LIP Invest purchases Hermes logistics properties in Neutraubling and Willich

LIP Invest purchases Hermes logistics properties in Neutraubling and Willich

LIP Invest, leading investment manager for Logistics Real Estate in Germany, is acquiring two Hermes distribution centres in Düsseldorf Willich, Konrad-Zuse-Straße 5 and in Neutraubling, Oberheisingerstraße 8. Both properties complement the portfolio of the open real estate special AIF “LIP Real Estate Investment Fund – Logistics Germany III“, which is being managed by the Service KVG INTREAL.

Fiona Nitschke

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The real estates can be approached from several sides. The rental space amounts to a total of around 10,000 square meters. In addition, the properties have generous delivery and traffic areas of 17,600 square meters, which enables a smooth handling of goods via around 60 loading gates. Furthermore, the tenant can use 120 parking spaces for cars and swap bodies.

Sustainability

The logistics properties were built self-supporting without internal supports and are therefore particularly suitable for the use as a parcel distribution centre with a bult-in sorting system or as a transshipment hall. The buildings have been awarded with a DGNB certificate. A photovoltaic system was installed on both roofs to generate renewable energies.

As a small contribution to the protection of the local fauna, a nesting place for buzzards was attached to the facade on the building in Willich.

Off-market deal

The seller of both properties is the project developer and investor Casaplan Seeliger from Saarbrücken, with whom LIP has a long-term business relationship. Numerous transactions with a volume of over 100 million euros have already been processed together.

In the off-market deal, LIP received legal support in the purchase proces from SNP Schlawien, tax support from Mazars and technical support from albrings+müller. The ESG due diligence was carried out by ES EnviroSustain.

Regional parcel distribution

Hermes has been using the buildings constructed in 2010 and 2011 for about ten years. The company benefits from the respective property locations in commercial or industrial areas. Since a 24-hour operation is possible there, the parcels can be brought to the last mile around the clock.

Neutraubling lies only ten kilometres east of Regensburg, near the BMW plant. Due to its location in the city triangle of Landshut, Regensburg and Passau, the location is particularly advantageous for regional parcel distribution in southern Germany as well as for the inner-city supply of end customers.

“On the one hand, the Willich location is suitable for fast supply to end customers in the surrounding cities. On the other hand, with Duisburg, it is connected to the world’s largest inland port, which is currently expanding its transport network even further – including the connection to the New Silk Road. Both logistics properties complement our existing portfolio very well and contribute to a further location diversification”, says Natalie Weber, Head of Logistics and Research at LIP Invest.

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