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Investments in Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific

As one of Europe’s leading real estate investment managers, we have a clear mandate: investing in the world of tomorrow. Our investment process, as well as our clear organisational structure composed of specialised teams for each region and type of use, provides the efficiency and reliability required to professionally close transactions of varying sizes and complexities in all phases of the real estate cycle.

We focus on asset classes like office, logistics, hotel and retail properties in the core to core plus segment. Long-term investors with larger investment volumes of EUR 250 million or more can also take advantage of co-investment and joint venture options. In line with our investment philosophy, we are primarily interested in portfolio properties, turnkey development projects and forward purchases.

Our acquisition due diligence process always looks at long-term income predictability, exacting location and sustainability criteria, and maximum property fungibility.

We are always on the lookout for interesting properties. You can find our criteria for office, retail, hotel and logistics real estate investments here.

Our acquisition profiles at a glance

Our investment criteria at a glance

Investment

  • Individual properties from EUR 30 million
  • Portfolios
  • Joint ventures from EUR 250 million

Classification

  • Logistics centres
  • Distribution centres
  • City logistics centres

Locations

  • National and international logistics hubs
  • Metropolitan regions
  • Good transport access by road, rail, water and air

Properties

  • Energy-efficient and sustainable properties, certified under internationally recognised labels
  • Less than 10 years old
  • Very good condition with no maintenance backlog
  • Modern building configuration and excellent multifunctionality (e.g. ceiling height over 10.50 m, large column grid, high capacity load limits)

Lease agreements

  • Weighted average lease term (WALT) of at least 5 years
  • Minimum occupancy rate of 80%; project developments possible without pre-let
  • Creditworthy tenants
  • Standard maintenance agreements, indexation and settlement of operating expenses under market conditions

A selection of our logistics investments

Project Tailor, Montereau-sur-le-Jard

Project Tailor, Montereau-sur-le-Jard
Project Tailor, Montereau-sur-le-Jard

This state-of-the-art logistics property is located in the dynamic metropolitan region of Île-de-France, near Paris. The property is located in central Montereau-sur-le-Jard, has a total area of more than 140,000 square metres, including offices, shared spaces and terraces, and is fully let to Zalando.

Address
1 Rue Antoine de St Exupéry in Montereau-sur-le-Jard, France

Location
Project Tailor is located in Grand Paris Sud, the second largest logistics market in Paris, right on the edge of Sénart – a key logistics and e-commerce region in France. The proximity to the A5 motorway ensures excellent transport access and creates links to national and international transport routes.

Closing
February 2024

Portfolio
Deka-Immobilien Europa mutual fund

Volume
EUR 160 million

Leasable area
141,494 sqm

Year of construction
2024

Certification
BREEAM Excellent

Special features
The logistics platform is fully geared toward sustainability and features a photovoltaic system and heat pumps to remove the need for fossil fuels. Over 800 newly planted trees promote biodiversity and help to enhance the ecological value of the site.

ICVE – Alpha 1

Bird's eye view of the ICVE logistics site, Alpha 1.
Bird's eye view of the ICVE logistics site, Alpha 1.

This property is the latest of seven development projects at Industrial Campus Vienna East Park, Austria’s largest logistics park. With its five independent rental units, Alpha 1 offers a multi-tenant use structure and a leasable area totalling 38,320 sqm.

Address
TNS-Gasse 1, Enzersdorf/Fischa, Austria

Location
The Industrial Campus Vienna East can be found in the southeast of Vienna in Enzersdorf an der Fischa. The town lies in the region where the four countries of Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary meet and benefits from an excellent infrastructure. Vienna International Airport in Schwechat is only 12.6 km away.

Closing
After completion (expected in mid-2024)

Portfolio
Institutional sector fund/special fund

Leasable area
38,320 sqm

Year of construction
Completion in 2024

Certification
DGNB/ÖGNB Gold is targeted

Special features
Around 100% of the usable roof area has been set up for photovoltaic modules. Alternative heating systems operated using renewable fuels are planned.

Parc logistique, Nanteul-le-Haudoin

 Frontal view on the red building Parque logistique in Nanteul-le-Haudoin.
 Frontal view on the red building Parque logistique in Nanteul-le-Haudoin.

The purchased property measures some 93,500 sqm and meets the sustainability requirements of users and investors. The acquisition of this development project was completed under a VEFA (forward funding) contract, which is a common arrangement in France.

Address
ZAC du Chemin Paris   Nanteul-le-Haudoin, France

Location
The Nanteuil project is being developed in the small town of Nanteuil-le-Haudouin in the Oise department, some 46 km northeast of central Paris (20 km from the A104 ring road known as the Francilienne). The municipality with 4,500 inhabitants is right next to the two-lane N2 national road, which heads north from Paris to Belgium, forms part of the north-south axis (Lille, Paris, Lyon, Marseille) and lies in the French logistics corridor known as the Dorsal Logistique.

