Press Releases

Here you will find all press releases of Driven Investment GmbH.

1. July 2022

DRIVEN Investment gains five new employees

The real estate developer DRIVEN Investment GmbH has gained five new employees since May 2022. This means that the team around managing directors Ingo Weiss, Toğrul Gönden and Horst Weis has now grown to 13 employees.

"We are very pleased that we have succeeded in strengthening our team significantly and with outstanding talent despite the highly competitive job market in the real estate industry from an employer's point of view. However, it is still true that we want to continue to grow," says Ingo Weiss,. In order to offer the growing team appropriate office space, DRIVEN Investment will move into a 400 square meter modern office space in the "Achtundeins" at Pariser Straße 1 corner Meierottostraße 8 in Berlin-Wilmersdorf at the beginning of 2023.

11. April 2022

DRIVEN Investment moves into “Achtundeins” in Berlin-Wilmersdorf

Berlin, April 11, 2022: Real estate developer DRIVEN Investment GmbH will move into a 400-square-meter modern office space in "Achtundeins" at Pariser Straße 1 on the corner of Meierottostraße 8 in Berlin-Wilmersdorf in early 2023.
Since our founding in 2018, we have grown continuously, so the new space has become essential for our continued growth.

3. March 2022

DRIVEN Investment plans office and laboratory building “FUHUB” on Berlin Innovation Campus in Dahlem

Berlin, March 03, 2022: On March 01, 2022, the real estate developer DRIVEN Investment GmbH signed a ground lease agreement with the state-owned WISTA Management GmbH (WISTA) with a term of 65 years. DRIVEN Investment plans to build the "FUHUB" on the site of the innovation campus "FUBIC" (Business and Innovation Center next to Freie Universität Berlin Campus) in Berlin-Steglitz.

7. December 2021

DRIVEN Investment and Niels Berl found “DRIVEN Living” residential joint venture

Berlin, December 7, 2021: Together with Niels Berl (34), DRIVEN Investment has founded the joint venture "DRIVEN Living", which specializes in the development of residential real estate. The company will develop commercial operator properties such as student residences, co-living properties, senior living and hotels, as well as traditional multifamily properties. Berl will lead the new company as managing partner.

11. November 2021

DRIVEN Investment sells logistics portfolio with five properties to Swiss Life Asset Managers

Berlin, November 11, 2021: DRIVEN Investment has sold a five-property logistics property portfolio with a total of 124,800 square meters of rental space to two Swiss Life Asset Managers funds as part of an off-market transaction. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

1. October 2021

DRIVEN Investment secures 67.5 million financing for Potsdam PARADOME

Berlin/Potsdam, 01 October 2021: DRIVEN Investment has secured 67.5 million euros in financing for the redevelopment of the listed Potsdam PARADOME. The financing will be provided by a consortium consisting of Mittelbrandenburgische Sparkasse as lead manager and Investitionsbank des Landes Brandenburg (ILB) as consortium partner.
"The future of the historic locomotive circus is thus secured," says Horst Weis...

9. September 2021

DRIVEN Investment wins Marouane Ben Belfort as Technical Project Manager

Berlin, 09. September 2021: DRIVEN Investment continues to drive its growth with Marouane Ben Belfort (31) as Technical Project Manager. The architect, who studied at the Technical University of Munich, has been responsible for the planning, implementation and management of the company's project developments since the beginning of September. With this personnel appointment, Driven is further expanding its development capacities.

19. August 2021

DRIVEN Investment welcomes Kramke Baugesellschaft as the first tenant in WorkHub 2 of the Potsdam Think CampusPressemitteilung

Berlin/Potsdam, 19 August 2021: DRIVEN Investment welcomes Kramke Baugesellschaft mbH as the first tenant in WorkHub 2 of the new Potsdam Think Campus. The company is part of the Kramke Baugruppe, an owner-managed medium-sized group of companies based in Potsdam that has been operating successfully in the market for almost 15 years.

