Charles Kingston

German housing construction

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The biggest obstacle to the provision of more affordable new housing in Germany's biggest cities is the lack of suitable sites and a flawed building regulatory framework, according to the country's Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban... more

Oct 16, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Anette Lurz - Alpha Industrial

Alpha Industrial

German industrial property developer and investor Alpha Industrial plans to double its own very sizeable logistics portfolio from currently 350,000 sqm to 700,000 sqm, while raising its rental income and giving itself greater protection from the... more

Oct 13, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

Andrew Coombs - Sirius Real Estate

Sirius Real Estate plc

Sirius Real Estate, which focuses on German business parks with light industrial properties, has bought the "Thor 2" Portfolio from Orion Capital Managers for €24m in a deal exclusively orchestrated by Frankfurt-based Waterway Investments, who specia more

Oct 10, 2017 10:00 AM Investment

Luc Geuten - Mitiska Reim

Mitiska REIM

Begium's Mitiska REIM, one of the leading investors in retail parks throughout Europe, made its entrance onto the German market this month with two acquisitions in quick succession. The first deal was buying a 10,900 sqm retail centre with 273 parkin more

Oct 9, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

Holger Matheis - BEOS


London-based peer-to-peer real estate lending platform BrickVest has established a partnership with BEOS, the Berlin-based project developer and investor in German industrial real estate, to offer an employee participation fund (EPF) for BEOS... more

Oct 5, 2017 10:00 AM Investment

Friedemann Weck - ADO Properties

Friedemann Weck - ADO Properties

Listed pure-play Berlin residential investor Ado Properties boosted its Berlin holdings by nearly 1,600 units when it closed on several recent transactions on assets spread throughout the city, investing a total volume of €262.5m. The seller of a... more

Oct 4, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

5% Yield

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For the third year in a row market researchers BulwienGesa teamed up with building consultancy group Drees und Sommer in the convivial surroundings of lawyers Beiten Burkhardt in Frankfurt to see where real estate investors would be most likely to... more

Oct 2, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Henri Vuong - INREV


The All German Vehicles Index delivered returns of 1.2% over the first quarter of 2017, according to data provided by INREV, the European Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles. more

Sep 29, 2017 10:15 AM Markets

Charles Kingston - REFIRE


There is a mismatch between German housing needs and the actual new building going on. Here's the problem – too much housing is being built throughout the regions, where there's no shortage, and not enough in the big cities, where rents are... more

Sep 26, 2017 10:14 PM Opinion


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Germany's two domestic REITS, Alstria Office AG and Hamborner REIT AG, both issued upbeat statements after the first half of 2017, and both raised their full-year FFO forecasts against a still very benign German economic background. more

Sep 26, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

Funds of Funds - World Wide

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Catella Real Estate AG, the investment management company of listed Swedish group Catella AB, has launched a new open-ended fund to invest in affordable German housing. The fund has already made its first investment, an apartment building in Mainz... more

Sep 22, 2017 11:15 AM Investment

Sandra Ludwig - JLL

Jones Lang LaSalle

The transaction volume for German retail parks slowed noticeably in the first half of this year, primarily due to the lack of supply of suitable assets, according to broker JLL. There is a noticeable trend towards more deals, but the average deal... more

Sep 21, 2017 10:58 AM Markets

Philip Grosse - Deutsche Wohnen

Deutsche Wohnen AG

Germany’s second largest listed landlord Deutsche Wohnen has reported consolidated group profit of €672m in the first half of 2017, up from €647.2m in the same period last year, it announced in August. more

Sep 20, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

Dr. Thomas Beyerle

Dr. Thomas Beyerle

Is the Prop-Tech revolution really happening in Germany? A recent conference in Hamburg, jointly organised by academic institutions EBS Real Estate Management Institute and the IMMOEBS e.V., asked just how much is changing in Germany's drive... more

Sep 18, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Wilhelm Wellner - Deutsche EuroShop AG

Deutsche EuroShop AG

Listed German shopping centre investor Deutsche Euroshop boosted its funds from operations by nearly 13% to €70.9m in the first half of 2017, and grew its Group profit by 15.5% from €48.7m to €56.2m. The company said two new shopping centres, in... more

Sep 15, 2017 10:00 AM Investment

numbers and figures, index

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German asset manager KanAm Grund has launched a real estate fund, the "Fokus Süddeutschland Fonds", to invest in southern Germany and hopes to raise €500m from institutional investors. KanAm said it had already bought an in asset Frankfurt am Main... more

Sep 13, 2017 10:00 AM Investment

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

Sep 12, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Dr. Reinhard Kutscher - Union Investment

Union Asset Management Holding AG

Hamburg-based fund manager Union Investment has raised €620m in its first subscription phase for Germany’s biggest-ever open-ended real estate fund, suggesting that the fund is poised for further growth. more

Sep 11, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

Andreas Ibel - BFW


Residential building permits issued in Germany fell by 7.3% in the first six months, in a sign that the construction sector is heading for a slowdown in the second half of 2017. more

Sep 8, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Manfred Binsfeld - Scope Ratings AG

Scope Ratings AG

The highest increases in European office rents over the next five years can be expected in Berlin, according to research group Scope. The Berlin-based Scope is incorporating the research traditionally done in this area by Feri Euro Rating, which... more

Sep 6, 2017 10:00 AM Markets