking.com, including the company headquarters in Amsterdam, were acquired for over 566 million euros.
2. ADLER Real Estate AG: focus on residential properties
The listed Adler Real Estate AG from Berlin invests in residential real estate in eastern, northern and western Germany. Residential complexes with more than 200 residential units are purchased. Adler focuses on B-locations and properties with a positive cash flow. The sales factor should be a maximum of 11.5. In recent years, the Berlin-based real estate company has grown strongly. In 2014, the value of the managed properties was just over 1bn EUR. In the meantime it has risen to almost 5bn EUR. During the same period, the number of employees also grew from 102 to 828. In our internal ranking, we rate Adler with a B.
3. Quantum: residential, office, retail, parking, logistics
Hamburg-based Quantum is another active real estate investor and project developer on the German market.Its portfolio includes, for example, the Ludwigspalais in Munich with over 19,900sqm of rental space. Another property is the Adlerwerke in Frankfurt am Main, which was acquired in a club deal in 2016 and has over 78,000sqm of space.The assets under management in the investment management exceed 10 billion euros.
Update 2022: Quantum remains an extremely active investor: for example, the JAZZ urban quarter in Hamburg’s Hafencity was acquired from Patrizia with over 200 residential units.
Update 2023: Earlier this year, Quantum released its figures for the past year. Real estate assets under management rose above 11 billion euros. Most of the acquisitions took place in the residential and healthcare asset classes. For example, the “Jazz” urban quarter in Hamburg was acquired.
4. coreo AG: residential, retail and office properties
A smaller investor, rated E by us, is coreo AG from Frankfurt. The quite young company is listed on the stock exchange and manages properties to date with a value of approx. 40m EUR. Interesting detail: with 40%, Christian Angermayer’s Single Family Office is the largest investor. Coreo invests in opportunistic office, retail and residential properties. The target yield should be above 6.5%, with office properties even above 7.5%. The investment volume goes up to 10m EUR per property. So far the portfolio includes a residential property in Bad Köstritz and an office property in Mannheim.
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These investor types are included in the list:
- Investment managers
- Real estate companies
- Project developers with portfolio acquisition
- Private equity investors
- Pension funds
These property types are purchased:
- Residential real estate
- Office properties
- Retail real estate
- Logistics real estate
- Light industrial real estate
- Hotel real estate
- Data center
- Parking garages
- Nursing homes
Investors in the list are interested in:
- Core Real Estate
- Value add real estate
- Trophy real estate
- Distressed Assets
- Project developments and forward deals
- Debt investments
Included columns in our directory
- Company data (name, legal form, country of origin)
- Contact details (address, URL, e-mail, telephone number, management)
- Investor type (investment manager, REIT, pension fund, private equity, etc.)
- Investment focus (asset classes, ranking from A to E, (global) investment volume / assets under management, detailed geographical focus)
- Special investment focus (debt, parking, forward deals, etc.)
- Link to the acquisition profile of the companies and contact details of an acquisition manager (if indicated on the investors’ website)
Countries of origin
Most real estate investors in Germany come – as expected – from Germany. However, numerous international investors are also active in Germany. Especially investors from Switzerland, the United Kingdom or the USA.
Headquarters in Germany
Most real estate investors in Germany are headquartered in Berlin, followed by Frankfurt and Munich. Some investors also come from Hamburg and Cologne. International real estate investors in Germany come from e.g. London, Amsterdam or Zurich.
Investor types of property buyers
Over 300 real estate investors active in Germany are categorized by us as “investment managers”. Over 150 of the real estate investors are categorized as project developers or real estate companies. In addition, numerous private equity real estate investors are active in Germany.
Database of the largest investors in Germany
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Directory of investment companies from Germany, Europe and the rest of the world
Our list includes investors from a wide range of countries, including other European countries, the USA, Asia and the Middle East. The listed investors have one thing in common: they buy German real estate in a wide range of sizes and asset classes. Some Northern European investors buy investment properties in Berlin en masse, while others specialise in office buildings in B and C locations. With our unique list, we can help you to approach just about every national and international investor in Germany.
Detailed information in our list: purchase profile, assets under management etc.
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All asset classes included: Residential properties, retail, logistics, light industrial, healthcare
Our German Real Estate Investors list contains investors with a focus on all possible asset classes and can be sorted by those. The most popular asset classes here are residential and office properties. Some investors here focus on the top 7 cities such as Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, while others deliberately concentrate on buying properties in B and C locations, where the selling factors are even lower and might lead to higher returns. There is also a high level of investment in asset classes such as retail. Here the focus is on food markets or large shopping centres. A relatively young asset class, but one that is rising due to e-commerce and globalisation, is logistics and light industrial. Many investors are also focusing on healthcare properties such as nursing homes or facilities for senior citizens.
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