TAG Immobilien AG increases housing stock, acquiring approx. 1,770 units in Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt

TAG Immobilien AG / Key word(s): Real Estate

18.09.2014 / 16:48


TAG Immobilien AG increases housing stock, acquiring approx. 1,770 units in Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt

Hamburg, September 18, 2014 - TAG Immobilien AG (TAG) today acquired a residential property portfolio with 1,503 housing units in Saxony at a purchase price of EUR 37.8 million. The properties are distributed among the university cities of Freiberg, Chemnitz and Dresden.

The rentable area is approximately 85,000 m², the current rent at around EUR 3.7 million per year. The portfolio, which was acquired by way of an asset deal, has a vacancy rate of nearly 13%, as the structural condition of the property - most of it from the 1970s and '80s - is only partly renovated. TAG will therefore be able to exploit the value-add potential, which exists especially in Chemnitz, through investment and modernization measures in the years ahead. Its existing good local infrastructure puts TAG in a position to manage and develop the inventory efficiently.

In addition, at the end of August 2014 a portfolio in Dessau in Saxony-Anhalt with 270 extensively renovated units and an area of ​​approximately 17,000 m² was purchased for EUR 11.3 million. The inventory has undergone continuously and optimal maintenance since its renovation in 2000/2001, is equipped to a high technical standard, and has no vacancy. The transfer of ownership is scheduled for October 1, 2014, and of the portfolio located in Saxony for November 1, 2014.

Martin Thiel, Chief Financial Officer of TAG, commented on the acquisitions as follows:
"The regional concentration of the new inventory fits perfectly into our existing management structure in these eastern German states. Both portfolios were acquired at multiples of 10.1 or 10.7 at a very good price. Funding will initially be covered by our own funds and will soon be refinanced at attractive conditions with long maturities. Both acquisitions demonstrate that, despite the selling opportunities we've noted, there is still growth potential in the market to further increase TAG's operating cash flow and FFO."

Press enquiries:
TAG Immobilien AG
Head of Investor & Public Relations
Dominique Mann
Phone +49 (0) 40 380 32 300
Fax +49 (0) 40 380 32 390

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Company:TAG Immobilien AG
Steckelhörn 5
20457 Hamburg
Phone:040 380 32 0
Fax:040 380 32 390
ISIN:DE0008303504, XS0954227210, DE000A12T101
WKN:830350, A1TNFU, A12T10
Listed:Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard), München; Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Stuttgart
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