Food Retail

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German retailers are upping the ante – and landlords are no longer calling all the shots – in a shift that has firmly put the power back in the hands of retailers. ‘Occupiers - particularly clothing retailers - have become very aggressive... more

14 Dec 2017 10:00 Investment

Refugees in Greece

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Germany’s two biggest political parties are heading back to the negotiating table in search of a new “grand coalition”. The talks between Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union... more

13 Dec 2017 13:00 Guest Columns

Michael Schneider - IntReal International Real Estate

IntReal International Real Estate Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

The abolition of the tax income equalization procedure in Germany, effective January next year, ‘will hit the fund industry very hard and will cause considerably greater expense to fund management companies’, warned Carina Berberich... more

13 Dec 2017 10:00 Markets

Peter Barkow - Barkow Consulting

Barkow Consulting GmbH

2017 is proving to be another major growth year for the German listed real estate sector, which has been growing in leaps and bounds since being viewed as the EPRA 'problem child' just a few years ago. more

12 Dec 2017 10:00 Markets

Wolfgang Egger

PATRIZIA Immobilien AG

Augsburg-based fund manager Patrizia Immobilien has acquired rival Triuva, the institutional fund subsidiary of IVG Immobilien, for an undisclosed sum, propelling into the ranks of the top 10 European investment managers, it announced this month. more

11 Dec 2017 10:00 Companies

Martin Schulz und Angela Merkel

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Bonn Is Not Weimar was the title of a 1956 book by the Swiss journalist Fritz René Allemann. He argued that the (West) German Federal Republic, founded in 1949 and with Bonn as its capital, had devised a stable form of parliamentary government... more

8 Dec 2017 11:00 Guest Columns

Sony Centre

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The recent mega-deal which saw Canadian pension fund Oxford Properties and Madison International buy the Sony Centre in Berlin from Korea's national pension fund for €1.1bn has now been financed by the buyers. They have closed a €625m loan... more

8 Dec 2017 10:00 Investment


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For the fourth year in a row, Berlin has topped the table of the 31 best European cities for real estate investment and development in 2018, according to a forecast published by the Urban Land Institute and PwC. more

7 Dec 2017 10:00 Markets

Michael Schneider - IntReal International Real Estate

IntReal International Real Estate Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

After a lengthy period in the doldrums, the market for German closed-end property AIFs has been making a steady return to its traditional growth path. Figures published by the Deutsche Bundesbank... more

6 Dec 2017 10:00 Markets

Stefan Aumann - Peakside

Stefan Aumann

In what has been a busy month for transactions for the company, European real estate private equity firm Peakside Capital has made its first acquisition on behalf of its third real estate fund, Peakside Real Estate Fund (PREF III). The deal... more

5 Dec 2017 10:00 Companies