UNION INVESTMENT REAL ESTATE GMBH

Union Investment is a leading international investment company specializing in open ended real estate funds for private and institutional investors. Union Investment has assets under management of some €28.5 billion in ten real estate funds. Active in the property investment business for more than 50 years, Union Investment operates today in 24 countries around the world. In addition to office space and business parks, the Hamburg-based company is investing in business hotels, logistics properties and shopping centers. Union Investment entered the retail sector at an early stage, allowing the company to secure a strategic position in this growing area. The result is a high-quality portfolio presently comprising 82 retail assets in Europe and the US, with a current market value of some 10 billion Euros.

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