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Overall investment in the German hotel market touched somewhere between €1.36bln and €1.5bln as of June, higher than the previous historic high from 2007, and up 110% year-on-year.

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German hotel market investment hits record high

We report elsewhere in this issue on the arrival of several Asian hotel operators on to the German hotel market. Inevitably they are draw by the need for expansion, but it’s also true that the market for investment in German hotels has hit a... more »

Sep 22, 2014 Markets

The KGAL researchers also look at the prospects for retail real estate. Despite the increased competition from the online trade, Germany remains the most attractive market worldwide for retail investment, they claim.

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Germany reaping “uncertainty” dividend from Ukraine, Mid-East crises

German institutional asset manager KGAL says in its latest half-yearly report that the German residential property market is not only benefiting from Germany’s own stable internal economic environment, but is reaping an “uncertainty” dividend from... more »

Sep 19, 2014 Markets

With over €10bn of real estate assets, the group has been a prominent German investor, owning the Bienenkorbhaus and Westendgate among others in Frankfurt.

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RFR Holding buys Berlin’s Upper-West Tower, strong pre-lets

Berlin’s third-highest tower development, the 118m-tall Upper West Tower on the city’s Kurfürstendamm, has changed ownership after US property investor RFR Holding bought the asset from Austrian developer Strabag for a price thought to be around... more »

Sep 18, 2014 Investment

Just recently a group of Chinese investors bought a 4-Star Steigenberger Hotel in Deidesheim between Frankfurt and Stuttgart from a Luxembourg-based investor, although so far the buyer’s identity and the purchase price have not been released.

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Asian hotels groups discover German market

With Asian investors becoming increasingly active on the German market, one area which can expect to start seeing a lot more interest is the hotel sector. Most hotel groups have already made big strides to accommodate Asian visitors, but the... more »

Sep 17, 2014 Markets

According to Ares Management, the portfolio consists of 1,692 residential units with 109,000 sqm of lettable space.

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C&W study highlights broadening range of Euro property lenders

The financing of the Mall of Berlin primarily through an occupational pension fund BVK, joined by Deutsche Hypothekenbank and BNP Paribas REIM-managed debt funds, as reported elsewhere in this issue, shows how the market for commercial property... more »

Sep 16, 2014 Markets

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