Breaking Property News – 15/05/24

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Savills Investment Management wins City of Munich as a new tenant in the Atrium office building

Press Release – Frankfurt, 15th May 2024. Savills Investment Management (Savills IM), the international real estate investment manager, has signed a lease agreement with the City of Munich for around 3,500 sqm on the third and fourth floors of Munich’s Atrium. The space will be used for the expansion of the city’s vocational school for media professions, whose main building is located directly opposite the Atrium. The school is expected to move in in fall 2024 after the extensive expansion work.

There will be integrated specialist classrooms as well as administration and common rooms. The design of the spaces will be technically and spatially aligned with the respective sectors and professions. Savills IM led the letting process on behalf of the South Korean owner Samsung SRA Asset Management. Cushman & Wakefield was exclusively commissioned to broker the floors. E&G Real Estate acted for the City of Munich.

The six-storey Atrium office and administration building with a total rental area of 43,300 sqm is located in Munich’s Olympiapark submarket. The property consists of four wings arranged in a cloverleaf shape around the central atrium. The prestigious property, which was completed in 1991, was acquired by Samsung SRA Asset Management in 2018.

Since then, the rental space of an existing tenant, which has signed a lease for a further ten years, has been completely redesigned. In addition, over 40 sanitary units in the property, including the pipes, have been completely refurbished. ESG aspects were always taken into account in all asset management measures. This was rewarded with LEED Gold certification, which in turn further increases the attractiveness of the property for existing and future tenants.

The Olympiapark submarket is an attractive office location where national and international companies have established their headquarters and research offices. The Bavarian capital is not only a globally recognized technology and production center, but also one of the largest and most competitive financial centres in Germany.

Barbara Linnemann, Head of Asset Management Germany at Savills Investment Management, says: “The lease to the City of Munich underlines the attractiveness and location quality of the Atrium. High-quality space in prime locations with excellent transport links continues to be in demand. This successful letting shows that the conversion of office space into attractive teaching, learning, administrative and recreational areas makes perfect sense and is in keeping with the times.

ESG is a high priority at Savills IM and is firmly integrated into the active management and conversion of properties. Even older existing buildings can achieve LEED Gold certification if the right ESG adjustments have been made beforehand – the Atrium is another positive example of this.“

AI is transforming the real estate industry

AI is transforming the real estate industry in several significant ways, enhancing efficiency, improving decision-making, and providing better customer experiences. Here are some key areas where AI is making a substantial impact:

Property Valuation – now AI algorithms can analyze large datasets to provide more accurate property valuations. By considering various factors like location, market trends, and property features, AI can predict property values more precisely than traditional methods.

Predictive Analytics – AI can forecast market trends and property prices, helping investors and developers make informed decisions. Predictive analytics can identify potential investment opportunities and assess the future value of properties.

Customer Service – Chatbots and virtual assistants powered by AI can handle customer inquiries, schedule viewings, and provide property information 24/7. This enhances customer service and allows real estate agents to focus on more complex tasks.

Personalised Marketing – AI can analyze customer preferences and behavior to deliver personalized marketing campaigns. This helps in targeting the right audience with the right properties, increasing the chances of successful sales.

Property Management – AI-powered tools can assist in property management by automating tasks such as maintenance requests, rent collection, and tenant communication. This improves efficiency and reduces the workload for property managers.

Fraud detection – AI can detect fraudulent activities in real estate transactions by analyzing patterns and identifying anomalies. This helps in ensuring the integrity of transactions and protecting both buyers and sellers.

Smart Home Technology – AI is integral to smart home technologies, which can increase the appeal and value of properties. Smart thermostats, security systems, and other AI-driven home automation features enhance the living experience for residents.

Virtual and Augmented Reality – AI enhances virtual and augmented reality applications, allowing potential buyers to take virtual tours of properties. This technology can also be used for staging homes, giving buyers a better sense of what the property would look like with different furnishings and layouts.

Document Management – AI can streamline the document management process in real estate transactions. It can extract and analyze information from documents, reducing the time and effort required for paperwork and ensuring accuracy.

Market Analysis – AI can perform comprehensive market analysis by examining a vast array of data sources, including social media, economic indicators, and historical data. This helps real estate professionals stay ahead of market trends and make data-driven decisions.

Energy Efficiency – AI can optimize energy use in buildings by analyzing usage patterns and making adjustments to heating, cooling, and lighting systems. This not only reduces costs but also makes properties more environmentally friendly.

Lease Management – AI can assist in managing leases by tracking lease terms, rent payments, and tenant information. This ensures timely renewals and helps in maintaining good tenant relationships.

Overall, AI is reshaping the real estate industry by providing advanced tools and insights that enhance efficiency, improve decision-making, and create better customer experiences.


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