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Barbara Knoflach - SEB

SEB Investment GmbH

The third outing of the Jahreskongress Finanzierung für die Real Estate Industry took place at the end of April, this time for the first time in Berlin after two previous stagings in Frankfurt am Main – perhaps in itself a statement... more

Markets

Sabine Keulertz - JLL

JLL

Demand for German shopping centres was so high in 2016 that yields have fallen to a record low of 4%, and a new study by JLL sees this falling to 3.9% by the end of 2017, against the background of continued low interest rates. Yields of 4% are... more

Markets

Kurpfalz-Center

Metro Group

Listed German commercial property investor Hamborner REIT boosted its 2016 income and earnings and saw its portfolio value push the €1bn mark for the first time. On the strength of its results, it is promising shareholders an increased dividend... more

Companies

Munich

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Munich and Stuttgart are riding high in the European Regional Economic Growth Index (E-REGI) from LaSalle. Munich has moved up from 7th to 4th place, and Stuttgart is still number 9, while Berlin... more

Markets

Germany - Transparency, Logistics

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Transparency and research remain the key elements for institutional investors allocating resources to real estate markets, with 75% of all global property investment being made in the top 10 most transparent countries, the latest research confirms. more

Markets

Outlet Center

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The Munich-based Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK), Germany's largest pension scheme group, has been powering ahead with its 'high street retail' strategy over the past year, and has now bought its first German outlet centre, through its mandate... more

Investment

Deutschland Frankreich

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France's €26bn civil service pension fund ERAFP, has made its first venture into German real estate by buying a 12,500 sqm office property and adjoining 400-space parking house in Munich. more

Markets

Economic growth

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The Munich-based pension fund Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK), which is among the biggest German investors in global real estate, struck a cautious note at the recent MIPIM, suggesting that markets must be close to their cyclical peak. more

Markets

Munich

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The annual European Regional Economic Growth Index 2013 from LaSalle Investment Management (more widely known as the E-REGI) threw up some interesting anomalies this year. The survey traditionally compiles an index based on the cities and regions... more

Markets

Bayrische Versorgungskammer

Bayrische Versorgungskammer

Bayerische Ärzteversorgung (BÄV), the Bavarian doctors pension fund which is part of the giant German pension fund Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK), has awarded a €500m global real estate mandate to LaSalle Investment Management in a bid to... more

Investment

CBRE Global Investors made its first German acquisition for one of its funds when it teamed up with pension fund the Teachers Retirement System of Texas (TRS) earlier this month to buy the prominent Leine Centre outside Hanover for €117m. more

Investment

A key topic at gatherings of real estate players all around Germany these days is the question of alternative financing for real estate investment, i.e. who or what will replace the traditional source of funding, as the banks withdraw from... more

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