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Dreieich Nordpark

MEC METRO-ECE Centermanagement GmbH & Co. KG

Two leading German crowdinvesting companies specializing in real estate plan to merge, to create a new digital platform which they claim will give them a market share in the growing segment of about 85%. Read more

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Retail Centre

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Investment gap between retail parks and shopping centres widens. Read more

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Bayrische Versorgungskammer

Bayrische Versorgungskammer

Asset and property manager GPEP, acting for an investment fund managed by Universal-Investment on behalf of giant Bavarian pension fund Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK) has bought a portfolio of 12 retail parks and supermarkets in established... Read more

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Georges Asmar

LeadCrest Capital Partners

Sale-and-leasebacks, once a staple of European real estate markets, seemed to have largely disappeared in recent years. Could they now be set to make a comeback? Read more

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Kaufhof - Frankfurt

GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH

Austria’s Signa Group has taken control of German department store chain Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof from Canada’s Hudson Bay Company’s (HBC) by acquiring its 49.99% stake in the recently merged chain for $1.5b, HBC announced this month. Read more

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Oliver Herrmann - REDOS Real Estate GmbH

REDOS Real Estate GmbH

The long running saga surrounding German listed retail group Metro’s attempts to sell off its troublesome supermarket chain REAL would appear to be in its penultimate phase, with Metro entering into exclusive talks earlier this month... Read more

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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

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Food Retail

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Private German retail investment house x+Bricks has already added to its ambitious acquisition programme by buying a portfolio of 13 retail properties from an institutional investor, for a price of €80m. Read 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. Read more

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Stuart Reid - Rockspring

Florian Glock - REFIRE

In a sizeable retail property deal, an open-ended fund of Rockspring Property Investment Managers sold a portfolio of five local German convenience centres to Hamburg-based investment manager Warburg-HIH Invest for more than €100m. Read more

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Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

A few hundred metres from REFIRE’s office here in Berlin, the almost unbroken line of buildings with heights varying between five and seven stories is suddenly interrupted by a wide, flat, single-story building surrounded... Read more

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Dirk Wichner - JLL

JLL

Food and gastronomy take-up has increased six fold over the past 10 years as business kicks into a new gear, according to a new study by JLL, ‘Changing food retail: from mom-and-pop stores to e-business’. Read more

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Healthcare

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Internos' German asset management arm has launched a new Spezialfonds, Care Invest II, its second open-end fund focusing on healthcare real estate. Read more

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Food Retail

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German retailers are upping the ante – and landlords are no longer calling all the shots – in a shift that has firmly put the power back in the hands of retailers. ‘Occupiers - particularly clothing retailers - have become very aggressive... Read more

Investment

Blair Welch - Slate

Slate Asset Management L.P.

The Toronto-based Slate Asset Management continued its drive to build up a portfolio of German grocery-anchored assets with the acquisition of a further four portfolios consisting of 47 assets. The portfolios total 56,474 sqm of gross lettable... Read more

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Dr. Martin Leinemann - Arbireo Capital

Arbireo Capital AG

German investment manager Arbireo Capital has acquired a portfolio of seven supermarkets from family-run retail developer Ratisbona Handelsimmobilien Gruppe for its open-ended spezialfonds, ‘Arbireo Spezial-AIF Lebensmittel-Einzelhandel’, for €22m. Read more

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Food Retail

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Investors are turning their eye to food retail in Germany, due to constant increases in turnover, according to a new study by BulwienGesa. Read more

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Alexander Eggert - Warburg-HIH

Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH

Hamburg-based real estate investment manager Warburg-HIH has launched a new German retail fund, which it intends to grow to €450m, Alexander Eggert, managing director product, business and fund management at Warburg-HIH, told REFIRE earlier this... Read more

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Torsten Wesch - Redos

redos real estate GmbH

The institutional fund unit of German retail specialist Redos has added 13 German retail assets worth €200m to its Redos Einzelhandel Deutschland fund across several low-key transactions over the last five months. The fund is targetting a total... Read more

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Kurpfalz-Center

Metro Group

Listed German commercial property investor Hamborner REIT boosted its 2016 income and earnings and saw its portfolio value push the €1bn mark for the first time. On the strength of its results, it is promising shareholders an increased dividend... Read more

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