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US investment giant Blackstone Group is betting big on global logistics with its acquisition this month of New York- based Gramercy Property Trust in an all-cash transaction for $7.6b, marking the second multibillion takeover ... more

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Hotel

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The transaction volume in the German hotel market tumbled by 41% in the first quarter to €661m, according to CBRE, as demand continues to radically outstrip supply. more

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Wien

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Austria is on track for another bumper year, following a record year of investment in 2017, Dr. Martin Sabelko, managing director of Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate Austria, told REFIRE this month. more

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Jan Linsin - CBRE

CBRE

Foreign investors have muscled in on Germany’s care home market in a big way, accounting for 64% of deals last year, according to CBRE’s analysis for the fourth quarter 2017, published this month. more

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Georg Fichtinger - CBRE

CBRE

Last year was a record year for real estate investment in Austria, with office deals dominating the market, according to property advisers CBRE. There were €4.8bn of deals in the country last year, comfortably outstripping the €3.9bn of deals... more

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Willi Weis - JLL Germany

JLL Germany

London-based investment management firm Rasmala plc is on a drive to channel around $750m (€608m) into German offices and logistics over the next 24 months, its head of real estate, Naseer Aka, told REFIRE this month. more

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Investment manager TH Real Estate has acquired the ‘United’ portfolio comprising five retail parks for its €500m Aldomus mandate for an undisclosed sum. more

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Hotel Holiday Inn Munich City Center

IHG

Denmark’s largest pension fund ATP and an unnamed Dutch institutional investor represented by CBRE GIP have acquired the Hotel Holiday Inn Munich City Center for €187.5m from Invesco Real Estate. more

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Hotel room - Motel One

Motel One GmbH

Invesco Real Estate plans on growing its newly-established European Hotel Fund, to a €1b plus fund within the next 18 to 24 months, Marc Socker, managing director, hotel fund management at Invesco Real Estate, told REFIRE this month. more

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Lending Market

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Germany’s lending market appears to be losing its mojo, according to a raft of data published over the summer. more

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Investment

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Germany could be headed for a bumper year with up €100b in deals, according to Fabian Klein, head of investment Germany at CBRE in Frankfurt. ‘We’re expecting a record year in Germany this year, with at least €50b of deals. If enough supply comes... more

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Hotel

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The market value of investable hotels in Germany increased by 8.3% last year to €51b, according to research published this month by fund manager Union Investment and consultancy Bulwiengesa. more

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Hotel Sector

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Germany has overtaken the UK to become the biggest hotel market in Europe, according to CBRE. more

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Dirk Richolt - CBRE

CBRE

Real estate investors need to wake up to the benefits of hedging, according to Dirk Richolt, head of real estate finance at CBRE in Frankfurt, in a recent discussion with REFIRE. more

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REFIRE

The latest MIPIM in Cannes was, by almost universal consent, one of the most easygoing in recent years, at least for German participants. The uninterrupted sunshine, the positive mood in the halls, the varied and frequently lively programme of... more

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Purse - Geldbörse

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

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Nursing Home

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Investment in German nursing homes has hit a record high, with around €3 bn in deals recorded last year, according to CBRE. more

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Coca Cola Deutschland

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Rockspring Property Investment Managers has acquired the Coca Cola headquarters in Berlin for its PanEuropean fund from Deka Fonds for just over €59m. The 100,000 sqm building has a Gold LEED certification and is located directly on the River... more

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Management

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Private equity real estate firm Blackstone and pan-European investor and asset manager M7 Real Estate are buying a portfolio of Dutch and German mainly logistics assets from listed UK property REIT Hansteen Holdings for €1.28bn. The portfolio... more

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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

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