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

Timo Herzberg -Signa


Austria's Signa, which has been much in the news recently for its efforts to buy German department-store chain Kaufhof from Hudson's Bay for €3 billion, has bought five trophy assets from RFR in Germany's biggest real-estate transaction of 2017. more

4 Dec 2017 10:00 Investment

Torsten Wesch - Redos

redos real estate GmbH

Hamburg-based retail property group Redos Real Estate has launched a new retail park fund that it intends to grow to €600m, the group announced this week. The regulatory envelope for the new AIF, Redos Einzelhandel Deutschland II, will be provided... more

29 Nov 2017 10:00 Investment

Sony Centre

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Paul Brundage, the European head of Canadian investor Oxford Properties, which recently bought the Sony Centre on Berlin's Potsdamer Platz, said at the recent Expo REAL in Munich that the company now expects to create a special Berlin platform to... more

23 Nov 2017 10:00 Investment

Jens Wilhelm - Union Investment

Union Investment

German fund manager Union Investment Real Estate has acquired a 13% stake in Berlin-based PropTech Architrave for an undisclosed sum, both firms told REFIRE at EXPO REAL earlier this month, marking Union Investment’s first investment in a PropTech... more

20 Nov 2017 10:00 Investment

Alistair Calvert - Gramercy

Gramercy Property Trust Inc.

Gramercy Europe, the European investment fund manager focused on the pan-European logistics and industrial sector, will invest primarily in Germany for its third European logistics fund, its CEO Alistair Calvert told REFIRE at EXPO REAL in October. more

14 Nov 2017 10:00 Investment

Dirk Hasselbring - Hamburg Trust

Hamburg Trust GmbH

German listed commercial property investor DIC Asset AG is launching a new Spezialfonds, its sixth overall and second focused on retail. The fund, named “Retail Balance I”, will invest in core and core-plus retail real estate in German metro... more

9 Nov 2017 10:00 Investment

Torsten Doyen - Capital Bay

Capital Bay

The Berlin-based company Capital Bay GmbH is launching an open-ended special AIF for residential property, targeted at German institutional investors. The “CB Wohnimmobilien Deutschland” fund will focus on residential properties in the top 7... more

8 Nov 2017 10:00 Investment

Andrew Coombs - Sirius Real Estate

Sirius Real Estate plc

Sirius Real Estate, which focuses on German business parks with light industrial properties, said earlier this month that it had boosted annualised rental income by 2% to €65.2m for the six months to end-September. more

29 Oct 2017 20:06 Investment

Dr. Christine Bernhofer - Swiss Life

Swiss Life Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

Swiss Life KVG, the German fund management arm of insurer Swiss Life, plans to grow its Swiss Life REF European Real Estate Living and Working fund to up to €3b, its CFO, Dr. Christine Bernhofer, told REFIRE at EXPO REAL. more

25 Oct 2017 10:00 Investment