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Money, Sale, Deal

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Money laundering is an age-old crime but governments and other organizations are starting to crank up the heat, in a move to crack down on ill-gotten gains funnelled into commercial real estate. more

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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

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Hotel room - Motel One

Motel One GmbH

Invesco Real Estate plans on growing its newly-established European Hotel Fund, to a €1b plus fund within the next 18 to 24 months, Marc Socker, managing director, hotel fund management at Invesco Real Estate, told REFIRE this month. more

Investment

Andreas Dombret - Bundesbank

Deutsche Bundesbank

Is a German property bubble on the cards? Germany’s central bank (Bundesbank) seems to think so and sounded an alert earlier this month, citing low interest rates and banks chasing yields. more

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Susanne Eickermann-Riepe - PwC

Susanne Eickermann-Riepe

A number of enlightening surveys were unveiled at the recent MIPIM in Cannes, particularly in the aftermath of the Brexit vote in the UK in an attempt to divine investors' new intentions. They differ in important ways, but one thing they have in... more

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Real Estate - Office

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Despite a fall in investment activity in Germany in 2016, 2017 will not see the start of a stamped to the exit by investors, says a report on the German real estate market earlier this month by Caüpital Economics. While record low yields may... more

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Big Seven 7 Germany

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Several real estate broker groups presented their quarterly figures at the start of the Expo Real trade fair, showing that sales in top locations have achieved two-digit growth, and the rental market is likewise doing well. The studies from the... more

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Winter in Berlin

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Among the many prognoses issue at this time of year about the prospects for the coming twelve months, one that always features prominently come January is the Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe study, jointly published by consultants... more

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Sold, Deal

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In one of the biggest single loans since before the onset of the financial crisis, the Wiesbaden-based property lender Aareal Bank has provided a €530m senior financing facility to the US REIT NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. to enable it to buy a... more

Investment

CA Immo Kontorhaus München

CA Immo

Listed Austrian investor and developer CA Immo said that its recent spate of heavy disposals, primarily in Germany, have helped it to improve its equity ratio from 31% in 2012 to 40% at the beginning of 2014. Last year the group sold a quarter of... more

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