RLI Investors at the premiere of RückerConsult’s InvestmentExpo in Berlin
On May 22 and 23, 2019, RLI Investors, represented by the managing director Katrin Poos, the fund manager André Göpfert and the asset manager Sandra Martel, was at RückerConsult’s first InvestmentExpo. There they met many familiar and new faces in the Waldorf Astoria in Berlin to exchange views on trends, opportunities and risks on the real estate markets and various investment strategies.
RLI was represented not only as a “participant”, but also as a presenter of the exclusive “Investor, Advisory and Sponsoring Lunch” on the first day and as a discussion partner in a panel discussion on the second day of the event.
Our managing director Katrin Poos had the honor to address the first word at the guests and to welcome them to this exclusive lunch: “Pragmatism, market transparency, personal exchange, gaining information in a short time – these were the keywords of InvestmentExpo. They fit very well in the world of (logistics) real estate and challenge the market players every day.”
On the second day Sandra Martel sat together with Alexander Heubes from Prologis and Daniel Hohenthanner from Savills IM in the panel discussion “Changes in Retail – What Challenges for Logistics and Logistics Real Estate?”.
According to Miss Martel, retail changes are also impacting the need for space for e-commerce. “In view of the user structure of our fund portfolios, which are 50% made up of online traders and CEP service providers, there will be an constant increase in future demand,” she continues. “In our portfolio, we attach great importance to third-party-use flexible logistics real estate, which allows us to meet the demand for space in various industries, such as automotive and commerce, be it online, offline or multichannel, and logistics service provider.”
André Göpfert was mainly on behalf of the RLI logistics fund on the road and informed interested investors about the attractiveness of logistics real estate and future plans:
“The logistics property as an asset class has become established and, due to its significance and attractiveness of the transaction volume, will soon be replacing retail. It offers investors the opportunity to diversify their portfolio broader and to generate attractive returns in the range of 6 % at relatively modest risk – both in Germany and in strong European economies.”