Warehouse and logistic space

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Transaction volume on the German logistics and industrial property market hit a record €4.72bn in 2016, a rise of €620m over 2015, according to JLL. Figures from BNP Paribas Real Estate came in slightly lower, at €4.44bn, while other brokers had... more

Feb 14, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Dan-David Golla - AviaRent

AviaRent Capital Management S.à r.l.

Luxembourg-registered AviaRent Capital Management, which specialises in German nursing home and micro-apartment investing throughout Germany, said in a recent meeting with REFIRE that it had invested over €250m in the market in 2015, while... more

Feb 13, 2017 12:02 PM Companies

Real estate residential expert

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The market for closed-end real estate funds has traditionally represented a major conduit for German savings into the real estate sector, in previous years competing vigorously with the open-ended funds sector to absorb funds looking for real... more

Feb 13, 2017 12:00 AM Markets


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AXA Investment Managers–Real Assets has bought a portfolio of 17 healthcare assets in western Germany for €310m from private equity firm Blackstone. more

Feb 10, 2017 10:00 AM Investment

Lars Huber - Hines Europe

Hines Europe

Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK), Germany's largest pension scheme group with about €66bn under management, has bought a Danish retail property portfolio for €119m through a separate-account mandate with Hines, The seller was Avignon Capital. more

Feb 9, 2017 10:00 AM Investment

Bernd Vorbeck - Universal Investment

Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH

British private equity group Montagu has completed its acquisition of German fund administrator Universal-Investment, the largest independent investment company in German-speaking Europe. Universal's shareholders Berenberg Bank and Bankhaus Lampe... more

Feb 8, 2017 10:00 AM Investment

Christian Windfuhr - Grand City

GCH Hotels GmbH

Frankfurt-listed German housing investor Grand City Properties (GCP) said it plans to change its listing from the less-demanding Entry Standard to the higher level Prime Standard of the Deutsche Börse, "probably by the end of this year 2017 at the... more

Feb 7, 2017 4:40 PM Companies

German residential

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The London-listed German residential property investor Phoenix Spree Deutschland issued an update on its investment portfolio and its funding, with the highlight being a major upward price revaluation of its Berlin housing stock. It also issued a... more

Feb 6, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

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