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IVG Frankfurt

Christian Gahl

A recent report in South Korean news medium Pulse News suggests that Korean group Hana Financial Investment is in exclusive negotiations with Blackstone to buy Germany’s largest office building, The Squaire at Frankfurt Airport. Read more

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James Seppala - Blackstone Real Estate Europe

Hembla AB

Blackstone Group has acquired Canadian real estate trust Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust for US$4.7bn, including debt, and its portfolio of real estate assets in Germany and the Netherlands, in an all-cash deal. Read more

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Barbara Knoflach - SEB

SEB Investment GmbH

BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management (BNP Paribas REIM) had a record fundraising year in 2018, pulling in €3.8b, of which €1.6bn was in new cash with an additional€2.2bn in separate accounts/mandates. 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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Frankfurt

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Singapore-based CapitaLand International - the wholly-owned international business unit of one of Asia’s largest real estate firms, CapitaLand Group – is on a drive to boost its exposure to German gateway cities next year... Read more

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Investment Logistic

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US investment giant Blackstone Group is betting big on global logistics with its acquisition this month of New York- based Gramercy Property Trust in an all-cash transaction for $7.6b, marking the second multibillion takeover ... Read more

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Torsten Kracht - Instone Real Estate Group

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nstone Real Estate has acquired a former tea trading headquarters in Halle an der Saale that it plans to convert into more than 100 apartments for an undisclosed sum, it announced this week. Read more

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IPO

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German residential property developer Instone Real Estate Group confirmed this month that it planned to go public by listing its shares on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange this year. The IPO, mooted to be for mid-February but almost certainly in the... Read more

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Rising rent rates

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Germany’s office sector is enjoying something of a boom. Prime rents in Germany’s Top 5 cities - Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf and Hamburg... Read more

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Eckhard Schultz - LEG Immobilien AG

LEG Immobilien AG

Listed German housing company LEG Immobilien AG placed its first corporate bond, with a nominal value of €500m, with institutional investors earlier this month. The unsecured fixed-rate bond is paying an annual coupon of 1.25%, and matures on the... Read more

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Peter Brieger - BMC

BMC

The Cologne-based Bell Management Consultants has produced its eighth annual report on the German property management industry, including its well-recognised hit-list of the country's leading property managers ranked according to a variety of... Read more

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Schuldschein

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Germany's first and original REIT, the Hamburg-based alstria Office REIT AG, has placed its first 'Schuldscheindarlehen', or unsecured promissory note with a total volume of €150m. This is the first time that a listed German real estate company... Read more

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Pflegeimmobilie - Altersheim

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The real estate division of Belgium’s AG Insurance has bought a portfolio of German nursing homes for €138m in partnership with Cardif Luxe Vie, an insurer in the BNP Paribas Group. The transaction was structured as a share deal, with the seller... Read more

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Investment Europe

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The Paris-based La Française Real Estate Managers, the real estate investment management company of La Française group, is launching a €100m collective real estate investment vehicle (SCPI) that will invest in retail or e-commerce related assets... Read more

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Barely three months after fending off a takeover offer for itself, Austrian listed property company conwert Immobilien Invest is in exclusive talks to buy the €1.1bn residential property asset portfolio of BGP, the company spun off by the... Read more

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Reinhold Knaus - BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas REIM are continuing the tradition of their predecessor iii-investments in recently hosting the (by now) 6th Institutional Real Estate Symposium in Munich. This year's event attracted about 130 participants for a day of primarily... Read more

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