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Real Invest Austria sees strong growth in 2011

  • Real Invest Austria has over EUR 1.7 billion under management
  • Portfolio expansion at the end of the year: Six Viennese residential properties purchased
  • Outlook for 2012: Further expansion of real estate assets planned

Real Invest Austria, the market leader among Austria’s retail real estate funds, continued the positive trend from past years in 2011. The flagship of Bank Austria Real Invest bought properties worth roughly EUR 400 million and saw around EUR 230 million in net capital inflow last year. As of the end of December, the fund had over EUR 1.7 billion under management. In total, Real Invest Austria purchased 19 new properties in 2011.

According to Gerhard Dreyer, spokesman for Bank Austria Real Invest’s management, “As a conservative product for private investors, Real Invest Austria is known for its active and professional fund management. We attach great importance to maintaining a well diversified portfolio with a clear focus on Austrian properties with stable values in the residential and infrastructure segments. We are particularly proud of the great confidence that investors have placed in us for years.”

New properties for Real Invest Austria
At the turn of the year, Real Invest Austria increased its impressive real estate assets once again. Following the purchase of new residential properties, the portfolio now contains real estate assets worth a total of over EUR 1.6 billion. Six residential properties were purchased in Vienna’s 2nd, 15th, 17th and 22nd districts. The latest purchases fit seamlessly into Real Invest Austria’s portfolio.

Plans for success in 2012
Bank Austria Real Invest is planning to expand its real estate assets further this year. Real Invest Austria’s funds are currently invested in 97 properties, all of which are located in Austria. The fund has delivered steady performance, with a gain of 4 per cent1 in 2011.

“We are very confident about 2012. Our aim is to maintain a high level of investment in real estate while continuing with the selected conservative investment strategy. In addition, we will focus mainly on the security and long-term earnings of purchased properties in the future as well,” concluded Dreyer.

Real Invest Austria is number one
Real Invest Austria2 invests solely in Austrian real estate selected on the basis of a rock solid investment strategy. Roughly 60 per cent of the fund’s assets are made up of residential properties and infrastructure such as universities, schools, healthcare facilities and daycare centres, all with stable values. Real Invest Austria’s shares have a nominal value of EUR 10, and the fund is the uncontested number one among retail Austrian real estate funds, with a total volume of roughly EUR 1.778 billion (as of 2 January 2012) and a market share of roughly 62 per cent (source: VÖIG as of 30 November 2011). Bank Austria Real Invest is the real estate fund specialist for Bank Austria, a member of UniCredit Group.

Enquiries: Bank Austria Real Invest GmbH
Gerhard Dreyer, Chairman of the Management Board
Tel. 01/ 33171 ext. 75150

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1 Past performance is not an indicator of the future performance of the fund.

2 The published complete and simplified prospectuses for this fund in their currently amended versions, including all amendments since the initial publication (in Amtsblatt zur Wiener Zeitung on 20 November 2003), are available free of charge at www.realinvest.at and at Bank Austria Real Invest Immobilien-Kapitalanlage GmbH, Lassallestraße 5, A-1020 Vienna.

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