Acquisitions, Contracts and Deals

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Investcorp, the Bahrain-based manager of alternative investment products, has bought the Airport Centre, a multi-let office and light industrial property located in Hamburg, for a price of about €85 million. Read more



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The size of Germany’s investable hotel market has hit a record high of €57.5b, marking an increase of almost 10% last year, according to research published this month by Union Investment and Bulwiengesa. Read more


Commercial real estate

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It’s been a good month for German property fintech startups, with several big new fundraising rounds, including online broker McMakler and crowdfunding specialist Exporo. Read more


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GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH

Austria’s Signa Group has taken control of German department store chain Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof from Canada’s Hudson Bay Company’s (HBC) by acquiring its 49.99% stake in the recently merged chain for $1.5b, HBC announced this month. Read more


Professor Dr. Steffen Metzner - Empira Asset Management GmbH

Empira Asset Management GmbH

A new study by investment manager Empira highlights how the construction of new office space in Germany’s bigger cities is lagging demand, and will soon lead to noticeable space shortages, despite a rising level of project developments. Read more


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Stefan Aumann

Blockchain is starting to filter through to the German real estate market, with many in the industry hoping to gain a major competitive edge if they embrace it head-on. While information such as real estate prices, comparable lease rental rates... Read more



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A comprehensive new report by the Munich office of consultants Wüest Partner Deutschland highlights the attractive risk-return profiles of many smaller southern German cities. While investors often think of Stuttgart and Munich as being the... Read more


Yenna Haack - AviaRent Invest AG

AviaRent Invest AG

AviaRent Capital Management, which specializes in social infrastructure funds, is teaming up with developer and operator Convivo to launch it its new open-ended Spezialfonds, “Care Vision IV”, targeting an investment volume of €500m. Read more


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