In 2013, the prime markets of Berlin, Munich and Dusseldorf accounted for 22% of activity, whereas in 2014, Berlin was the only remaining prime market on the list of top five most active markets, joined by Kiel, Bremen, Möngchengladbach and Lübeck.

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German resi portfolio sales show signs of market fatigue

According to international real estate advisors Savills, German residential portfolio transaction volumes in the first half of this year (H1 2014) totaled €6.8 billion, an 18% increase year-on-year over the €5.8 billion in 2013. Savills said in a... more »

Aug 27, 2014 Markets

Commenting on the acquisitions, Guillaume Masset, Head of Benelux and Southern Europe at Internos, said: “We believe the relative strength of the German economy has created an opportunity for investors to generate attractive returns from retail parks located in strongly performing regions."

INTERNOS Global Investors

Internos breaks new ground with French partner in German retail

Fund and asset manager Internos Global Investors bought two retail parks (“Fachmarktzentren”) for a total of nearly €16 million in the Bavarian towns of Rottenburg and Moosburg from the Luxembourg-based BGP Investment as part of BGP’s strategic... more »

Aug 26, 2014 Investment

According to Klaus Schmitt, COO and board member at Patrizia, “We’ve been enjoying a lot of trust from our institutional investors for quite some time now – so much so that they’re happy to join us in cross-border transactions.”

PATRIZIA Immobilien AG

Patrizia enters Dutch market, residential poised for recovery

The Augsburg-based listed Patrizia Immobilien AG continues to break new ground in Europe – this time in the Netherlands, where it paid €578m to buy about 5,500 apartment units from the Vestia housing association. This is the biggest transaction... more »

Aug 25, 2014 Companies

Pamera CEO Christoph Wittkop becomes Head of Germany under the new structure.

PAMERA Asset Management GmbH

Pamera takeover gives Cornerstone strong European platform

The US-headquartered fund manager Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers took a big step towards creating a pan-European platform for its investment when it took over Germany’s Pamera Asset Management earlier this month. more »

Aug 22, 2014 Companies

The logistics real estate sector in Germany is enjoying a boom

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German logistics real estate booms as prime yields fall

The investment market for German logistics properties remains on course to break all records this year. Property advisors BNP Paribas Real Estate put the transaction volume in the first half of the year at €2.1bn, up 60% on last year’s first half... more »

Aug 21, 2014 Markets

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