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French asset management group La Française is buying Frankfurt-based multi-asset manager Veritas Investment and Hamburg-based Veritas Institutional. more

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Dreieich Nordpark

MEC METRO-ECE Centermanagement GmbH & Co. KG

German listed retail group Metro AG is looking to again sell off its retail subsidiary Real, along with a sizeable property portfolio, as it retreats back to being a classical wholesaler. more

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John Amram - HPBA GmbH

HPBA GmbH

A new study shows that the number of so-called ‘off-market’ real estate deals in Germany is considerably higher than previously assumed, with investors prepared to pay a premium to avoid the time and expense of structured sales processes... more

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Saul Goldstein - Activum SG

Activum SG Capital

The Jersey-based real estate fund manager ActivumSG Capital Management sold its entire remaining stake in listed German residential developer Instone earlier this month. more

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Kaufhof - Frankfurt

GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH

German department stores Galeria Kaufhof and Karstadt Warenhausare to merge after Austria’s Signa Holding and Canadian retailer Hudson’s Bay Co. (HBC) agreed to form a joint venture via a new holding company, they announced this month. more

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Loan portfolio

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Helaba Invest, the asset manager of the Frankfurt-based landesbank Helaba, is for the first time offering a fund based on real estate loans that gives savings banks (Sparkassen) access to Helaba's own diversified credit portfolio. more

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Dr. Louis Hagen

Münchener Hypothekenbank eG

Despite posting half year figures which showed net interest income rising by 11% year-on-year, the Munich-based property financier MünchenerHyp saw new business lending fall sharply, against a background of higher pressure... more

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Thomas Landschreiber - Corestate Capital

CORESTATE-Capital-AG

The Frankfurt-listed Corestate Capital boosted its revenue to €125.8m in the first half of the year, while pushing group earnings up from €22.8m to €60.8m. Assets under management rose by more than €900m to about €22bn. more

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Aareal Bank in Wiesbaden

Aareal Bank AG

The Wiesbaden-based property financier Aareal Bank boosted its new property lending in the first half of the year to €4.2bn, up from last year’s corresponding figure of €3.8bn. more

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Berlin

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Fast-growing Berlin-based investment and asset manager Capital Bay is setting up its own platform to move into the micro-living segment of the residential property market. The new company, called CB Micro Living GmbH... more

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