22 Apr 2021

M7 Real Estate sells light industrial portfolio to Wohninvest Group

M7 Real Estate (“M7”), the pan-European investor and asset manager specialising in multi-tenanted properties has, acting on behalf of M7 European Real Estate Investment Partners IV fund (“M7 EREIP IV” or the “Fund”), sold a portfolio of four light industrial properties to the Wohninvest Group.

The properties are situated in Albstadt, Friedrichshafen (both Baden-Wuerttemberg) Bergisch Gladbach (North Rhine-Westphalia) and Wildau (Brandenburg). The properties, which have a total lettable area of approximately 8,200 sq m are all occupied by WM SE, Europe’s leading retailer of automotive parts and accessories, tools, workshop equipment and workshop concepts.

Prior to the sale M7, as asset manager of the Fund, had agreed extensions of the existing leases to WM SE until 2027 and 2028.

Richard Fletcher, Head of Transactions at M7 Real Estate Germany, commented: “M7 acquired the properties in 2018 on behalf of the M7 EREIP IV fund. After the successful lease extensions and the resulting increase in the value of the properties, in line with the Fund’s business plan, we decided to sell the portfolio, securing an attractive return for our investors.”

Law firm Luther Rechtsanwälte advised M7 on the legal issues. LP Lange Real Estate Management GmbH acted in an advisory capacity as broker for the purchaser.

M7 EREIP IV is a discretionary fund launched by M7 for global high net worth, family office, and institutional investors. It invested into attractive multi-let commercial properties in Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland and Scandinavia. M7 is a co-investor, as well as acting as the fund’s investment and asset manager.