Crossbay adds two warehouses to German portfolio

  • Crossbay has completed the acquisition of two assets in Hamburg for the platform’s second German portfolio
  • Both warehouses are fully let to German mid-size third-party logistics providers
  • Acquisition follows recent buys in Italy, the Netherlands and the UK

Crossbay, the pan-European last-mile logistics platform incubated by real estate investment manager MARK, has completed an acquisition in Hamburg, Germany, purchasing two fully-let warehouses from a private real estate investor.

Located in one of Hamburg’s strongest inner-city logistics markets, Allermohe, the assets are arranged across 7,000 sq.m, with immediate access to the A25 and A1 motorways and Hamburg city centre, which is 15 minutes away. Circa 2.2 million people can be reached in 30 minutes.

The warehouses are fully-let to medium-sized 3PLs on leases with significant reversionary potential. Constructed in 1989 and 1991, they have undergone continuous upgrades by their owners to meet modern standards and Crossbay’s asset management strategy will implement further improvements, including ESG led initiatives. 

Marco Riva, CEO of Crossbay and head of logistics at MARK, said: “This transaction is an excellent illustration of our manage-to-core strategy, where we can apply our origination and asset management expertise to source, acquire and transform secondary stock into institutional-grade assets. Sourcing these rare last-mile opportunities is only made possible by having local teams on the ground. 

“We believe this strategy, alongside our acquisitions of Grade-A assets, gives us upside potential and limits downside risk, putting us in an excellent position to capitalise on still historically high demand for quality logistics real estate at both an occupier and an investor level.”

Crossbay is seeking further opportunities in Germany, with acquisitions led by Max Stepanenko. Germany been a major target market since the platform’s launch in 2020 and formed significant portion of its first portfolio,  which was exited for €1.6bn in 2022. 

Crossbay’s latest vehicle has already deployed over €300m following further purchases in Italy, France, the Netherlands and the UK.

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