Rolf Buch - Vonovia

Vonovia SE

Germany’s biggest residential landlord, Vonovia, has outbid Starwood Capital to offer around €900m for a stake in Swedish residential group, Victoria Park, thereby cementing the latest step in its strategy to grow the business outside Germany. more


Funds, numbers and figures

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Germany's eighteen open-ended real estate funds have been busy doing their housekeeping since the whole sector found itself back on a stable footing in the aftermath of the liquidity crisis and the introduction of new regulations guiding the sector. more



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Austrian property group CA Immo has rejected a partial takeover offer by US investment firm Starwood Capital Group, it said last week. more


Commercial Property

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German lender Münchener Hypothekenbank (MünchenerHyp) said earlier this month that is providing acquisition finance of €76.5m to the Deutsche Investment - Wohnen IV open-ended fund managed by Deutsche Investment Kapital-verwaltungsgesellschaft... more


Construction site

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It was a bumper first quarter for Germany’s construction sector, marking the strongest first quarter for construction housing sales in 20 years, according to Germany’s construction sector association... more


Aareal Bank in Wiesbaden

Aareal Bank AG

Real estate lending volumes are likely to fall further in Germany this year, according to Anke Herz, team leader, Debt Advisory JLL Germany. more


Iris Schöberl - BMO

BMO Real Estate Partners

BMO Real Estate Partners, a unit of Canada’s BMO Financial Group’s Global Asset Management business has launched its second fund in its Best Value Europe series, Best Value Europe II (BVE II) following seed commitments from repeat investors. more


Investment - Buyer

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Sentiment among international commercial property towards high-risk real estate investment strategies has dramatically fallen over the past 12 months, according to online investment platform BrickVest’s latest commercial property investment barometer more


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