Union Investment Real Estate GmbH

Union Investment stands for forward-looking real estate investment worldwide. We provide private and institutional property investors with a comprehensive investment platform. Union Investment currently has assets under management totalling around EUR 33.2 billion in its open-ended retail real estate funds, specialised funds and service and pooling mandates. We invest in the office, retail, hotel, logistics and residential sectors and hold 365 commercial properties across 23 countries in our actively managed portfolio. The real estate team of Union Investment comprises 398 employees worldwide.
Name of company Union Investment Real Estate GmbH
Name of President or Managing Director for the region Martin J. Brühl
President or Managing Director for the region profile Martin J. Brühl has been a member of the Management Board of Union Investment Real Estate GmbH in Hamburg since 2016. As Chief Investment Officer, he oversees all transactions in Union Investment’s 23 national markets worldwide. The business area Brühl is responsible for is structured into two geographical units, Europe and Overseas, covering office investments in both markets, as well as two additional teams, Retail and Hospitality, each with global reach.
Description of company and team Union Investment stands for forward-looking real estate investment worldwide. We provide private and institutional property investors with a comprehensive investment platform. Union Investment currently has assets under management totalling around EUR 33.2 billion in its open-ended retail real estate funds, specialised funds and service and pooling mandates. We invest in the office, retail, hotel, logistics and residential sectors and hold 365 commercial properties across 23 countries in our actively managed portfolio. The real estate team of Union Investment comprises 398 employees worldwide.
Regions active in (in which countries the company operates) Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Turkey, USA, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Singapore
Portfolio of all properties currently held by your company 365 commercial properties worldwide
Office projects included in the portfolio 211 office properties = 55% of all real estate assets
The value of office properties held by investor (in EUR) 16.5 bn €
Retail projects included in the portfolio 79 retail properties worldwide
The value of retail properties held by investor (in EUR) 9.3 bn €
Warehouse projects included in the portfolio 16 logistics properties
The value of warehouse properties held by investor (in EUR) 636 mn €
The largest purchase transactions between October 2016 and September 2017 (subject of the transaction, its total take up area and value in EUR) - Melody Portfolio (three shopping centres in Leverkusen, Nuremberg and Rimini): 117,400 sqm, 490 mn €
- Grand Central Paris Saint-Lazare (office development project): 23,700 sqm, 335 mn €
- Midtown21 Seattle (office property): 35,000 sqm, 290 mn €
- The Copyright Building London (office property): 10,000 sqm, 186 mn €
Future plans - Diversification of our Portfolio worldwide
- Poland is already the third biggest real estate Investment market for Union Investment after Germany and France. Growing importance of the Polish market for our investment strategy in Europe, also including secondary markets in Poland.
The value of the funds for the investment, whether the investor is permanently established in countries in the region, the number of employees EUR 33.2 billion
Acquisition activity across the CEE real estate markets between October 2016 and September 2017 - "Maraton" Poznan (office property): 26,000 sqm, 61 mn €
- "Hatric" Hartberg (retail property, Austria): 16,000 sqm, 45 mn €
- "Doppio Offices" Vienna (office property): 8,000 sqm, 20 mn €
- QBC3 Vienna (office property): 7,600 sqm, 30 mn €
Why the company deserves the award (in a paragraph you can describe the specific achievements of the company) Our investment in Poznan is a prime example for the growing importance of the Polish secondary markets. It reflects our European investment strategy to focus on core markets, but also use the potential of dynamic secondary markets.
Company website https://realestate.union-investment.com/
Name of company
Union Investment Real Estate GmbH
Name of President or Managing Director for the region
Martin J. Brühl
President or Managing Director for the region profile
Martin J. Brühl has been a member of the Management Board of Union Investment Real Estate GmbH in Hamburg since 2016. As Chief Investment Officer, he oversees all transactions in Union Investment’s 23 national markets worldwide. The business area Brühl is responsible for is structured into two geographical units, Europe and Overseas, covering office investments in both markets, as well as two additional teams, Retail and Hospitality, each with global reach.
Description of company and team
Union Investment stands for forward-looking real estate investment worldwide. We provide private and institutional property investors with a comprehensive investment platform. Union Investment currently has assets under management totalling around EUR 33.2 billion in its open-ended retail real estate funds, specialised funds and service and pooling mandates. We invest in the office, retail, hotel, logistics and residential sectors and hold 365 commercial properties across 23 countries in our actively managed portfolio. The real estate team of Union Investment comprises 398 employees worldwide.
Regions active in (in which countries the company operates)
Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Turkey, USA, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Singapore
Portfolio of all properties currently held by your company
365 commercial properties worldwide
Office projects included in the portfolio
211 office properties = 55% of all real estate assets
The value of office properties held by investor (in EUR)
16.5 bn €
Retail projects included in the portfolio
79 retail properties worldwide
The value of retail properties held by investor (in EUR)
9.3 bn €
Warehouse projects included in the portfolio
16 logistics properties
The value of warehouse properties held by investor (in EUR)
636 mn €
The largest purchase transactions between October 2016 and September 2017 (subject of the transaction, its total take up area and value in EUR)
- Melody Portfolio (three shopping centres in Leverkusen, Nuremberg and Rimini): 117,400 sqm, 490 mn €
- Grand Central Paris Saint-Lazare (office development project): 23,700 sqm, 335 mn €
- Midtown21 Seattle (office property): 35,000 sqm, 290 mn €
- The Copyright Building London (office property): 10,000 sqm, 186 mn €
Future plans
- Diversification of our Portfolio worldwide
- Poland is already the third biggest real estate Investment market for Union Investment after Germany and France. Growing importance of the Polish market for our investment strategy in Europe, also including secondary markets in Poland.
The value of the funds for the investment, whether the investor is permanently established in countries in the region, the number of employees
EUR 33.2 billion
Acquisition activity across the CEE real estate markets between October 2016 and September 2017
- "Maraton" Poznan (office property): 26,000 sqm, 61 mn €
- "Hatric" Hartberg (retail property, Austria): 16,000 sqm, 45 mn €
- "Doppio Offices" Vienna (office property): 8,000 sqm, 20 mn €
- QBC3 Vienna (office property): 7,600 sqm, 30 mn €
Why the company deserves the award (in a paragraph you can describe the specific achievements of the company)
Our investment in Poznan is a prime example for the growing importance of the Polish secondary markets. It reflects our European investment strategy to focus on core markets, but also use the potential of dynamic secondary markets.
Company website
https://realestate.union-investment.com/

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