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REFIRE

Ten years ago we wrote (rather excitedly, if memory serves) about the purchase by Europa Capital of the Forum Steglitz shopping centre, on one of Berlin’s premier shopping drags, the Schlossstrasse in the south-west of the city. Read more

Opinion

Office portfolio

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Global alternative asset management firm HIG Capital’s value-add Europe property fund has exceeded its €500m fundraising target by more than a third at final close. The HIG Europe Realty Partners II fund, which raised €673m, will principally make... Read more

Investment

Office

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After rapid expansion throughout eastern Europe and in the UK, Slovakian developer and workspace provider HB Reavis has announced its first two projects in Germany, acquisitions in Berlin and Dresden totaling 3.5 hectares. This makes Germany the... Read more

Companies

Housing market

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The latest monthly report from the Bundesbank deals with housing prices outside the biggest German cities, and concludes that while price rises have slowed in the big cities, they have been gathering pace in urban hinterlands. Read more

Markets

Brexit

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Four in 10 SMEs in the UK fear they will go out of business within one year of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, according to a national survey carried out this month by SME landlord M7 Real Estate. Such is the chaos surrounding Brexit that 32% of the 1,084... Read more

Markets

Investment

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Phoenix Spree Deutschland, the London-listed investment company focused on Berlin residential real estate, saw its investment portfolio valuation rise by 14.0% during the year as it continued to benefit from the German capital’s strong market... Read more

Companies

Retail investment

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German asset manager Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate is launching a new multi-manager investment fund for institutional capital. The open-ended special alternative investment fund Warburg-HIH Immobilien Selektiv will allow institutional investors... Read more

Companies

Berlin at night

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In what could be a first for a major German fund manager, giant Union Investment is getting close to concluding a deal to buy about 16,000 German apartments for a sum of up to €2bn from the Chinese sovereign fund CIC. Read more

Investment

Ulrich Höller - German Estate Group

German Estate Group

The Frankfurt-based GEG German Estate Group has bought two further properties in Düsseldorf and Mainz for a total of € 140 million for its funds "Deutschland Value I" and "Public Infrastructure I". Read more

Investment

Hotel

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As we reported back in November, the Latin American hotel chain is currently scouting locations for its concept hotels in Germany, which are targeted at the millennium and digital nomad generation. Read more

Markets