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Executive Channel Network Germany moves to new headquarters at Tetragon Frankfurt – and installs ECN screens in the premium office property

ECN (www.executivechannelnetwork.de) convinced the Tetragon landlord, CONREN Land AG (CONREN Land) of the various benefits of an installation of its smart office digital communication product.

Executive Channel Network Germany moves to new headquarters at Tetragon Frankfurt - and installs ECN screens in the premium office property

Executive Channel Network Germany moves to new headquarters at Tetragon Frankfurt / ECN installation

Frankfurt, 8 February 2017 – Executive Channel Network Germany, which is a part of Executive Channel Holdings (ECH), launched in Germany in 2016. ECN“s smart office digital communication platform enables real time communication between commercial office owners / managers and their tenants (occupiers).

As a result of rapid business growth in Germany, ECN ( http://www.executivechannelnetwork.de ) has moved to a larger office, which is located at the Tetragon Frankfurt, Mainzer Landstraße 51 – in the heart of the central banking district. ECN also convinced the Tetragon landlord, CONREN Land AG (CONREN Land) of the various benefits of an installation of its smart office digital communication product:

– No investment was required from Tetragon,
– The digital display was installed within a few weeks,
– Tetragon“s internal content is controlled online via its own Content Management System (CMS),
– Tetragon can update and change its internal communications within minutes.

Executive Channel Network’s installation in the lobby of the Tetragon Frankfurt is a free standing unit of 65 inches. ECN“s display solutions are designed to suit the individual building’s architectual interior. Apart from the latest German news and local weather, the new ECN installation in Frankfurt runs internal communications for Tetragon such as welcome messages and any other local building information which Tetragon might like to communicate.

Christian Praulich, Director Business Development Real Estate I Germany: „We are very pleased that ECN’s business in Germany is developing so well. We continue to grow because owners and asset managers of premium office properties are increasingly aware of digital signage and realize the benefits of internal real estate digital communication for an increase of value for their property – just like recently our own landlord Conren Land.“

Executive Channel Network (www.executivechannelnetwork.com) offers a simple, effective and free-to-use model with digital solutions that span over 10 years of international experience. ECN was launched in Australia in 2005 and then expanded to London in 2009 and to Paris in 2012. ECN has also been active in Germany since 2016.

About Executive Channel Network:

ECN“s (www.executivechannelnetwork.com) vision is to make office buildings smarter with its real-time digital technology throughout major UK and European cities. ECN“s digital technology solutions can be found in lobby areas and inside elevator cabins. In real-time, the digital video network offers a mixture of up-to-date news and internal building-related content. ECN Germany is part of Executive Channel Holdings (ECH). The European network consists of around 300 installations in the most important office buildings in Europe.

Media Contact Executive Channel Network Germany:

Görs Communications
Real Estate PR and Marketing
Daniel Görs
Gertrudenkirchhof 10
20095 Hamburg

Tel: +49 40 325074582
E-Mail: info (at) goers-communications.de
goers-communications.de

Contact Executive Channel Network Germany:

Christian Praulich
Director Business Development Real Estate I Germany
Tetragon, Mainzer Landstraße 51,
60329 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: +49 69 380 7660 59

E-Mail: Christianp (at) executivechannelnetwork.de
www.executivechannelnetwork.de/contact-us
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Über Executive Channel Network:

ECN ( www.executivechannelnetwork.com) ist ein internationales Unternehmen der digitalen Immobilien Kommunikation, das weltweit Echtzeitinformationen in bedeutende Bürohochhäuser liefert. ECN ermöglicht relevante Kommunikation zwischen Immobilieneigentümern, Büroangestellten und Werbetreibenden. Mit dem ECN Bildschirmnetzwerk werden so vor allem Vielverdiener mit zielgerichteten Inhalten erreicht. Unternehmen und Marken bietet ECN eine effektive Plattform für ein maßgeschneidertes und hochqualitatives Werbeträgernetzwerk im Umfeld einer zunehmend schwerer erreichbaren, berufstätigen Premium-Zielgruppe.

Die digitalen ECN Bildschirme und Video-Wände für Bürogebäude bieten u.a. mit Mieterverzeichnissen professionelle Lösungen für Lobbybereiche und Aufzugskabinen. Das digitale Bildschirmnetzwerk bietet in Echtzeit eine Mischung aus aktuellen Nachrichten, gebäudebezogenen Inhalten sowie animierten Werbeinhalten. ECN Germany ist ein Teil der Executive Channel Holdings (ECH). Das europäische Netzwerk besteht aus rund 300 Installationen in den bedeutendsten Bürohochhäusern in Europa.

