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Stuart Reid - Rockspring

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In a sizeable retail property deal, an open-ended fund of Rockspring Property Investment Managers sold a portfolio of five local German convenience centres to Hamburg-based investment manager Warburg-HIH Invest for more than €100m. more

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Berlin Hyp

Berlin Hyp AG

The listed, Frankfurt-based Gateway Real Estate inked a deal earlier this month to buy a portfolio of 21 commercial properties with about 100,000 sqm of lettable space from US alternative investment firm Värde Partners. The deal ... more

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Food Retail

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German retailers are upping the ante – and landlords are no longer calling all the shots – in a shift that has firmly put the power back in the hands of retailers. ‘Occupiers - particularly clothing retailers - have become very aggressive... more

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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

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Blair Welch - Slate

Slate Asset Management L.P.

The Toronto-based Slate Asset Management continued its drive to build up a portfolio of German grocery-anchored assets with the acquisition of a further four portfolios consisting of 47 assets. The portfolios total 56,474 sqm of gross lettable... more

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Luc Geuten - Mitiska Reim

Mitiska REIM

Begium's Mitiska REIM, one of the leading investors in retail parks throughout Europe, made its entrance onto the German market this month with two acquisitions in quick succession. The first deal was buying a 10,900 sqm retail centre with 273 parkin more

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Food Retail

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Investors are turning their eye to food retail in Germany, due to constant increases in turnover, according to a new study by BulwienGesa. more

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Alexander Eggert - Warburg-HIH

Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH

Hamburg-based real estate investment manager Warburg-HIH has launched a new German retail fund, which it intends to grow to €450m, Alexander Eggert, managing director product, business and fund management at Warburg-HIH, told REFIRE earlier this... more

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Immobilienkauf

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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

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Shopping Center

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An unnamed Berlin investor represented by Frankfurt-based real estate manager Curator r.e.m. has acquired a portfolio of three German shopping centres from UK-based real estate group Edinburgh House for a price described as ‘in the high double... more

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Torsten Wesch - Redos

redos real estate GmbH

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

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Luisenforum Wiesbaden

LuisenForum Wiesbaden

British fund manager M&G Real Estate has invested €205m in two office buildings and a shopping centre in Germany on a recent shopping spree. more

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Blair Welch - Slate

Slate Asset Management L.P.

The Toronto-based REIT Slate Asset Management has made its first foray into European real estate, buying 67 mainly grocery-anchored real estate assets located throughout Germany. more

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Iris Schöberl - BMO

BMO Real Estate Partners

BMO Real Estate Partners, the former F&C REIT acquired by Canada’s Bank of Montreal group, has bought an urban development project in Mannheim in Germany. The off-market deal was part of a club deal for one of BMO's Spezialfonds. more

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Shopping mall - Fachmarktzentren

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The amount of new retail space being developed in the form of retail parks ("Fachmarktzentren") has fallen this year in Germany to only 71% of the previous year's growth level, in contrast to the trend in the rest of Europe. Europe as a whole will... more

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John Wilkinson - Greenman Investments

Greenman Investments

The acquisitive Irish property investment manager Greenman Investments has added a further inner-city retail property to its burgeoning German funds portfolio, buying a retail centre in the city of Kamen, closed to Dortmund in North Rhine-Westphalia. more

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Marjorie Brabet-Friel - Sistema Capital Partners

Sistema Capital Partners

Russia’s largest listed holding company Sistema JSFC has just recently established its own real estate private equity platform and bought €125m of German high street retail properties. Sistema Capital Partners (SCP) has been created to invest in... more

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Sascha Wilhelm - CORESTATE

CORESTATE Capital AG

Switzerland-based Corestate Capital has shrugged off its recent aborted stock market listing, cancelled due to "a difficult environment for IPOs in Germany's stock market", to carry on with business as usual in the buying and selling of real... more

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Sebastiano Ferrante - Pramerica

Pramerica Real Estate International AG

Pramerica Real Estate Investors and QInvest, Qatar's leading investment bank, have bought a portfolio of 16 retail properties located across Germany through a newly formed joint venture. The seller is a joint venture of Hahn Group and Indigo.... more

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Retail, Finance, Sale

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The New York-based opportunistic hedge fund Marathon Asset Management has bought the Irish-Polish 'Monti' portfolio of German retail assets from an Australian listed fund managed by Canada’s Brookfield Capital Management for €168m. more

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