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Wolfgang Egger

PATRIZIA Immobilien AG

Augsburg-based fund manager Patrizia Immobilien has acquired rival Triuva, the institutional fund subsidiary of IVG Immobilien, for an undisclosed sum, propelling into the ranks of the top 10 European investment managers, it announced this month. more

11 Dec 2017 10:00 Companies

Sony Centre

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The recent mega-deal which saw Canadian pension fund Oxford Properties and Madison International buy the Sony Centre in Berlin from Korea's national pension fund for €1.1bn has now been financed by the buyers. They have closed a €625m loan... more

8 Dec 2017 10:00 Investment

Berlin

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For the fourth year in a row, Berlin has topped the table of the 31 best European cities for real estate investment and development in 2018, according to a forecast published by the Urban Land Institute and PwC. more

7 Dec 2017 10:00 Markets

Michael Schneider - IntReal International Real Estate

IntReal International Real Estate Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

After a lengthy period in the doldrums, the market for German closed-end property AIFs has been making a steady return to its traditional growth path. Figures published by the Deutsche Bundesbank... more

6 Dec 2017 10:00 Markets

Stefan Aumann - Peakside

Stefan Aumann

In what has been a busy month for transactions for the company, European real estate private equity firm Peakside Capital has made its first acquisition on behalf of its third real estate fund, Peakside Real Estate Fund (PREF III). The deal... more

5 Dec 2017 10:00 Companies

Timo Herzberg -Signa

Signa

Austria's Signa, which has been much in the news recently for its efforts to buy German department-store chain Kaufhof from Hudson's Bay for €3 billion, has bought five trophy assets from RFR in Germany's biggest real-estate transaction of 2017. more

4 Dec 2017 10:00 Investment

Ralf Kemper - JLL

JLL

JLL’s VICTOR index, which tracks prime offices in Germany, grew by 2.3% in the third quarter to 173.6 points, JLL announced this month. However, despite the increase, prices continue to plateau, according to the agency. Some markets fared better... more

1 Dec 2017 10:00 Markets

Development

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Adler Real Estate has acquired a majority stake in the ‘Wasserstadt Mitte’ development comprising around 700 apartments in Berlin for €120m. more

30 Nov 2017 10:00 Companies

Sascha Becker - Barings Real Estate Advisers

Cornerstone Deutschland

Barings Real Estate Advisers, part of the global real estate investment manager Barings, bought a portfolio of five mixed-use buildings in Germany on behalf of an unnamed international investor from a fund run by pan-European real estate investor... more

29 Nov 2017 11:00 Companies

Torsten Wesch - Redos

redos real estate GmbH

Hamburg-based retail property group Redos Real Estate has launched a new retail park fund that it intends to grow to €600m, the group announced this week. The regulatory envelope for the new AIF, Redos Einzelhandel Deutschland II, will be provided... more

29 Nov 2017 10:00 Investment

Berlin Shining

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Despite the looming threat of entering a new year with no coalition government in place, Germany is poised for a strong 2018, real estate experts say. However, the failure of Angela Merkel’s CDU party to form a coalition government two months... more

28 Nov 2017 10:00 Markets

Sony Centre

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Paul Brundage, the European head of Canadian investor Oxford Properties, which recently bought the Sony Centre on Berlin's Potsdamer Platz, said at the recent Expo REAL in Munich that the company now expects to create a special Berlin platform to... more

23 Nov 2017 10:00 Investment

Steffen Göpel

BFW

The Jersey-based private equity fund manager ActivumSG has bought up the remaining shares in German residential real estate developer Instone Real Estate to become the sole owner of the group, following Instone founder and shareholder... more

22 Nov 2017 10:00 Companies

Real estate residential expert

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As has now become almost tradition, Engel & Volkers Investment Consulting hosted a lively discussion at the recent Expo REAL in Munich – this time dealing with the German residential market, and how investors are approaching the market after... more

17 Nov 2017 10:00 Markets

Arndt Krienen - Westgrund

WESTGRUND AG

Listed German residential investor Adler Real Estate has sold its likewise-listed residential privatisation subsidiary Accentro Real Estate to a fund managed by Vestigo Capital Advisers, for a price of about €180m. more

16 Nov 2017 10:00 Companies

Joint Venture

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The Frankfurt-based logistics investment manager Palmira Capital Partners has formed a joint venture with the European Principal Finance III Fund (EPF III) managed by giant alternative investment manager Apollo with the goal of investing more than... more

15 Nov 2017 10:00 Companies

Stefan Ermisch - HSH Nordbank

HSH Nordbank

The majority owners of German lender HSH Nordbank, the federal states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, have received ‘several binding bids’ for the bank by the deadline of 27 October, they announced this weekend. more

13 Nov 2017 10:00 Companies

Commercial Property

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Commercial real estate stocks in Germany are outstripping their residential counterparts, according to a survey published this month by Hamburg-based Kirchhoff Consult. more

10 Nov 2017 10:00 Markets

Dirk Hasselbring - Hamburg Trust

Hamburg Trust GmbH

German listed commercial property investor DIC Asset AG is launching a new Spezialfonds, its sixth overall and second focused on retail. The fund, named “Retail Balance I”, will invest in core and core-plus retail real estate in German metro... more

9 Nov 2017 10:00 Investment

Torsten Doyen - Capital Bay

Capital Bay

The Berlin-based company Capital Bay GmbH is launching an open-ended special AIF for residential property, targeted at German institutional investors. The “CB Wohnimmobilien Deutschland” fund will focus on residential properties in the top 7... more

8 Nov 2017 10:00 Investment