German Investment

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Asian investors are looking at Germany with renewed vigour, as uncertainty surrounding Brexit and China-US trade wars pushes them to take a chance on Europe’s biggest economy. Read more



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AEW’s City Office Germany Fund is now fully deployed after it bought the “B5”, an office-led building in the Wilmersdorf district of central Berlin’s City West area. The acquisition followed a final equity raise from institutional investors... Read more


Corpus Sireo Headquarter

Corpus Sireo

Strabag Property and Facility Services, the German property management arm of listed Austrian construction group Strabag SE, has taken over the property management business from Corpus Sireo, the German property arm of insurer Swiss Life... Read more


John Wilkinson - Greenman

Greenman Investments

REFIRE sat down recently with fast-growing Irish-headquartered Greenman Investments to learn more about the company’s strategy, which has propelled it to becoming German’s largest food retail-focused investment fund. Read more



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After its major investment in office buildings in Stuttgart last month, which we reported on in REFIRE, global real estate firm Hines said it is planning to invest €400m in German logistics properties over the next two years, at the same time as... Read more


Office portfolio

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Global alternative asset management firm HIG Capital’s value-add Europe property fund has exceeded its €500m fundraising target by more than a third at final close. The HIG Europe Realty Partners II fund, which raised €673m, will principally make... Read more


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In what could be a first for a major German fund manager, giant Union Investment is getting close to concluding a deal to buy about 16,000 German apartments for a sum of up to €2bn from the Chinese sovereign fund CIC. Read more


Ulrich Höller - German Estate Group

German Estate Group

The Frankfurt-based GEG German Estate Group has bought two further properties in Düsseldorf and Mainz for a total of € 140 million for its funds "Deutschland Value I" and "Public Infrastructure I". Read more


Blair Welch - Slate

Slate Asset Management L.P.

The Toronto-headquartered Slate Asset Management continues to make inroads into the grocery real estate and Fachmarktzentrum market in Germany with another acquisition. Read more


Hans-Joachim Lehmann - Warburg-HIH Invest

Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH

Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate has launched a new multi manager fund, which it intends to grow to at least €150m, according to Prof. Dr. Felix Schindler, head of research at Warburg-HIH Invest. Read more