London listed property company Sirius Real Estate has acquired a 8,800 sqm mixed-use business park in Fellbach, near Stuttgart, for €9.2 million, reflecting an EPRA net initial yield of 6.0%.
The park is situated in a well-developed commercial area 7.8 km to the north-west of Stuttgart and benefits from easy access to public transport and the major B14 motorway. Built in the 1970’s, the new asset has 8,800 sqm of gross lettable area and 200 parking spaces, and comprises a range of uses including office space (62%), warehouse/logistics (32%) and other space (6%).
The business park near Stuttgart is currently 94.6% let to Daimler AG as the single tenant, at an average rent of €7.04 per sqm, producing a total annualised rental income of approximately €730,000.
Daimler is expected to vacate the office element of the property by the end of June 2021, and the warehouse element of the property by December 2021, after which Sirius will seek to implement a range of asset management initiatives including the upgrade of space in order to capture local market demand for office and warehouse space.
“This high-quality asset deepens our exposure to a commercial market in which we already have extensive experience. The acquisition will provide a number of compelling operational synergies and widens our range of asset management options particularly when considered alongside our existing adjacent Fellbach business park. With the major tenant moving out shortly after completion our focus is on growing income through the capture of reversion and reduction in service charge leakage. We continue to benefit from a strong balance sheet allowing us to maintain our strategy of acquisitive growth in and around Germany’s key cities,” said Andrew Coombs, Chief Executive Officer of Sirius Real Estate.