EQT Real Estate acquires Allee Center, a neighborhood shopping center in Leipzig, Germany, from Investa Real Estate

The EQT Real Estate I fund has acquired Allee Center, a modern shopping center located in a high-density residential area in Grünau, a suburb of Leipzig. The Allee Center was built in 1996 and comprises around 40,000 square meters of rental space.

The center was sold by Investa Real Estate via Colliers International. The transaction represents the fund's eighth investment to date and third into Germany. Investa Real Estate was advised by Clifford Chance and Drees & Sommer.

'We're excited to be an integral part of the rapid growth of Leipzig in general, and Grünau in particular. Together with the center manager ECE, we hope to make an important positive contribution to the further development of the area” says Frank Forster, Director at EQT Partners and advisor to the fund.

EQT Real Estate has been advised by JLL, Ashurst and Arcadis. HSH Nordbank provided the senior acquisition facility for the acquisition of the shopping Center.

Contacts
Frank Forster, Director at EQT Partners, Investment Advisor to EQT Real Estate I, +44 20 8432 5404
Robert Rackind, Partner and Head of EQT Real Estate at EQT Partners and Investment Advisor to EQT Real Estate I, +44 207 430 5555
EQT Press Office, +46 8 506 553 34

About EQT
EQT is a leading alternative investments firm with approximately EUR 50 billion in raised capital across 27 funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership. 

More info: www.eqtpartners.com

About EQT Real Estate I
EQT Real Estate I will seek to make direct and indirect controlling investments in real estate assets, portfolios and operating companies that offer significant potential for value creation through repositioning, redevelopment, refurbishment and active management. The investments will typically range between EUR 50 million and EUR 200 million. The fund is advised by an experienced team from EQT Partners, with extensive knowledge of property investment, development and intensive “hands-on” asset management, and with access to the full EQT network, including 10 European offices and more than 250 industrial advisors.

About Investa Real Estate 
Investa Real Estate develops and manages real estate in Germany for over 45 years. The company’s focus is in the development of high quality office and administrative buildings, hotels and healthcare real estate. Since 2013, Investa Real Estate has been developing innovative investment models for institutional investors.