, 19. February 2018
One of the music highlights at this years “Immobilienball” at Hofburg Vienna was definitely the performance of “The Immotionals”. With their rocking sound they entertained the audience perfectly. Bandmember Franz A. Kollitsch from INVESTER United Benefits was absolutely fantastic on the keyboards. Get some impressions of their live performance in the video.
The full list of bandmembers of “The Immotionals” is: Arno Hemala (Bandleader / Drums), Norbert Wondrak (Bass & Vocals), Ulli Haslauer (Vocals), Arnold Vielgut (Guitar), Franz A. Kollitsch (Keyboard & Vocals). All working in the Viennese Real Estate and Building Industry.
Development of the project "Wohngarten 11"
Vienna, 20. December 2017
INVESTER United Benefits is going to develop a residential project on a 17,827 sqm area in Simmering, Viennas 11th district.
The founders and owners of the Viennese INVESTER Group Franz Alexander Kollitsch and Erwin Krause strengthen their engagement in the residential section by purchasing a 17,827 sqm property in Geiselbergstraße 26 – 32 in Vienna´s 11th district with ELIN quadrat. The transaction and the development was and will be managed by the INVESTER United Benefits GmbH. The signing was on December 19th, 2017. There currently is a vacant office building on the property which is expected to be removed in Q2 2018.
Franz Kollitsch, co-founder and speaker of INVESTER: „We are enforcing our competences in the asset class residential through the purchase of the property in Geiselbergstraße and the planned development of the project „Wohngarten 11“. Until 2020, a modern residential building in the center of Simmering will be built, providing social exchange, urban lifestyle and urban gardening."
Arno Hemala, Managing director of ELIN quadrat explains: „This project is a milestone for ELIN quadrat at the end of the 5th year since its establishment. We are proud, that this project will be realized in the next year after the successful development phase of the partnership with INVESTER."
„Wohngarten 11“: Affordable urban living in the center of Simmering
The property in Geiselbergstraße 26-32 is located in a green area in Vienna´s 11th district. The project “Wohngarten 11” will be positioned in the sector of “affordable living”, featuring apartments in the range of 1-3 rooms. Besides area efficiency and a functional interior design, the focus will be set on social and environmental aspects. Therefore, communal areas are planned on every level of the building. On the roof top, urban gardening facilities are planned to be created. A large and green courtyard with playing and recreational opportunities completes the concept. On the ground floor, a pharmacy and local supply markets are planned.
The 11th district is very popular in the section of „young and urban living“, due to its great infrastructure and recreational facilities. Furthermore, there are many green areas and a great connectivity of the public transport. The metro station U3 Enkplatz is reachable in five minutes, the famous Stephansplatz in 10 minutes by the metro line U3. In addition to that, the property is in walking distance to the rapid transit station Geiselbergstraße, which is directly driving to the city center. The green areas of „Herderplatz“ and the recreational space „Löwygrube“ are in the immediate surroundings.
"The Metropolitan": New project of INVESTER at the main railway station with first "prizeotel" of Austria
Vienna, 19. December 2017
The booming quarter around Vienna´s main station is going to be expanded by a new attraction.
INVESTER United Benefits is overtaking the transaction, development and financing of „The Metropolitan” from a private group of investors. The mixed used complex is going to include a 60-meter residential building as well as a 294-room hotel. The realization of this project leads to an Austrian premier, as the economy-design-brand “prizehotel” of the REZIDOR group is opening its doors in Vienna for the first time. Responsible for the design of the hotel is the US American star-designer Karim Rashid.
Franz A. Kollitsch, co-founder and speaker of INVESTER: „We are very proud that we successfully managed to secure the cooperation with the REZIDOR hotel group, bringing Austria’s first „prizehotel“ to Vienna. The market entry of this new and trendy hotel concept is a special award, not only for the location, but for the entire project. Furthermore, the development of “The Metropolitan” is once more strengthening our engagement in the asset class hotel."
