17 Sep Centre Snapshot: Drehscheibe Homberg (Efze)
The food dominated retail hybrid centre “Drehscheibe Homberg” in Homberg (Efze) was acquired by OPEN last year and was added to its operational portfolio in April 2021.
The centre, which is located in the city centre of Homberg in the northern part of Hesse, brings city flair to the middle of the small town which is characterized by half-timbering and blends harmoniously into the existing development.
Drehscheibe, as the centre is called, in a reference to the square above it, has a total lettable area of 12,172 sqm and a combined weighted average remaining lease term (WARLT) of circa 13 years. It is anchored by one of Germany’s leading food retailers, REWE, which is one of the largest markets in the region, and offers a large regional assortment. As a discounter, Aldi offers around 1700 products from 18 product groups on 1220 sqm of sales floor space at the location. The store is also equipped with a photovoltaic system on the roof and has a heat recovery system that can heat the store. Besides its strong food retailers, the centre offers its customers a variety of more than 20 different stores, such as a large drugstore, a hairdresser, textile and shoe stores, a pharmacy, a nail salon, and many more. The culinary selection is also large and invites you to spend some time in the centre: From Asian food and a local bakery to waffles and hamburgers, customers can feast here at their leisure.
With 280 free parking spaces, including eleven for accessible parking and five extra-wide spaces for parents with children, and a direct bus connection, the centre is easy to reach. Free Wi-Fi is also available, and all access points, elevators and toilets on the second floor are barrier-free.
The centres in the OPEN portfolio are located in central locations in major suburban cities or in the best locations in secondary and tertiary cities in Germany. OPEN works closely with our tenants to make the centres future-proof in the long term.