Hotel Sector

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Germany’s investment-grade hotel market is expected to hit a new high of €56bn by the end of this year, according to Dierk Freitag, a partner at consultancy Bulwiengesa, in a sign of just how rampant growth in the sector has become. more


Stuart Reid - Rockspring

Florian Glock - REFIRE

In a sizeable retail property deal, an open-ended fund of Rockspring Property Investment Managers sold a portfolio of five local German convenience centres to Hamburg-based investment manager Warburg-HIH Invest for more than €100m. more


Henri Vuong - INREV


INREV’s German Vehicles Annual Index 2018 recorded a ten-year high for non-listed real estate performance in Germany, with total returns of 4.29% over 2017, up from 2.68% the previous year. more


Curth-C. Flatow - FAP

Florian Glock - REFIRE Ltd.

Berlin-based independent investment manager FAP Invest last week formally launched its €250m mezzanine fund focused on real estate existing, refurbishment, and development projects in Germany, as well as selectively in the Netherlands and Austria. more



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Germany has overtaken the US to become a Mecca for open-ended retail real estate funds, accounting for €2.3b, or 25%, of investment last year, according to research published this month by Berlin-based consultancy, Scope Analysis. more


Tobias Kassner - BulwienGesa


Insurance group Swiss Life has swooped to buy BEOS AG, Germany's leading investor in mixed-use industrial real estate, for an undisclosed price. The move is designed to support Swiss Life Asset Managers' third party business... more



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French portfolio management company Primonial REIM has acquired €800m of German healthcare assets, it announced this month, marking the biggest healthcare deal of the year. more


Sirius Business Park Rostock

Sirius Real Estate

Sirius Real Estate, which operates branded business parks and flexible workspaces throughout Germany, said it is planning on investment of a further €100m in acquisitions for its new business year... more


Commerzbank Zentrale

Commerzbank AG

Germany's open-ended real estate funds have been riding a wave of liquidity to clean up and diversify their holdings, largely to very good effect, according to the latest annual ratings issued by Berlin-based rating agency Scope. more


Money, Sale, Deal

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Money laundering is an age-old crime but governments and other organizations are starting to crank up the heat, in a move to crack down on ill-gotten gains funnelled into commercial real estate. more