CORESTATE Capital (Real Estate)

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Corporate overview

CORESTATE Capital Group is an investment manager and co-investor with approximately €25bn in assets under management. As a fully integrated real estate platform, CORESTATE offers its clients combined expertise in the areas of investment and fund management as well as real estate management services. The company operates as a respected business partner of institutional clients and wealthy private investors internationally. CORESTATE is headquartered in Luxembourg and has 42 offices including in Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Singapore and Zurich. The company employs over 900 people and is listed in the regulated market (SDAX) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Strategic corporate development

With the recent acquisitions and mergers CORESTATE has broadened its customer base and product offering. The group will strengthen ties with international institutional investors and penetrate existing clients more deeply with a broader range of services. Among institutional investors, CORESTATE concentrates not only on Germany, but also on other European countries and the Asia-Pacific region.

On the product side, CORESTATE aims to expand asset classes and markets from the current German-speaking regional focus to select regions in Europe. That means, for example, the expansion of micro-living, office and HFS Mezzanine funds in Europe and the expansion of light industrial (technology parks) in Germany.

The subsidiaries Helvetic Financial Services (HFS) and UPARTMENTS Real Estate are market leaders in the area of mezzanine financing and managing micro apartments. This market leadership will be further expanded and deepened in the future.

CORESTATE has an excellent network of brokers, which ensures early access to properties with a deal pipeline of €5.7bn. The group also aims to achieve further inorganic growth. The target company must fit in perfectly and should complement our range of services, if possible. The company must also have a value-generating and sustainable fee and earnings structure or it would not meet CORESTATE’s strict acquisition criteria.

Sector forecasts

OFFICE: The office sector has been the one with the highest transaction volume in the German commercial real estate market since 2013. High demand in the metropolitan areas, low vacancy rates and the pressure to invest have pushed prices to a plateau – where we expect them to remain over the mid-term. Framework conditions such as the strength of the German economy certainly remain auspicious for the sector.

RESIDENTIAL: We still see a strong development of the residential investment market in Germany, with rising transaction volumes and a strong product offering. Yet we believe that the prices we see in the market are at the upper end of the spectrum. Yield compression is limited to prime locations and cities. For our institutional investment products, we focus investments on sustainable, attractive micro-locations in strong A- and B-cities to safeguard an attractive risk-return profile.

RETAIL: Many investors have become extremely cautious of retail as shifting consumer preferences and demands are providing for a massive change in the sector. Not all retail schemes will survive this shift but we are confident that food-and convenience-anchored retail remains attractive. Looking at the high street, some retail schemes will be replaced by gastronomy or event-driven concepts but the underlying mixed-use asset is still a good investment.

OTHER: We are still at the beginning of the cycle in the micro-living niche asset class. A substantial supply-demand imbalance in single-person housing across Europe offers significant development and investment potential over the coming years. The demand is driven by several mega-trends, including urbanisation. We are seeing population increases in cities with strong economies that offer good job prospects and excellent universities. These locations are attracting workers willing to travel to find employment as well as the student population – and both are looking for micro-apartments.

Investment principles & strategy

As an investment manufactory, we demonstrate a high degree of entrepreneurial creativity and flexibility, which is reflected in the development of our investment products. These are always aligned with current market phases and macro-economic trends. While the company focused primarily on residential real estate in the early years, our investment focus subsequently shifted to include micro-apartments for singles, commuters and students, and ultimately retail properties. Today the group also focuses on hotels and office buildings. We will continue to readjust our focus whenever we identify economic potential in new segments.

CORESTATE is a trusted partner for institutional investors/pension funds, family offices/UHNWI and private investors. As a fully integrated investment and management platform we understand the DNA of our assets and provide investment products and corresponding services that create a lasting value for our clients. Our platform encompasses investments across the risk spectrum from core to opportunistic.

Compliance Statement

Commentaries on economy and financial markets contained in this publication are based on information believed to be reliable, although there can be no guarantee as to its accuracy. They reflect the current opinion of CORESTATE, which is subject to change based on the development of the economy and financial markets.

News from CORESTATE Capital (Real Estate)

  • Closing of the Highstreet VIII fund with an investment volume of EUR 250 million download

    • Last three properties purchased and equity raised in full • Ninth closing of the successful Highstreet series with a yield of around 6%  • Investment series includes 150 individual properties, with a total volume of c. EUR 2 billion

  • CORESTATE acquires further value-add commercial property in Munich download

    CORESTATE Capital Holding S.A. (CORESTATE), a leading European real estate investment manager, has acquired a further value-add commercial property in Munich with an investment volume of around EUR 54 million. The value creation potential of the property will be leveraged as part of CORESTATE’s manage-to-core strategy. The deal has already been signed, closing is scheduled for the end of May 2019.

  • CORESTATE funds value-add property in Munich with EUR 39m IKB loan

    CORESTATE Capital Holding S.A. (CORESTATE), a leading European real estate investment manager, has found an attractive debt financing partner in IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG (IKB). The partners agreed on a project financing loan of EUR 39m with a three-year maturity for a value-add property in Munich. The asset was acquired in a club deal CORESTATE announced on 5 February 2019. The office building is to be repositioned using a “Manage-to-Core” strategy. The total investment volume ...

  • CORESTATE signs sustainability standards of the United Nations download

    Commitment to United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) ESG criteria integrated throughout CORESTATE Capital Group ESG focus and offerings directed at all customer segments and spanning all new products

  • CORESTATE launches EUR 300 million residential property fund for institutional investors download

    CORESTATE Capital Holding a leading European real estate investment manager, is launching its new open-ended Special-AIF “CORESTATE Residential Germany III fund” (CRG III). Following the full placement of CRG II in January 2019, CORESTATE now continues the successful series.

