REFIRE met recently with finance director Peter Finkbeiner in his office to discuss TLG’s approach to financing. Finkbeiner’s banking and private equity background left little doubt that the finance function within TLG has clearly been streamlined and simplified since the Lone Star takeover, with visibly clearer lines of reporting to a private equity parent than to the myriad political interests that had to be kept in the loop in the old state-owned days.


New IPO beckons with TLG Immobilien listing

Now it’s official. After months of speculation, some of it public, the eastern German commercial property specialist TLG Immobilien announced that it plans to float on the stock market, with its launch set for before the end of this year. more »

Oct 17, 2014 Companies

A&M Captiva will now manage about €700m in German commercial real estate assets on behalf of institutional clients.

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Alvarez & Marsal buys Germany’s Captiva Capital Management

US-owned professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal this week bought Captiva Capital Management GmbH, a Hamburg- based real estate asset management firm. CCMG will now be called A&M Captiva , with which A&M aims to provide end-to-end real estate... more »

Oct 16, 2014 Companies

The three new construction projects comprise a total of 274 residential units, 128 underground parking spaces and 70 outdoor parking spaces, expected to be completed by 2015 to 2016.

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Dutch Bouwfonds IM buys three resi projects for Spezialfonds

Bouwfonds IM, the property investment management company of the Netherlands group Rabo Real Estate, has just bought three new residential construction products in Berlin, Dresden and Cologne in three separate transactions, on behalf of a southern... more »

Oct 15, 2014 Investment

The company will be delisted from the stock exchange in the course of the summer.

IVG Immobilien AG

IVG completes refinancing, exits insolvency

A year after filing for creditor protection, Germany’s erstwhile listed heavyweight property company IVG Immobilien AG has exited its self-managed insolvency proceedings, one of Germany’s largest-ever corporate collapses, and so has avoided its... more »

Oct 14, 2014 About Us

The ‘rental brake’ puts an effective cap on the maximum permissible level of rent increase.

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Mietpreisbremse passes into law, changes ahead for brokers

The German government passed into draft law this week the infamous Mietpreisbremse, or rental cap on residential rent increases, while at the same time introducing a change to the time-honoured German system of nearly always having the tenant or... more »

Oct 13, 2014 Markets

 REFIRE London Conference 2013

Now in our seventh year of publication, the REFIRE Intelligence Report has developed a strong reputation for authoritative reporting and analysis of the German market for real estate finance. REFIRE is read by institutional investors who simply need to know what is happening on continental Europe's most important market for real estate, whether on the debt or the equity side. Our readers trust us for our local market insights and close connections with key market players in Germany, and rely on us for qualified comment on significant market developments.

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