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Andre Schmöller

Domicil Real Estate GmbH

The Munich-based Domicil Real Estate Group remains very positive about German residential housing, and is gearing itself up to take on further mandates, after jumping up a couple of divisions with some sizeable deals earlier on this year. more

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Hotel

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Listed German commercial real estate investor Aroundtown featured in two prominent German hotel deals this month, as part of its almost frenetic acquisition and disposal strategy since taking a full German stock exchange listing last year. more

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Real Estate

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The BayernLB real estate funds subsidiary Real I.S. is on target to have acquired €1bn worth of property this year, ahead of even the €877m it invested in its record last year of 2016. The Bavarian group... more

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Sony Centre

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The recent mega-deal which saw Canadian pension fund Oxford Properties and Madison International buy the Sony Centre in Berlin from Korea's national pension fund for €1.1bn has now been financed by the buyers. They have closed a €625m loan... more

Investment

Axel Schulz - Real I.S.

Real I.S.

German fund manager Real I.S. has snapped up its first property for its Themenfonds Deutschland II fund - an office and retail scheme in Munich with a hotel component - for €190m. more

Investment

Markus Kreuter - JLL

JLL

A new report on financing in Germany by property services advisor JLL shows that Germany's commercial property financiers increased their new business last year by 15% to €41.6bn. The study shows that all but one of the 13 financing banks lent... more

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Purse - Geldbörse

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After a sluggish start to the year, German lenders are starting to loosen their purse strings again. more

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Yann Guivarc'h - Perial

Perial

French asset manager Perial has made its first entry into the German market by buying a portfolio of offices worth €116m from a fund managed by Patrizia Immobilien. more

Companies

Bodo Winkler - Berlin Hyp AG

Berlin Hyp AG

In the refinancing markets, Berlin Hyp and pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank have both got off to an active start to the year with a number of sizeable issues, all well received by the markets. more

Companies

Jochen Schenk - Real I.S.

bsi Bundesverband Sachwerte und Investmentvermögen e.V. 2016

Munich bank BayernLB's real estate subsidiary Real I.S. has been cranking up a more active presence on international markets for its institutional investors – and re-aligning its strategy in light of more restrictive regulations for fund managers. more

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Jochen Schenk - Real I.S.

bsi Bundesverband Sachwerte und Investmentvermögen e.V. 2016

The Munich-based fund manager Real I.S. has launched its new Spezialfonds, BGV VII Europa, a diversified pan-European fund with an initial target volume of €1bn, and has already seeded it with a Brussels office building, its first investment. more

Investment

Pfandbrief

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There were two notable Pfandbrief issues in Germany over the past couple of weeks, both at least twice oversubscribed by investors. more

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Outlet Center

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The Munich-based Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK), Germany's largest pension scheme group, has been powering ahead with its 'high street retail' strategy over the past year, and has now bought its first German outlet centre, through its mandate... more

Investment

Ulrich Höller - German Estate Group

German Estate Group

The newly-established German Estate Group (GEG), the platform created by Frankfurt-based developer and property manager DIC and the US buyout group KKR, has kicked off its investment programme by buying two assets in Munich for a total of €160m. more

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Banks in Frankfurt Skyline

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A new report issued by property advisors JLL shows that German banks boosted their commercial real estate lending in 2014 by 11% to 37bn last year, and are anticipating about the same or slightly higher volumes this year. The JLL study, which surveye more

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Gero Bergmann - Berlin Hyp

Berlin Hyp AG

Property financing bank Berlin Hyp has become the first bank to issue a Green Pfandbrief bond after it placed a €500m seven-year mortgage Pfandbrief in benchmark format last week. more

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Money

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For the second time in five years, the tiny commercial real estate lender Düsseldorfer Hypothekenbank (Düsselhyp) has been expropriated by Germany's BDB association of private sector banks (similar to the US's FDIC, or Federal Deposit Insurance... more

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Edgar Zoller - BayernLB

BayernLB

Bavarian Landesbank BayernLB is the German bank most heavily exposed to the moratorium on €11bn of debt issued by Heta in Austria, the ‘bad bank’ of erstwhile BayernLB subsidiary Hypo Alpe Adria (see article on Düsseldorfer Hypothekenbank in this... more

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Hessisches Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Verkehr und Landesentwicklung

CA Immo

In the biggest commercial real estate transaction in Germany this year, Augsburg-based Patrizia Immobilien is buying 36 German office properties valued at about €800m from Austria’s listed CA Immobilien. ... more

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Investment

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The extended sales process for BayernLB’s 32,000-unit southern German residential portfolio has been narrowed down still further following the withdrawal from bidding of two leading listed Austrian property companies, Conwert Immobilien AG and... more

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