The DIC Group is one of the leading investors in the German market for commercial real estate

Deutsche Immobilien Chancen (DIC) with registered office in Frankfurt am Main was set up in 1998. Today, it is active across Germany and one of the country's leading investment entities for commercial real estate.


Press Release

DIC Asset AG Acquires Two Office Properties for "Office Balance II"

Frankfurt, 15.12.2017

Frankfurt/Main, 15 December 2017. DIC Asset AG (WKN A1X3XX / ISIN DE000A1X3XX4) just acquired one office property each in Dortmund and Bremen for its "DIC Office Balance II" institutional real estate fund for a combined total of c. EUR 30 million. Both assets are multi-tenant properties centrally located in their respective cities. The lettable area of the property in Dortmund, which is located on Königswall across from the central railway station, totals around 4,800 square metres. One of its anchor tenants is the Continentale BKK insurance company. The building on Bahnhofstrasse in downtown Bremen comprises a lettable area of around 8,000 square metres. Both properties show an occupancy of around 93 percent.

"The properties in Dortmund and Bremen are an excellent portfolio addition for the Office Balance II. We see potential in either property, and will use our in-house asset- and property management platform to improve their performance in a sustainable manner, and thereby to generate the highest possible returns for our investors," said Sonja Wärntges, CEO of DIC Asset AG.

By purchasing its twelfth and thirteenth assets, the DIC Office Balance II, which is backed by an equity volume of c. EUR 200 million, just expanded its fund volume to c. EUR 320 million. The investment focus of the fund, which belongs in the successful "Office Balance" series of DIC Asset AG, is on commercial real estate predominantly used as offices in major and mid-size cities in Germany.

PricewaterhouseCoopers and Graf von Westphalen as well as JLL and Noerr LLP acted in an advisory role.


About DIC Asset AG:
DIC Asset AG is one of Germany's leading listed property companies, and specialises in commercial real estate With around 20 years of experience on the German real estate market, the company maintains a regional footprint on all major German markets through six branch offices, and has around 180 assets with a combined market value of c. EUR 3.3 billion under management. DIC uses a hybrid business model to manage its business divisions Commercial Portfolio, Funds and Other Investments. Taking an active asset management approach, DIC employs its proprietary, integrated real estate management platform to raise capital appreciation potential in its business divisions and to boost its revenues.

In its Commercial Portfolio division (EUR 1.5 billion in assets under management), DIC acts as proprietor and property asset holder, and thus generates revenues both from the management of the assets and through the value optimisation of its own real estate portfolio. The Funds division (EUR 1.5 billion in assets under management) generates its revenues by acting as issuer and manager of special real estate funds for institutional investors. Gathered in the business unit Other Investments (EUR 0.3 billion in assets under management) are joint venture investments, equity investments in property developments, strategic financial investments, and the management of properties in which the company holds no equity stakes.

DIC Asset AG has been included in the SDAX(R) segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since June 2006. The Company's shares are also included in the EPRA index, which tracks the performance of the most important European real estate companies.

For more details on DIC Asset AG, visit the company’s homepage at www.dic-asset.de.



Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
DIC Asset AG
Nina Wittkopf
Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Neue Mainzer Straße 20  MainTor
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Phone +49 69 9454858-1462
Fax +49 69 9454858-9399
N.Wittkopf@dic-asset.de




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