Firmenkontakt
Executive Channel Network (ECN) Germany
Christian Praulich
Mainzer Landstraße 51
60329 Frankfurt am Main
+49 69 380 7660 59
info@executivechannelnetwork.de
http://www.executivechannelnetwork.de

Pressekontakt
Executive Channel Network (ECN) Germany
Christian Praulich
Mainzer Landstraße 51
60329 Frankfurt am Main
+49 69 380 7660 59
christianp@executivechannelnetwork.de
http://www.executivechannelnetwork.de

Real Estate

Enhanced: fire-resistant and flue-gas-optimized monitors for areas with stringent fire protection requirements

Distec presents an updated and expanded range of POS line monitors for industry and trade at ISE 2017

Enhanced: fire-resistant and flue-gas-optimized monitors for areas with stringent fire protection requirements

Fire-resistant and flue-gas-optimized monitors by Distec for stringent fire protection requirements

Distec GmbH, leading German specialist for TFT flat screens and system solutions for industrial and multimedia applications, introduces enhancements and extensions of the proven POS-Line product family at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the international trade fair for audiovisual and electronic integration (February 7-10, 2017) in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In particular, the focus is on the further optimized POS-Line-BLO monitor series, which means optimized fire load and flue gas performance by using improved fire retardant materials. The new G30 protection glass improves heat resistance and the heat-resistant power and network cables are now halogen-free. The integrated thermal fuse separates the monitor from the power supply when the critical temperature is reached. The monitor housing offers protection class IP33. „The fire-resistant and flue-gas-optimized monitors have stood the test as information displays in sensitive areas with stringent fire protection requirements such as escape routes, stairways and on the opposite side of elevators in public buildings, hotels and production halls,“ explained Axel Schäfer, COO of Distec GmbH. Distec will be showing the new POS line BLO monitors at stand P132 in hall 10.

Low flammability and low fire load for improved fire protection

Since a suitable standard for monitors does not exist, an independent expert has classified the devices for the fire behavior of construction products. The basic fire test showed that the monitors fall below the limit values for class B-S1, d0 according to DIN EN 13501-1 in all categories. This is the best grade in the class of flame retardant products. The certificate confirms that the monitors are hardly inflammable, and that there is almost no smoke in the event of a fire, or that there is a dripping of burning material or parts falling off. The monitors are available in sizes from 31.5 to 54.6 inches.

Optimized housing, simplified installation and increased range of temperature

The improved version of the successful POS line product family combines up-to-date technology with a modern and appealing design. „The new POS line monitors are the ideal solution for anyone looking for a robust metal housing, reliability in operation and a wide range of controller and front options depending on the application,“ adds Axel Schäfer. New features include the optimized aluminum housing with lower weight and increased temperature range, simplified mounting for flexible installation without mounting angles and latest PCAP-Touch technology for 10 finger use. Typical application areas of the POS-Line V2 series ranges from various professional applications for industry and trade as digital whiteboard, guiding monitors and digital signage at the point-of-sales.

Über Distec
Die Distec GmbH ist ein Unternehmen der Data Display Group ( www.datadisplay-group.de), weltweit agierender und anerkannter Spezialist im Bereich TFT-Flachbildschirme und -Systemlösungen für industrielle und multimediale Applikationen. Das Unternehmen mit Sitz in Germering bei München entwickelt, produziert und vermarktet innovative Lösungen von der Baugruppe bis zum Fertigprodukt. Die innovativen Green-IT Systemlösungen basieren auf eigenen Hardware-Plattformen und steuern damit über eigene Software die Produkte der TFT-Partner Samsung, Innolux, Kyocera, Mitsubishi und ausgewählte Produkte anderer TFT-Hersteller an. Die Lösungen von Baugruppen und Kits bis hin zum OEM-Endprodukt entwickelt Data Display in eigenen Designzentren in Germering, Istanbul (Türkei) und Ronkonkoma (NY/USA). Das Dienstleistungsangebot umfasst neben kundenspezifischen Entwicklungen und Anpassungen, Produktveredelungen und Assemblierung von Monitorsystemen auch die Produktion von Fertigprodukten sowie einen kompletten After-Sales-Service mit RMA-Abwicklung, Reparatur und technischem Support. Seit dem 01.01.2016 ist die Distec GmbH ein Mitglied der Fortec Group und kann auf die Produkte, Dienstleistungen und das Knowhow eines umfangreichen Hightech Firmennetzwerks zurückgreifen. Eine perfekte Ergänzung zum bestehenden Produktportfolio. Weitere Informationen unter http://www.distec.de .

Die Produkte der Data Display Group sind erhältlich bei:
Europa: Distec GmbH, Germering
Europa – Bereich Digital Signage: Data Display Solution, Eisenach
Italien: REM Italy s.a.s. di Michieletto Flavio & C., Trebaseleghe
UK und Benelux: Display Technology, Rochester
Türkei und naher Osten: Display Görüntüleme Teknolojileri A.S.
Nordamerika: Apollo Display Technologies, Ronkonkoma NY

Firmenkontakt
Distec GmbH
Christina Sicheneder
Augsburger Straße 2b
82110 Germering
+49 89 89 43 63 0
ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
http://www.distec.de

Pressekontakt
ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Schiffbauerweg 5F
82319 Starnberg
+4981519739098
ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com

Real Estate

Half-year figures 2015: DIC Asset AG increases operating profit

– FFO rose to EUR 24.0 million (H1 2014: EUR 23.6 million)
– EUR 150 million full-year guidance on total property disposals already reached – further disposals planned
– Real estate management fees up by 30 per cent
– Net interest expense decreased, via substantial refinancings
– Net debt equity ratio improved to 34.2 per cent (31 Dec 2014: 33.4 per cent)
– Forecast for 2015 FFO confirmed at EUR 48 million to EUR 50 million

Frankfurt, 13 August 2015 – DIC Asset AG (German Securities ID A1X3XX / ISIN DE000A1X3XX4) today presented its interim report for the first half of the 2015 financial year.

