The German Real Estate market has been the main focus for Signature Capital since the company was established. Almost 70% of Signature Capital’s current portfolio is located in Germany. Our knowledge of the largest and most attractive real estate market in Europe has made it our primary choice for investment since 2004.
In that time we have established an experienced team of property professionals based at our offices in Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne and built up an excellent network of lawyers, banks, accountancy practices, property agents and property developers. Germany has been one of the world’s most robust economies throughout the global recession and offers sustainable growth potential for carefully managed assets.
Our experience in Germany along with excellent access to deal flow makes us well positioned to identify and secure the best opportunities available in this competitive market.
Signature Capital has invested successfully in the German office markets for the last ten years. We invest in core Central Business District (CBD) locations where Signature has identified value-add opportunities through re-letting and refurbishment initiatives. In 2007 we launched a German commercial property investment which invested more than €250 million in both office and retail properties across 4 of the top 5 cities in Germany.
Signature has established itself as one of the main investors in the German retail property market over the last 8 years with the acquisition of such landmark properties as the Neumarkt Galerie in Cologne, 7 Bahnhofplatz in Munich and the Zeil Galerie in Frankfurt. Our strategy is to target retail assets that present redevelopment and repositioning opportunities.
In 2006 Signature Capital created a portfolio of 29 multi-tenanted residential properties in Central Berlin and successfully exited the investment between 2013 and 2014.