Guido Schütte - CA Immo

CA Immo

Benson Elliott commits €300m to Berlin site from CA Immo

UK private equity group Benson Elliot has acquired a 2.5 hectare mixed-use site in central Berlin, fronting the Spandauer Schifffahrtskanal, from listed Austrian property company CA Immo. The off-market acquisition in Europacity – Berlin's largest... more »

Feb 3, 2016 10:00 AM Investment

Real Estate Construction Site

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Europe to see largest share of €48bn global investment in 2016

Investors will commit at least €48bn to global non-listed real estate in 2016, up 13% from last year with the lion’s share flowing into Europe, a new survey from the three regional groups INREV, ANREV and PREA shows. (INREV, which had been... more »

Feb 2, 2016 10:00 AM Markets

Rivergate - Wien Vienna

Peter Gugerell, via Wikimedia Commons

Dream Global REIT buys Vienna property in Asian JV

The Toronto-based Dream Global REIT, which is a pure play on German commercial real estate for Canadian investors, has dipped its toe for the first time outside of Germany. It has teamed up with an Asian sovereign wealth fund to buy a 50% interest... more »

Feb 1, 2016 10:00 AM Investment


© Romolo Tavani - Fotolia.com

Access to German market for foreign loan funds still difficult

Much of the hype surrounding the rise of loan funds in Europe has only limited relevance for Germany, as nearly 90% of the freshly-minted pan-European vehicles are incompatible with the needs and demands of the German market, according to the... more »

Jan 29, 2016 10:00 AM Markets

Deutschland 83

Channel 4

Skinnydipping, spies and shortages: Deutschland 83 brilliantly evokes life in East Germany

One of the first things that happens in the first episode of Deutschland 83, the riveting German Cold War spy drama on Channel 4, is that Lenora Rauch – the brilliant, manipulative and obviously high-ranking Stasi officer stationed in West Germany... more »

Jan 26, 2016 10:00 AM Guest Columns

Charles Kingston

REFIRE - Florian Glock

Germany housing numbers just don't add up. More price rises ahead.

2015´s unseasonally warm weather has provided us in Germany with the absurd sight of winter revellers hugging their Glühweins at the traditional Christmas market clad in nothing more than short-sleeved summer shirts. more »

Jan 25, 2016 10:00 AM Opinion

Real Estate Finance Day 2015

Frankfurt School Verlag

2nd Frankfurt Real Estate Finance Day - organised by Frankfurt School Verlag and Targa Communications

The second Real Estate Finance Day, organised by the Frankfurt School Verlag and Targa Communications took place again last year in November, and now looks to have established itself as a firm fixture on the German real estate calendar. more »

Jan 22, 2016 10:00 AM Markets

Frank Pörschke - JLL


2016 expected to be "slightly lower" than record year of 2015 - JLL

Demand for German office, retail and logistics properties was so high in 2015 that transaction volumes reached record level of about €55bn, surpassing even the pre-crisis year of 2007. The coming 2016 is also shaping up to be a huge year, if... more »

Jan 21, 2016 10:00 AM Markets

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