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White Papers / Research from CORESTATE Capital (Real Estate)

  • CORESTATE expands real estate portfolio for Bayerische Versorgungskammer to EUR 800 million download

    Purchases of seven German high-street retail properties for approx. EUR 100 million in 2018 Managed commercial real estate portfolio grows to 97 properties Further acquisitions planned for 2019

  • Preliminary figures for 2018: CORESTATE exceeds raised forecast download

    • Aggregated revenues increase by 50% to EUR 292 million, adjusted EBITDA of EUR 184 million ( 50%), adjusted net profit of EUR 135 million ( 45%) • Assets under management increased to more than EUR 25 billion • Net debt significantly reduced over the course of the year • Forecast for 2019: Further profitable growth in the core business • Increase of the dividend proposal to EUR 2.50 per share reaffirmed

  • The U.S. Warehouse Boom: How Consumption & Efficient Delivery Are Driving Ongoing Growth download

    The U.S. logistics industry is a rapidly growing force in the national economy and is driving extraordinary demand for industrial warehouse property. The major supply chain drivers – consumer spending (in-store and online), trade, business inventories, and industrial production – are all at a record high.

  • Retail Parks - An Asset Class with Great Potential download

    Investors’ interest in the asset class of retail parks and retail park oriented shopping centers remains high. This is primarily due to the favorable risk/return ratio and the overall good performance of this asset class. Luxemburg-based Corestate Capital Group is currently also assessing the possibility of investing in a new retail portfolio with a total of ten retail parks. Sascha Wilhelm, CEO of Corestate, dicusses these issues.

  • Commercial Real Estate Financing in Germany: Survey on Real Estate Financing and Distressed Real Estate Debt - September 2014 download

    This survey is a consistent continuation of the work done by the CORESTATE Research Unit for Distressed Real Estate Debt. In 2012, REMI’s discussion paper No. 4 focused on the market for distressed real estate assets and investigated the financing and investment climate in order to identify potential opportunities and threats to investors. Based on this paper, a survey about the current situation on the commercial real estate financing market is conducted annually among decision-makers ...

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Analysis from IPE Real Assets

  • Student housing: UK to go from star to dropout?

    Student housing markets in continental Europe are catching up with the UK, just as Brexit uncertainty hovers over the 2019-20 academic year. Jennifer Bollen reports

  • Germany: Moving the dial

    Pension funds BVK and ÄVWL are pushing their property allocations beyond 20%. Barbara Ottawa reports on the challenges they face

  • City Focus: Madrid regains its allure

    Investors are regaining confidence in the Spanish capital which is one of the few European markets where prime office rents are rising, finds Russell Handy

  • Student Housing: Europe does its homework

    Is continental Europe about to catch up with the UK in turning student housing into an institutional market? Russell Handy takes notes 

  • The land of opportunity

    Global distressed debt investors have turned their attention to Europe as banks deal with problematic property loans. Lynn Strongin Dodds reports

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Head Office
CORESTATE Capital Holding S.A.
4 Rue Jean Monnet
Luxembourg
L-2180
Luxembourg
Contact
Douglas Edwards Tel. +49 69 353 5630 230
Company website:
http://www.corestate-capital.com
Parent Company:
CORESTATE Capital
Year Founded:
2006
No. of investment offices worldwide:
5

What’s new

  • Closing of the Highstreet VIII fund with an investment volume of EUR 250 million

    Closing of the Highstreet VIII fund with an investment volume of EUR 250 million

    Asset Manager NewsThu, 18 Apr 2019

    • Last three properties purchased and equity raised in full • Ninth closing of the successful Highstreet series with a yield of around 6%  • Investment series includes 150 individual properties, with a total volume of c. EUR 2 billion

  • CORESTATE acquires further value-add commercial property in Munich

    CORESTATE acquires further value-add commercial property in Munich

    Asset Manager NewsThu, 4 Apr 2019

    CORESTATE Capital Holding S.A. (CORESTATE), a leading European real estate investment manager, has acquired a further value-add commercial property in Munich with an investment volume of around EUR 54 million. The value creation potential of the property will be leveraged as part of CORESTATE’s manage-to-core strategy. The deal has already been signed, closing is scheduled for the end of May 2019.

  • CORESTATE funds value-add property in Munich with EUR 39m IKB loan

    Asset Manager NewsFri, 29 Mar 2019

    CORESTATE Capital Holding S.A. (CORESTATE), a leading European real estate investment manager, has found an attractive debt financing partner in IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG (IKB). The partners agreed on a project financing loan of EUR 39m with a three-year maturity for a value-add property in Munich. The asset was acquired in a club deal CORESTATE announced on 5 February 2019. The office building is to be repositioned using a “Manage-to-Core” strategy. The total investment volume ...

  • CORESTATE: Lars Schnidrig new CEO / Supervisory Board to be expanded / Record result for FY2018

    CORESTATE: Lars Schnidrig new CEO / Supervisory Board to be expanded / Record result for FY2018

    People NewsThu, 21 Mar 2019

    The Supervisory Board of CORESTATE Capital Holding S.A. (CORESTATE), a leading European real estate investment manager, today appointed Lars Schnidrig its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the Management Board for four years.

  • CORESTATE signs sustainability standards of the United Nations

    CORESTATE signs sustainability standards of the United Nations

    Asset Manager NewsFri, 8 Mar 2019

    Commitment to United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) ESG criteria integrated throughout CORESTATE Capital Group ESG focus and offerings directed at all customer segments and spanning all new products

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