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Hotels and hospitality groups

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An Oman-based investor group led by Al Zaman Group has bought a portfolio of four IntercityHotels across Germany from Invesco Real Estate (IRE) for an undisclosed amount. more

Investment

MIPIM Cannes

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This year's MIPIM saw Germany again confirming its position as Europe's most attractive investment market, across most asset categories and geographically, across it’s A-, B-, and even smaller urban and regional markets. Prices have risen since... more

Markets

KGAL Gebäude

KGAL GmbH & Co. KG

The Munich-based investment and asset manager KGAL Group said it had achieved a record year in real estate investment in 2017, carrying out €1.5bn of European real estate transactions and closing almost 107,000 sqm of new leases last year. more

Investment

Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

The taxpayers of Hamburg have been a much put-upon group over the last ten years, having stumped up for a variety of city projects that have, to one degree or another, exacted their toll on the city. So much so that, in a moment of lucid... more

Opinion

Martin Herkenrath - OMEGA

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Property management group Yxime, which is part of the French family-owned Duval Group, is setting up a joint venture with Cologne-based Omega Immobilien to provide clients access to the German property market. more

Companies

Christoph Wittkop - Pamera

PAMERA Asset Management GmbH

Barings Real Estate has continued into this year the spending and investment spree that saw it transact more than €1bn in German real estate deals in 2017, in the process more than doubling its volume of 2016... more

Companies

Residential - Aroundtown

Aroundtown Property Holdings Plc.

The Luxembourg-headquartered Aroundtown, currently the largest listed German commercial real estate company, raised gross proceeds of €606m by privately placing 95 million new shares at €6.38 in a recent capital increase. more

Companies

Residential Property Germany

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We reported last month that German-listed residential firm Adler Real Estate was paying €540 for a stake of up to 70% in the €1.6gn Tel-Aviv listed and Amsterdam-headquartered Brack Capital Partners... more

Investment

Jürgen Michael Schick - IVD

Immobilienverband Deutschland IVD

Germany has seen the number of building permits issued fall for the first time in ten years, while the construction industry is heading towards a dip towards the end of the year, according to statistics published by German official sources. more

Markets

Stavros Efremidis - WCM Beteligungs- und Grundbesitz AG

edicto GmbH

A new listed German commercial real estate company will soon be gracing the ranks of Frankfurt's stock market-quoted sector with the launch – likely on or around April 5th – of Godewind Real Estate. more

Companies

Healthcare

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Internos' German asset management arm has launched a new Spezialfonds, Care Invest II, its second open-end fund focusing on healthcare real estate. more

Companies

Warehouse and logistic space

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The Luxembourg-based Alpha Industrial Holding SA is selling the largest part of its logistics and light industrial property holdings with 600,000 sqm of total space across Germany and Austria to Asian investor, Frasers Property Europe. more

Investment

Real Estate

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German listed residential firm Adler Real Estate is paying €540m for a stake of up to 70% in the €1.6bn Tel Aviv-listed German-focused Brack Capital Properties (BCP). more

Investment

Deal Vertrag

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US investor Apollo Global Management is becoming a major shareholder in DEMIRE after agreeing to take part in a 10% capital increase to be carried out by the German commercial property landlord. The deal is designed to create a major new property... more

Companies

Michael Schneider - IntReal International Real Estate

IntReal International Real Estate Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

Statistics from Deutsche Bundesbank and German funds association BVI at the end of the year show that the fund sector had a very good 2017, for both open-ended mutual property AIFs and open-ended special AIFs. more

Companies

Stefan Ermisch - HSH Nordbank

HSH Nordbank

It now looks certain that ailing state-owned HSH Nordbank will be bought by US private equity firms Cerberus and JC Flowers, and a deal could be announced as early as this week, according to local business reports in Hamburg. more

Companies

Christoph Kahl - JAMESTOWN

JAMESTOWN

The Cologne-based closed end fund initiator Jamestown is reaping the benefits of its extraordinarily successful track record of investing German money into the United States. Its latest fund, Jamestown 30, wrapped up its closing at the end of... more

Companies

Mietwohnung Berlin

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While the average price of housing in Berlin compares well with other German cities, and certainly very well on an international comparison, there are plenty of pricey new apartment developments coming on stream across the city, ready for sale to... more

Investment

Ali Otmar - Tristan Capital Partners

Tristan Capital Partners

London-based investment management boutique Tristan Capital Partners has been cleaning up several of its German portfolios, and in the last couple of months has made some significant disposals after improving and repositioning sevaeral prominent... more

Companies

Dr. Andreas Mattner

Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss (ZIA)

Figures released earlier this month by Germany's Federal Statistics Office show that revenues in Germany's construction industry rose in the first 10 month of 2017 with order books remaining high, fuelling hopes that Germany's broad-based economic... more

Markets