Large-scale lettings in Elbtower

  • HCOB leases at least 11,000m² of office space, with an option on a further 2,000m² over 10 years
  • Negotiations with hotel operators close to completion; international luxury lifestyle concepts coming to Hamburg

Hamburg, 16.12.2020 – SIGNA has signed the first lease for Hamburg’s Elbtower. The Hamburg Commercial Bank (HCOB) will lease at least 11,000m² with an option for a further 2,000m² of office space once the Elbtower is completed in 2025. The contract term is at least 10 years from the start of the lease (with an option for a further 5 years).

The selection of the hotel operator is also close to completion. Renowned international luxury lifestyle concepts, which until now have not been represented in Hamburg, have applied for the Elbtower.

“Even before we started officially marketing the space in spring 2021, we had already found the first major tenants for the Elbtower,” says Timo Herzberg, CEO SIGNA Real Estate Germany. “This early leasing success demonstrates the Elbtower’s high attractiveness with its modern, flexibly configurable spaces and its location.”

Right on the Elbebrücken (Elbe bridges), SIGNA is building the 245m-high Elbtower for completion by 2025. It will be Hamburg’s tallest building and the third tallest in Germany. It will not only mark the limit of the HafenCity development, but will also be the prelude to the entrance to the centre of Hamburg. Civil engineering work is scheduled to begin in spring 2021.

As a mixed-use high-rise with 64 floors, the Elbtower will combine public, mixed-use lower floors comprising retail and restaurants with semi-public uses such as a hotel, fitness and wellness areas as well as co-working spaces with modern and flexibly configurable office space on the upper tower floors. A public roof terrace with restaurant use is planned for the 55th floor.


SIGNA Real Estate has been developing and managing outstanding real estate projects in central locations in Germany and Austria for over 20 years. An experienced team of real estate experts manages all activities from acquisition to project completion and meets the highest standards in terms of profitability, technology and sustainability. Reliability, fairness and adherence to deadlines are at the forefront of the cooperation with the project partners. These values, which are also firmly set in the corporate philosophy of the company founded by René Benko, make SIGNA a recognised partner.

The portfolio includes the KaDeWe and the Upper West Tower at the Gedächtniskirche in Berlin, the spectacular Elbtower high-rise project in Hamburg’s HafenCity, the premium department store Alsterhaus in Hamburg as well as the Oberpollinger and the revitalisation of the Alte Akademie in Munich. In Austria, the premium hotel Park Hyatt Vienna and the Goldenes Quartier business district are among the outstanding existing properties.

With these projects, SIGNA is making important contributions to urban development. In doing so, SIGNA is focusing on the individual property as well as rethinking topics such as inner city development, sustainability, diversity of use, networking and mobility – to create cities for everyone to enjoy.


Sebastian Schmidt
PR Manager
M: ed.angis@tdimhcs.s
T: +49 30 700 108 900

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