Residential property as a new growth opportunity
Residential real estate across Germany
In March 2017, Union Investment agreed a strategic partnership with residential real estate specialist ZBI Zentral Boden Immobilien Group. Via the newly formed partnership holding company, Union Investment and ZBI have launched their first fund for residential real estate.
Unilmmo: Wohnen ZBI is an open-ended real estate fund targeted at private investors. The residential real estate fund is marketed exclusively through the cooperative banking network as an extension of Union Investment's existing Unilmmo product family. The Unilmmo: Wohnen ZBI investment universe comprises residential property of varying sizes and many different structures across Germany. The investment focus is on living space for the broad population.
Union Investment has long been active in the residential property market on behalf of institutional customers. In 2017, the first residential fund for professional investors with a focus on apartments, student accommodation and micro apartments was launched. In this context we concentrate on properties in medium-sized to large cities in urban settings, with good infrastructure and public transport links. The possible operator and contract models include long-term general lease agreements and short- to medium-term single lease agreements.
Places & spaces article on micro-living
Housing for students and young professionals is both scarce and in great demand all over the world. It’s therefore not surprising that more professional investors are entering this market. Find out more in our Places & spaces article.
The Class of 2020: Regional conference in Hamburg
The Class of 2020 is a European think tank that develops forward-looking real estate concepts for communal living, working and learning. The focus is chiefly on providing students and recent graduates with innovative micro-living and co-working solutions.
As part of a regional conference, The Class of 2020 discussed current opportunities and the latest strategies at the Scandic Hotel Hamburg in April 2018. Union Investment hosted the event and was one of the sponsors.
Contact our acquisition and sales experts
We are looking for attractive investment opportunities throughout Germany for our Unilmmo: Wohnen ZBI as well as in the micro-living market. Speak to our real estate acquisition experts.
Contact our property and tenant management team
Interested in our rental space, e.g. student apartments and micro apartments?