Charles Kingston


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Listed German commercial real estate investor Aroundtown featured in two prominent German hotel deals this month, as part of its almost frenetic acquisition and disposal strategy since taking a full German stock exchange listing last year. more


INREV Folders

John Oakley

Investors in Europe's non-listed real estate sector enjoyed strong performance last year as assets continued to rise in value, as shown by the INREV Annual Index, published recently. The Index, which is made up of only core and value-add funds... more


Rolf Buch - Vonovia

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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


Commercial Property

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German lender Münchener Hypothekenbank (MünchenerHyp) said earlier this month that is providing acquisition finance of €76.5m to the Deutsche Investment - Wohnen IV open-ended fund managed by Deutsche Investment Kapital-verwaltungsgesellschaft... more


Construction site

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It was a bumper first quarter for Germany’s construction sector, marking the strongest first quarter for construction housing sales in 20 years, according to Germany’s construction sector association... more


Investment - Buyer

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Sentiment among international commercial property towards high-risk real estate investment strategies has dramatically fallen over the past 12 months, according to online investment platform BrickVest’s latest commercial property investment barometer more


EPRA 2015 - Berlin

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It's now more than ten years since the German real estate industry was in a collective tizzy about the new forthcoming REITS legislation. more


Residential Property Germany

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German listed real estate investor Consus has expanded its development pipeline by securing deals for five new individual projects in Germany for a total expected sales volume of around €750m. more


Gifford West

REFIRE - Florian Glock

Gifford West, Managing Director of Boston-based loan sale advisor DebtX, alerted us to an upcoming sale of a $100m (€81m) commercial real estate portfolio for a major bank in the Ukraine. 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


Dr. Louis Hagen

Münchener Hypothekenbank eG

The pace of price rises in German residential property is likely to slow appreciably, although a severe correction is not anticipated, said the president of the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks ... more




US property investment group Starwood Capital made offers to buy minority stakes in listed Austrian property companies Immofinanz and CA Immo as part of its plan to enter markets in Central and Eastern Europe... more



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Thomas Beyerle's research team over at international property advisers Catella have produced an interesting report on the market for serviced apartments, that hybrid form of residential use so beloved of the professional classes when... more


Sirius Business Park Rostock

Sirius Real Estate

Sirius Real Estate, which operates branded business parks and flexible workspaces throughout Germany, added assets in Saarbrücken, Esslingen and Düsseldorf recently, and confirmed... 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


Manuel Köppel - BF.Direkt


There has been yet a further significant decline in sentiment among German property finance providers according to the BF.Quarterly Barometer. Sentiment has dropped from 0.23 to -0.98 points in the second quarter of 2018, the lowest barometer... more



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Luxembourg-based boutique real estate investment manager Optimum Asset Management has completed a €100m secondary transaction with new investors into Optimum Evolution Fund SIF – Property II, which is invested primarily in well-located... more