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H2i expands market leadership in subsidized housing

Munich, 12. December 2023. Secured project volume of around 550 million euros in 2023 Successful expansion of the German project portfolio to include North America Founded in 2019, H2i Asset Management GmbH has secured a project volume of around half a billion euros this year - despite the difficult situation on the real estate market. As a...

H2i: From office district to residential area

Munich, 23. November 2023. Sometimes things turn out quite differently than expected. The investment manager H2i started out by marketing large commercial districts. Today, subsidized housing keeps Tilman Hickl's boutique in business. You can find the entire article in the Immobilienzeitung here Read: About H2i H2i Asset Management GmbH was...

“THE ENEMY OF REAL ESTATE IS INTEREST”.

Munich, 01. September 2023. In an interview with Jan Hauser of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, our managing partner explains the current challenges on the investor and project developer side. You can download the entire inteview here Click here for the article on the website of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: FAZ-Article About H2i H2i...

ASSET MANAGER H2I FOCUSES ON SUBSIDIZED APARTMENTS

Munich, July 20, 2023. Together with Patrona, H2i Asset Management GmbH is developing over 1,800 apartments in Bavaria. Projects are being built at 45 locations, each with 30 to 85 residential units and a total rental area of 145,000 sqm. Locations include Sparneck, Schönwald, Rehau, Hof and Wunsiedel. The social housing is rented exclusively...

JOHANNES DIECKHEUER STRENGTHENS INVESTMENT DIVISION OF H2I

H2i Assetmanagement GmbH has been strengthened in the investment department by Johannes Dieckheuer since the beginning of December last year. Dieckheuer, an economics and civil engineer, previously worked as a project manager in project development for the Greyfield Group. Prior to that, he was engaged in investment management, project...

H2I STRUCTURES MILLION-FUND FOR CITY HOTELS WITH REPOSITIONING POTENTIAL

H2i launches hotel transformation fund – GSH becomes operating partner H2i Asset Management is launching a closed-end hotel real estate fund investing in operator-free hotels with repositioning potential in prime inner-city locations in German A, B and C locations. The H2i “Hospitality Transformation Fund 1” (HTF) is to run for at least 7 years...

AMPEGA INVESTS IN THE MUNICH “SOUTHHORIZON (SOHO)” PROJECT BY OPTIMA AND HAMMER VIA H2I

Ampega invests in the Munich "SouthHorizon (SoHo)" project by Optima and Hammer via H2i Ampega will take over the “SouthHorizon”(SoHo) project development in Munich Obersendling on behalf of six insurance companies of the Talanx Group in a forward structure for a joint existing company with Hammer AG. The transfer was structured by H2i...

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12.12.2023- Market leadership in subsidized housing

Munich, 12. December 2023.

  • Secured project volume of around 550 million euros in 2023
  • Successful expansion of the German project portfolio to include North America

Founded in 2019, H2i Asset Management GmbH has secured a project volume of around half a billion euros this year – despite the difficult situation on the real estate market. As a leading provider of professional investment products for subsidized residential construction, H2i Asset Management GmbH brings project developers together with institutional investors, even in challenging times.

In addition to residential, neighborhood, office and commercial developments in Germany, the Munich-based asset manager’s portfolio now also includes two residential development projects in Canada.

“In 2024, we want to further expand and strengthen the subsidized housing sector in particular. Demand for residential real estate is high and will remain high. This year, we launched an investment project together with Patrona to create 1,800 affordable apartments in Bavaria. The properties will be reserved exclusively for people who fall into the income brackets of the Bavarian Housing Assistance Act. We also see potential for similar projects in other federal states such as Saxony and Baden-Württemberg in the future,” says Tilman Hickl, Managing Partner of H2i Asset Management GmbH.

The real estate markets are currently suffering particularly from the rise in interest rates. Despite the current situation, Tilman Hickl is quite confident about the new year: “There are many funding measures and a lot of capital on the market. We are convinced that good project developers can do good business even in difficult times. Accordingly, financiers and investors can also achieve good returns despite the current market situation. H2i Asset Management GmbH expects the project volume to exceed the 1 billion mark in 2024.”

In addition to its commitments in Germany, H2i is helping to ease the tight local market conditions through its involvement in a high-rise residential development with over 165 residential units on East 10th Avenue in Vancouver (Canada). In addition, a prestigious mixed-use property on West Pender Street in a prime Vancouver location was acquired together with local partners and will be developed in the coming years.

About H2i

H2i Asset Management GmbH was founded in 2019 with a focus on the German and North American markets. With two locations in Munich and Hamburg, H2i is a bridge builder between institutional investors and project developers. The company provides solutions for the entire life cycle of real estate: from mezzanine structures and joint ventures in the project development phase to forward sales or forward fundings and portfolio management for third parties.

Press contact
H2i Asset Management GmbH

Johannes Dieckheuer
Sylvensteinstrasse 2
81369 Munich
+49 (0) 89 720 12 – 0
info@h2i-management.de
www.h2i-management.de

23.11.2023 - "H2i: FROM OFFICE DISTRICT TO RESIDENTIAL AREA"

Munich, 23. November 2023.

