Union Investment invests €340m in Stuttgart office center project

Union Investment invests €340m in Stuttgart office center development
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Union Investment has acquired Degerloch Office Center (DOC) 1 and 2, located at Löffelstraße 40 and 34-38 on the southern fringe of Stuttgart city centre, for €340 million.

Union Investment acquired the office center from Freiburg-based developer Unmüssig via a forward funding deal.

The acquisition will be added to the holdings of open-ended real estate fund Unilmmo: Deutschland, the company said.

“On completion in 2023, DOC 1 and DOC 2 will be the most modern office buildings in Stuttgart’s Degerloch submarket. They enjoy a visible location in this established submarket with good public transport links and are therefore very well positioned to benefit from the medium-term rent growth predicted for Stuttgart, with its thriving economy,” said Alejandro Obermeyer, head of Investment Management DACH at Union Investment.

The DOC 1 development involves the extensive refurbishment of an office building dating from 1989. Some 24,200 sq m of generously proportioned rental space will be created from basement level 1 to the third floor, with a focus on efficiency and flexibility such that individual units can also be created.

The property will feature an outdoor terrace for tenants on the first floor. A 200 sq m roof terrace is also planned. The ground floor will be home to multiple small retail units. Other uses include fitness/wellness and an approximately 220 sq m bistro. There will be a canteen and nursery in the basement, which benefits from full daylight. Although the property has no underground car park of its own, it has been allocated 185 parking spaces in DOC 2.

Completion of DOC 1 is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2023. Part of the property has already been pre-let on long leases to a nursery, a fitness studio and a provider of auditing services. The building is set to receive DGNB Gold certification.

The DOC 2 development is a new build that will provide total rental space of 22,800 sq m from basement level 3 up to the 5th floor for use as offices with terraces and storage areas. The entire building has already been let to health insurer Hallesche Krankenversicherung. The building’s underground car park will include 158 spaces for DOC 2. Completion is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2023. Like DOC 1, the property is due to receive DGNB Gold certification.

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