„The Metropolitan“: 60-meter residential tower and Austria’s first „prizehotel“
“The Metropolitan”, a building complex created by HNP architects, includes a 60-meter residential tower as well as Austria’s first „prizehotel“, only topped by the excellent location within the booming quarter around Vienna´s main station. The location in Vienna´s 10th district at the border to the 4th district features an excellent connectivity to the public transport, as well as the neighborhood to the Schloss Belvedere, the Schweizer Garten, the Helmut-Zilk-Park and the close proximity to the city center. The famous Stephansplatz in the center of Vienna is reachable in five minutes by the metro line U1. Due to the main station in the immediate surrounding, all transport links, as well as local supply markets and food & beverage facilities are in walking distance.
Austria’s first „prizehotel“
The new prizehotel Vienna-City is expected to launch in 2021, featuring 294 economy-design-rooms. Responsible for the exceptional design of the hotel is the US American star-designer Karim Rashid. The prizehotel Vienna-City is going to expand the portfolio of the brand to currently 9 hotels with 1.740 rooms in total. Three buildings are already opened, 6 more are currently under construction. The REZIDOR Hotel Group holds 49% of prizehotel and counts on growing together after their joint venture.
EKAZENT becomes the EKAZENT Group under umbrella of INVESTER
Vienna, 14. November 2017
Restructuring of EKAZENT: consolidation of the real estate portfolio and launch of the new brand presence takes place in time for the international retail fair MAPIC in Cannes.
Vienna, 14 November 2017 – Following the brand takeover at the beginning of this year, the Austrian INVESTER Group is taking the next step in the further development and repositioning of the traditional EKAZENT brand: with immediate effect, all retail properties of the INVESTER Group with a total of 29 locations will be consolidated under the umbrella of the EKAZENT Group GmbH. Thomas Seikmann, Norbert Pfundner and Günter Populorum have been appointed as managing directors. All three have extensive expertise in retail business and have more than twenty years of experience in centre management and leasing management, as well as many years’ experience in commercial management of renowned retail companies.
Managing Director Thomas Seikmann says on the new positioning of the EKAZENT: "For more than 50 years, the EKAZENT brand has been synonymous with the construction, development and top quality management of retail properties in Austria. The new EKAZENT Group marks the beginning of a new chapter in the company’s longstanding history. Our objective is to continue to strengthen the EKAZENT brand and to position the company in the market as an innovation-driven player.”
Norbert Pfundner, Managing Director EKAZENT Group, comments: "With the EKAZENT Group we are pooling our strengths and offering long-term centre management perspectives to owners and investors. We look forward to this new challenge and are proud to lead the traditional EKAZENT brand toward a successful future.
Since being taken over by INVESTER, the well-known Austrian retail property enterprise has been restructured and the range of services has been further expanded. The EKAZENT Group is an international provider for the implementation of centre management projects and continues to strive towards making the world of shopping a more attractive place for customers, tenants and owners alike. The company’s service portfolio includes all facets of centre management, as well as re-development and re-positioning of retail real estate.
EKAZENT Group Portfolio
As a result of the newly established EKAZENT Group, the INVESTER group has now consolidated its retail real estate portfolio comprising 29 locations. These locations include five shopping malls and the recently incorporated trophy asset „Ekazent Hietzing“, the Hansson Zentrum, the Zentrum Hernals, the B7 Stammersdorf, as well as 20 strip malls throughout Vienna. The best-known properties include the two fashion outlets Parndorf and Freeport, and the retail park in Parndorf. In total, the portfolio currently comprises some 105.000 m² of leasable space. In the medium term, the company plans to increase this to 200.000 m².
About EKAZENT Group
For more than 50 years, EKAZENT has been synonymous with the construction, development and management of retail property in Austria. The EKAZENT Group became part of the INVESTER Group in 2017 and includes a portfolio of 29 retail properties with 105.000 m² of leasable space. In addition to the traditional location Ekazent Hiezting, the Group also includes the two fashion outlets Parndorf and Freeport, the retail park in Parndorf and 25 local shopping centres in Vienna. The management team consists of Thomas Seikmann, Norbert Pfundner and Günter Populorum. Die EKAZENT Group acts as an international provider for the implementation of centre management projects, thereby offering investors all services in the areas of centre management and asset management, re-positioning and re-development.
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