Sometimes things turn out quite differently than expected. The investment manager H2i started out by marketing large commercial districts. Today, subsidized housing keeps Tilman Hickl’s boutique in business.

You can find the entire article in the Immobilienzeitung here Read:

About H2i

H2i Asset Management GmbH was founded in 2019 with a focus on the German and North American markets. With two locations in Munich and Hamburg, H2i is a bridge builder between institutional investors and project developers. The company provides solutions for the entire life cycle of real estate: from mezzanine structures and joint ventures in the project development phase to forward sales or forward fundings and portfolio management for third parties.

Press contact

H2i Asset Management GmbH

Johannes Dieckheuer
Sylvensteinstrasse 2
81369 Munich
+49 (0) 89 720 12 – 0
info@h2i-management.de
www.h2i-management.de

01.09.2023 - "THE ENEMY OF REAL ESTATE IS THE INTEREST RATE"

Munich, 01. September 2023.

In an interview with Jan Hauser of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, our managing partner explains the current challenges on the investor and project developer side.

You can download the entire inteview here

Click here for the article on the website of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: FAZ-Article

About H2i

H2i Asset Management GmbH was founded in 2019 with a focus on the German and North American markets. With two locations in Munich and Hamburg, H2i is a bridge builder between institutional investors and project developers. The company provides solutions for the entire life cycle of real estate: from mezzanine structures and joint ventures in the project development phase to forward sales or forward fundings and portfolio management for third parties.

Press contact

H2i Asset Management GmbH

Johannes Dieckheuer
Sylvensteinstrasse 2
81369 Munich
+49 (0) 89 720 12 – 0
info@h2i-management.de
www.h2i-management.de

20.07.2023 - ASSET MANAGER H2I FOCUSES ON SUBSIDIZED APARTMENTS

Munich, July 20, 2023.

Together with Patrona, H2i Asset Management GmbH is developing over 1,800 apartments in Bavaria. Projects are being built at 45 locations, each with 30 to 85 residential units and a total rental area of 145,000 sqm. Locations include Sparneck, Schönwald, Rehau, Hof and Wunsiedel. The social housing is rented exclusively to WBS holders with special housing needs.

H2i Asset Management GmbH, founded in 2019, is responsible for the structuring, capitalization and management of the institutional mandate. Completion of the much-needed housing is scheduled by 2030. The short construction time is made possible by a small basement and modular wood hybrid construction. The EOF housing fund thus meets claims of the social and environmentally sustainable taxonomy framework.

“We are pleased to be able to contribute to affordable housing in Bavaria together with partners like Patrona,” says Tilman Hickl, managing partner of H2i Asset Management GmbH. “Due to the increasing need for affordable housing, there is great interest on the part of the Free State of Bavaria and local authorities in attracting investors to publicly subsidized housing.”

Funding with a model character

The Bavarian Housing Promotion Act, which came into force in its current version in May 2023, is thus developing a model character. “One should also be allowed to praise the legislator for good concepts. The Bavarian Housing Promotion Act requires some structuring work, but at the same time provides an extremely solid basis for creating affordable and sustainable housing. I would like to see this model applied in other federal states as well,” says Hickl.

Here you can find further press material for download:

Click here for the press release of the Immobilien Zeitung: IZ article

Click here for the Thomas Daily press release: TD Premium

About H2i

H2i Asset Management GmbH was founded in 2019 with a focus on the German and North American markets. With two locations in Munich and Hamburg, H2i is a bridge builder between institutional investors and project developers. The company provides solutions for the entire life cycle of real estate: from mezzanine structures and joint ventures in the project development phase to forward sales or forward fundings and portfolio management for third parties.

Press contact
H2i Asset Management GmbH

Johannes Dieckheuer
Sylvensteinstrasse 2
81369 Munich
+49 (0) 89 720 12 – 0
info@h2i-management.de
www.h2i-management.de

11. January, 2023 - JOHANNES DIECKHEUER STRENGTHENS INVESTMENT DIVISION OF H2I

H2i Assetmanagement GmbH has been strengthened in the investment department by Johannes Dieckheuer since the beginning of December last year.

Dieckheuer, an economics and civil engineer, previously worked as a project manager in project development for the Greyfield Group. Prior to that, he was engaged in investment management, project development and various roles in professional real estate management. He is also a lecturer at the IREBS Real Estate Academy and a working group leader at Immoebs Nord.

Hans Hammer and Tilman Hickl, managing partners of H2i Asset Management GmbH: “We are very pleased to have Johannes Dieckheuer join us. He has a high level of expertise in the areas of investment and transaction management as well as outstanding market knowledge and an excellent network. Our goal is the future strategic expansion of our investment activities, in which he will provide us with significant support.”

Dieckheuer: “In the current market phase, our focus is on identifying interesting opportunities and bringing investors and developers together accordingly. In doing so, we have to face the challenges of today and reconcile them with meaningful and successful products. Due to the experience of the company’s founders, H2i is a first-class partner for investment solutions. Continuing the company’s success to date in the long term is my focus.”

