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.

For further information, please contact:
Marketing & Communications
Julia Nalepka, BA
Tel: +43 1 512 05 33 218
E-Mail: j.nalepka@invester.at

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Successful Expo Real 2017 for INVESTER United Benefits

Munich, 04. October 2017

From 4th to 6th October 2017 this year’s real estate exhibition Expo Real, with more than 2,000 exhibitors and in total more than 41,000 visitors, took place in Munich. This year the team of INVESTER United Benefits was represented with an own booth for the first time, which could be seen as a big step in order to strengthen the brand INVESTER.

This year’s Expo has broken all previous records. 2,003 companies, cities and regions from 35 countries exhibited at the show—13 percent more than in 2016. INVESTER United Benefits took the chance to enlarge the business network and to intense the existing business relations. The booth was highly frequented and the mood was positive throughout the whole 3 days.

For further information, please contact:
Julia Nalepka, BA
Marketing & Communications
Tel: +43 1 512 05 33 218
E-Mail: j.nalepka@invester.at

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Great success at the 1st INVESTER Night in Munich

Munich, 04. October 2017

Munich, October 4th 2017 – during the Expo Real 2017, INVESTER invited long time partners and friends to the 1st INVESTER night to the BAR MUENCHEN, a first class location in the inner district. In a relaxing atmosphere, networking was made very easy.

The highlight of the event was a raffle, organized for the charity partner Ronald McDonald Kinderhilfe (child support). The incredible amount of EUR 15.160,00 has been collected, an initiative, that is especially important to the founders of INVESTER, Erwin Krause und Franz Kollitsch.

“For us it is very important to give something back. Helping and supporting the little ones and their families really means a lot to us. We are looking forward to many future initiatives that we may implement together with our charity partner, as this project is very special to us.”, Franz Kollitsch about the cooperation.

For further information, please contact:
Julia Nalepka, BA
Marketing & Communications
Tel: +43 1 512 05 33 218
E-Mail: j.nalepka@invester.at

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INVESTER United Benefits extends portfolio and strengthen the competencies in retail

Vienna, 02. October 2017

Vienna, 02 October 2017 – INVESTER United Benefits closed the transaction of the Ekazent Hietzing for the real estate managers and investors Franz Kollitsch, Erwin Krause and Johannes Kowar. The object was mediated by EHL Immobilien, one of the leading real estate providers in Austria. The EKAZENT Group GmbH will be responsible for the center management. The Ekazent Hietzing has more than 11,300 sqm of usable area, being rented by well-known tenants like Wein&Co, Radatz, Stiefelkönig, Palmers and Libro. Furthermore, the complex features a three-star hotel with 46 rooms, an underground car park with 70 parking slots, as well as office areas. The property is directly connected to the Vienna metro (U4 Hietzing) and the tram, resulting in a first class location within the historical quarter of Hietzing. In the immediate surroundings of the property are the Schloss Schönbrunn and the Lainzer Tiergarten, featuring beautiful green spaces.

The Ekazent Hietzing was built from 1961 until 1964, and extended by additional buildings in 1969. The center consists of four separate buildings. They were built by a plan of Roland Rainer.

Hietzing is one of the most exclusive residential areas in Vienna, featuring an outstanding average purchase power. Since this district has a very limited amount of retail spaces, the Ekazent Hietzing covers 37% of the retail spaces in Hietzing.

Franz Kollitsch, founding partner and speaker of INVESTER: „I am proud that we successfully managed to expand the retail portfolio managed by INVESTER. We plan to carefully refurbish the building, restoring the original shine. In addition to that, the relation between the names is not a coincidence, the center found its home.”

For further information, please contact:
Julia Nalepka, BA
Marketing & Communications
Tel: +43 1 512 05 33 218
E-Mail: j.nalepka@invester.at

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INVESTER United Benefits GmbH

Parkring 12
A-1010 Vienna
Austria

Management of real estate projects and consultation of real estate investments

Place of business: Vienna
FN 452183a, Commercial Court Vienna
VAT number: ATU 71306936

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