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Austrian listed property group Immofinanz bolstered its finances earlier this month when it placed €500m of fixed rate senior unsecured notes with a four year maturity and a 2.65% coupon. The net proceeds of the note issue will be used for the refina Read more


Commercial real estate

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Last year marked a record year for German real estate, with around €77.3bn invested in real estate, of which €60.1bn was invested in the commercial real estate market, an increase of 6% y-on-y, according to CBRE. Read more


Saul Goldstein - Activum SG

Activum SG Capital

European turnaround specialist ActivumSG Capital Management has bought WirtschaftsHaus, a major German developer of senior housing, to lead the sector in Germany with a €1.2bn pipeline of properties. No price details of the deal were given. Read more



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The year has kicked off with a change of mood, according to German lender, Deutsche Hypo - and with a healthy dash of scepticism to boot. Read more


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Despite higher prices and a restricted supply, turnover on the German commercial property market reached €78bn in 2018, about 7% more than in 2017. But the high point in the cycle has been reached, according to the latest survey... Read more


Berlin at night

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The latest report on the German retail property investment market from CBRE shows that in 2018, just €10.5bn of retail properties in Germany changed hands, marginally above the long-term average but nonetheless a decline of 25% compared with 2017. Read more


Investment Geld Euro

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UBS Asset Management said it had reached the final close of its second European infrastructure debt fund, Archmore Infrastructure Debt Platform II (IDP II), raising €1bn within nine months of launch, thereby exceeding its initial target of €700m. Read more


Germany - Transparency, Logistics

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Capital Economics issued a note this week saying that the cooling in German export growth was leading to a poorer outlook for the German economy and increasing the downside risks for occupier markets. Read more


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