Summary of results:
DIC Asset AG“s gross rental income amounted to EUR 70.4 million in the first six months of 2015 (H1 2014: EUR 73.6 million), a 4 per cent decrease, largely attributable to planned disposals from the Commercial Portfolio. At EUR 24.0 million, the FFO (funds from operations, defined as earnings before interest and taxes, and excluding profits from disposals and development projects) for the first six months of 2015 was two per cent higher than in the same period of the previous year (H1 2014: EUR 23.6 million), largely driven by a higher contribution from the funds business, up 30 per cent, and an improved interest result. FFO per share was EUR 0.35 as at 30 June 2015 (30 June 2014: EUR 0.34). Consolidated profit for the period rose by 25 per cent year-on-year, to EUR 5.0 million (H1 2014: EUR 4.0 million), due to the increase in the share of profit of associates as well as higher profits from investment property disposals compared to the same period of the previous year.

Ulrich Höller, Chairman of the Management Board, said: „DIC Asset AG fully achieved – and even markedly surpassed – some of its interim targets in the first half of 2015, moving very close to reaching its full-year targets.“

Operative business
EUR 150 million in disposals have been realised so far in 2015. DIC Asset AG thus reached the volume of disposals envisioned for the full year (EUR 150 million to EUR 170 million) earlier than planned. The disposals achieved an average mark-up of around seven per cent over the most recent market value determined. Against the background of its successful disposal activity so far in 2015, DIC Asset AG raises its disposal target to a minimum of EUR 180 million for the full year. With the continuous increase in volume of disposals, DIC Asset AG continues to markedly reduce its leverage.

Real estate management fees rose by around 30 per cent during the first six months of the year, to EUR 3.0 million (H1 2014: EUR 2.3 million), with significant contributions from fund real estate management fees. These increased by around EUR 0.6 million, to reach EUR 2.3 million (H1 2014: EUR 1.7 million).

The funds business continued to prosper during the first six months of 2015. FFO from fund real estate management and income from fund investments posted an increase of more than 30% to EUR 3.6 million when compared to the previous year“s figure (H1 2014: EUR 2.7 million). As previously reported, DIC Asset AG invested EUR 57 million year-to-date in another three properties for our special funds. In conjunction, the investment phase of the first fund, „DIC Office Balance I“, was concluded successfully. In total, the Company plans to spend at least EUR 130 million on acquisitions for its funds business in 2015.
DIC Asset AG“s letting performance during the first six months of 2015 comprised contracts generating aggregate annualised rental income of some EUR 6.3 million (H1 2014: EUR 11.3 million), including EUR 4.0 million in renewed rental agreements and EUR 2.3 million in new rentals. The vacancy rate at the end of the first half-year was 11.1 per cent (H1 2014: 11.5 per cent).

Financing terms significantly improved
Total financial liabilities declined to EUR 1.663 billion as at 30 June 2015, a reduction of approximately EUR 5.2 million compared to the previous year
(31 Dec 2014: EUR 1.668 billion). The refinancing volume for the existing portfolio (Commercial Portfolio) due in 2015 amounts to approximately EUR 372 million. EUR 315 million thereof have been refinanced by the end of the first half of the year. The average term of new liabilities is approximately seven years. The average interest rate on financial debt in the form of bank loans stood at 3.5 per cent as at 30 June 2015 – down 60 basis points year-on-year (30 June 2014: 4.1 per cent). The average maturity of DIC Asset AG“s financial debt rose significantly because of these refinancings, from 4.0 years as at 31 December 2014, to 4.7 years.

As a result of the ongoing optimisation of our financing structure, the net debt equity ratio showed an increase of 80 basis points when compared to year-end 2014, to 34.2 per cent as of 30 June 2015 (31 Dec 2014: 33.4 per cent). Accordingly, the loan-to-value ratio decreased when compared to the year-end 2014, to 65.5 per cent (31 Dec 2014: 65.9 per cent).

The net interest result improved to EUR -31.9 million, largely driven by continuous optimisation of the company“s financing structure (H1 2014: EUR -34.0 million). Substantial refinancings significantly reduced interest expenses to EUR 36.9 million (H1 2014: EUR 38.9 million). Interest income remained stable year-on-year at EUR 5 million (H1 2014: EUR 4.9 million).

Half-year results confirm full-year guidance
Performance for the first six months of 2015 affirms DIC Asset AG“s FFO forecast of EUR 48 million to EUR 50 million for the 2015 financial year (2014: EUR 45.9 million), The strong momentum in disposals leads the Management Board to raise its full-year guidance on volume of disposals to a minimum of EUR 180 million . Taking effective and potential disposals into account, the vacancy rate for the overall portfolio is expected at around 11%. By the end of the year a rental income of EUR 134 million to EUR 136 million is expected. To achieve further growth in the funds business, DIC Asset AG plans to spend at least EUR 130 million on acquisitions.

For more information on DIC Asset AG, please visit the Company’s website www.dic-asset.de, where the half-yearly report is also available.

