SOINI ASSET is a bank-independent real estate investment boutique focused on the implementation of unusual construction projects in German-speaking countries. The foundation of our success is the intensive expertise and passion of the responsible players.

i Live Essen


Flexible living in the heart of the city

Young, chic and affordable. Small, modern residential units in a central location that offer maximum flexibility. This is how today’s young people want to live in Essen. “Micro-living” is the motto for students, young professionals and young academics. With a population of over 570,000, the corporate and trade fair city of Essen is one of the largest cities in Germany. The high number of corporate headquarters makes Essen an important decision-making centre of the German economy. Alone 6 of the 100 or 14 of the 500 companies with the highest turnover in Germany have their headquarters in Essen, the centre of the Metropole Ruhr, where around 5.2 million people live. Living, studying and working in the corporate and trade fair city of Essen: The four-story, approximately 9,000-square-meter existing property – the former AOK regional headquarters – in Essen is located in the western inner city area, within walking distance of Essen’s city centre and close to the university campus. Despite its central location, the surrounding area is quiet and the traffic volume is low. A young lifestyle product was created here, an exclusive residential complex with a total of 323 lifestyle apartments (comfort and penthouses) together with 70 parking spaces.

“At first glance, Essen appears to be a B location. However, due to the high number of corporate headquarters, Essen has developed into an important decision-making centre of the German economy in recent years. SOINI ASSET recognized the importance of the location early on and created affordable housing.”

Ursula Schmitzberger, SOINI ASSET

Asset class

Temporary housing



I Live Essen






323 lifestyle apartments + 70 parking spaces



Initiator, developer, project development, financing architecture and construction


Property size

2.758 sqm


Project volume

approx. € 27.00 million