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The search for attractive yields in the ‘lower for longer’ environment is likely to remain at the core of investment decision making in 2018, according to Suni Harford, head of investments at UBS AM, in UBS Asset Management’s... more

15 Dec 2017 10:00 Investment

Florian Goldgruber - ADO Properties

ADO Properties

Several listed German property investors have been taking advantage of the ongoing strength of the German economy and particularly its residential housing market to tap the capital markets for fresh financing. These are unlikely to be the last deals more

21 Aug 2017 10:00 Markets

Sara Seddon-Kilbinger

Sara Seddon-Kilbinger

REFIRE's senior reporter Sara Seddon-Kilbinger looks at the outcome of last week's UK General Election, and assesses its likely impact on real estate. more

12 Jun 2017 14:43 Opinion

Bernd Vorbeck - Universal Investment

Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH

The Frankfurt-based Universal-Investment GmbH, the largest independent investment company in German-speaking Europe, has been acquired by British private equity firm Montagu Private Equity. Universal's existing shareholders, Berenberg Bank and... more

28 Sep 2016 10:00 Companies

Loan portfolio

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London-based Hatfield Philips International (HPI) gained the mandate for the servicing and workout of a big German loan portfolio, one of only a few such portfolios sold so far this year. The portfolio was sold by a German financial institution in... more

20 Jun 2016 10:00 Companies


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There was some excited talk at the recent MIPIM in Cannes about Italian insurer Generali's plans to boost its coffers by selling off a major property portfolio. The portfolio, known as Stardust, is valued at more than €1bn. more

19 Apr 2016 10:00 Companies

Investment - Buyer

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Private equity group Cerberus has hired UBS to find a buyer for its German cash & carry markets after abandoning its original plan to list its retail division through an IPO. The assets, many of which are wholesale markets leased to Metro, are... more

13 Aug 2015 10:00 Investment


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The Berlin-based Ado Properties SA, a value-add residential real estate investor focused on the German capital, plans to raise at least €400m in an initial public offering this year. Ado, whose parent company Ado Group Ltd. is already traded in... more

22 Jun 2015 10:00 Companies


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The markets are in need of a good story, after the surge in German real estate companies’ share prices over the last few years, and that story is consolidation. Among existing listed companies, merger fever has gripped the markets. more

22 Apr 2015 10:00 Markets

Peter Finkbeiner - TLG


Now it’s official. After months of speculation, some of it public, the eastern German commercial property specialist TLG Immobilien announced that it plans to float on the stock market, with its launch set for before the end of this year. more

17 Oct 2014 10:00 Companies

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All the indications are that Lone Star Funds is pressing ahead with the preparation for the stock market flotation of subsidiary TLG Immobilien GmbH, with the IPO expected to see a share placing of upwards of €500m. Market rumours of a launch as... more

8 Aug 2014 10:00 Investment

Mega Merger

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Whatever happens in the planned merger between the two German listed residential operators Deutsche Wohnen and Berlin’s GSW Immobilien AG, one shareholder in Deutsche Wohnen who won’t be around as it plays out is giant private equity group Blackstone more

7 Oct 2013 10:00 Companies