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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

Investment

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

Investment

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

Companies

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

Opinion

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

Companies

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

Companies

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

Investment

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

Markets

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

Companies

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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Deal Vertrag

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UK transaction manager ESTAma (UK), a subsidiary of the Berlin-based asset and property manager Estama Gesellschaft für Real Estate Management, said that it had sold a value-add retail portfolio, known as "Octagon" on behalf of British group... Read more

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Stuart Reid - Rockspring

Florian Glock - REFIRE

In a significant off-market retail deal just announced this week, Rockspring Property Investment Managers bought one of the largest shopping centres in Magdeburg, in the state of Saxony Anhalt, for €117m from Chenavari. Read more

Investment

Blair Welch - Slate

Slate Asset Management L.P.

The Toronto-based REIT Slate Asset Management has made its first foray into European real estate, buying 67 mainly grocery-anchored real estate assets located throughout Germany. Read more

Companies

Aydin Karaduman - Bilfinger

Bilfinger Real Estate Germany

The Frankfurt-based listed German property firm DIC Asset has raised its acquisition target for its fund business to €500m from its earlier €400m to €450m, and said it had already invested over €300m this year so far. Read more

Investment

Marcel Fuhr - GPEP

GPEP GmbH

Frankfurt-based fund manager Universal Investment has teamed up again with retail specialist and portfolio manager GPEP to buy another retail portfolio, bringing the total investment of the two in German retail centres and retail parks to more... Read more

Investment

Fachmarktzentrum - Shopping Center - Retail Park

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REFIRE has recently been talking with several specialist investors in German neighbourhood shopping malls, or so-called "Fachmarktzentren", to get a better idea of why new investors are moving into this asset class – which they appear to be, in... Read more

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