Hamburg Trust has secured the shopping and cultural center Forum Hanau, located at the Freiheitsplatz in Hanau, via a purchase option. The takeover is planned for the beginning of 2017. The center was opened in 2015 and offers 36,400 sqm lettable space for retail, restaurants and services. It is approximately 95 % leased, among others to Toys'R'Us, Zapata, Rewe, New Yorker, H&M, Camp David, dm, Vapiano as well as to the City of Hanau with a medical center. The seller is the Hamburg-based project developer HBB. Hamburg Trust plans to include the center in a property fund, which is meant to create a portfolio of inner-city shopping center in German metropolitan areas and regional centers.