Project development, i.e. the conception and planning of a (real estate) project, is also popular with (single) family offices. Single Family Offices manage the assets of an owner family with the aim of holding and increasing these assets. In the area of project development, single family offices often work together with various capital providers and real estate investors. This article is based on the unique List of the 300 most important single family offices with a real estate focus in Europe.
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Actris Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG
The Actris Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG is a real estate management company based in St. Leon-Rot. The GmbH & Co. KG belongs to the Hopp family and is managed by Daniel Hopp, the son of Dietmar Hopp, one of the co-founders of the IT company SAP and one of the wealthiest Germans. In 2017 Hopp invested in the imitation of one of Frankfurt’s landmarks: The Henninger Tower. The new tower was placed in Hainer Weg in Sachsenhausen and functions as a high-rise residential building with 209 apartments. With 130 metres and 39 storeys, the new Henninger Tower is almost 30 metres larger than the original. A current project of Actris Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG is the purchase of the Pfungstadt company premises. In future, a residential quarter is to be built on the original brewery site in cooperation with the project developer Conceptaplan.
Black Horse Investments GmbH
Black Horse Investments GmbH is a single family office with a real estate focus and is located in the Dreischeibenhaus in Düsseldorf. The Dreischeibenhaus is also one of the most famous projects of the family office – in 2011 the GmbH together with the MOMENI Group bought the listed building and renovated it. In 2015 the building was awarded the title “Best Refurbishment” of the MIPIM Award. The Family Office belongs to the Schwartz-Schütte family. The former president of the German-French Chamber of Commerce took over the position of managing director of Black Horse Investments GmbH in 2007. In cooperation with the MOMENI Group, joint venture partner of the GmbH, the SFO will invest in a prominent property in Düsseldorf’s Media Harbour at the end of November 2019.
In addition to German-based family offices with a real estate focus, there are also many internationally active project developers who invest in German real estate/properties. One of these single family offices is the Vitcorp Family Office: The UK-based SFO even focuses on project developments in Germany and has recently invested in a five-star hotel in Frankfurt Sachsenhausen, in addition to projects in Berlin (Greifswalder Straße and Bergmann Straße). The “Villa Kennedy Hotel” has 181 rooms and was designed by the German architect Eike Becker. The German subsidiary SIC Properties GmbH manages the projects from Berlin.
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