The company was founded in Germany under the name J├Ągersteig Beteiligungs GmbH in November 2014. The company was renamed Deutsche Industrie Grundbesitz AG in October 2017. In December 2017, the company went public on the Berlin Stock Exchange. Since the beginning of 2018, the Company has obtained the REIT status (''real estate investment trust'') and has been named Deutsche Industrie REIT-AG. As a result, the company is exempt from corporation and trade tax.

The objective of the company is to acquire and manage an attractive light industrial portfolio focused primarily on infrastructurally well-connected locations across Germany which have a high local relevancy.