John F. Kennedy Haus in Berlin:

Your freedom is at the heart of it all

In historic tradition
‘All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And, therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words: Ich bin ein Berliner.’

John F. Kennedy spoke these words on the balcony of Schöneberg Town Hall in 1963 and they reverberated around the world. West Berlin was an island, a few square kilometres of free world in the midst of the so-called Eastern bloc. With his famous speech, John F. Kennedy became a beacon of hope for many people and to this day these words symbolically represent an unwavering commitment to one of the most important human rights: freedom.

Today, 50 years later, Berlin is the capital of a united Germany and a place of this very freedom in the heart of Europe.
John F. Kennedy Haus on Washingtonplatz – the new centre of Berlin – is therefore not only a homage to the great American president, but to the freedom of each and every one of us.

In an inspiring neighbourhood
Between international companies and Federal Ministries, between museums and innovation centres, between Tegel and Schönefeld international airports, between the Sarah Wiener and Paris-Moskau restaurants, between excitement and calm lies John F. Kennedy Haus, your company head office with an unrestricted view and boundless scope for design in the heart of Berlin. In your immediate vicinity you will find companies like 50Hertz, the German headquarters of the Total Group, the new PwC head office, the Chancellery, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Education, and the notable museum for contemporary art – the Hamburger Bahnhof.

In the immediate vicinity

Whether by train, bus, bike, tram, car or boat, even in terms of accessibility you can enjoy absolute freedom at John F. Kennedy Haus. The Spree is on the doorstep and offers boundless options for sport and relaxation with its beach bars, jogging routes and boat piers.



Its architecture: trendsetting
John F. Kennedy Haus is situated in one of the most exciting places in Berlin where it stands imposingly with its expressive architecture by the renowned architects Auer+Weber+Assoziierte (Munich). The varied façade is impressive thanks to high-quality materials such as coquina and brushed aluminium. On the inside, the elegant metal cladding on the walls and the natural stone floors continue the play on materials. Accordingly, the lobby welcomes visitors with an impressive sense of space. On the office floors, the ceiling height of up to three metres, full-length windows and corridor walls with glass sections make the building light and transparent, creating all kinds of opportunities for the sunlight to work its magic.

Its sustainability credentials: exemplary
John F. Kennedy Haus
is a future-oriented Green Building. The standards specified in the German Energy Conservation Regulations (EnEV) have been surpassed to a considerable extent. In terms of the choice of materials, the focus is also very much on sustainability: during the construction phase, favoured materials from the region are being used and all the timber is sourced from sustainably managed forests. Once it is completed, John F. Kennedy Haus will be certified by the German Sustainable Building Council as a Green Building.

Ceiling height: up to 3.00 m in the office areas
Façade grid: 1.35 m
Sun protection: outside
Heating, cooling: radiant heated and chilled ceiling panels
Floor: cavity floor
IT fittings: CAT 7 cabling, pre-equipped for Wi-Fi
Walls: plasterboard, corridor walls with glass sections, optional partition walls
Lobby: high-quality natural stone facing, metal wall cladding
Lighting: standard lamps with motion detectors
Exterior features: info pillars located at the entrances
Parking spaces: underground car park with 86 spaces
Cycle spaces: 121
Special features: spacious roof terrace, showers
Square metreage
Floor Area Terrace
1st floor 2,112 m² 364 m²
2nd floor 2,229 m² 31 m²
5th floor 2,238 m² 23 m²
Retail space 1,410 m²  
Ground floor foyer As required by tenant  
Total 7,989 m² 418 m²
Additional space
3rd floor 420.00 m²
4th floor 420.00 m²
6th floor 614.00 m²

All measurements are approximate.

Current tenants

  • White & Case LLP
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Regus



(As of July 2013)

All the benefits at a glance

  • Central location in Berlin: the heart of Europe
  • Inspiring neighbourhood: between international companies, politics and art
  • High-quality architecture: boundless scope for design, the best materials
  • Green Building: innovative and sustainable
  • Outstanding address: John F. Kennedy Haus on Washingtonplatz

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    Covering an area of around 40 hectares, Europacity is the new urban quarter directly adjoining Berlin’s main train station. The southern section begins on the banks of the Spree on Washingtonplatz. The Hamburger Bahnhof is the cultural heart of the quarter. Europacity is bordered by Perleberger Bridge to the north, the railway lines to the west and the Spandau Ship Canal to the east. 

    The main thoroughfare is Heidestraße, which is being turned into an attractive boulevard as part of the development of the quarter. With Europacity, a new part of Berlin will be created with its own visual identity. It will make a contribution to sustainable urban development with new building typologies, new technology and new forms of city living.



    How will you be travelling?

    Just two minutes to the main train station, Europe’s largest and most modern interchange station

    • The most international connections of any station in Germany
    • 300,000 passengers and visitors daily
    • 1,300 trains every day

    23 minutes to Potsdam
    1 h 35 min. to Hamburg
    4 h 18 min. to Cologne-Bonn
    4 h 32 min. to Prague
    5 h 39 min. to Munich

    Just 20 to 30 minutes to Tegel / TXL and Schönefeld / SXF airports – and from there around the whole world

    • 1 h 45 min. to Paris
    • 1 h 50 min. to London
    • 9 h to New York
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    The John F. Kennedy building and Europacity say: „Sorry Berlin!“

    People taking an evening walk through the city stopped and stared: an image was being projected on several distinctive facades in the city, apologizing to several famous Berlin office locations.

    “Sorry Ku’damm, Berlin is now going to work somewhere else” read one provocative slogan. One of the messages with which CA Immo drew attention to their new prestige building – the John F. Kennedy building as well as the Europacity complex.

    Several teams projected the “apologies” during the evening on the facades and walls of established top office locations in Berlin and made very clear:
    Berlin just got a new top address.


    For interested parties

    For general enquiries

    Matthias Schmidt
    Telephone: +49 (0)30 261 010

    Questions regarding renting:

    Anke Giesen
    Telephone: +49 (0)30 261 010
    Email: anke.giesen(at)


    Press contact person:

    Markus Diekow
    Telephone: +49 (0)69 606 270
    Email: markus.diekow(at)

    Press releases to download (German language only):

    Image brochure to download:

    Dates to remember

    1st December 2013, signed White & Case as tenant

    25th of March 2013, Begin of excavation

    13th of August 2013, Laying of the foundation stone



    6th of May 2014, Topping out ceremony

    20th of June 2014, Start of installation of facade elements

    May 2015, completion of the John F. Kennedy House

    Legal notice


    CA Immo Berlin Lehrter Stadtquartier 7 GmbH & Co. KG

    60327 Frankfurt am Main, Europa-Allee 22

    Tel.: +49/69/606 27 0

    Fax: +49/69/606 27 111

    E-Mail: office(at)


    HR A 44055, Registergericht Frankfurt am Main

    USt-IdNr. DE 256273528


    Die CA Immo Berlin Lehrter Stadtquartier 7 GmbH & Co. KG ist ein mit der CA Immobilien Anlagen Aktiengesellschaft verbundenes Unternehmen.

    Bezüglich Datenschutz gilt analog die Datenschutzerklärung der CA Immobilien Anlagen Aktiengesellschaft.




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    Content and design

    WE DO communication GmbH GWA
    Chausseestraße 13
    10115 Berlin-Mitte

    Telephone: +49 (0)30 526 8520
    Fax: +49 (0)30 526 852 222

    Picture credit

    Area: Welcome 
    John F. Kennedy, Berlin 1963: Landesarchiv Berlin/Max Jacoby (picture detail)

    Area: Fittings and square metreage

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