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The logistics real estate sector in Germany is enjoying a boom

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German logistics real estate booms as prime yields fall

The investment market for German logistics properties remains on course to break all records this year. Property advisors BNP Paribas Real Estate put the transaction volume in the first half of the year at €2.1bn, up 60% on last year’s first half... more »

Aug 21, 2014 Markets

Head of business development at Louvre Hotels, Matthieu Evrard, said that the partnership with A Capital should lead to the group developing critical mass in Germany and create a platform for future investment.

Louvre Hotels

Chinese-Belgian consortium enters German hotel market

In a significant move, a consortium led by A Capital, a private equity firm backed by Chinese and Belgian sovereign funds CIC and SFPI, has bought a portfolio of 10 hotels in Germany from DHM group for an undisclosed amount. more »

Aug 20, 2014 Investment

It’s been a lively month in the student housing sector, an asset category that seems finally to be coming of age in the highly fragmented German market.

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German student housing sector coming into focus

It’s been a lively month in the student housing sector, an asset category that seems finally to be coming of age in the highly fragmented German market. Traditionally a market for joint ventures, several overseas investors have clearly decided the ti more »

Aug 19, 2014 Markets

The head of RICS in Germany, Martin Eberhardt of Bouwfonds, recently warned the lawmakers of over-hasty introduction of the law as defined before the latest watering-down. “We need to look at the rental facts in a European comparison as well as the consequences of such rental caps in countries that have already introduced the instrument before coming to premature decisions,” he said.

Bouwfonds

Further watering-down of Mietpreisbremse in the pipeline

There had been rumours swirling around for a couple of weeks that the justice minister in the Berlin coalition government had been weighing up further measures designed to water down the effects of the coming Mietpreisbremse legislation, the new... more »

Aug 18, 2014 Markets

The first portfolio, to be handled by CR’s Transaction Advisory Group, is made up of 12 Deutsche Telekom real estate assets totalling 153,000 sqm, located across Germany, with nine of the properties larger than 10,000 sqm, and mainly in secondary locations.

Deutsche Telekom AG

CR Investment Management selling two German portfolios

The London and Berlin-based CR Investment Management said earlier this month it had been mandated to sell two German real estate portfolios made up of 20 different assets. The first portfolio, to be handled by CR’s Transaction Advisory Group, is... more »

Aug 15, 2014 Investment

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