LIP Invest buys logistics property in the Stuttgart metropolitan area

LIP Invest buys logistics property in the Stuttgart metropolitan area

LIP Invest, leading investment manager for Logistics Real Estate in Germany, is acquiring a newly built and third-party logistics hall for its funds in Reutlingen, Auchtertstraße 9.

Fiona Nitschke

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To enable flexible delivery, the two level-access gates of the building are equipped with canopies. One of the ten loading gates with dock levellers is also designed as a jumbo engine. With an area of 4,000 square meters, the outdoor area offers sufficient space for manoeuvring as well as parking spaces for 24 cars and a covered bicycle parking space for 20 bicycles. The area is extensively secured – including a sliding gate system – and is planted with 26 native trees as a sustainable area replacement.

High quality new building

The approximately 24,000 square meters property has been revitalized as a brownfield development. The constructed hall comprises a logistics area of around 10,500 square meters with an additional 600 square meters of office space on the mezzanine. The hall height is 10.50 meters, while the floor is designed for a payload of five tons per square meter. A DGNB Gold certification is sought for the modern building with air-water heat pump and LED lighting. A photovoltaic system will be installed on the roof to promote the use of regenerative energies.

The tenant of the logistics centre is Robert Bosch GmbH, which is already based in Reutlingen with – among other things – the Automotive Electronics division and around 8,000 employees. On site, logistics activities from various warehouses are to be bundled and carried out by an external service provider. With the new logistics centre, the technology company is moving logistics closer to the plant in Kusterdingen. The headquarters of the technology group in Gerlingen near Stuttgart is also nearby.

Transaction with project developer

Habacker Holding is the project developer and seller. Managing partner Stephanie Habacker-Arndt is very pleased to have successfully implemented the project with Bosch as a tenant and with LIP Invest as a long-term customer.

During the purchase process, LIP received legal support from REIUS, tax support from Ebner Stolz and technical support from Mocuntia. The ESG due diligence was carried out by ES EnviroSustain.

Stuttgart metropolitan region

“The logistic around Stuttgart is highly influenced by regional technology companies with surrounding production facilities. The logistics property in Reutlingen, which can be assigned to the medium seized properties, fits well into the local demand structures. With its proximity to the Baden-Württemberg state capital and easy access via the A81, the new building therefore shows a high third-party usability”, says Jan-Nicolai Tröndle, Head of Acquisition at LIP Invest.

The port of Stuttgart, around 50 kilometres away, specializes in the transport of raw materials and finished products for local industry and, with the trimodal container terminal and the transshipment station, also offers the possibility of combined transport.

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