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


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


Office portfolio

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Los Angeles-based asset manager Ares Management has completed the acquisition of a portfolio of seven office properties totaling 159,000 sqm located in major cities in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Finland... 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


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


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


Charles Balch - pbb


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