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Peter Axmann - HSH Nordbank

HSH Nordbank AG

While the challenges facing investors in Germany’s retail real estate market remain real, market participants are adapting to the new environment, and developing new strategies to compete in a world of greater digitization and changing structures. more

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Martin Herkenrath - OMEGA

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The Cologne-based fund manager Omega Immobilien has launched a €50m daycare property fund with a pension fund for regional German dentists association, Versorgungswerk der Zahnärztekammer Nordrhein (VZN) as sole investor. more

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Aareal Bank in Wiesbaden

Aareal Bank AG

We mentioned in last month’s issue of REFIRE that the Wiesbaden-based real estate financier Aareal Bank was rumoured to be in discussions to buy the small Düsseldorfer Hypothekenbank, a commercial property lender which got into difficulties... more

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Deutsche Bank - Frankfurt

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Qatari investors attending the recent Qatar-German Business & Investment Forum in Berlin earlier this month, the fourth such event, were very bullish about the German economy in general, and several key players said they specifically... more

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Frankfurt

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Even by Frankfurt’s standards, it was a busy week for sales. No less than three office towers changed hands within a seven-day period earlier this month in the city for more than a billion euros, along with a number of significant other office transa more

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Philipp Schaper - Patrizia

Patrizia

Patrizia Immobilien subsidiary TRIUVA, has agreed the forward purchase of Junghof Plaza, a 33,000sqm, mixed-use property in the centre of Frankfurt, for about €400m. The property was bought on behalf of a large German pension scheme from a joint vent more

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Berlin - Summit Germany

DRESTATE Services GmbH

Summit Germany Ltd, the AIM-listed German commercial property investment company, has agreed to buy a 72% controlling interest in German real estate company GxP from German firm Consus Real Estate for €45 million. more

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German residential

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In its biggest transaction ever, and in its first direct transaction in Germany, the Danish pension fund PFA invested more than €1bn in buying the Century residential portfolio from Industria Wohnen, consisting of 3,700 homes across Germany. more

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Thomas Hegel - LEG

LEG Immobilien AG / Andreas Teichmann

German listed residential landlord LEG Immobilien AG has justified its investors’ expectation by posting solid first-half figures, underpinned by strong rental growth in its North Rhine-Westphalian heartland... more

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Rabin Savion - ADO Properties

Rabin Savion/ADO Properties

The listed ADO Properties, a pure-play Berlin residential investor, continued to expand its portfolio over the first six months of the year, and posted strong figures showing an increase in key metric FFO of nearly 25%. more

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