Aareal Bank

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

Aareal Bank

Aareal Bank AG

Fresh from the launch of its second US dollar Pfandbrief, Aareal Bank is eyeing further lending opportunities in the US, Alexander Kirsch, Director, Treasury - Capital Markets, at Aareal Bank, told REFIRE. more

12 Oct 2017 10:00 Companies

Logistik Germany

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German real estate lending volumes were a mixed bag in the 1H of 2017, in a sign that the market is becoming increasingly difficult to call. more

12 Sep 2017 10:00 Markets


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Among German real estate-related stocks showing strong stock market appreciation over the past twelve months is Munich-based financing bank pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank. The 'good bank' that emerged from the ashes of the collapsed Hypo Real Estate... more

17 Aug 2017 10:00 Companies

Markus Kreuter - JLL


A new report on financing in Germany by property services advisor JLL shows that Germany's commercial property financiers increased their new business last year by 15% to €41.6bn. The study shows that all but one of the 13 financing banks lent... more

31 May 2017 15:22 Markets


J. M. Dodds

Increasing uncertainty in global markets mixed with creeping pessimism is putting the brakes on the lending market in Germany. more

21 Apr 2017 10:00 Markets

Purse - Geldbörse

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After a sluggish start to the year, German lenders are starting to loosen their purse strings again. more

19 Apr 2017 10:00 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

9 Mar 2017 10:00 Companies

Sonja Wärntges - DIC Asset

DIC Asset

In another giant refinancing deal (see Invesco deal with Aareal Bank in this issue), the Frankfurt-listed DIC Asset AG has been granted a loan of €960m from Deutsche Hypothekenbank, Berlin Hyp and HSH Nordbank, which it will used to prematurely... more

26 Dec 2016 14:00 Companies

Aareal Bank in Wiesbadeb

Aareal Bank AG

German property financier Aareal Bank has raised its full-year forecasts on solid Q3 results, and said it expects to generate between €8bn and €9bn in new business this year, somewhat more than it had originally planned (up to €8bn), the bank said... more

23 Dec 2016 10:00 Companies

Andy Rofe - Invesco Real Estate

Invesco Real Estate

In one of the biggest loan deals arranged in the real estate sector this year, the Wiesbaden-based Aareal Bank has agreed to provide US investment manager Invesco Real Estate a loan facility of up to €1bn over a 10-year period to help roll out its... more

22 Dec 2016 14:00 Companies

Thomas Gross - Helaba


There has been speculation for at least the last couple of years that the Frankfurt-based Helaba was looking to unload its property fund manager subsidiary Hannover Leasing. Now those plans are concrete, with Helaba announcing that it plans to... more

21 Sep 2016 10:00 Companies

Andreas Arndt - pbb

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

The steady decline of pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank's share price since its flotation a year ago is symptomatic of the problems being faced by the successor bank to Hypo Real Estate. Last week's second quarter figures show the corrosive effect of... more

29 Aug 2016 10:00 Companies

Christof Winkelmann - Aareal Bank

Aareal Bank AG

The transaction volume for German logistics properties has exceeded last year's volume by 45% and, at €2.1bn for the first six months, marks a new half-year record for the asset class. According to property advisers Colliers, logistics has... more

19 Jul 2016 10:00 Markets

Gero Bergmann - Berlin Hyp

Berlin Hyp AG

German real estate lender Berlin Hyp has been tapping the markets heavily this year to refinance its lending, and in October issued its third €500m mortgage Pfandbrief since April – which, like its predecessors, was heavily (2.4 times) oversubscibed. more

9 Nov 2015 10:00 Markets

Roland Fuchs - Allianz Real Estate


US REIT NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. has been in the news for several sizeable deals recently, including its recent acquisition of the landmark office property Trianon in the Frankfurt business district for €540m. Last year it hit the headlines... more

2 Sep 2015 10:00 Investment

Banks in Frankfurt Skyline

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A new report issued by property advisors JLL shows that German banks boosted their commercial real estate lending in 2014 by 11% to 37bn last year, and are anticipating about the same or slightly higher volumes this year. The JLL study, which surveye more

11 Jun 2015 10:00 Markets

Aareal Bank in Wiesbadeb

Aareal Bank AG

Wiesbaden based property lender Aareal Bank has finalised the acquisition of all the shares in Westdeutsche Immobilienbank (WestImmo) from EEA, the workout bank of former owner WestLB for €350m, in the process gaining a €4.3bn performing European... more

10 Jun 2015 10:00 Companies

Sold, Deal

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In one of the biggest single loans since before the onset of the financial crisis, the Wiesbaden-based property lender Aareal Bank has provided a €530m senior financing facility to the US REIT NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. to enable it to buy a... more

3 Jun 2015 10:00 Investment

Claus-Jürgen Cohausz - WestImmo

Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank AG

The Mainz-based real estate lender WestImmo, in the process of being taken over by near-neighbour Aareal Bank down the road in Wiesbaden, has reported a record net profit of €64m for full-year 2014, a rise of 22% on the previous year's figure of €50. more

20 May 2015 10:00 Companies