About DIC Asset AG:
Established in 2002, DIC Asset AG, with registered offices in Frankfurt/Main, is a real estate company with a dedicated investment focus on commercial real estate in Germany, pursuing a return-oriented investment policy.
The Company’s investment strategy is geared to the continued development of a high-quality, highly profitable and regionally diversified portfolio.
Real estate assets under management comprise 230 properties with a market value of approximately EUR 3.2 billion, with a pro-rate value of EUR 2,3 billion. The real estate portfolio is structured in two segments: the Commercial Portfolio (EUR 2.1 billion) comprises existing properties with long-term rental contracts generating attractive rental yields. The Co-Investments segment (pro-rata share of EUR 0.2 billion) comprises fund investments, joint-venture investments, and interests in development projects. In-house real estate management teams provide a direct service to tenants, working out of six different locations in each of the portfolio focus regions. This kind of market presence and expertise creates the basis for preserving and enhancing our earnings and real estate values. DIC Asset AG has been included in the SDAX® segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since June 2006. The Company’s shares are also included in the EPRA index, which tracks the performance of the most important European real estate companies.

About DIC Asset AG:
Established in 2002, DIC Asset AG, with registered offices in Frankfurt/Main, is a real estate company with a dedicated investment focus on commercial real estate in Germany, pursuing a return-oriented investment policy.
The Company’s investment strategy is geared to the continued development of a high-quality, highly profitable and regionally diversified portfolio.
Real estate assets under management comprise 230 properties with a market value of approximately EUR 3.2 billion, with a pro-rate value of EUR 2,3 billion. The real estate portfolio is structured in two segments: the Commercial Portfolio (EUR 2.1 billion) comprises existing properties with long-term rental contracts generating attractive rental yields. The Co-Investments segment (pro-rata share of EUR 0.2 billion) comprises fund investments, joint-venture investments, and interests in development projects. In-house real estate management teams provide a direct service to tenants, working out of six different locations in each of the portfolio focus regions. This kind of market presence and expertise creates the basis for preserving and enhancing our earnings and real estate values. DIC Asset AG has been included in the SDAX® segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since June 2006. The Company’s shares are also included in the EPRA index, which tracks the performance of the most important European real estate companies.

Firmenkontakt
DIC Asset AG
Peer Schlinkmann
Neue Mainzer Straße 20 . MainTor
60311 Frankfurt/Main
+49 69 274033-1221
P.Schlinkmann@dic-asset.de
http://www.dic-asset.de

Pressekontakt
Thomas Pfaff Kommunikation
Thomas Pfaff
Höchlstr. 2
81675 München
089 992496-50
kontakt@pfaff-kommunikation.de
http://pfaff-kommunikation.de

Real Estate

DIC Asset AG: New Office Fund and Further Acquisitions

DIC Asset AG: New Office Fund and Further Acquisitions

unbenannt

> Launching the 3rd institutional property fund: „DIC Office Balance II“
> First office asset already purchased for EUR 32 million
> Another two acquisitions for the retail fund bring the 2014 volume of acquisitions up to EUR 60 million
> Minimum target volume for all three funds: EUR 900 million

Frankfurt, 22 July 2014 – DIC Asset AG (WKN A1X3XX / ISIN DE000A1X3XX4) just launched its third institutional real estate fund (open-ended special AIF), „DIC Office Balance II.“ The fund will commit itself in office properties in Germany, focusing on core property occupied on long-term leases and located in conurbations, metro areas or regional business hubs. The fund’s target volume will initially be EUR 200 million, though it may be stocked up at a later point in time if required.

The fund will be created specifically for two clients: SV SparkassenVersicherung, Stuttgart, and Helaba Invest KAGmbH, Frankfurt, for several institutional investors. DIC Asset AG will acquire a stake of around five percent in its own right, while also handling the asset management and property management as well as the property acquisitions and sales. As with the other funds, IntReal International Real Estate Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Hamburg, will serve as investment service company („Service KVG“).

The fund launch coincided with the first property investment. The new fund acquired the office property „Barbarossa Center“ with some retail units located in Cologne from an international institutional investor for approximately EUR 32 million. The high-rise on Barbarossaplatz, 60 metres tall, straddles a superb downtown location and is highly visible. Originally built in 1972, it was redeveloped and modernised in 2002 and 2013. It extends over 13,300 sqm of rental space across 19 floors. The building is fully occupied by altogether nine tenants.

On top of that, DIC Asset AG bought another two retail properties for approximately EUR 27 million that are earmarked for the „DIC HighStreet Balance“ institutional fund. Both of these assets – one located in Düren, the other in Wuppertal – have a rental space of around 4,000 sqm, are situated in prime high street locations and are almost entirely let on long-term leases to blue-chip tenants Peek & Cloppenburg and Rossmann, respectively. This brings DIC Asset AG’s volume of acquisitions up to approximately EUR 60 million for the ongoing year.
The transactions were facilitated by the estate agencies JLL, CITYJUNG and EKP-Projekt.