Closing
Dec 22

Portfolio
Institutional sector fund/special fund

Leasable area
93,500 sqm

Year of construction
2021-2022

Certification
BREEAM Very Good

Special features
The new logistics building possesses one of the largest photovoltaic power plants in France. The roof has 32,000 sqm of solar panels with an output of up to 6 MWp – enough to power 1,400 households in France every year. 

vidaXL (Phase IV)

 Side view of the logistics hall vidaXL (Phase IV) in Venlo.
 Side view of the logistics hall vidaXL (Phase IV) in Venlo.

The vidaXL logistics facility covers more than 140,000 sqm of leasable area and is the largest of the four vidaXL facilities in Venlo that are part of Deka’s portfolio. The purchased property is located in the municipality of Venlo in the Dutch province of Limburg. The city, with around 100,000 inhabitants, is the Netherlands’ leading and most advanced logistics hotspot and one of the most important growth regions for logistics in Europe.

Address
Jan Tinbergenstraat 4-10, Venlo, Netherlands

Location
The property is around 9 km from the A67 (Duisburg/Eindhoven) and A73 (Venray/Born) motorway junctions.  Venlo station, which offers passenger and goods transport, is within 15 minutes’ reach of the property (11 km). The new rail terminal, which is still undergoing conversion, is 5 minutes away from the property (2 km).

Closing
Mar 22

Portfolio
WestInvest InterSelect mutual fund

Leasable area
141,625 sqm

Year of construction
2022

Certification
BREEAM Very Good

Special features
The installation of a photovoltaic system on the roof of the building is being considered.

Project North (Wattrelos A)

Side view of the Project North (Wattrelos A) logistics property in France.
Side view of the Project North (Wattrelos A) logistics property in France.

Wattrelos A is part of a strategically important logistics portfolio in the Lille-area logistics region, which is made up of three excellent properties spread out over two dynamic locations in Wattrelos and Maubeuge. The tenant, a leading third-party logistics provider in France, has signed a future-oriented ten-year lease agreement that offers flexibility through optional exit clauses after six or nine years – a unique arrangement compared to the three-year contracts typically found in France. The tenant stands out thanks to its outstanding expertise in the fields of transport and warehousing, allowing it to provide tailored logistics solutions for its clients.

Address
Zone d’Activité du Winhoute, Wattrelos, France

Location
The city of Wattrelos in northern France can be found next to the Belgian border, around 15 km northeast of Lille, putting it at the northern starting point of France’s main logistics corridor, Dorsal Logistique. The property has a direct connection to a two-lane access road that leads to the junction with the A22 (10 km away) and therefore links the properties to one of France’s main traffic routes (A1) starting at Lille.

Closing
Feb 21

Portfolio
Institutional sector fund/special fund

Leasable area
92,210 sqm

Year of construction
2022

Certification
BREEAM Very Good

Industriepark Meerane

 Bird's eye view of the industrial park in Meerane.
 Bird's eye view of the industrial park in Meerane.

The six logistics properties acquired by Deka Immobilien are leased to creditworthy tenants, including RHENUS SE & Co. KG, DHL, BLG and Volkswagen AG. They are not far from VW’s production site in Zwickau, the world’s first VW plant to be fully converted to manufacture electric cars. The VW location has existed since 1990 and recently switched to producing VW’s ID2 and ID3 electric car models. 

Address
Gablenzer Straße 18, Merane, Germany

Location
The Meerane logistics facility is located in the Leipzig-Dresden-Zwickau-Erfurt logistics region, right next to the A4, the main east-west artery in this area. The B93 provides a north-south link, also runs right past the location and forms a motorway junction with the A4.

Closing
Mar 21

Portfolio
Deka Immoblien Fokus Logistik special fund

Leasable area
168,460 sqm

Year of construction
2017-2021

Certification
DGNB Gold is targeted

Berlin Großbeeren

 Bird's eye view of the Großbeeren logistics property in Berlin.
 Bird's eye view of the Großbeeren logistics property in Berlin.

This modern logistics property is leased until 2038 to ASOS, one of the largest online clothes retailers in Europe. The facility is used as an online distribution centre for ASOS. Its structure and appointments make it highly suitable for third-party use. The property is in one of Berlin’s leading logistics locations, near Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER).

Address
An der Anhalter Bahn 6, Großbeeren, Germany

Location
The logistics property is situated in the GVZ Großbeeren industrial park in the Teltow-Fläming district of Brandenburg, roughly 5 km south of Berlin and 15 km from Potsdam. Lying right next to the L40 rural road, and with direct access to the B101 federal highway, the property has excellent transport access and good visibility.

Closing
Aug 21

Portfolio
Deka-Immobilien Metropolen mutual fund

Leasable area
91,600 sqm

Year of construction
2018

Certification
BREEAM Very Good is targeted

Special features
Part of the usable roof area has been set up for photovoltaic modules. 
Alternative heating systems operated using renewable fuels are planned.
 

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