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Technology, urbanisation and globalisation will drive future returns in the logistics sector in Europe, according to a report published this month by Savills: European Logistics: Warehousing the Future. more

15 Jan 2018 10:00 Markets


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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

Student living

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Student housing deals are expected to break through the €1b barrier for the first time this year, according to Savills’ report ‘Spotlight: Student housing Germany’, published this month (June). more

10 Jul 2017 10:00 Markets

Hotel Reception

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Australian apart-hotel operator Adina is on track to double its German portfolio by the end of 2019, its European director, Andrew Hunter, said. ‘We are developing around 900 rooms in Germany, which will all be completed by the end of 2019... more

29 May 2017 10:00 Companies

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

24 May 2017 09:00 Investment

Nursing Home

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Investment in German nursing homes has hit a record high, with around €3 bn in deals recorded last year, according to CBRE. more

13 Apr 2017 10:00 Markets

Coca Cola Deutschland

Axel Mauruszat

Rockspring Property Investment Managers has acquired the Coca Cola headquarters in Berlin for its PanEuropean fund from Deka Fonds for just over €59m. The 100,000 sqm building has a Gold LEED certification and is located directly on the River... more

7 Apr 2017 10:00 Investment

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

11 Nov 2016 10:00 Companies

Nursing Home

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The attractions of Germany's healthcare and nursing home real estate sector were the subject of a lively discussion at the recent Expo REAL in Munich. Despite the increasingly specialised knowledge required to differentiate among the different... more

4 Nov 2016 10:00 Markets

Winner Podium

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For the seventh year in a row, the Cologne-based Bell Management Consultants (BMC) have produced the nearest thing in Germany to a definitive ranking of the nation's top real estate asset managers. more

11 Jul 2016 10:00 Companies


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Germany tends to lag behind when it comes to financial innovation, and the rise of crowdfunding worldwide has been no exception. However, in the German real estate industry, as elsewhere, plenty of new arrivals have appeared on the scene since the... more

23 May 2016 10:00 Markets

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

3 Jun 2015 10:00 Investment

Opening Lilien Carre

Werbegemeinschaft Lilien-Carré Wiesbaden GbR

The Lilien-Carré in Wiesbaden has become a landmark building since its construction in 2007, both for its elegant and distinctive architecture as well as its central location right next to the main train station and terminus for thousands of... more

7 Jan 2015 10:00 Companies


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According to international real estate advisors Savills, German residential portfolio transaction volumes in the first half of this year (H1 2014) totaled €6.8 billion, an 18% increase year-on-year over the €5.8 billion in 2013. Savills said in a... more

27 Aug 2014 10:00 Markets

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Norges Bank Investment Management

When word spread in 2010 of the intentions of Norway’s €860 billion sovereign wealth fund to increase its allocations to real estate, you could almost hear the rubbing of hands in anticipation among the world’s property advisors. Norges Bank... more

18 Jun 2014 10:00 Investment

Commercial real estate

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Reports coming in from all the major broker groups confirm the surge in German commercial real estate investment over the first quarter, which hit €9.9 billion in the first quarter of this year, representing a 40% increase in turnover year-on-year... more

2 May 2014 10:00 Markets

Office Space

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The lack of supply of prime central office space has pushed the average prime rent in Germany’s six largest cities to €27.70 per sqm., levels not seen since the peak of the dotcom boom in 2001, according to property advisor Savills. The rise in... more

13 Mar 2014 10:00 Markets

German residential

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Although figures for residential portfolio transactions in Germany were skewed heavily in the last quarter of 2013 due to the takeover of GSW Immobilien by Deutsche Wohnen AG, the year proved to be a remarkable one for the German residential... more

21 Feb 2014 10:00 Investment

Michael Vogt

Mondial Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH

In the United States and the United Kingdom, student housing has long become an established asset class in its own right. Lately, though, international investors have sought to expand their horizon, and started checking out attractive... more

9 Jan 2014 19:09 Guest Columns

German Investment

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Total turnover in the German commercial real estate market could reach €30 billion in 2013, outstripping the 2012 volume of around €25.3 billion, according to property adviser Savills. more

23 Sep 2013 10:00 Markets