Construction works of Andersia Business Centre in Poznan started!

Underground construction works of Andersia Business Centre (ABC) have just commenced. After a heavily competed tender for a General Contractor of “0” stage, Von der Heyden Group is pleased to announce Porr (Polska) S.A. as the winner! Porr is one of the leaders of the European construction market. The underground works of Andersia Business Centre (ABC) are planned to be completed in October 2010.

Andersia Business Centre (ABC) is a joint venture between Von der Heyden Group and the City of Poznan located in the very centre of Poznan. It constitutes the third phase of Anders Square development.

The first phase of Anders Square development, Poznan Financial Centre (“Intelligent Building 2001 Award”), and the second phase, Andersia Tower (“Building of the Year 2007), were also developed by Von der Heyden Group. PFC was sold to AIB Polonia Property Fund S.a.r.l. in December 2004 and Andersia Tower was sold to DEKA Immobilien in January 2008.

Sven von der Heyden, Chairman of Von der Heyden Group, said: “The crisis on the financial market has put most of our projects on hold for the last 1 ½ years or so. We are convinced that the ABC office development will be another success of the Von der Heyden Group in Poznan and that our timing of commencing construction now is just perfect.”

For the realization of ABC development project, a special purpose company, Andersia Business Centre Sp. z o.o. will be established.

Adam Trybusz, Managing Director of Andersia Property Sp. z o.o. and Von der Heyden Group in Poznan said: “Last time we started a project in Poznan with such enthusiasm was with PFC over 10 years ago. Then, our enthusiasm expressed a beginning of a great adventure. Andersia Tower was a consequent continuation. ABC already today tells the story about taking up new challenges and loyal partnership.”

Andersia Business Centre (ABC) will be a high class, 5 storey above ground, office complex located in front of the PFC and Andersia Tower Building in the very centre of Poznan, in the neighbourhood of the Old Town, Stary Browar and Poznan International Fairs. ABC will comprise of app.14.500 sqm net usable area and two underground levels with 170 parking places. The investment value is estimated at app. Euro 33 million. Financing negotiations are underway and the first phase of the underground works are secured by own funds.

The ABC building has been designed by the Architectural Studio of Ewa and Stanislaw Sipinscy who had also designed the previous two phases. Probuild Sp. z o.o. acts as the Project Manager. Knight Frank is an exclusive agent and a financial advisor.

The developer is currently in the process of discussing with a series of interested tenants in order to enter into pre-leases. Once a reasonable amount of pre-leases are in place, another tender for the above ground construction works will be organized.

The ABC complex will complete the whole area composition. It will provide a representative frontage for Krolowa Jadwiga Street in Poznan. Additionally, between PFC and Andersia Tower, a modern illuminated pedestrian passage will be created leading to an internal patio between Andersia Tower and ABC. Together with a neighbouring Stary Browar it will add even more life to this office, hotel and retail centre in Poznan.

In the future, Von der Heyden Group plans also the fourth final phase of Anders Square development, Andersia Silver. After Andersia Tower it will be the highest building in Poznan, the company has in place all necessary permits to construct up to 116m.


Press release – Construction works of ABC in Poznan started-29-03-2010

Von der Heyden Group announces multi-million investments in Ukraine and new appointments in line with the further expansion of the Group

Von der Heyden Group, a leading high-quality niche player on the European Real Estate market recording impending acquisitions and developments with a value of over half a billion euro, has announced multi-million investments in Ukraine. The group, renowned for creating landmark Class A office buildings and Hotels and in achieving record prices for its award-winning projects, plans to invest between 50-100 million US dollars in Kyiv and Lviv in the coming three years after finalising currently ongoing due diligence on various assets. The Group, with extensive experience of being a first mover in upcoming markets, would invest its own funds as well as that of third parties.

Von der Heyden Group is undergoing the finalization of Munich’s largest development project Bavaria Towers, having recently signed various 10-year lease contracts for the state of the art project with a total investment value of €180 million. In addition, the group is recording a successful return on investment in its recently completed, historical addition to its subsidiary 13-hotel hospitality group IBB Hotel Collection, IBB Dlugi Targ in Gdansk, Poland. The Group is also planning the final development phase for Poznań’s highest building Andersia Silver, with an investment value of Euro 110 million.

Von der Heyden Group, has announced new appointments in line with the further expansion of the Group into new markets and consolidation of central operations in Malta. Mr Bob Rottinghuis, who has dedicated 10 years as a consultant to the Group before his role as Chief Operating Officer in 2016, assumes the role of Group Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Rottinghuis was fundamental in configuring a €25 million bond issue in Malta in 2017 for the group, recorded as the most traded bond in terms of number of transactions during the year 2018. In addition, Tonio Fenech, former Finance Minister of Malta until 2013, has joined the Management Board of TIMAN Investments Holdings. Mr Fenech was responsible with his fellow cabinet members, for Malta’s successful economic development during his ten-year tenure and laying the grounds for today’s economic unprecedented boom.

