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


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


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


Real estate residential expert

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Ongoing uncertainty about Brexit on the one hand, and dismay at the drastic political measures in Germany to curb rent and price increases, took their toll on the respective listed property markets in the UK and Germany, dragging the value of... Read more



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The London-based Alpha Real Capital LLP, which specializes in long income real assets, said this week that it is seeing an increase in demand from institutional and other real money investors in European Long Income Property. It says this is being... Read more


Maledives aerial


It has long been billed as a tropical paradise offering unparalleled sandy beaches, incredible diving and high-end cuisine but now the Maldives has caught the eye of cross-border investors, including German hospitality chains, who are on the hunt... Read more



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After what must have been a complicated bidding process, given the valuable assets up for grabs, the Paris-based AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets emerged as the winner for a portfolio of prime European offices worth €1.1bn with the... Read more


Student apartment

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Rents for apartments in Germany are finally starting to slow after several years of sharp hikes, according to JLL, which will come as a welcome relief to many tenants in Germany, even if investors are unlikely to share their joy. Read more


Warehouse and logistic space

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Real estate funds active across different parts of the logistics sector are bullish about logistics investment as e-commerce continues to redefine the retail landscape, according to Scope’s latest survey published this month in conjunction with... Read more


Mayliving in Stuttgart

GIEAG Immobilien AG

Multi-family investment reached a new high of €40bn across eight European markets tracked by Savills last year, the highest ever recorded and up almost 27% on 2017, according to research published this month. Read more