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Manuel Köppel - BF.Direkt


Sentiment among German lenders has reached an annual high, in a sign that lenders are moving towards 2018 in a positive mood, according to the latest BF.Quarterly Barometer published this month. more

27 Nov 2017 10:00 Markets

Andreas Pohl - Deutsche Hypo

Deutsche Hypothekenbank

Deutsche Hypo has upped its economic forecasts for 2018 on the back of strong fundamentals in Germany, its CEO Andreas Pohl told REFIRE this month. ‘We have increased our forecast for economic growth in 2018 to 2.2%, up from our initial forecast... more

24 Nov 2017 10:00 Companies


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Housing subsidies need to become ‘fit for the future‘, particularly given that the number of people dependant on them is on the rise, according to Germany’s Federal Statistical Office this month. more

21 Nov 2017 10:00 Markets

Jens Wilhelm - Union Investment

Union Investment

German fund manager Union Investment Real Estate has acquired a 13% stake in Berlin-based PropTech Architrave for an undisclosed sum, both firms told REFIRE at EXPO REAL earlier this month, marking Union Investment’s first investment in a PropTech... more

20 Nov 2017 10:00 Investment

Alistair Calvert - Gramercy

Gramercy Property Trust Inc.

Gramercy Europe, the European investment fund manager focused on the pan-European logistics and industrial sector, will invest primarily in Germany for its third European logistics fund, its CEO Alistair Calvert told REFIRE at EXPO REAL in October. more

14 Nov 2017 10:00 Investment


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AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets is beefing up its exposure to logistics, Laurent Jacquemin, head of European transactions at the group, told REFIRE at EXPO REAL. ‘We want to grow our logistics portfolio, notably in Germany,’ Jacquemin said. more

7 Nov 2017 10:00 Companies


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Drones are the new black in real estate. Everyone wants one so it is no surprise that, for some companies, they are starting to become indispensable. Allianz X, the venture unit of insurer Allianz Group, is so committed to using drones that it... more

6 Nov 2017 10:00 Markets

Alexander Tannenbaum - Universal-Investment

Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH

German institutional investors have lost interest in the Asia-Pac region, according to German fund manager Universal-Investment’s fifth annual survey published this month. more

2 Nov 2017 10:00 Markets

Dr. Christine Bernhofer - Swiss Life

Swiss Life Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

Swiss Life KVG, the German fund management arm of insurer Swiss Life, plans to grow its Swiss Life REF European Real Estate Living and Working fund to up to €3b, its CFO, Dr. Christine Bernhofer, told REFIRE at EXPO REAL. more

25 Oct 2017 10:00 Investment

Heinz Michael Groh - Zinsland

Civum GmbH

German real estate crowdfunding has suffered its first insolvency, which is likely to spook investors toying with crowdfunding platforms. more

23 Oct 2017 10:00 Markets

Hotel Holiday Inn Munich City Center


Denmark’s largest pension fund ATP and an unnamed Dutch institutional investor represented by CBRE GIP have acquired the Hotel Holiday Inn Munich City Center for €187.5m from Invesco Real Estate. more

20 Oct 2017 10:00 Investment

Dr. Martin Leinemann - Arbireo Capital

Arbireo Capital AG

German investment manager Arbireo Capital has acquired a portfolio of seven supermarkets from family-run retail developer Ratisbona Handelsimmobilien Gruppe for its open-ended spezialfonds, ‘Arbireo Spezial-AIF Lebensmittel-Einzelhandel’, for €22m. more

19 Oct 2017 10:00 Investment


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The cost of student housing has soared in Germany, thereby putting a real dampner on the market, according to a recent study by Potsdam-based Moses Mendelssohn Institut (MMI) on behalf of developer GBI. more

18 Oct 2017 10:00 Markets


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UK-based real estate advisory firm and fund manager PMM Partners, which advises UK listed investment group Phoenix Spree Deutschland, is looking to expand its offerings in Berlin, its founder Mike Hilton told REFIRE yesterday. more

17 Oct 2017 00:00 Companies

Aareal Bank

Aareal Bank AG

Fresh from the launch of its second US dollar Pfandbrief, Aareal Bank is eyeing further lending opportunities in the US, Alexander Kirsch, Director, Treasury - Capital Markets, at Aareal Bank, told REFIRE. more

12 Oct 2017 10:00 Companies

Volker Ottenströer - Wüest Partner Deutschland

Wüest Partner Deutschland

Many Northern German B cities are offering a better risk-return profile than their more established counterpart, Hamburg, due to stellar growth in both capital values and rents, according to a study published this month by Wüest Partner Deutschland. more

11 Oct 2017 10:00 Markets

Peter Finkbeiner - TLG


Listed German property group TLG Immobilien’s voluntary public takeover of its rival WCM Beteiligungs- und Grundbesitz-Aktiengesellschaft is a go, with 77.75% of shareholders accepting the takeover offer by the end of the acceptance period of 5... more

6 Oct 2017 10:00 Companies


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German listed residential property owner Deutsche Wohnen has announced plans to issue €800m of convertible bonds. more

3 Oct 2017 10:00 Investment

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

27 Sep 2017 12:00 Investment

Curth-C. Flatow - FAP

Florian Glock - REFIRE Ltd.

Berlin-based consultancy Flatow Advisory Partners (FAP) is to launch its first real estate mezzanine debt fund, the group’s founder, Curth Flatow, told REFIRE this month. more

27 Sep 2017 11:00 Companies