The year 2019 marks the Von der Heyden Group’s 30-year anniversary in Europe.

Von der Heyden Group Chairman, Sven von der Heyden:

‘We look back on three incredible decades with many landmark projects which have led us to where we are today, starting from zero back in 1989. We are very proud to have a team of almost 400 people who contribute at all levels to the continuing success of our Group in our real estate investments and developments, our hotel group IBB Hotel Collection as well as in our alternative investments. We look forward to two new developments in Ukraine this year, marking our expansion into a 5th market beyond Germany, Poland, Spain and Malta, and in contributing to the country’s further growth and development.’

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Von der Heyden Group begins construction on Poznań’s highest A-Class Building, Andersia Silver in Poland

International investment and Real Estate firm Von der Heyden Group has announced the start of construction for Andersia Silver, Poznań’s highest A-Class building after Andersia Tower (105,2 m). The 117,5m high skyscraper is being developed by the Group  through a joint venture company between ‘First Polish Real Estate B.V.’ and the City of Poznań with PORR as international and leading general contractor. The high-rise building  will be the fourth and final phase of the entire Anders Square project in the City. The completion of Andersia Silver in 2023 will mark the finalisation of Von der Heyden Group’s development and co-investor partnership project with the City of Poznań after Poznań Financial Center, Andersia Tower and Andersia Business Center, completed in 2001, 2007 and 2012 respectively.

Andersia Silver, designed by award winning architects Ewa and Stanisław Sipinski, is 25 storeys high with 3 underground floors, catering for over 244 parking spaces. The multi-functional commercial building will comprise of nearly 40,000 sqm in usable area, host prevalent office space and is planned to receive a LEED Certificate at the Gold Level.

Andersia Silver will complete Poznań’s most prominent skyline in Anders Square, with a joint total investment value of over a quarter of a billion Euro.

Sven von der Heyden, Chairman and founder of the Von der Heyden Group: “It is with great pleasure to see the start of the Andersia Silver project, the final addition to Anders Square. For more than two decades, we have strived to achieve what Poznań’s cityscape is today: A bustling, community-oriented location with an A-class tenant structure and a unique opportunity for businesses to claim a spot on one of the major thoroughfares in the city. It is also the start of a grand finale of a very successful public-private partnership we are proud of, which lasts now more than 24 years, which speaks for itself.

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Knight Frank appointed lead agent to lease Andersia Silver – the highest office tower in Poznań

The Von der Heyden Group has appointed Knight Frank as lead agent to advise in leasing of Andersia Silver, a new office tower under construction in Poznań.

Andersia Silver, a modern A class office building, will complete the development of Plac Andersa in Poznań, one of the most prestigious locations in the city center. The building’s total leasable area amounts to circa 40,000 sqm over 25 floors. Tenants will also have access to 244 parking spaces in a three-floor underground car park.  Construction completion is scheduled for Q2 2023. Andersia Silver will be the tallest office building in Poznań at a height of 117.5m. The Investor plans to obtain LEED GOLD certification, attesting to ecological solutions applied both at the design and construction stages.

“We thank the Von der Heyden Group for placing their trust in Knight Frank. After its completion, Andersia Silver will be a prime office product located in the heart of the commercial center of Poznań.  In addition to panoramic views and arguably the best office location in the city, Andersia Silver will offer flexible floor layouts which have turned-out to be essential, in the times of the pandemic,” said Janusz Garstka, Associate Director at Knight Frank’s Landlord Representation.

 “We are glad to be working with Knight Frank. We highly value the competencies of their whole team as regards the leasing process and office market knowledge. The Von der Heyden Group always aims to develop high quality office buildings for the most demanding tenants. Andersia Silver will be no exception. We do understand the importance of prime location and a high quality office product for tenants whose aim is to attract and hire the most talented people to compete on the global market,” remarked Piotr Trybusz, Leasing Director at Andersia Silver.

Von der Heyden Group reports a consolidated EBITDA increase of 29% to €4.3 million in its 2020 financial statements

TIMAN Investments Holdings Limited (the “Company”), the Von der Heyden Group’s holding company and the Von der Heyden Group Finance Plc guarantor, presented consolidated and audited annual accounts for the financial year ended 31st December 2020, reaching a  revenue of EUR 23,505,636 despite the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Company holds for capital growth and income generation, investments in 37 subsidiaries and associated companies around Europe.

The Group recorded a strong cash position of EUR 27,905,646 as at 31st December 2020, an increase of EUR 21,587,445 for the previous year end. Given the arduous economic conditions caused by the continuing global pandemic, such a result is highly positive, considering the impact and ramifications of COVID-19 on the Groups’ hospitality subsidiary IBB Hotel Collection.

