Boris Hardi - Oaktree

Boris Hardi

Given the hype surrounding blockchain technology and its most visible product Bitcoin, it was just a question of time until the first hybrid cryptocurrency and real estate fund came on the market. In fact, we discussed this very startup... more


Charles Balch - pbb


We report in this issue on a further decline in sentiment among German property financiers (see article on BF.Quarterly Barometer). However, not all traditional banks are retrenching completely from their regular financing hunting grounds. more


Barbara Knoflach - SEB

SEB Investment GmbH

The third outing of the Jahreskongress Finanzierung für die Real Estate Industry took place at the end of April, this time for the first time in Berlin after two previous stagings in Frankfurt am Main – perhaps in itself a statement... more



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Phoenix Spree’s bet on the Berlin market has paid off: the UK-listed investment company specialising in German residential real estateachieved an NAV total return of 53% in 2017, in a sign that Berlin can generate hefty returns. more


Kruno Crepulja - Instone

Instone Real Estate Group B.V.

Germany’s project development market is stagnating for first time since the financial crisis, as rising costs put the brakes on growth in many major cities, according to Bulwiengesa’s‘Project Developer Study 2018’, published this month. more


Global real estate

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Capital raised for real estate investment by real estate investment managers soared to €152.3bn globally last year, up 25% increase on 2016, according to the 2018 Capital Raising Survey, published this month by INREV, ANREV and NCREIF. more


Investment Geld Euro

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The ‘flight to safety’ has escalated over the past 12 months as international investors become more cautious, according to London-based online investment platform BrickVest’s latest commercial property investment barometer. more



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Austria is on track for another bumper year, following a record year of investment in 2017, Dr. Martin Sabelko, managing director of Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate Austria, told REFIRE this month. more


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