About the Fund Business of DIC:

Since 2010, DIC has launched three institutional funds (as open-ended special AIF): an institutional fund for retail property, „DIC HighStreet Balance,“ and two institutional funds for office property, „DIC Office Balance I“ and „DIC Office Balance II“ Fundraising for the first two institutional funds (now at a combined total of approximately EUR 520 million) has already achieved the 75-percent mark of the target volume (at least around EUR 700 million). The third institutional fund just launched, DIC Office Balance II, brings the minimum target volume up to approximately EUR 900 million.

As a matter of principle, DIC Asset always acquires a significant interest in the funds, acting as co-investor while also contributing property and investment expertise as service provider. Institutional investors committed in these funds include mainly pension funds, foundations, insurance companies, and family offices. The investor pool of DIC Asset AG has thus been expanded to include business partners with a long-term horizon.
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About DIC Asset AG:
Established in 2002, DIC Asset AG, with registered offices in Frankfurt am Main, is a real estate company with a dedicated investment focus on commercial real estate in Germany, pursuing a return-oriented investment policy. The company has a total of around 250 real property assets worth approximately EUR 3.4 billion under management. The investment strategy of DIC Asset AG aims at the continuous development of a quality-driven, high-yield, and regionally diversified portfolio. The portfolio is divided into two segments: the Commercial Portfolio (EUR 2.2 billion) comprises existing properties with long-term rental contracts generating attractive rental yields. The „Co-Investment“ segment (EUR 0.3 billion pro rata) pools fund investments, joint venture investments, and investments in project developments. Own real estate management teams provide a direct service to tenants through six branch offices located at the regional hubs within the portfolio. This kind of market presence and expertise creates the basis for preserving and enhancing our earnings and real estate values. DIC Asset AG has been included in the SDAX® segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since June 2006. The Company’s shares are also included in the EPRA index, which tracks the performance of the most important European real estate companies.

DIC Asset AG
Immo von Homeyer
Eschersheimer Landstrasse 223
60320 Frankfurt/Main
+49 69 274033-86
i.vonhomeyer@dic-asset.de
http://www.dic-asset.de

Thomas Pfaff Kommunikation
Thomas Pfaff
Höchlstr. 2
81675 München
089 992496-50
kontakt@pfaff-kommunikation.de
http://pfaff-kommunikation.de

Real Estate

Lindner wall cladding system is bombproof and life-saving at Passenger Terminal Expo.

The international major trade show Passenger Terminal Expo (PTE) is taking place at the grounds of Fira de Barcelona from March 25 to March27 in 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. This exhibition is an international meeting point of the airport industry. Topics of the PTE are design, security, management and technology in airport terminals.

The international major trade show Passenger Terminal Expo (PTE) is taking place at the grounds of Fira de Barcelona from March 25 to March27 in 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. This exhibition is an international meeting point of the airport industry. Topics of the PTE are design, security, management and technology in airport terminals.

The round about 200 exhibitors are going to present their new products concerning the airport industry. At the same time there will be a conference. The conference deals with future trends of airports worldwide. Numerous personalities will perform as guest speakers.

Lindner is presenting its ceiling product range and its bomb proof wall cladding system at booth 1.902. The wall cladding systems reduces the risk of injury of guests in airports. In case of explosion there will be no shot like fragments caused by the wall cladding. A so called bomb blast test of the English testing house Crossley Consult Ltd proves this statement. At a distance of 6 metres, the experts detonated 15 kg of highly explosive TNT. The suction effect was 30% higher than the actual pressure load caused by the explosion.

The wall cladding system is already used in new terminal 2 of London Heathrow Airport.
For further information, please visit www.passengerterminal-expo.com.

Lindner – Bauen mit neuen Lösungen.

Die Lindner Group ist Europas führender Spezialist für Innenausbau, Fassadenbau und Isoliertechnik.

Gegründet 1965 im niederbayerischen Arnstorf, erbringen wir über ein internationales Netzwerk mit einer heute einzigartigen Leistungskette „Konzepte-Produkte-Service“ komplette, maßgeschneiderte Baulösungen für unsere Kunden.

Als verantwortungsbewusstes, innovatives Familienunternehmen legen wir besonderen Wert auf eine nachhaltige Entwicklung und setzen in der Produktion und auf den Baustellen weltweit auf zukunftsorientiertes Energiemanagement und angewandten Umweltschutz.

Lindner Group
Ingo Bofinger
Bahnhofstr. 29
94424 Arnstorf
+49 (0)8723/20-27 58
Ingo.Bofinger@Lindner-Group.com
http://www.Lindner-Group.com

Real Estate

Roll-out of strategic realignment of DIM Group completed

Roll-out of strategic realignment of DIM Group completed

DIM Property Management

Gestrim now trading as DIM

The DIM Group, formerly Gestrim Group, has announced the successful completion of its strategic reorientation. The real estate management company will now trade under the name DIM.

DIM Holding AG will conduct its property management operations jointly with subsidiary DIM Deutsche Immobilien Management GmbH and liaise with DIM Deutsche Fonds Management GmbH to manage funds. Wolfgang Loeper newly joined the Board of DIM Holding AG. Mr Loeper has decades of experience in the senior management of German and international real estate and facility management companies.

