The management of Prime Pitch pulled out all the stops. In a few weeks, a purchase of a mixed-use real estate investment in Rostock was agreed upon and we structured a fund for it. A few investor trips to Northeast Germany and the necessary commitments later, the purchase could be completed in the summer of 2013. All creditors were paid, and Prime Pitch's first fund was a fact: 17,000 sqm of retail, office, parking and healthcare real estate on the water, near the center of Rostock, was Prime Pitch's first investment under its own label. Meanwhile, Prime Pitch had taken over the asset management of the Ridderduin retail portfolio. A second fund followed in 2014, with healthcare real estate in Brandenburg: an extremely predictable cash flow in a market with strong user and investor demand. A year later, Prime Pitch made the first purchase of a housing complex in the Netherlands: a newly built student complex was purchased in the center of Breda for a new fund. This further ensured the continuity of the company. Several housing complexes in the Netherlands were to follow, but a few purchases were also made in Germany. For a single family fund we bought an apartment complex in Dinslaken and a nursing home near Munich.
The investments of the Prime Pitch funds are characterized by stable and predictable cash flows in markets with strong user demand. The emphasis is on housing and healthcare, with possible combinations with retail.
Due to the further growth of the portfolios managed by Prime Pitch from 2019 onwards, an expansion of the asset management team was necessary. The team has expanded in 2020 and 2021 and currently consists of four people.
The first investment in Rostock was very successfully sold to an institutional investor in 2020, after almost 8 years. The residential complex in Breda has only been owned for four years, when a successful exit could be realized. The nursing home in Brandenburg was also sold at the end of 2021 to an international institutional investor. For these three sales, the realized returns for our investors were (well) above expectations.
We are constantly looking for suitable investments for our investors. The real estate market is constantly changing, and we adapt to this as good as possible. But no matter how market conditions, macroeconomic conditions, laws, regulations and risk perceptions change, every investment decision for us starts with bricks and mortar, the building. Hence: Solid as a brick.