Deutsche Annington

Michael Bickford - Round Hill Capital

Round Hill Capital LLC

The UK-based private equity group Round Hill Capital has kicked off a new strategy of investing in German residential housing by buying a portfolio of 114 units in Hamburg, the first in what it says will be a string of investments in 15 German... more

28 Mar 2017 10:00 Investment

Germany Euro

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As we reported here in REFIRE back in November last year, Germany edged ahead of the UK as Europe's most active real estate investment market in last year's third quarter for the first time since 2012. Fresh research from Real Capital Analytics... more

24 Feb 2017 10:00 Markets

Jan Linsin - CBRE


According to property advisers CBRE, the first nine months of the year saw turnover in portfolio residential transactions (of 50 or more housing units) of about €7.2 billion. This is fully €11.3 billion less than in the first three quarters of... more

23 Nov 2016 10:00 Markets

Dr. Wolfgang Beck - Conwert Immobilien

Conwert Immobilien Invest

The ongoing saga that is Germany's wave of consolidation among its listed residential property companies may reach its zenith later this month (at least temporarily) at a special shareholder meeting in Vienna of Austrian-listed Conwert Immobilien. more

18 Mar 2016 10:00 Companies

EPRA 2015 - Berlin

Joke Emmerechts/EPRA

We've come a long way in Germany over the last five years in recognising the role the capital markets play in raising capital for, and refinancing, real estate investment. The industry has matured, and the range and variety of financing sources... more

16 Oct 2015 10:00 Markets

Michael Zahn


Another listed residential housing company to post strong first-half figures based on rising rents and appreciation in capital values is Deutsche Wohnen AG which, like LEG Immobilien (see elsewhere in this issue), has also raised its forecast for... more

2 Oct 2015 10:00 Companies

Rolf Buch - Deutsch Annington

Deutsche Annington

The Bochum-based listed Deutsche Annington, now renamed as Vonovia SE, has been promoted for inclusion in the DAX-30, the index of the top 30 German industrial companies, with effect from September 21st. more

29 Sep 2015 10:00 Companies

Peter Barkow - Barkow Consulting

Barkow Consulting GmbH

2015 is shaping up to be a record year for the volume of capital flowing into German real estate vehicles – both listed and private – after €10.4bn flowed into the sector in the first six months of this year, according to a new study by Barkow... more

16 Sep 2015 10:00 Markets

Dr. Konrsd Kanzler - NAI Apollo

NAI Apollo Group

It's not just Germany's retail real estate sector that is hitting record levels in the first half of the year. Research figures in from advisory group NAI apollo show that investment in Germany’s residential portfolio market posted record... more

7 Sep 2015 10:00 Markets

Rolf Buch - Deutsche Annington

Deutsche Annington

Rolf Buch, the CEO of listed Deutsche Annington, told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag recently that his company was looking at every residential portfolio that came on the market in Germany with more than 1,000 units, to see whether they might... more

24 Jul 2015 10:00 Investment

Residential Germany Apartment

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Some 304,000 German apartments were traded in portfolio transactions of over 800 units last year, the same strong level as in 2013, says the BBSR specialist federal institute. It expects another strong year for 2015. more

2 Jul 2015 10:00 Markets

Andreas Segal - Deutsche Wohnen AG

Deutsche Wohnen

Speaking at the annual Handelsblatt Immobilientagung in Hamburg last week, Andreas Segal, board member and finance director at listed Deutsche Wohnen AG, addressed the issue of consolidation among German listed property groups. In particular, he... more

2 Jun 2015 10:00 Companies


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The markets are in need of a good story, after the surge in German real estate companies’ share prices over the last few years, and that story is consolidation. Among existing listed companies, merger fever has gripped the markets. more

22 Apr 2015 10:00 Markets

Rolf Buch - Deutsche Annington

Deutsche Annington

Listed German residential landlord Deutsche Annington has concluded its merger with rival housing investor Gagfah after securing the votes of 94% of the Gagfah voting shares. The new company will be renamed Vonovia SE from April this year, and... more

16 Apr 2015 21:00 Companies

Rheinterrasse - Deutsche Annington

Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE

German listed housing company Deutsche Annington has now secured 94% of shares tendered by investors in its public takeover bid of Essen-based Gagfah. Having secured the go-ahead from the Federal Cartel Office at the end of January, the... more

23 Mar 2015 10:00 Companies

Rolf Buch - Deutsche Annington

Deutsche Annington

Germany's Cartel Office last week gave the green light for the takeover by Deutsche Annington of fellow-listed Gagfah, removing a potential hurdle to the creation of the new giant residential housing company, with its more than 350,000 apartments. more

11 Feb 2015 10:00 Companies

Rheinterrasse - Deutsche Annington

Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE

Deutsche Annington kicked off its campaign the week before Christmas to win the hearts and minds of rival Gagfah’s shareholders, who have until 21st January to decide on Annington’s takeover for their company. The company tabled its official offer... more

5 Jan 2015 10:00 Companies

Thomas Hegel - LEG

LEG Immobilien AG / Andreas Teichmann

We reported in the last issue of REFIRE about the major acquisition by Düsseldorf-based listed residential investor LEG Immobilien AG of a further 9,600 residential units in its heartland of North Rhine-Westphalia from fellow-listed Deutsche... more

11 Dec 2014 10:00 Investment

Die Welle - Berlin


There was little fanfare recently in Frankfurt for the listing of eastern German property specialist TLG Immobilien, in part due to the somewhat cool reception afforded stocks throughout October. Sentiment has picked up somewhat on global markets... more

24 Nov 2014 10:00 Investment

Rolf Buch - Deutsch Annington

Deutsche Annington

Listed German housing group Deutsche Annington said it successfully raised €451m in a private equity placement aimed at the acquisition of 5,000 apartments from CitCor Residential Group, a joint venture of Citigroup Property Investors and manager... more

20 Nov 2014 10:00 Investment