Brexit London

British fund providers may no longer sell fund shares in the EU after the UK leaves the bloc. Some of the affected companies consider collaborating with German third-party AIFM. This sort of collaboration offers an efficient and affordable way out... Read more

Guest Columns


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Global real estate asset manager AEW has further expanded its German investment management platform with the acquisition of Hypoport Invest from its listed owner, the Berlin-based Hypoport, for an undisclosed sum. Read more


Michael Schneider - IntReal International Real Estate

IntReal International Real Estate Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

Statistics from Deutsche Bundesbank and German funds association BVI at the end of the year show that the fund sector had a very good 2017, for both open-ended mutual property AIFs and open-ended special AIFs. Read more


Patrizia Düsseldorf

PATRIZIA Immobilien AG

The postponement of a major deal announcement , along with what it described as the costs of complying with the European Union’s AIFM directive, led to the listed Augsburg-based Patrizia Immobilien issuing a warning that it would miss its profit... Read more



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Alternative investments are becoming more attractive to German institutional investors, with a third planning to invest more in real estate and infrastructure, according to a new survey by Frankfurt based Universal Investment. Read more


Red Tape

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A recent survey released by INREV, the European non-listed fund association, seems to show that the wave of new European regulations now coming into effect, such as AIFMD, EMIR and Solvency II, is being handled better by fund managers than had... Read more



Messe München GmbH

The annual EXPO REAL in Munich in October is the definitive meeting place for the German commercial real estate industry – much more so than even the MIPIM in Cannes every March. Highly compact, very easy to get around, and with very accessible... Read more