André Heimrich - BVK

Bayerische Versorgungskammer

New milestone as BVK lends €150m without banking partner

Germany's occupational pension funds have been stepping up ever more assertively to provide finance for real estate deals as part of their asset allocation strategies, which envision increased exposure to the real estaate sector over the long run. more »

Nov 26, 2015 10:00 AM Markets

Dirk Moritz - Moritz Gruppe GmbH

Dirk Moritz

Everybody is moving to Berlin: This city will become more crowded and stretched

Almost every day this city generates news – about dynamic growth, or the real estate boom – and it seems there is no end in sight. Berlin is growing: This is no longer just reported news, but now also something one can see and experience first... more »

Nov 25, 2015 2:10 PM Guest Columns

Stefan Aumann - Peakside

Stefan Aumann

Peakside Capital secures investment for second European fund

Swiss-based private equity real estate company Peakside Capital has raised €140m for its second European value-add and opportunistic fund. The fund will focus on commercial real estate in Germany for the Real Estate Fund II (PREFF II) vehicle. The... more »

Nov 24, 2015 10:00 AM Investment

Oliver Schumy - Immofinanz

Mayr Melnhof - Karton AG

Blackstone the buyer of €500m Immofinanz logistics portfolio

We reported in these pages at the end of August that listed Austrian property group Immofinanz AG had announced that it planned to exit the logistics sector to concentrate on its office and retail investments, along with a renewed focus on its key... more »

Nov 23, 2015 10:00 AM Markets

7th Deutscher Fachmarkt-Immobilienkongress 2015

Kratz Photographie / dfv Conference Group GmbH

7th Deutscher Fachmarkt-Immobilienkongress 2015

REFIRE recently attended the 7th Deutscher Fachmarkt-Immobilienkongress 2015 in Essen, a two-day event organised by Heuer Dialog. The conference attracted over 200 delegates, a superb turnout for an analysis of developments in an asset class that... more »

Nov 20, 2015 10:00 AM Markets


© Smileus - Fotolia.com

Finance providers show 'slight decline' in willingness to finance

The German financing trend barometer now managed by Stuttgart-based BF.direkt AG (previously the FAP Barometer) shows a slight decline in the willingness to finance real estate in its latest quarterly reading. more »

Nov 19, 2015 10:00 AM Markets

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