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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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Kaufhof - Frankfurt

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

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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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Alexander Eggert - Warburg-HIH

Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH

German asset manager Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate has set up a new open-ended fund to invest in core and core-plus office properties across Germany. The new Deutschland Selektiv Immobilien Invest II fund, which plans to raise at least €400m... Read more

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Real estate

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Green real estate loans – and bonds – are soaring in popularity in Germany as investors clamour to get their hands on more green assets. Fresh from the issuance of its second green Pfandbrief last year, German lender Deutsche Hypo has introduced... Read more

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Scout24

Scout24

Germany’s Scout24 classified listings company is set to remain as a publicly-listed company after the takeover bid led by US groups Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone failed to secure the required 50% of shares earlier this month. Read more

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Trianon - Frankfurt

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In its first move into the German logistics market, GreenOak Real Estate, in partnership with Apeiron, has bought three big box German warehouses as a 340,000 sqm portfolio. The deal, for a price thought to be around €350m... Read more

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Peter Finkbeiner - TLG

TLG IMMOBILIEN AG

A number of German real estate companies would appear to be gearing up for their launch as public companies, probably in autumn but certainly before the end of the year. Read more

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