Union Investment’s Acquisition of Bochum Prime Campus Property

GSK Stockmann advised Union Investment on the transaction.

Union Investment Institutional Property GmbH announced the acquisition of the Bochum Prime campus property from German-Irish investor Signature Capital.

The property consists of a building dating from 1920 and five additional structures raised in 2005. The ensemble encompasses around 25,000 m² and is fully let on a long-term basis to BP Europe. The company uses the property as its German headquarters. The parties agreed to keep the purchase price confidential.

Union Investment has acquired the property for the Urban Campus Nr.1 special fund, which is launched jointly with Investa Capital Management (ICM). Bochum Prime is the sixth asset in the fund, following acquisitions in Fürth, Nuremberg, Constance, Mannheim and Munich. And as with all Urban Campus No. 1 properties, Investa Real Estate is in charge of portfolio and tenant management.

The campus property is located to the southeast of Bochum’s city centre, about 450 meters from the main train station. Mixed and residential areas can be found east and south of the property. The Kortumpark borders directly on the northern side of the building ensemble. As a result, the campus property promotes an urban lifestyle that combines working and living in the same location.

The GSK Stockmann team was led by Michael Eggersberger (Picture) and further included Petra Eckl, Dominik Berka, Felix Bergfort and Kristina Marx.

Involved fees earner: Felix Bergfort – Gsk Stockmann; Dominik Berka – Gsk Stockmann; Petra Eckl – Gsk Stockmann; Michael Eggersberger – Gsk Stockmann; Kristina Marx – Gsk Stockmann;

Law Firms: Gsk Stockmann;

Clients: Union Investment Real Estate GmbH;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler