Milestones of corporate history
The Founders of Grand City Properties S.A (hereinafter "GCP") buy and turnaround residential buildings in Berlin
Foundation of Grandcity Property Ltd. (Former: Adminond Trading & Investments Ltd.)
Acquisition of 770 units in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
Acquisition of 1,330 units mainly in Berlin
Acquisition of 2,900 units primarliy located in Berlin and NRW
Acquisition of 5,100 units in NRW and Berlin
Sale of approx. 1,400 units in Berlin and NRW
Incorporation of Grand City Properties S.A in the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg
Purchase of 94.80% of the shares in Grandcity Property Ltd. by the Company and formation of the GCP Group in its current structure
Listing of the shares of Grand City Properties S.A. on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the Entry Standard segment
Acquisitions of approx. 3,200 units (in total) in NRW, Berlin and Bremen
Sale of 50% of the shares in a property company holding 430 units in Cologne and 230 units in Berlin
Capital increase of 15 million EUR gross proceeds for approx. 10% of the existing share capital
Issue of Convertible Bond 2012-2017 with a principal amount of 100 million EUR
Capital increase of approx. 15% of the then existing share capital against cash contributions with 35.7 million EUR gross proceeds
Assignment of a rating at BB by S&P rating agency
Issuance of Series B Bonds at the amount of 200 million EUR, due 2020
As of October 99.7% of the convertible bond was fully converted and the rest was redeemed
Disposal of 900 units for 70 million EUR in Q4 2013
The Company has raised 27,000,000 shares through a private placement, resulting in EUR 175.5m gross proceeds.
Further portfolio growth of approx. 14,000 units primarily in Berlin, NRW, Mannheim, Nuremberg and Dresden
S&P raised the credit rating for Grand City Properties and its bonds to 'BBB-'
Acquisition of a management company, providing property management to units in Germany with a focus on similar locations of GCP
The 5 year convertible bond Series C is in the money since August 2014. Series C was tapped-up in June 2014 with gross proceeds of Euro 140 million, at 111.25% of their principle amount reflecting an effective yield-to- maturity of below 0.5%. Bookrunners were J.P. Morgan, Berenberg and Deutsche Bank
In October 2014, GCP completed a redemption of 95% of its 350 million EUR, 6.25% coupon Series B bonds. The remaining amount was redeemed on January 5th, 2015
In connection with redeeming the Series B bonds, GCP placed a fixed-rate Series D bonds at a principal amount of Euro 500 million, due 2021 with a coupon of 2% and a price of 95.6% of their principal amount
Assignment of a first-time issuer rating of Baa2 by Moody's Investor Service, S&P rating upgraded to BBB with a stable outlook
GCP completed a private placement of €500 million in aggregate principal amount of perpetual hybrid notes, with a coupon of 3.75% in three issuances in February, March and July 2015
GCP placed a fixed-rate Series E bond at a principal amount of €550 million, due 2025 with a coupon of 1.5% in two issuances in April and September 2015
In March 2015, GCP was added to major FTSE EPRA/NAREIT indices including the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global, Developed and Developed Europe. In December 2015 GCP was included in GPR 250 index.
Dividend policy to distribute 30% of FFO I resolved resulting in the payment of a cash dividend of €0.2 per share.
GCP successfully placed €450 million Series F convertible bonds, bearing a coupon of 0.25%. The initial conversion price of the bonds is set at €26.97.
The Board of Directors upgraded the dividend policy to 50% of FFO I per share.
Successful placement of €200 million perpetual notes bearing a coupon of 2.75%.
GCP’s credit rating was raised by S&P to BBB+ with a stable outlook and by Moody’s to Baa2 with a positive outlook.
GCP ends financial year 2016 profitable with an increased portfolio quality
The Board of Directors upgraded the dividend policy to 65% of FFO I per share.
GCP’s shares successfully uplisted to the regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the Prime Standard
Inclusion to SDAX
Succesful equity capital increase of €198 million in June 2017, at €18 per share
Portfolio growth to 87k units in August 2017
GCP establishes €1.5 billion Euro Medium Term Note (EMTN) programme
Placement of €600 million Series G straight bond due 2026 with a coupon of 1.375%, issued under the EMTN programme
Buyback of €321 million of the €500 million, 2.0% Series D straight bond due 2021
GCP’s credit rating was upgraded by Moody’s to Baa1 with a stable outlook
Inclusion to MDAX
The European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) rewarded GCP with a Gold Award for annual report 2016 and Most Improved Award. For sustainability EPRA also awarded GCP with a Gold Award for sustainability and Most Improved Award. Additionally, GCP was rewarded by EPRA the 1st place for Outstanding Contribution to Society for outstanding service provided to its tenants.