With a significant improvement in the gearing ratio of the Group declining to 48.95% from 65.78% in 2019 and the borrowings of the Group dropping by 9.7% to EUR 84,493,912, inclusive of EUR 40,231,766 finance lease liabilities, the Group managed to exceed the EUR 25 million closing cash position forecasted in the Financial Analysis Summary (FAS) in August 2020. This was achieved through a significant effort of cost control, property investment returns and cash management.

The Group also recorded a positive working capital position, inclusive of cash in hand, of EUR 17,812,553 from a negative position in 2019 of EUR 6,170,757 due to the positive cash flow generated in the year.

The year under review has in turn highlighted an EBITDA increase of 29% to EUR 4,367,701 from EUR 3,387,218 in 2019, an increase of EUR 980,483. The year 2020 also showed an improvement in profitability of the Group, despite the loss before tax of EUR 483,791 managing a reduction of EUR 1,465,678 from last year’s losses, also through a significant effort to avert the forecasted loss before tax of slightly over EUR 5 million as reported in the FAS.  Moreover, the Group reports a very successful year in the real estate development segment generating EUR 12,255,267 (2019: EUR 178,090) in revenue resulting in net fair value gains of EUR 3,175,319 (2019: EUR 422,557) in relation to the value of investment properties.

The sale of the fully occupied A Class Blue Tower, forming part of the Bavaria Towers project in Munich, Germany,  as well as one of the Group’s luxury  boutique hotels Cugó Gran Menorca in Spain has generated excess liquidity during the financial year that both restricted and obligated the halt of the hospitality and tourism industry at large for over 12 months. The subsequent returns, efficient timing when selling properties and the Von der Heyden Group’s diversification in its real estate portfolio has ensured a strong and resilient position as an investment firm active in business in 8 markets across Europe. The Group’s results indicate the stability and favourable returns enjoyed from its complementary subsidiaries in the experiential luxury industry and real estate investment during the year to successfully weather the storm.

Luxury Rental Villa in Porto Cervo (Von der Heyden Real Estate)
Luxury Rental Villa in Porto Cervo (Von der Heyden Real Estate)

The Group’s boutique real estate agency in Sardinia, Von der Heyden Real Estate, operating since last summer, has registered healthy inroads  for luxury villa rentals in Costa Smeralda. This exclusive location, attracting niche and luxury vacationists coupled with the property team’s know-how, inspired the off-shoot of its most recent subsidiary, Von der Heyden Yachting, specialising in equally artful experiences and customised journeys around the Mediterranean, specifically the Balearics, Malta and Sardinia. Launched on Easter Sunday, this luxury yachting charter company hosts an exclusive fleet of Italian luxury Ferretti Yachts.

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Argo NOI (Von der Heyden Yachting based in Malta, the Balearics and Sardinia)

During the third quarter of 2020, Von der Heyden Development announced the commencement of Andersia Silver, a modern A-class office building, that will complete the development of Anders Square in Poznań, one of the most prestigious locations in the city centre. Andersia Silver will have 40,000 square meters of usable office space spread over 25 floors. Upon completion, in 2023, it will be 117.5 meters high, making it the highest skyscraper in Poznań one of the larger cities in Poland a center of trade, sports, education, technology and tourism. The building will also include 244 parking spaces on 3 underground levels and will obtain an LEED certificate at the GOLD level, which will confirm the ecological solutions used at the design and construction stage.

Chairman of the Von der Heyden Group Sven von der Heyden said:

The unrelenting impact of the world pandemic on travel as a global economic sector has been felt by many over the past 12 months. It is a time that will go down in history for the challenging and emotional decisions that had to be made by the commanders at the helm of thousands of businesses. The Von der Heyden Group, hit like the majority, leveraged its invaluable experience in previous economic downturns and its vigour in successful real estate investments and developments to secure its force against this unprecedented wave.

Our sustainable growth strategy continues to be the driving force of our vision for the next decade, where we expect high returns on the Group’s real estate developments and investment opportunities. The Von der Heyden Group is present from the West in Portugal, the south in Malta and Italy to the East in Poland and Ukraine. Our mission is to continue to thrive in economies that see the significance in restoring, rehabilitating or creating spaces that add value to these communities.

The Group’s CEO Bob Rottinghuis adds: Last year’s successful licensing of our asset management business and the resulting current launch of our first fund dedicated to the Ukrainian and Polish commercial real estate markets will make 2021 another exciting year for the Group. Despite the expected remaining economic headwinds we strive for sustainable growth of our subsidiaries and investments across Europe. At the same time, with the relentless dedication of our great team of people across all our companies and geographies, we keep looking for opportunities to gradually expand our solid capital base.