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The Grounds sells 319 student apartments in Leipzig and Magdeburg

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The Grounds sells 319 student apartments in Leipzig and Magdeburg

  • Successful closing of the sale of 138 student apartments in Leipzig to an institutional investor
  • A further 181 student apartments in Magdeburg have already been sold to private investors
  • Marketing for a privatisation project in Berlin-Pankow has begun

Berlin, 02.03.2021 – The Grounds Real Estate Development AG (The Grounds / ISIN: DE000A2GSVV5) has sold two student accommodation buildings in Leipzig and Magdeburg with a total of 319 apartments. The property in Leipzig has more than 138 residential units and a total usable area of 3,136 m2. It is centrally located in the Connewitz district, which is popular with students. The student accommodation building was sold to an institutional investor as part of a global sale; closing took place in late February.

Moreover, the last of the apartments in the “Lenné Quartier” student accommodation building in Magdeburg planned by The Grounds were also sold in late February. Construction of this project with 181 apartments has already started, and completion is expected in the fourth quarter of 2022. The sale took place through individual marketing to private investors. The property is located in the immediate vicinity of Magdeburg’s Old Town.

Individual marketing of the property in Berlin Pankow that was acquired for privatisation in late 2021 also began at the end of February. The Grounds expects that the majority of the apartments will have been sold by the end of the current year.

Jacopo Mingazzini, a member of the Management Board of The Grounds, says “The successful sale of both of the buildings in Leipzig and Magdeburg confirms that our concepts are correct. Future users will benefit equally both from the specific qualities of the properties with regard to facilities and customising, and from the attractive locations within the two university towns, which are also political, economic and cultural centres.”

The Grounds Management Board member Arndt Krienen adds: “With the two projects in Leipzig and Magdeburg, we have proved the performance efficiency of The Grounds as a project developer. Through the recent successfully concluded placing of our convertible bond, we also created the conditions required to expand our development pipeline in the coming months.”

Company contact:
The Grounds Real Estate Development AG
Arndt Krienen/Jacopo Mingazzini, Board Members
Charlottenstrasse 79-80, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 2021 6866
Fax: +49 (0) 30 2021 6849

Investor Relations:
Ingo Janssen, Managing Director
Haus der Wirtschaft, Kapstadtring 10
22297 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 40 6378 5410

Public Relations:
Peter Dietze-Felberg
Wallstrasse 16
10179 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 284 49 87 62

About The Grounds
The Grounds Group realises housing projects in German metropolitan regions. In addition, The Grounds Group holds a steadily growing residential portfolio as fixed assets. The Grounds Real Estate Development AG is listed in the Düsseldorf Stock Exchange’s OTC segment Primärmarkt (ISIN: DE000A2GSVV5), has its seat in Berlin and an office in Stuttgart.