M7 Real Estate (“M7”) an investor and asset manager specialising in European multi-let real estate, increased its assets under management in Germany by circa 30% to EUR 1.76 billion in 2018.
M7 now manages 240 German properties for its clients (end of 2017: 190). The assets have a total lettable area of around 2.7 million sq m (end of 2017: 2.3 million sq m). Last year, the company completed 308 agreements covering a total of around 466,000 sq m (2017: 311,000 sq m), comprising 218 new leases and 90 extensions. This is a year-on-year increase of around 50%.
M7 also completed 12 German real estate transactions totalling EUR 330 million during 2018 (approximately EUR 248 million of acquisitions and EUR 82 million of sales), on behalf of the investment funds, joint ventures and individual mandates that the company manages. This was notwithstanding the highly competitive market due to shortage of supply.
Alyssa Huse, Managing Director of M7 Real Estate Germany, commented: "2018 was a successful year for M7, which once again featured significant growth. This has also been reflected in our work-force, which has increased from 31 to 35. From our offices in Frankfurt, Berlin, Hanover, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart, we will again this year identify and implement investment opportunities for our clients with our professional broad-based team."