LOS ANGELES – July 6, 2017 – CBRE Global Investors and German investment company Universal-Investment have acquired 1111 Lincoln, an iconic fully leased 146,327 square foot mixed-use property in Miami Beach, Florida. The acquisition was made for the account of an investment fund established for Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK), one of Germany’s largest institutional investors.
Designed by internationally acclaimed Herzog & de Meuron Architects, 1111 Lincoln is located at the entrance to a pedestrian-only retail promenade that is generally considered the premier shopping destination in Miami Beach and an important location for major global retailers given its visibility to tourists from across the world. The property comprises 94,488 square feet of office space, 51,839 square feet of retail space, and a 300-space parking garage/event space.
1111 Lincoln is generally considered the top office and retail property on Lincoln Road given its location, functionality and unique architecture and provides shoppers and office tenants with some of the best upscale retail and restaurant offerings along Lincoln Road. The retail space has full glass storefronts, high ceilings and suite depths that are ideal for today’s tenants. The office space, which features a renovated lobby and onsite amenities, can accommodate either traditional or open-office configurations with ceiling heights up to 14 feet and unobstructed view corridors of Miami Beach and Lincoln Road. A seven-level exposed concrete structure features retail space, parking and a unique open-air event space.
“We see great opportunity with this newly redeveloped, one-of-a-kind property in the Miami market,” said Stuart Sziklas, Managing Director for CBRE Global Investors-Americas. “1111 Lincoln is one of the most-recognized, best-located commercial properties in Miami Beach in one of the top retail districts in the country. This represents experiential retail at its best. 1111 Lincoln is well-suited to a changing retail environment, and we look forward to working to enhance it further through our active asset management approach and our international platform.”
“Miami continues to be a top U.S. population and job growth market and an established ‘gateway’ city with good long-term growth prospects,” said Alexander Tannenbaum, Managing Director at Universal-Investment in charge of the Real Estate division. “The densely populated Miami Beach is a popular tourist destination that has provided retailers with robust year-round demand. This market is expected to be further enhanced when the nearby Miami Beach Convention Center redevelopment and expansion is completed later this year.”
About CBRE Global Investors
CBRE Global Investors is a global real estate investment management firm with $86.5 billion in assets under management* as of March 31, 2017. The firm sponsors investment programs across the risk/return spectrum for investors worldwide.
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About Bayerische Versorgungskammer
Bayerische Versorgungskammer is the competence and service center for occupational and communal pension schemes and Germany´s largest pension scheme group under public law. As a public authority of the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior, it is the joint executive body of twelve liberal professions´ and communal pension schemes. Bayerische Versorgungskammer covers about 2.2 million insured persons in total, with yearly contributions of € 4.4 billion and € 3.2 billion in pension payments annually. It currently manages € 84 billion in assets on behalf of the pension schemes and has more than 1,200 employees. Bayerische Versorgungskammer is a signatory of the Charter of Diversity since 2010, the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) since 2011 and the Memorandum for Women in Leadership since February 2017. Visit www.versorgungskammer.de for more information.
With fund assets in excess of about EUR 312 billion under administration, thereof EUR 260 billion in own vehicles, over 1,000 funds and investment mandates and a workforce of around 650, Universal-Investment is the largest independent investment company in German-spoken Europe. The focus lies on the efficient and transparent administration of funds, securities, real estate and alternative asset classes. The 1968 founded company is headquartered in Frankfurt/Main and has subsidiaries and holdings in Luxemburg and Austria. As pioneer of the investment industry Universal-Investment is now market leader in the areas of master-KVG and private label funds. Owing to the strong growth since starting the real estate business in 2011, Universal-Investment established itself among the Top 3 companies for institutional open-ended real estate funds in Germany. (As per 31 May 2017)