Berlin: Google buys Johannishof in Mitte


Google is expanding its presence in Berlin and has acquired the office building Johannishof in Mitte. The structure on Johannisstraße 20 with roughly 10,000 sqm office space will be refurbished before the internet firm moves in, as stated upon inquiry. Further details are to be released sometime today. The “Berliner Zeitung” had first reported the deal on the weekend. Google was advised by CBRE, as TD learned. The Johannishof building was once the headquarters of Rocket Internet, who had moved to the former GSW tower in Kreuzberg in 2016. At the time, the Johannishof belonged to EB Group. Google had just opened its Berlin HQ with 9,000 sqm office space in the nearby “Forum Museumsinsel” early this year. Last year, the group had cancelled plans for building a founders’ campus in Kreuzberg when that project was met with protest. The German headquarters are to remain in Hamburg.

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