Food Retail

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German retailers are upping the ante – and landlords are no longer calling all the shots – in a shift that has firmly put the power back in the hands of retailers. ‘Occupiers - particularly clothing retailers - have become very aggressive... more

14 Dec 2017 10:00 Investment

Blair Welch - Slate

Slate Asset Management L.P.

The Toronto-based Slate Asset Management continued its drive to build up a portfolio of German grocery-anchored assets with the acquisition of a further four portfolios consisting of 47 assets. The portfolios total 56,474 sqm of gross lettable... more

30 Oct 2017 08:00 Companies

Dr. Martin Leinemann - Arbireo Capital

Arbireo Capital AG

German investment manager Arbireo Capital has acquired a portfolio of seven supermarkets from family-run retail developer Ratisbona Handelsimmobilien Gruppe for its open-ended spezialfonds, ‘Arbireo Spezial-AIF Lebensmittel-Einzelhandel’, for €22m. more

19 Oct 2017 10:00 Investment

Food Retail

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Investors are turning their eye to food retail in Germany, due to constant increases in turnover, according to a new study by BulwienGesa. more

13 Jul 2017 10:00 Markets

Alexander Eggert - Warburg-HIH

Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH

Hamburg-based real estate investment manager Warburg-HIH has launched a new German retail fund, which it intends to grow to €450m, Alexander Eggert, managing director product, business and fund management at Warburg-HIH, told REFIRE earlier this... more

27 Jun 2017 12:00 Companies

Torsten Wesch - Redos

redos real estate GmbH

The institutional fund unit of German retail specialist Redos has added 13 German retail assets worth €200m to its Redos Einzelhandel Deutschland fund across several low-key transactions over the last five months. The fund is targetting a total... more

9 May 2017 10:00 Companies


Metro Group

Listed German commercial property investor Hamborner REIT boosted its 2016 income and earnings and saw its portfolio value push the €1bn mark for the first time. On the strength of its results, it is promising shareholders an increased dividend... more

1 Mar 2017 10:00 Companies

Deal Vertrag

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UK transaction manager ESTAma (UK), a subsidiary of the Berlin-based asset and property manager Estama Gesellschaft für Real Estate Management, said that it had sold a value-add retail portfolio, known as "Octagon" on behalf of British group... more

27 Jan 2017 10:00 Companies

Stuart Reid - Rockspring

Florian Glock - REFIRE

In a significant off-market retail deal just announced this week, Rockspring Property Investment Managers bought one of the largest shopping centres in Magdeburg, in the state of Saxony Anhalt, for €117m from Chenavari. more

13 Dec 2016 10:00 Investment

Blair Welch - Slate

Slate Asset Management L.P.

The Toronto-based REIT Slate Asset Management has made its first foray into European real estate, buying 67 mainly grocery-anchored real estate assets located throughout Germany. more

11 Nov 2016 10:00 Companies

Aydin Karaduman - Bilfinger

Bilfinger Real Estate Germany

The Frankfurt-based listed German property firm DIC Asset has raised its acquisition target for its fund business to €500m from its earlier €400m to €450m, and said it had already invested over €300m this year so far. more

6 Sep 2016 10:00 Investment

Marcel Fuhr - GPEP


Frankfurt-based fund manager Universal Investment has teamed up again with retail specialist and portfolio manager GPEP to buy another retail portfolio, bringing the total investment of the two in German retail centres and retail parks to more... more

15 Jun 2016 10:00 Investment

Fachmarktzentrum - Shopping Center - Retail Park

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REFIRE has recently been talking with several specialist investors in German neighbourhood shopping malls, or so-called "Fachmarktzentren", to get a better idea of why new investors are moving into this asset class – which they appear to be, in... more

4 Sep 2015 10:00 Markets

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Recently-floated eastern German commercial property specialist TLG Immobilien has dangled the enticing prospect of up to 6% dividend yield for next year, based upon sharply higher FFO for the first nine months, up 28% to €40.4m. The company’s... more

15 Dec 2014 10:00 Companies