10. August 2021

DRIVEN Investment further expands its logistics real estate portfolio with the acquisition of a 30,357 sqm logistics centre in Emsbüren (Lower Saxony)

Berlin/Emsbüren, 09 August 2021: DRIVEN Investment is further expanding its logistics real estate portfolio in Lower Saxony. After logistics centres in Hildesheim, Burgthann near Nuremberg and Oyten near Bremen, the company has now acquired a logistics ensemble in Emsbüren that was only built in 2020.

27. April 2021

DRIVEN Investment joins forces with Jürgen Wowra to turn historic locomotive circus into “Paradome Potsdam

Berlin/Potsdam, April 27, 2021: The management of DRIVEN Investment, together with a group of private investors who do not wish to be named, has entered into a joint venture with owner and co-investor Jürgen Wowra. DRIVEN Investment is responsible for project management and owner representation for the refurbishment and later expansion of the listed building with around 16,000 m² of floor space in Potsdam-Babelsberg.

16. March 2021

DRIVEN Investment expands its team: Katja Bartel takes over project management as Technical Manager

Berlin, 16 March 2021: The team of the Berlin-based real estate company DRIVEN Investment, which is active throughout Germany, continues to grow. Graduate engineer Katja Bartel will strengthen the management team from 1 April and take over project control as Technical Director.

16. February 2021

Reismühle Bremen – DRIVEN Investment acquires a 30,000 square meter plot on the Überseeinsel for investors

Berlin/Bremen, February 16, 2021: DRIVEN Investment, together with the Specht Group and other Bremen merchants, has acquired the more than 30,000-square-meter Rickmers Reismühle property on Überseeinsel in Bremen. The project partners intend to revitalize the former industrial area in the port of Bremen and develop an urban mixed-use area here with predominantly residential use in order to revitalize the last remaining area on Überseeinsel. Rickmers Reismühle GmbH plans to vacate the site in the next two years and relocate and expand its headquarters within Bremen.

8. January 2021

Think Campus in Potsdam completed: Working worlds for tomorrow

8. December 2020

DRIVEN Investment announces sale of a logistics facility in Hachenburg

DRIVEN Investment has sold a logistics hall in Hachenburg near Siegen. The sale to L & O Immobilien GmbH already took place in October. The total usable space amounts to 33,914 square meters.

The logistics hall in Hachenburg was part of an existing portfolio acquired by DRIVEN in 2019, which now comprises four properties at three logistics locations in Germany.

30. September 2020

Real estate financing expert Horst Weis reinforces the management

Driven Investment GmbH welcomes the recruitment of a new member of its management: starting 1 October, Horst Weis will reinforce the company’s management. Together with Togrul Gönden he will direct business operations and also focus on financing / underwriting.

21. July 2020

SimpliOffice moves to Potsdam in the Think Campus

Who is the unusual co-working supplier placing its bets on a “little Silicon Valley” along the shore of the Jungfernsee?

4. June 2020

DRIVEN welcomes SimpliOffice

DRIVEN welcomes SimpliOffice as first tenant in Potsdam’s Think Campus. The co-working supplier leased approx. 1,400 square meters on the ground floor: “Ideal use, promising numerous synergy effects for the entire building”.

1. June 2020

Values that create value

An interview with Sven H. Korndörffer, chair of the executive board of the Values Commission and Ingo Weiss, partner of the real estate enterprise, Driven.

Good corporate governance focuses on values such as respect, integrity and responsibility. Sven H. Korndörffer and Ingo Weiss discuss why this is of existential importance for society and for the companies themselves.

1. April 2020

Think Campus in Potsdam: Roofing ceremony Virtual Reality Livestream

The shell of the ensemble’s second building is finished – Milestone for a project that will offer working worlds for the technologies of the 21st century.

3. March 2020

Driven Investment on expansion course with strong partners

Well prepared for the future: Driven is joined by Swiss Life Asset Managers and the Berliner Volksbank as partners to support the long-term growth strategy.

Further information can be found in the entire press release for download.

10. February 2020

Driven Investment launched: New major tenants for logistics properties

- Furniture dealer XXXLutz leases some 33,400 square meters in Burgthann near Nuremberg
- EgeSun Naturkost locates at the Oyten location and leases 4,900 square meters

Further information can be found in the entire press release for download.