In January Carsten B. Loth joined the management of DIM Deutsche Immobilien Management GmbH. Mr Loth is also CEO of Domizil Property Management GmbH and will be applying his decades of experience as a property entrepreneur covering the Berlin market. The DIM Group and Domizil will now be acting as a combined force in the real estate market.

In the words of Chairman Wolfgang Loeper: „This puts us in a strong position to expand organically and non-organically across Germany. The latest Property Management Report (Bell Management Consultants) rates DIM as the 4th best performing property manager in the Residential asset class in Germany. We aim to improve on this position.“

Bildrechte: DIM Holding AG

The DIM Group is active in property management, portfolio optimisation, fund management and letting. Its focus lies in residential and commercial property management and condominium management. With a staff of approx 165 employees DIM companies administer and manage over 31,000 residential and commercial units and 90 closed-end real estate funds across Germany. The fund management division is run as a joint venture with RBS RoeverBroennerSusat, an audit firm with nationwide operations. Further information is available at http://www.dim.ag

Kontakt
DIM Holding AG
Loeper
Pohlstraße 20
10785 Berlin
030 / 89 04 69 – 0
holding@dim.ag
http://www.dim.ag

Pressekontakt:
Sunshine Marketing Werbeagentur GmbH
Carolina Lebedies
Asternweg 18
16348 Wandlitz
033397 / 60365
info@sunshinemarketing.de
http://www.sunshinemarketing.de

Real Estate

Project Report: Höfe am Brühl, Leipzig

Project Report: Höfe am Brühl, Leipzig

Höfe am Brühl, Leipzig

On an area of 23.000m² a three-storey commercial centre, Höfe am Brühl, arose. There you can find more than 120 stores and gastronomic facilities. Furthermore there are 820 parking positions on the second floor and 70 apartments are integrated on the third floor.

On an area of 23.000m² a three-storey commercial centre, Höfe am Brühl, arose. There you can find more than 120 stores and gastronomic facilities. Furthermore there are 820 parking positions on the second floor and 70 apartments are integrated on the third floor.

The object
The design of the new building integrated the „Konsument Warenhaus“ from the sixties with its distinctive sheet metal casing as well as the historical construction work and its history.

To pick up this variety, the facade was divided into 70 individual sections. These sections distinguish in size and appearance. Historical buildings are pictured on the glass surfaces of some of the sections, for example the house of Richard Wagner“s birth. The facade of the „tin can“ found its place, too. Lindner facades constructed, produced and installed overall more than 24.000m² facade surface area.

Range of activities
Design of the facades in original size, on the left side with fins made out of concrete block, in the middle with accentuated vertical character (e.g. Gold facade) and on the right side with horizontal accentuation (e.g. theme facade).

Types of facades and area of application
Construction, production and installation of a customized facade system and special constructions, consisting of:
– about 12.000m² unitised facade system in three different categories : polygonal as exterior facade as well as interior facade; with silkscreen, ceramic digital printing, natural stone filling and opening elements in SG-appearance
– about 3.500m² modified mullion-transom facade with motor-driven opening elements, fin windows in SG- and gloss appearance, natural stone intermediate fields
– 20.000 pieces concrete block fins
– about 1.000 m² point-fixed insulating glass-facades with NRWG- and fresh-air intake claps in SG-appearance

In addition:
– Curtain-type nature stone facing with claps and display cases in stone and gloss appearance, sheet metal covering, outside ceilings, WDVS, doors/ door systems in different achievements (SG appearance/ high gloss glass/ tubular frame), canopy roof made of glass and rounded in the layout
– Four leaf folding door system W x H =13,5m x 4,3m
– Prototype building, conducting various tests, obtaining multiple approvals in individual cases

Gold facade
It is very special that the rooms behind the facade have different functions (shopping/ parking/ living). The horizontal slits of the facades are only partial synchronal with the floor slab, „cold“ and „warm“ areas had to be separated structural-physical.

The named frame positions made it impossible to apply the classical „plug-in arrangement“. Therefore a special substructure was developed. This substructure is able to carry the occurring weights.

The glass unitized facade with the golden overprint emphasizes the classy character of the „Höfe am Brühl“. This type of facade emphasizes the vertical, which is strengthened by the vertical adjustment of the perforated sheet metal slits.

Key data
– Horizontal glass edge as SG- bonding/ vertical with glass ridge
– Silkscreen in interior and exterior VSG-unity
– Maximum size of the elements W x H = 2,50m x 5,80m, maximum weight per element round 900kg
– Affiliation of ceilings in the parking areas which are highly sagged

Unitised facade system – Stone and stone appearance
This type of facade creates a decent elegant picture and is constructively alike the theme facade. In those fields which are in the background we inserted fillings made of nature stone. The theme printing was replaced by a regular dot matrix.

Within the atriums a printed perforated sheet metal with sound-absorbing deposit and stone appearance was used. This will reduce the noise level and contributes to a pleasant acoustic climate and thereby to a well-being of the visitors. Acoustic ease and comfort by sound absorbing fillings.

