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It's only a few years ago since the German open-ended funds industry was in crisis leading to widespread liquidations – due to a lack of liquidity. The sector is suffering again, but this time for the opposite reason – a surplus of liquidity – as... more

Mar 22, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Yann Guivarc'h - Perial

Perial

French asset manager Perial has made its first entry into the German market by buying a portfolio of offices worth €116m from a fund managed by Patrizia Immobilien. more

Mar 21, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

Healthcare

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Investor and asset manager Corpus Sireo, the German subsidiary of Swiss Life, said it had bought twelve healthcare assets for its institutional healthcare funds for €130m, but indicated it planned to invest a further up to €400m in the sector this... more

Mar 20, 2017 10:00 AM Investment

Espace Kennedy - Kirchberg

Savills Fund Management GmbH

Savills Investment Management has bought a retail centre in Germany and an office building in Luxembourg for a combined total of €75 million, on behalf of a southern German pension fund. The two assets were sold by German mutual fund SEB... more

Mar 17, 2017 10:00 AM Investment

Stefan Ermisch - HSH Nordbank

HSH Nordbank

Mid-sized northern German Landesbank HSH Nordbank made a further significant step towards cleaning up its balance sheet by selling off €1.64bn of legacy loans, as part of its mission to ready itself for new ownership as decreed by the EU following... more

Mar 16, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

Barometer Trend

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The quarterly barometer issued by the Stuttgart-headquartered financing consultant BF.direkt on German real estate financing sentiment showed a sharp downturn in a number of its key indicators for its Q1 2017 survey – a clear sign that many... more

Mar 15, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Grunderwerbssteuer

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Germany's federal states hauled in a record €12.4bn in Grunderwerbsteuer (property transfer tax), a rise of 10.2% over 2015, based on the €240.5bn of property transactions across the country last year, itself up 9.6% on the previous year... more

Mar 14, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Sabine Keulertz - JLL

JLL

Demand for German shopping centres was so high in 2016 that yields have fallen to a record low of 4%, and a new study by JLL sees this falling to 3.9% by the end of 2017, against the background of continued low interest rates. Yields of 4% are... more

Mar 13, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Christoph Kahl - JAMESTOWN

JAMESTOWN

At the recent Quo Vadis gathering of top German real estate players in Berlin, event moderator Karsten Trumpetter talked one-to-one with investing legend Christoph Kahl about lessons Kahl has learned from 35 years in the real estate industry. more

Mar 10, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Hermann Merkens - Aareal Bank AG

Aareal Bank AG

The Wiesbaden-based property financier Aareal Bank has taken a 20% stake in independent London-based loan servicer Mount Street to support Aareal's commercial credit and syndication processes. more

Mar 9, 2017 10:00 AM Companies