ECB / Robert Metsch

A new report on European Commercial Property predicts that the European Central Bank will feel compelled to take even more stimulus measures above and beyond last month's loosening, resulting in more benefits for prime property as a high-yielding... more »

Apr 21, 2016 10:00 AM Markets


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A new record of €123.6 billion of fresh capital was raised for non-listed real estate in 2015, with Europe still the preferred destination for over half that capital. more »

Apr 20, 2016 10:00 AM Markets


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There was some excited talk at the recent MIPIM in Cannes about Italian insurer Generali's plans to boost its coffers by selling off a major property portfolio. The portfolio, known as Stardust, is valued at more than €1bn. more »

Apr 19, 2016 10:00 AM Companies

Peter Axmann - HSH Nordbank

HSH Nordbank AG

A higher-than-expected level of early repayments forced the hand of property lender HSH Nordbank in 2015, which saw it raising its level of new business last year from the budgeted €3.6bn to €4.5bn. more »

Apr 18, 2016 10:00 AM Companies

Hann Hünnscheid - Famos


Real estate remains the most important asset class among German family offices' wealth, according to the second study produced on the subject by Famos, a 50-year-old family office consultancy and real estate investor based in Korchenbroich... more »

Apr 15, 2016 10:00 AM Markets

Andrew Coombs - Sirius Real Estate

Sirius Real Estate plc

The AIM-listed Sirius Real Estate, which owns and operates self-storage facilities, business parks, industrial complexes and offices across Germany, said this week that it expects its full-year results to be in line with market expectations, as... more »

Apr 14, 2016 10:00 AM Companies

Ralf Klann - Bilfinger

Bilfinger Real Estate Germany

REFIRE met with construction and engineering group Bilfinger at the MIPIM, where the company has managed to snare - and hold on to - one of the best stands in the Palais des Festivals. Its extensive sunny outdoor terrace is ideal for up-close... more »

Apr 13, 2016 10:00 AM Companies

Markus Hill

Markus Hill

‘Mainhattan', ‘Trench-City' or ‘Banksters' Hell' - some of the less flattering descriptions of Frankfurt am Main, Germany's financial heart. But Frankfurt is a ‘polarized' city. On the other hand, it is the birthplace of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe... more »

Apr 12, 2016 1:54 PM Guest Columns

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