Purchase of BUWOG by Vonovia responsible for best start to a year since 2015 record period
More large deals registered compared to previous years
Listed property companies retain their position as the strongest buyer group
Forward deals gain in significance
Prices for existing buildings and project developments increase further
Outlook for 2018: The transaction volume is expected to be at least in line with the previous year’s level based on high-priced project sales and small and medium-sized portfolio sales
Frankfurt am Main, 05.04.2018 – According to the latest analysis by owner-managed real estate consultancy NAI apollo – partner of the NAI apollo group – the residential portfolio investment market in Germany has maintained the strong momentum that was already evident at the end of 2017. In the first quarter of 2018, the transaction volume increased by as much as 86.6 % to about €6.9 billion compared to the same period of the previous year (2017: €3.7 billion). This therefore marks the best start to a year since the record result in 2015. A total of 47,900 residential units changed hands (Q1 2017: 27,700).
Quarterly take-up of 136,800 sqm is 41.1 % above the long-term average
Banks, financial service providers and insurers continue to dominate the office lettings scene
Strongest growth registered in contracts for small and medium-sized spaces
Vacancies now as low as 916,000 sqm
Sharp rise in rents
Outlook for 2018: Space take-up well above the 500,000-sqm mark, further reduction in vacancies and rental price growth
Frankfurt am Main, 03.04.2018 – The Frankfurt market for office space including Eschborn and Offenbach-Kaiserlei exceeded the previous year’s result by a considerable margin in the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest analysis by owner-managed real estate consultancy NAI apollo – partner of the NAI apollo group. This is reflected by an increase in the number of lease contract signings and a higher take-up volume. In the first three months of 2018, the number of contracts stood at 178 — which is 8.5 % higher than the already good result of the previous year (Q1 2017: 164). Compared to the first quarter of 2017, space take-up by tenants and owner-occupiers grew 9.9 % to 136,800 sqm and represents one of the best first quarters since the turn of the century. The result is also 41.1 % above the average for the past five years (Q1 2013 – Q1 2017: 96,900 sqm per quarter). “The excellent start to the year was influenced by the general market recovery, but especially by the strong growth in lettings of small and medium-sized spaces,” said Radomir Vasilijevic, Head of Office & Retail Letting at NAI apollo.
Frankfurt am Main, 21.03.2018 – Owner-managed real estate consultancy NAI apollo – partner of the NAI apollo group – has secured new premises for Burton Sportartikel GmbH at 10-12 Münchener Frauenstraße. The market leader in the field of snowboard products will in future operate a showroom with adjoining shop and office space in the mixed-use building. The opening is scheduled for early 2018. The landlord of the rented space is a private owner.
Frankfurt am Main, 23.02.2018 – In the past nine months, owner-managed real estate consultancy NAI apollo – partner of the NAI apollo group – brokered the sale of ten office and residential properties in the Rhine-Main region alone, with a total value of about €600 million. The office properties accounted for approx. €510 million of the overall volume and residential units for the remaining €90 million. About 90 % of the deals took place in the Frankfurt am Main city area. Many of the buyers have an international background, and French, US and Israeli investors were particularly active in the city on the river Main.
Frankfurt am Main, 14.02.2018 – Regus, the world market leader in flexible office space, is leasing an additional 1,500 sqm of office space in Frankfurt am Main's ‘Opera Tower' (Opernturm). Owner-managed retail estate consultancy NAI apollo – partner of the NAI apollo group – negotiated the 10-year lease to seal the deal. Regus already occupies around 1,500 sqm in the Opera Tower and provides office space that can be used in a flexible manner under the brand Excellent Business Center. It plans to take over the new space on the 24th floor from April 2018, thereby doubling its capacity of well-appointed office space that is also immediately available.
Frankfurt am Main, 30.01.2018 - NAI apollo – partner of the NAI apollo group – was responsible for brokering the sale of an office and industrial building in Hanau near Frankfurt am Main. The property has a total usable area of 2,500 sqm. NAI apollo advised the buyer and seller during the transaction, and both are private investors. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
Frankfurt am Main, 25.01.2018 – Owner-managed real estate consultancy NAI apollo – partner of the NAI apollo group – brokered a lease contract between the tenant MSG Frucht GmbH and the landlord, project developer Fäth Immobilien, for a logistics property with a usable area of 5,000 sqm, located on the former US military air base in Erlensee. NAI apollo was awarded the exclusive mandate for the letting of a usable area of about 24,000 sqm in the premises, called "Am Fliegerhorst 1304". More than 7,000 sqm of the total area has already been let.
Frankfurt am Main, 24.01.2018 – In 2017, space take-up by tenants and owner-occupiers on the market for warehouse and logistics space in the Rhine-Main area reached about 769,000 sqm. According to an analysis by owner-managed real estate consultancy NAI apollo – partner of the NAI apollo group – this result not only surpassed the 700,000-sqm threshold for the second time but also exceeded the 2014 record figure by 16,000 sqm.
Frankfurt am Main, 09.01.2018 – Owner-managed real estate consultancy NAI apollo has established a consultancy for healthcare properties under the name of NAI apollo healthcare.The new company, which is based in Frankfurt am Main, will offer a range of services including local analysis, transactions and valuation reports for healthcare facilities. NAI apollo healthcare also intends to improve market transparency for investors and operators in Germany through the use of a database that includes nursing homes and healthcare facilities throughout Germany. Target customers of the new consultancy include property buyers and sellers, operators, and developers.
Frankfurt am Main, 09.01.2018 – According to the latest analysis from owner-managed real estate consultancy NAI apollo – partner of the NAI apollo group, the transaction market for residential property portfolios ended 2017 on a high note. Around €5.1 billion was transacted in the final quarter, which also represented the strongest quarter of the year and helped boost the annual transaction volume to over €15.7 billion. In a 10-year comparison, 2017 is ranked second after the record year in 2015 when the transaction volume reached €23.9 billion. Last year's result also exceeded the 2016 figure by 12.9 %.
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