Westend Duo ()
Deutsche Bank bought the WestendDuo office tower in Frankfurt from CBRE Global Investors Inc. for about $326 million as German commercial properties draw investors.
Deutsche Bank also bought an office-development project in Paris for about $142 million, the Frankfurt-based lender said in a statement Friday. Both acquisitions were made by Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management for the Grundbesitz Europa investment fund.
German investment funds are buying commercial property as a way to boost returns amid low interest rates. Investors including funds bought $19.1 billion of German offices in 2013, the most since at least 2007, according to data compiled by BNP Paribas SA.
Deutsche Bank’s Grundbesitz Europa fund holds 48 properties valued at about $5.5 billion, according to the statement.
The WestendDuo has 323,000 square feet of leasing space on 26 floors. The Paris project, called In Situ, will be completed in 2015 and was purchased from Vinci Immobilier and Nexity Enterprises.