Charles Kingston

Andreas Segal - Deutsche Wohnen AG

Deutsche Wohnen

Listed German-Austrian full-service housing provider BUWOG will next week conclude a cash capital increase by offering a total of up to 12.5 million Buwog shares with a subscription ratio of 1:8. more

Jun 16, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

Shopping Centre

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A new report from property advisers Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) shows that 36,000 sqm of new shopping centre space will be completed in Germany this year, with another 67,700 sqm to be added in 2018. Nonetheless, German retail rents are expected to... more

Jun 15, 2017 3:39 PM Markets


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German logistics take-up has continued where it left off last year, rising nearly 2% in this year's first quarter to 1.5 million sqm, a new record for any first quarter, according to BNP PRE. Early figures reaching REFIRE show a real estate... more

Jun 14, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Jan Plückhahn - BEOS AG


German industrial specialist BEOS has bought a portfolio of six German business parks including a cross-dock in the Rhine-Ruhr area and Hamburg for €54.2m. The assets will be added to the Berlin-based company's open-ended AIF BEOS Corporate Real... more

Jun 12, 2017 1:10 PM Investment

Big Seven 7 Germany

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Market research group BulwienGesa's authoritative annual survey of the German project development industry shows the first significant rise of commercial office developments – either planned or already under construction – in Germany's Big 7... more

Jun 9, 2017 12:15 PM Markets


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It takes about 18 months for an investment in listed real estate to shed the influence of the general equities market and to start mirroring the performance of the companies’ underlying portfolio, according to new research by MSCI for the European... more

Jun 8, 2017 10:00 AM Markets


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Ludwigsburg in Baden-Württemberg and Troisdorf in North-Rhine Westphalia are the mid-sized German towns that came out on top in the annual GMA City Ranking Retail 2017 published recently by geomarketing and location market research consultants GMA. more

Jun 7, 2017 10:00 AM Markets


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M&G Real Estate has bought a central Berlin office asset for €94.1m from an entity managed by JP Morgan Asset Management. The real estate fund management arm of M&G Investments, which itself is part of Prudential Insurance, has been on a... more

Jun 6, 2017 10:00 AM Investment

Philip Grosse - Deutsche Wohnen

Deutsche Wohnen AG

Germany's second-largest publicly listed residential property company Deutsche Wohnen reported a strong start to the year with an increase in most of its key perfromance indicators, and confirmed its forecast for the full year, independent of any... more

Jun 5, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

LEG Düsseldorf


Listed German housing company LEG Immobilien posted strongly-improved Q1 figures on the back of the country's buoyant residential market, and issued a further postive forecast for 2017 and 2018, bolstered by its own recent refinancing on... more

Jun 2, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

Acquisitions, Contracts and Deals


The Paris-based AEW Europe made two significant acquisitions this month, one for its €2.2bn LOGISTIS platform and the other a major portfolio for its €9bn retail holdings. Both deals come on the heels of earlier AEW announcements of major... more

Jun 1, 2017 10:00 AM Investment

Markus Kreuter - JLL


A new report on financing in Germany by property services advisor JLL shows that Germany's commercial property financiers increased their new business last year by 15% to €41.6bn. The study shows that all but one of the 13 financing banks lent... more

May 31, 2017 3:22 PM Markets

Aydin Karaduman - Bilfinger

Bilfinger Real Estate Germany

German asset manager DIC Asset has launched its fifth institutional real estate fund, DIC Office Balance IV fund. more

May 30, 2017 10:00 AM Investment

Charles Kingston - REFIRE


As Gary Lineker famously commented, “Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.” Nowadays, in the shadow of Brexit, the world of real estate is beginning to feel a little bit like... more

May 26, 2017 8:00 AM Opinion

Michael Watters - Redefine International

Redefine International

London-listed Redefine International, the FTSE 250 REIT that is backed by South African investors, has agreed to invest €49m to take control of the joint venture holding the Leopard portfolio of 66 German retail properties, in which it previously... more

May 25, 2017 8:00 AM Companies

Anthony Myers - Blackstone

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Private equity giant Blackstone earlier this month completed its €3.3bn acquisition of the OfficeFirst platform in Germany from IVG Immobilien and wasted little time in appointing a new management board. It has also started the disposal of what it... more

May 24, 2017 8:00 AM Investment

Andreas Schulten - BulwienGesa


Whatever about the shortage of quality office buildings in German cities to meet investors's needs, it's now becoming increasingly difficult for companies, enterprises and even start-ups to find suitable accomodation in the biggest cities... more

May 17, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Torsten Wesch - Redos

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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

May 9, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

Yield, Ertrag, Rendite, Money

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A recent report by consulting group Capital Economics on German industrial/logistics yields attracted our attention – in particular, how the spreads over office investments have come down to new lows. The study highlights how Berlin, among major... more

May 8, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Jörg Schwagenscheidt - PMM Partners Germany

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German real estate investment firm Phoenix Spree Deutschland Ltd recently sold a non-core property portfolio for €35.3 million, realising a decent profit over book value. more

May 5, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

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