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01 Aug 2022, News, Press Release

SFC Energy and ehret+klein Capital Markets extend the lease in Brunnthal near Munich ahead of schedule

  • The lease is extended as a green lease
  • The real estate fund Greater Munich Real Estate Fund (GMREF) has held the single-tenant property in its portfolio since the acquisition in 2019
  • The lease is extended for another five years until 2030
  • SFC Energy AG will continue to use the commercial property with around 6,700 m2 of space sustainably and to its full capacity

Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, August 1, 2022 – SFC Energy AG (F3C:DE, ISIN: DE0007568578), a leading supplier of hydrogen and methanol fuel cells for stationary and mobile hybrid power solutions, and ehret+klein Capital Markets GmbH agree on an early lease extension for another five years.

The lease is now structured as a sustainability-focused green lease. This means that the tenant is required, among other things, to reduce waste and emissions, save energy and water, promote and use renewable energies. The original contract, which would have regularly expired in March 2025, has thus been replaced.

The contract relates to the property at Eugen-Sänger-Ring 7, built in 2009, which SFC Energy uses as its corporate headquarter. The fuel cell company uses the entire available office, warehouse and production space of around 6,700 m2.

"We are very pleased that we were able to transfer the lease with SFC Energy into a long-term green lease. This reveals the quality and location of our property and indicates that we are able to attract well-known tenants for our assets on a long-term basis, especially in an uncertain market phase," says Dr. Nicolas Kohl, Managing Director of ehret+klein Capital Markets.

Sustainable property use

Based on its products and markets alone, SFC Energy has been actively contributing to the worldwide decarbonization and global race-to-zero for years. Its production takes place within the framework of resource-conserving and environmentally conscious business operations at the company’s headquarter in Brunnthal, which the fuel cell supplier ensured even before the conclusion of the green lease. The DIN ISO 14001 certification confirms this. Examples of sustainable measures already implemented include water-based building cooling, which is installed in the building walls and replaces a conventional air conditioning system that pollutes the environment, and in-house energy recovery, for which electric energy generated during production and at the test site is fed back into the building grid. Measures as part of the newly agreed green lease include the expansion of an e-charging station infrastructure, the installation of a solar power system, and the conversion of all building lighting to LED.

The site is used sustainably from both an ecological and an economic perspective. The Brunnthal headquarter is a strategically important location, which since 2009 has brought together key corporate areas such as production, research and development, and management in a common building. Located in the southeastern part of the Munich district, the headquarter of the fuel cell pioneer is attractive to a large number of professionals with a wide range of educational backgrounds.

Greater Munich Real Estate Fund at a glance

The GMREF is an open real estate special AIF with fixed investment conditions. It only addresses semi-professional and professional investors in accordance with the German Investment Code (KAGB). The focus is on well-positioned, mixed-use portfolio properties in the Munich metropolitan region. The fund is still in the placing stage, which is supported by Bankhaus Merck Finck.

For more information on SFC Energy’s Clean Energy and Clean Power Management solutions, visit www.sfc.com.

About SFC Energy AG

SFC Energy AG (www.sfc.com) is a leading provider of hydrogen and direct methanol fuel cells for stationary and mobile hybrid power solutions. With the Clean Energy and Clean Power Management business segments, SFC Energy is a sustainably profitable fuel cell producer. The Company distributes its award-winning products worldwide and has sold more than 55,000 fuel cells to date. The Company is headquartered in Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, operates production facilities in the Netherlands, Romania, and Canada. SFC Energy AG is listed on the Deutsche Boerse Prime Standard (GSIN: 756857 ISIN: DE0007568578).

About ehret+klein Capital Markets GmbH

ehret+klein Capital markets GmbH is an independent investment manager for institutional capital with real estate value creation and portfolio optimization expertise. Its core business is the initiation and management of structured, regulated and unregulated real estate investment products for professional investors. The focus is on investments in commercial and residential real estate with value creation potential in economically strong German cities.

SFC Press Contact

Jens Jüttner
Tel: +49 89 125 09 03-32
Email: [email protected]
Web: sfc.com

IR Contact

Susan Hoffmeister
Tel. +49 89 125 09 03-33
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ehret+klein Capital Markets GmbH Press Contact:

ehret+klein Capital Markets GmbH
Julia Gollong
Tel.: +49 8151 18769 18
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.ek-capitalmarkets.de
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82319 Starnberg

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