John Amram - 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


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


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


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


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


Thomas Landschreiber - Corestate Capital


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


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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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


Michael Zahn


The shortage of affordable housing in Germany, particularly in the bigger cities, has helped to push up profits at Deutsche Wohnen, the country’s second-biggest listed residential property company. more


Cording - Domicil Real Estate Group

Cording Real Estate Group

Northern European real estate investment and asset management company Cording Real Estate Group plans to invest £400m (€449m) in UK housing after raising £100m from German institutional investors. more