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Alexander Eggert - Warburg-HIH

Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH

Rents for Industrieimmobilien,or industrial properties, soared by 8.7% last year, according to the latest IWIP Index, published earlier this month by consultancy IndustrialPort and the German Economic Institute (IW Köln), amid news that the sector... Read more

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Potsdamer Platz - Berlin

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French private equity group Ardian has bought an office in the centre of Berlin for its Real Estate Europe Fund from a fund managed by JP Morgan Asset Management. Read more

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Sizeable losses for liquidating funds

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Specialist European investment manager Peakside Capital has committed all of the capital raised for its latest opportunistic real estate fund PREF II, fully 12 months ahead of the end of the planned investment period. Read more

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Healthcare

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AXA Investment Managers–Real Assets has bought a portfolio of 17 healthcare assets in western Germany for €310m from private equity firm Blackstone. Read more

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Bertrand Julien-Laferrière

ARDIAN Holding

The independent private equity Ardian Real Estate has bought its first real estate asset, acquiring a multi-let Munich office and business park complex from Publity AG for a price thought to be well in excess of €100m. Read more

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Gero Bergmann - Berlin Hyp

Berlin Hyp AG

German real estate lender Berlin Hyp has been tapping the markets heavily this year to refinance its lending, and in October issued its third €500m mortgage Pfandbrief since April – which, like its predecessors, was heavily (2.4 times) oversubscibed. Read more

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Industrial Property

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London-listed REIT Hansteen Holdings, which specialises in UK and European industrial property, said earlier this month that it had managed to refinance two loans secured against its German portfolio with two new loans totaling €343 million. Read more

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We have reported in recent issues of REFIRE on the new debt funds being launched in Germany as an alternative source of real estate financing, with traditional lenders retreating from what were once their natural markets. Read more

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