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Rolf Buch - Vonovia

Vonovia SE

Germany’s largest residential landlord Vonovia has sharply criticized the leaked plans of the Berlin Senate to impose a rental upper limit within its planned rent ceiling legislation. Read more

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Signing a Contract

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In a deal which will be watched with interest by other foreign investors in German housing associations, the UK private equity fund manager Benson Elliot, acting on behalf of its pan-European fund Benson Elliot Real Estate Partners IV (BEREP IV)... Read more

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Tina Störmer - Swiss Life Asset Managers

Swiss Life Investment Management Holding AG

Swiss Life Asset Managers has set the course for growth in Germany with the creation of a newly-founded company to oversee the entire real estate and securities business, it announced this month, along with a series of personnel changes in the group. Read more

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Center Parcs - Park Eifel

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Germany’s largest listed commercial real estate company Aroundtown SA is buying seven Center Parcs Europe holiday parks from Blackstone for about €1bn, in a deal that looks like it was brokered by Eastdil Secured. Read more

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Michael Schneider - IntReal International Real Estate

IntReal International Real Estate Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

Net fund assets of all Germany’s open-ended mutual property funds came to €101.1bn at the end of this year’s first quarter, surpassing the €100bn level for the first time ever, new figures from Germany’s fund organization BVI show. The figure... Read more

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Matthias Cordier - Madison International

Madison International Realty

Real estate private equity firm Madison International Realty has purchased a strategic 5% equity stake in Signa Prime Selection, a European real estate portfolio, through its Luxembourg vehicle MIELI II. The move gives Madison a stake in 87... Read more

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Barak Bar-Hen - TLG Immobilien

TLG Immobilien AG

Listed Berlin commercial property investor TLG Immobilien booked a €400m upward revalutation of its property asset in the first half year, bringing its assets under management to €4.6bn. The revaluation derived largely from its Berlin properties... Read more

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Warehouse and logistic space

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Despite a relatively quiet start to the year, particularly in Q1 which saw a fall of nearly 40% year-on-year, the German logistics sector remains the third strongest commercial asset type, with a market share of 10%. Read more

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Dr. Joachim Arenth

Dr. Joachim Arenth

UK-based private equity real estate firm Benson Elliot has paid Brack Capital Properties (BCP) €175m for a portfolio of three German convenience retail assets. BCP is retaining a minority stake in the 100,600 sqm portfolio. Read more

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Shareholder, Numbers, Figures

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REFIRE met with Anthony Gahan, the founder of new real estate stock exchange IPSX last year at the Real Estate Finance Day at the Frankfurt Business School, and we were intrigued at the prospects for the fledgling business. Read more

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