New Investor at Fraport's Mönchhof Real Estate Area Near Frankfurt Airport

By Fraport Ag, PRNE
Thursday, November 4, 2010

AXA Investment Managers Deutschland Buys Building Used by Expeditors International

FRANKFURT, November 5, 2010 - Fraport AG's Mönchhof real estate development area west of
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) has attracted another renowned investor, AXA
Investment Managers Deutschland GmbH (AXA IM). A leading asset management
company, AXA IM has acquired ownership of the building used by the U.S.-based
logistics company Expeditors International GmbH. Completed in September 2009,
this building serves as the German headquarters of Expeditors and employs
approximately 90 people who are primarily involved in handling air cargo and
distributing merchandise. The facility features 4,250 square meters for
warehousing and 2,850 square meters of office space. Expeditors' successful
business activity at Mönchhof is unaffected by the change of ownership of the

The Expeditors real estate property was developed and
constructed under a joint venture by MP Holding GmbH, a project development
company operating throughout Germany, and Fraport Immobilienservice und -
entwicklungs GmbH Co. KG (Fraport Immo). MP Holding is currently developing
other real estate projects at Mönchhof such as the "multi-park" complex,
which is being built in several phases and will offer about 30,000 square
meters of space in total. Fraport Immo - a wholly-owned real estate
subsidiary of Fraport AG - is responsible for marketing two new major real
estate development areas near FRA: Mönchhof logistics park and Gateway
Gardens business park.

The joint-venture partners placed a high priority on
sustainability and energy efficiency when constructing the new Expeditors
facility. Legal requirements for energy efficiency were exceeded by more than
thirty percent. As a result, Expeditors is enjoying an ongoing reduction in
operating costs. The Expeditors office and warehouse complex was awarded
"GreenBuilding Partner" status by the EU Commission.

The German head office of Expeditors benefits from Mönchhof's
excellent location near FRA and its optimal transportation links. Comprising
a total area of 110 hectares and 725,000 square meters of net building land,
Mönchhof is the single largest industrial site in the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main
region. The Mönchhof utilization concept focuses on logistics, offices, and
small lots for service and trading companies. Since its launch in 2007,
Mönchhof has taken off quickly and the marketing of all developments sites is
expected to be end by 2018. Current forecasts indicate that Mönchhof will
employ up to 6,500 people when it is completed.

AXA IM's investment underscores the attractiveness of the
Mönchhof development lands. "As an internationally active investor, we
appreciate the locational advantages and growth opportunities offered by
Mönchhof because of its proximity to Frankfurt Airport - one of the leading
international hubs in global aviation. We are pleased to be investing at this
dynamic and future-oriented location," emphasized Christoph Mölleken, member
of AXA IM's management team.


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