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According to Thomas Hegel, LEG's very approachable CEO, "We were able to clearly demonstrate with this portfolio acquisition that we are committed to our value-generating acquisition strategy and to boosting the efficiency of our operations. We plan to expand our operating platform and avail of suitable opportunities to do deals where we can add value."

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LEG Immobilien bullish on expansion, growth prospects

We reported in the last issue of REFIRE about the major acquisition by Düsseldorf-based listed residential investor LEG Immobilien AG of a further 9,600 residential units in its heartland of North Rhine-Westphalia from fellow-listed Deutsche... more »

Dec 11, 2014 10:00 AM Investment

According to Westgrund CEO Arndt Krienen, the newly-acquired residential assets in this latest deal are located outside the pricier neighbourhoods in their locations and were let to squarely middle-class tenants, which “ideally complements” the company’s existing holdings.

WESTGRUND AG

Westgrund AG digests Berlinovo buy, prepares for further growth

We reported recently in REFIRE on how the small listed Berlin-based residential housing investor Westgrund AG had practically tripled in size overnight when it acquired 13,300 apartments from Berlinovo, a legacy portfolio held by the state of Berlin. more »

Dec 10, 2014 10:00 AM Companies

Richard Wartenberg, ActivumSG’s head of sales and acquisitions, commented, "The asset boasts a good location in the growing east end of Frankfurt but needed better management. We identified the potential, took over and realised a dynamic leasing strategy."

ActivumSG

ActivumSG exits three further repositioned German assets

Jersey-based real estate fund manager ActivumSG Capital Management has just completed two deals in Germany that are almost textbook examples of what it purports to do best - buying under-managed office assets in good German city locations and... more »

Dec 9, 2014 7:47 PM Companies

According to Corpus Sireo fund manager Marc-Philipp Martins Kuenzel, the actual category is not just buildings housing private doctors and other medical professionals, but properties focused on healthcare and on-site physical treatment, including existing properties and not just purpose-built new assets.

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Corpus Sireo launches new medical properties fund

The Cologne-based investor and asset manager Corpus Sireo, currently adapting to its new life as part of Swiss insurance giant Swiss Life, has long had expertise in the German nursing home and healthcare sector. Now it’s turning its attention to... more »

Dec 8, 2014 10:00 AM Investment

According to JLL’s head of valuation Andrew Groom in Frankfurt, it is difficult to say which way the trend will go from here. “There are several reasons to expect performance growth will also stagnate in the fourth quarter."

Jones Lang LaSalle

Prime German office returns stagnate in Q3, possible trend reversal

Property adviser JLL's quarterly VICTOR Index, which measures the investment performance of prime office properties in Germany's top five commercial cities, confirms that the market stagnated in the third quarter, primarily due to dampened... more »

Dec 5, 2014 12:00 PM Markets

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