Strong foundation based on tradition

From a local mining firm to a successful property company

18. June 1953

Company established under the name "HAMBORNER Bergbau Aktiengesellschaft".

The Company was founded on June 18, 1953 under the corporate name of “Hamborner Bergbau Aktiengesellschaft” with registered office in Duisburg. In accordance with the Articles of Association, the object of the Company was: “Coal mining and processing of its products, including the refinement and conversion of the coal and coal chemicals as well as the marketing of these products; the execution of associated transactions of any kind”.


Company listed on the stock exchange.

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28. November 1969

Cessation of mining activities

In 1969, the Company contributed its mining activities into the former Ruhrkohle AG.

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Amendment of business purpose

HAMBORNER continues as an asset management an property company.


Special securities fund "SÜDINVEST 107" set up as a further business segment.

In 1990, the shares which had directly been held by the Company were implemented into the special stock fund Südinvest 107. The regrouping took place following the amendment of the German Investment Companies Act (Gesetz über Kapitalanlagegesellschaften, “KAGG”) as of March 1, 1990, with which the purpose limitation of special funds was revoked. Profits resulting from the regrouping which were made after the contribution into the fund remained tax free at the level of the shareholder for as long as the profits were reinvested in the fund. The units in this special fund were returned in 2007 and the fund was liquidated.


HSH-Real Estate AG acquires 50.47% of the share capital.

In the context of a voluntary takeover offer in accordance with the German Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act (Wertpapiererwerbs- und Übernahmegesetz, “WpÜG”), subsidiaries of the former HSH N Real Estate AG (now HSH Real Estate AG) acquired, in 2007, a total of 50.47% of the share capital of the Company, in particular from the former principal shareholder Thyssen’schen Handelsgesellschaft mbH, as well as from other shareholders.

June 2009

Resoltion on amendments to the Articles of Association for conversion to REIT

On June 9, 2009, the General Meeting of the Company resolved all amendments to the Articles of Association required for the conversion into a REIT corporation, subject to the condition that the prerequisites for the conversion into a REIT were created in 2010. On June 8, 2009, the shares of HAMBORNER were admitted to Prime Standard.

Dezember 2009

Verschmelzung der Hambornberg Immobilien- und Verwaltungs-GmbH auf die HAMBORNER AG.

Die Gesellschaft hat nun keine Tochterunternehmen mehr.

21. March 2011

Inclusion in SDAX

With effect of March 21, 2011, Deutsche Börse included the Company in the German small cap index SDAX.

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19. March 2012

Inclusion in the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Europe Index.

The shares of HAMBORNER REIT AG were included in the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Europe Index on March 19, 2012. The European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) is a Brussels-based organization which represents the interests of listed European real estate companies in the public sphere and supports the development and market presence of German real estate public limited companies. The associated index FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Europe includes Europe’s largest real estate companies.

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Next step for growth: Two capital increases in February and July.

In total 16,509,280 new shares and net issue proceeds of around €143 million.

01 March 2020

New Chairman of the Management Board

Niclas Karoff was appointed as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 March 2020.

30 July 2020

Announcement of the revised corporate strategy

Announcement of adjusted business strategy which forms the basis for further value-adding growth of the company.

Please find additional information on the corporate strategy here

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