Upgrading the entire neighbourhood around Access Tower

Access Tower Frankfurt
For us, Investment Advisory means deriving the best sales strategy by considering the situation from all angles. In the case of Access Tower, although the building itself was excellent, it was located in a neighbourhood that was wholly undervalued. This was a challenge requiring a holistic approach.

The property

Built in 1970 and completely refurbished by TishmanSpeyer in 2002, the office tower offers 20,607 sqm of lettable space on 21 above-ground floors. At 69 metres, the landmark building is one of the tallest buildings in the Lyoner Quartier submarket in Niederrad and offers an impressive combination of an attractive architectural design and high building quality, backed by LEED Gold certification. Its timeless elegance is an important feature in the submarket and embodies architectural individuality with excellent building flexibility. Due to its prominent location in the submarket, Access Tower enjoys excellent visibility from the A5 motorway.

Facts & figures

Property name Access Tower
Address Lyoner Strasse 36 in 60528 Frankfurt/Main
Submarket Niederrad - Lyoner Quartier
Asset class Office
Year of construction 1970, 2002
Lettable area 20,600 sqm
Risk category Core-Plus
Seller Family Office
Buyer Publity
Activities Sell-side mandate, Purchase financing: sourcing & execution
Mandate period 2019

The challenge

Access Tower had a negative reputation due to its original age and location in the submarket. Moreover, the building had a high vacancy rate in the lower floors during the marketing phase. At this time, the Niederrad submarket was still viewed critically by many investors due to the historically high vacancy rates, and the Core-Plus risk profile was rarely sought in submarkets outside the central locations.

The environment shapes not only people, but buildings. The Lyoner Quartier, where Access Tower stands, has been tainted with a negative reputation. In our sales preparation, it was therefore necessary to bring new objectivity to this long-held view. This was achieved by putting forward

The tools

Map, micro location

Map, macro location

Niederrad Story with types of use and property overview

Investment Memorandum

The result

Building Value: The positive results from Investment Advisory and Real Estate Finance for Access Tower

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    • Transparent preparation of the market and formation of arguments in favour of the Lyon Quartier submarket
    • Positioning of Access Tower as the most attractive tower in the submarket
    • Successful conclusion of the transaction at a price exceeding the seller's expectations
    • Achieving an unprecedented sales multiplier for a Core-Plus product in the submarket
Never before has such a sales multiplier been achieved for a Core-Plus product as was achieved for Access Tower in this submarket. We demonstrated that we can shape markets tangibly with our multidisciplinary services.