Key data
– Vertical glass edge as SG-bonding/ horizontal with glass ridge
– Silkscreen in interior and exterior VSG-unity
– Maximum size of the elements W x H = 2,50m x 5,80m, maximum weight per element round 900kg
– Externally recessed within the glass level with overlapping stages

Theme facade
The theme facade breathes new life into the history of the Brühl. Therefore pictures of former buildings were printed on the glass surfaces of the facades. In contrast to the vertical dominating facade optic of the gold facade, here the horizontal line is emphasized.

The glass edges situated in front of the staggered rebounds fall vertical in line. The outcome of this is a displacement of the carrying element frame. This leads to an untypical static system of the element facade which was solved by various appropriate measures. Account of the glass edges which fall in line vertically with the transferred carrying element frames.

Key data
– Round 20.000 pieces single fins in three main categories
– Fins with insulated cores which reduce the weight
– Single fins up to 50kg and maximal 1,45m
– Partial with open joints
– Insulation for acoustical absorption in the atrium

Great parts of the area consist of fin facades. Those compose fibre proven concrete block fins in different geometries. These fin facades are fixed on a special made aluminum substructure with spike fixation. The fins are erected as a curtain-type facade.

The interplay of the different types of fins arises an irregular structure, which reminds you on a score.

Mullion-transom facade
The mullion-transom facades were used in different variations. An optical specialty is that each field of glass is bordered by a window bar frame welded on a mitre. This was possible because of the development of a three-part pressure and covering strip with double screwing.

Key data
– Weight of glass up to 800kg
– Mullion-grid 2,50m -2,75m

Point-fixed
Point- fixed isolating glazings are inserted in the area of the connecting bridges and at the main entrees.

Key data
– Extent of the mullion support up to 8,50m
– Mullion distance up to 2,85m
– Flat steel – as well as laser-welded mullions
– Insulating glass – point-fixing with plate Ø70mm
– Weights of glass up to maximum 275kg

Builder: mfi Management für Immobilien AG
Architect: Grüntuch – Ernst Planungsgesellschaft GmbH
Completion date: October 2012
Copyright: Lindner Group

www.Lindner-Group.com

Lindner – Bauen mit neuen Lösungen.

Die Lindner Group ist Europas führender Spezialist für Innenausbau, Fassadenbau und Isoliertechnik.

Gegründet 1965 im niederbayerischen Arnstorf, erbringen wir über ein internationales Netzwerk mit einer heute einzigartigen Leistungskette „Konzepte-Produkte-Service“ komplette, maßgeschneiderte Baulösungen für unsere Kunden.

Als verantwortungsbewusstes, innovatives Familienunternehmen legen wir besonderen Wert auf eine nachhaltige Entwicklung und setzen in der Produktion und auf den Baustellen weltweit auf zukunftsorientiertes Energiemanagement und angewandten Umweltschutz.

Kontakt:
Lindner Group
Ingo Bofinger
Bahnhofstr. 29
94424 Arnstorf
49 (0)8723/20-27 58
Ingo.Bofinger@Lindner-Group.com
http://www.Lindner-Group.com

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Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport, Mauritius

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport, Mauritius

Lindner Group

The new terminal at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport (SRR), the main international airport in Mauritius, has been officially inaugurated following three years of work.

The new terminal at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport (SRR), the main international airport in Mauritius, has been officially inaugurated following three years of work.

Mauritius International Airport is located 48 km southeast of the capital Port Louis. The new terminal extends over three levels and covers an area of 56,900 m². It is the biggest infrastructure construction project in the history of Mauritius.

Jacques Follain, CEO of Aéroports de Paris Management, said, „This new terminal, which doubles the airport’s capacity, will play a key role in the economic development of Mauritius. The island wanted a world-class airport site in order to better fulfil the demands of its growing tourist industry. […]“ The interior fit-out specialist company Lindner largely contributed to completing the interior design by supplying high quality metal ceilings and partitions for the interior of especially the arrival and baggage claim area. The baggage hall“s appearance is dominated by a natural and vivid mixture of curved, plain and transparent surfaces.

The ceiling comes up with curved plain elements creating waves throughout the entire room bordered by specially designed baffles that set the frame to the adjacent ceilings made of expanded metal. Lindner supplied more than 5,000 m² of this expanded metal ceiling which has, thanks to its mesh size, a filigree appearance and allows for some views to the technical side of the airport above the ceiling. Their openness is often an important criterion in airports when it comes to quickly locating the position or finding the cause of fire or smoke in the ceiling cavity.

Furthermore, expanded metal ceilings are produced in an environmentally-friendly way by stamping and drawing processes. They save on raw materials and are simple and straightforward to handle. This manufacturing process gives expanded metal ceilings from Lindner their unique character.

The decision to have the airport fitted out with high quality products from Lindner is without doubt in line with the terminal being built in accordance with the Mauritius Sustainable Island concept, which is a national priority of the country’s government. Moreover, the harmonious use of Lindner timber and glass partitions also contributes to the idea of Green and Sustainable Building. The partitions have besides their appearance also perfect sound insulating characteristics.

The airport was inaugurated on Friday 30 August, attendants at the event included members of the government, including Mauritius“ prime minister, foreign delegations, distinguished guests and airport stakeholders who could convince themselves of the excellent appearance and quality.

www.Lindner-Group.com

Lindner – Bauen mit neuen Lösungen.

Die Lindner Group ist Europas führender Spezialist für Innenausbau, Fassadenbau und Isoliertechnik.

