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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. more

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Kaufhof - Frankfurt

GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH

German department stores Galeria Kaufhof and Karstadt Warenhausare to merge after Austria’s Signa Holding and Canadian retailer Hudson’s Bay Co. (HBC) agreed to form a joint venture via a new holding company, they announced this month. more

Companies

Willi Weis - JLL Germany

JLL Germany

London-based investment management firm Rasmala plc is on a drive to channel around $750m (€608m) into German offices and logistics over the next 24 months, its head of real estate, Naseer Aka, told REFIRE this month. more

Investment

Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

In the week which saw the death of the company's founder, Ingvar Kamprad, at the age of 94, the legendary Swedish furniture chain IKEA announced ambitious plans to build a series of new distribution and logistics centres across Germany. more

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Office

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Co-working is shaking up global office markets, following a record year for new co-working take-up, according to C&W’s ‘Co-Working 2018’ report, published this month. more

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Retail Warehouse

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A new report by Capital Economics examines the rise in German industrial take-up, and concludes that prime rents will continue to edge up over the next two years. more

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Logistic

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German logistics take-up has continued where it left off last year, rising nearly 2% in this year's first quarter to 1.5 million sqm, a new record for any first quarter, according to BNP PRE. Early figures reaching REFIRE show a real estate... more

Markets

Alistair Calvert - Gramercy

Gramercy Property Trust Inc.

Investment fund Gramercy Property Europe is buying a 74.9% stake in a portfolio of logistics assets in Germany and France from its US parent company Gramercy Property Trust in a deal valuing the assets at €300m. more

Investment

Alistair Calvert - Gramercy

Gramercy Property Trust Inc.

Gramercy Europe, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the US REIT Gramercy Property Trust, is taking full control of a real estate portfolio it held in a joint venture with Goodman. The deal is part of Gramercy's programme to invest up to €800m in Europe... more

Investment

Lars Huber - Hines Europe

Hines Europe

Germany’s largest pension fund BVK Bayerische Versorgungskammer has mandated the US-based Hines to execute a €1.3bn separate account programme, focusing on investment in high street retail assets across 20 European countries. Hines has already... more

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Tobias Kassner - BulwienGesa

BulwienGesa

A major new report on the German logistics market by market researcher BulwienGesa throws up a number of surprises, including several names that might not have figured on our own speculative list as to who are Germany's most active investors in... more

Markets

German logistics real estate

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Several reports coming in from the various property brokerage groups seem to underscore that the logistics real estate sector in Germany is enjoying a boom, with this year’s transaction volume already ahead of all of last year’s, and practically... more

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German Logistics Real Estate

REFIRE - Florian Glock

Christopher Garbe - GARBE Logistic / Martin Belik - Cushman & Wakefield / Alfred Garbe - Hansteen / Dr. Georg Foerstner - K&L Gates LLP more

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Logistic funds

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Cross-border European real estate investment in the logistics sector has risen by a whopping 22% in the first six months of this year, and the heightened interest in the sector is set to be reflected in a number of logistics-oriented discussions... more

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