With Kaufland, a strong anchor tenant is moving into both the Breisgau Center Freiburg and the Löwen Center Leipzig. Photo: MEC

MEC rents three locations to Kaufland

  • Retail real estate manager succeeds in re-letting on areas of former Real stores


MEC, the retail property manager and national market leader for the operation of retail parks, wins the full-range grocery retailer Kaufland as anchor tenant at three locations. After the closure of the former Real stores, MEC, Kaufland and the owners developed location-appropriate usage concepts within a very short time. A Kaufland branch opens today in the Breisgau Center Freiburg and the Löwen Center Leipzig. A Kaufland branch opened in ORO Schwabach in July.

The branches were closed for only two days and were supplied with new goods during this time, the fruit and vegetable departments were rebuilt, the scales and cash register systems replaced. The conversion to the modern Kaufland concept takes place during ongoing operations. MEC operates the Löwen Center Leipzig on behalf of Nuveen Real Estate. In the Breisgau Center Freiburg, MEC is responsible for Union Investment for comprehensive real estate operations.

„Die MEC begleitete den Prozess der Mietvertragsverhandlungen reibungslos und wird die spezifischen Umbauten für den neuen Ankermieter im Löwen Center Leipzig von der allgemeinen technischen Unterstützung bis hin zum Baucontrolling durchführen. Zudem werden die vorgenannten Leistungen sowie die Generalplanungsleistungen für die Restrukturierung der restlichen Centerflächen erbracht“, sagt Tobias Kroczek, Se-nior Portfolio Manager, Nuveen Real Estate.

“The smooth re-letting is mainly due to the close teamwork and interdisciplinary cooperation between MEC, Kaufland and us as the owners of the Breisgau Center Freiburg. Hand in hand, we have created attractive prospects for the location,”says Ralf Schaffuss, Head of Asset Management Retail Germany at Union Investment.