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Thomas Beyerle's research team over at international property advisers Catella have produced an interesting report on the market for serviced apartments, that hybrid form of residential use so beloved of the professional classes when... more


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Sirius Real Estate, which operates branded business parks and flexible workspaces throughout Germany, added assets in Saarbrücken, Esslingen and Düsseldorf recently, and confirmed... more


Joint Venture

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Listed German residential real estate investor Adler Real Estate has initiated a joint venture with the private equity fund manager Benson Elliot Capital to sell off its non-core portfolio, valued at about €115m. more


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Germany’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the country’s Grundsteuer(land tax) is obsolete, it announced earlier this month, paving the way for a much-needed shake-up in the market. more


Real Estate

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The Bahrain-headquartered alternative investment manager Investcorp has just made its first investment in Germany by buying Bürocampus Wangen in Stuttgart from a BEOS fund, for about €80m. more


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There has been yet a further significant decline in sentiment among German property finance providers according to the BF.Quarterly Barometer. Sentiment has dropped from 0.23 to -0.98 points in the second quarter of 2018, the lowest barometer... more



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The transaction volume in the German hotel market tumbled by 41% in the first quarter to €661m, according to CBRE, as demand continues to radically outstrip supply. more



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Luxembourg-based boutique real estate investment manager Optimum Asset Management has completed a €100m secondary transaction with new investors into Optimum Evolution Fund SIF – Property II, which is invested primarily in well-located... more


Boris Hardi - Oaktree

Boris Hardi

Given the hype surrounding blockchain technology and its most visible product Bitcoin, it was just a question of time until the first hybrid cryptocurrency and real estate fund came on the market. In fact, we discussed this very startup... more


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We report in this issue on a further decline in sentiment among German property financiers (see article on BF.Quarterly Barometer). However, not all traditional banks are retrenching completely from their regular financing hunting grounds. more