H2I STRUCTURES MILLION-FUND FOR CITY HOTELS WITH REPOSITIONING POTENTIAL

H2i launches hotel transformation fund – GSH becomes operating partner

H2i Asset Management is launching a closed-end hotel real estate fund investing in operator-free hotels with repositioning potential in prime inner-city locations in German A, B and C locations. The H2i “Hospitality Transformation Fund 1” (HTF) is to run for at least 7 years and is aimed at professional and institutional investors. The target volume is 500 million euros. The focus is on hotel properties with an investment volume of 10 to 15 million euros. These will be operated under a uniform brand and management. This highlights value enhancement potential through repositioning, digitization and ESG-compliant refurbishments. A central component of the strategy will therefore be the sustainable use of the property. Development opportunities will be identified at the time of purchase and implemented by both partners.

GSH as operating partner

As a strategic partner, Gorgeous Smiling Hotels GmbH (GSH) will take over the operation of all acquired hotels and act as manager of the hotel operating company. Engel & Völkers Hotel Consulting GmbH (EVHC) had conducted a structured operator search in advance on behalf of H2i. EVHC is also supporting H2i in the fund build-up and further property acquisition.

„Der Hotelsektor ist im Wandel. Der Fokus unseres Fonds liegt auf Individualhotels, die vor ähnlichen strukturellen Herausforderungen stehen. Dazu gehören die Themen Instandhaltung, Digitalisierung, Energiekosten oder Nachfolgeproblematiken. Durch unseren Hintergrund als Familienunternehmen verstehen wir die Nöte der Eigentümer, die durch Corona gebeutelt wurden und nun vor neuen Herausforderungen stehen“, sagt Tilman Hickl, Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter bei H2i. Engel & Völkers Hotel Consulting GmbH already has the first properties in the pipeline today, with the first purchases for the “Hospitality Transformation Fund 1” scheduled for as early as the first quarter of 2023.

Exploiting market opportunities

Compared with similar markets, Germany has a high proportion of individual hotels, while chain hotels are still significantly underrepresented. The majority of owner-managed hotels are family-run, and the hotel operator is usually also the building owner.

Heiko Grote, Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter bei GSH: „Die Herausforderungen für Individualhotels haben sich in den letzten Jahren insbesondere in den Städten verschärft. Operators and owners are clearly struggling. As an owner-managed company, we understand how to leverage these synergies from operations and ownership.”

„Wir haben zwei versierte Partner zusammengebracht, die sich hervorragend ergänzen: H2i steht für jahrzehntelange Erfahrung in der Investmentbranche, GSH für Expertise als Multi-Brand-Operator mit zahlreichen Marken und einem Gespür für gute Lagen“, ergänzt Andreas Ewald, geschäftsführender Gesellschafter der Engel & Völkers Hotel Consulting GmbH.

08.05.2020 - AMPEGA STEIGT ÜBER H2I IN MÜNCHNER „SOUTHHORIZON (SOHO)“ VON OPTIMA UND HAMMER EIN

Ampega will take over the “SouthHorizon”(SoHo) project development in Munich Obersendling on behalf of six insurance companies of the Talanx Group in a forward structure for a joint existing company with Hammer AG. The transfer was structured by H2i Assetmanagement GmbH, which will also take over the asset management of the SoHo after completion. The SoHo is a joint property development between the Optima Aegidius group of companies and Hammer AG.

The loft office building at Koppstrasse 4, directly next to the Siemenswerke S-Bahn station and the Obersendling subway, offers 31,000 square meters of office and commercial space with a makerspace for multifunctional uses. Completion is expected in mid-2022. In addition to the office space for agile and flexible work, the new building has two green inner courtyards and a sky deck with a view of the Alps.

Djam Mohebbi-Ahari, Geschäftsführer der Ampega Real Estate GmbH, kann auf diese Weise das bestehende München-Portfolio noch weiter ausbauen: „Beste Mobilität sowie eine hohe Aufenthalts- und Lagequalität haben uns beim SoHo überzeugt.“

The SoHo will further strengthen the dynamism of the location in the future. „Obersendling ist für uns einer der Standorte mit großem Potenzial in München“, sind die Brüder Dres. Laub, Optima, und Hans Hammer überzeugt; letzterer sogar so sehr, dass er an der Entwicklung nach Fertigstellung in signifikanter Höhe beteiligt bleibt.

Dr. Tilman Hickl, Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter der H2i, freut sich, dass das Geschäftsmodell des kürzlich gegründeten Unternehmens damit Bestätigung erfährt: „Es ist eines der Ziele der H2i, institutionellen Investoren Bestandsobjekte in der Entwicklung zugänglich zu machen und diese nach Fertigstellung zu managen. Das SoHo für die Ampega und Hammer zu betreuen ist für uns somit ein großer Meilenstein.“

Contact

Munich office

SYLVENSTEINSTRASSE 2
81369 MÜNCHEN
+49 89 72012-100
INFO@H2I-MANAGEMENT.DE

Hamburg office

FÄHRHAUSSTRASSE 17
22085 HAMBURG
+49 89 72012-100
INFO@H2I-MANAGEMENT.DE