Gegründet 1965 im niederbayerischen Arnstorf, erbringen wir über ein internationales Netzwerk mit einer heute einzigartigen Leistungskette „Konzepte-Produkte-Service“ komplette, maßgeschneiderte Baulösungen für unsere Kunden.

Als verantwortungsbewusstes, innovatives Familienunternehmen legen wir besonderen Wert auf eine nachhaltige Entwicklung und setzen in der Produktion und auf den Baustellen weltweit auf zukunftsorientiertes Energiemanagement und angewandten Umweltschutz.

Kontakt:
Lindner Group
Ingo Bofinger
Bahnhofstr. 29
94424 Arnstorf
49 (0)8723/20-27 58
Ingo.Bofinger@Lindner-Group.com
http://www.Lindner-Group.com

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Greater energy efficiency in residential and office buildings

Greater energy efficiency in residential and office buildings

Gas consumption in the test building significantly lower with EE2

Ecofective best practices dialogue at Expo Real: The Swedish-German hightech company Ecofective invites to participate in its best practices dialogue with customers and experts. Focus: How to affordably achieve greater energy efficiency in residential and office buildings with intelligent IT.

Intelligent IT cuts off heating costs and curbs incidental rental costs:
The IT-based system EE2 of the Swedish-German company Ecofective continuously measures and stores all relevant data of a building’s thermal behavior. Based on these data, EE2 defines the optimal flow temperature of the heating system and prevents unnecessary energy consumption. Integration of EE2 into the existing heating system is easy, irrespective of manufacturer, age or type of energy such as gas, oil or district heating.

Fraunhofer IBP confirms that EE2 from Ecofective cuts heating costs significantly:
Comparative measurements by the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP confirm 13 percent less gas consumption from using the energy efficiency management system EE2. The institute has just published these findings in its IBP Report 523 .

20 percent less heating energy over the heating period is achievable:
Dirk Uhlemann, CEO of Ecofective Germany: „Extrapolated for a whole year, the results show potential of over 20 percent energy savings due to thermodynamic optimization with EE2. In addition, the investment of 1-3 EUR/m² is very low, less than one percent compared to a traditional refurbishment.“

Preferred time slots can be reserved online, via eMail or phone. Further information on Ecofective and EE2: www.ecofective.com.

Ecofective is a fast-growing Swedish-German high-tech company founded in 2009 that delivers a proven and robust IT-based solution for energy management in properties. Ecofective has a highly skilled founder and management team with more than 20 years‘ experience in energy efficiency solutions, offering a unique blend of know-how. The Ecofective partner network includes the Swedish Energy Agency, KTH Stockholm and Business Sweden. Web: www.ecofective.com

Kontakt:
Ecofective GmbH
Gabriele Sorg
Pasinger Str. 2
82152 Planegg
+49 160 7438145
gabriele.sorg@ecofective.com
http://www.ecofective.com

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Never leave your prestige to chance

Never leave your prestige to chance

Peter Merian-Strasse 88, 4052 Basel, Schweiz

Successful businesses naturally have a good prestige. An imposing headquarters enables a company to give the best impression. Exclusive office space at Peter Merian Haus in Basel is up for rent again from October 2014.

Since its opening the Peter Merian Haus has been an eye-catcher on the motorway feeder. People with a place of business or a job in this building, conceived for sophisticated requirements, are accorded a certain admiration, not only among the population of Basel. The Peter Merian Haus is the top business address in north-west Switzerland.
The four building complexes have direct access from the train station, the underground car park and the in-house tram station. The main tram lines to the inner city and to the suburbs in the south, west and east of Basel run in the immediate vicinity. Office space, archive rooms and parking spaces are available for rent in one of the buildings from October 2014.
The office rooms are equipped according to the latest requirements and are ready for occupation. Some of the rooms are divided by a mobile partition wall system with glass elements, but can easily be adapted to the individual needs of the tenants. On every floor the tenant can avail of toilet facilities, tea kitchens and storage rooms in the basement. Access to the individual office floors via several lift systems and staircases.

The rental prices are very reasonable for the exclusive location and amenities of the rooms, and are priced at Swiss Franks 290 per square metre per year.

Peter Merian Haus No. 88

1. Basement: approx 121.99 m² archives

Peter Merian Haus No. 90

4. Upper floor: approx 846 m² office space
Basement: 8 underground parking spaces.

Find out more here: Peter Merian Haus / Basel

Peter Straub Immobilienmanagement ist unter anderem der Spezialist für die Vermarktung von aussergewöhnlichen Liegenschaften in ganz Europa. Geschäftsinhaber Peter Straub kennt den internationalen Immobilienmarkt sehr genau. Als ganzheitlicher Immobilienspezialist hat er seine Erfahrungen in den letzten 12 Jahren bei namhaften Firmen in der Schweiz gesammelt. Das Immobilienmanagement ist für Peter Straub Leidenschaft auch in komplexen Fällen.

Kontakt:
Peter Straub Immobilienmanagement
Peter Straub
Münchensteinerstrasse 2
4052 Basel
+41 61 534 03 54
info@straubundpartner.com
http://www.straubundpartner.com