Union Investment has successfully agreed two leases covering 7,200 sq m of office space in Berlin’s Mitte district. The new tenant in DomAquarée is IT company Ada Health, who has developed a leading artificial intelligence-enabled health platform that is empowering millions of people worldwide to better understand and manage their health. The company will occupy approximately 2,000 sq m of space from March 2019. In addition, Union Investment has renewed Humboldt University’s lease for approximately 5,200 sq m of space at Pergamon Palais on Georgenstrasse. Both leases are for extended periods. The letting to Ada Health was brokered by CBRE Germany.
Letting in DomAquarée
Ada Health was founded in 2011 by a team of doctors, scientists and software engineers with the shared belief that everyone should have access to the healthcare they need. Ada is an MIT solver, recipient of the AI for the Betterment of Humanity & Save the Children for Breakthrough Innovations for Children awards, and its health app has been number 1 in the medical category in over 130 countries. The company’s main customers include health insurance companies and health providers, with the platform supporting them to deliver quality, more effective healthcare. Ada Health intends to create dynamic open-plan offices at DomAquarée across two setback storeys which are internally connected by an open staircase.
“The central locations and quality addresses of our office properties in Berlin are of huge interest to up-and-coming IT companies with a strong focus on innovation such as Ada Health. When IT companies gain traction and start to grow, they often seek prestigious office space that is conveniently located for their employees and other visitors. We are delighted to be able to meet this requirement and also to further strengthen the tenant mix in our portfolio.” Other digital companies in the 68,000 sq m DomAquarée building include ESRI, Mobile Motion and Techcode Accelerator.
Lease renewal at Pergamon Palais
Humboldt University has been the main tenant of Pergamon Palais since it was constructed in 2011. Alongside 5,200 sq m of office space, the property also has some 1,000 sq m dedicated to apartments. The building is located in the immediate vicinity of the Pergamon Museum and is home to Humboldt University’s Institute for Culture Sciences and the Institute of Art and Visual History.
“Pergamon Palais is an integral part of the district opposite Berlin’s Museum Island and Humboldt University is the ideal occupier. As such, it is particularly gratifying that the tenant remains committed to the site thanks to this successful lease renewal,” said Sven Lintl.
Source : Union Investment Real Estate