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A recent study by Union Investment and BulwienGesa asked this question: for investors in student accommodation, which cities are most attractive? Read more

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Housing market

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The boom in investment into the student and micro-housing market in German shows no sign of any let-up, with transaction volume for the first half of the year up a whopping 224% to more than €1.6bn, shows the latest study by property brokers CBRE. Read more

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Student living

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European student housing deals have rocketed by 29% y-o-y to €13.6b across the continent in 2017, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s latest Student Accommodation Guide, published this month. Read more

Markets

Thomas Landschreiber - Corestate Capital

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Barely a month goes by without another initiative from BVK Bayerische Versorgungskammer, Germany's largest public sector occupational pension fund, which has notably increased its exposure to real estate globally over the past few years. Read more

Investment

Bayrische Versorgungskammer

Bayrische Versorgungskammer

Giant German pension fund Bayerische Ärzteversorgung (BAV) is outsourcing the management of a €1bn global property portfolio to Deutsche Asset Management, the alternative assets investment arm of Deutsche Bank. Read more

Companies

Marcel Fuhr - GPEP

GPEP GmbH

Giant German occupational pension fund Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK) has established a new €250m German retail centre and supermarket fund in partnership with Frankfurt-based retail specialist GPEP. The BVK-Deutschland I-Immobilienfonds – FMZ... Read more

Investment

Lars Huber - Hines Europe

Hines Europe

Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK), Germany's largest pension scheme group with about €66bn under management, has bought a Danish retail property portfolio for €119m through a separate-account mandate with Hines, The seller was Avignon Capital. Read more

Investment

André Heimrich - BVK

Bayerische Versorgungskammer

In a further example of how Germany's big pension funds are expanding their loan books, BVK Bayerische Versorgungskammer is lending €200m to the Frankfurt-based residential property company ABG Frankfurt Holding to finance the construction of new... Read 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... Read more

Investment

Economic growth

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The Munich-based pension fund Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK), which is among the biggest German investors in global real estate, struck a cautious note at the recent MIPIM, suggesting that markets must be close to their cyclical peak. Read more

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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... Read more

Companies

André Heimrich - BVK

Bayerische Versorgungskammer

Germany's occupational pension funds have been stepping up ever more assertively to provide finance for real estate deals as part of their asset allocation strategies, which envision increased exposure to the real estaate sector over the long run. Read more

Markets

Michael Hüther - Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft

Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln e.V.

We carry a number of articles in this issue about engagements from either new or existing debt providers in real estate financing, moving into to areas of lending that would typically have been provided by the traditional banks and focused real... Read more

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Plac Unii - Warsaw

Liebrecht & wooD

German pension funds Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK) and Nordrheinische Ärzteversorgung (NAEV) have teamed up in a joint venture to purchase a newly built mixed-used property in Warsaw. Read more

Investment

Silberturm - Frankfurt

Christos Vittoratos

The landmark Silberturm ("Silver Tower") building in Frankfurt's Hauptbahnhof quarter has been bought by Samsung SRA Asset Management, a division of the Korean Samsung Life Insurance for a price of more than €450m. The seller is a consortium of... Read more

Investment

Real Estate

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The financing of the Mall of Berlin primarily through an occupational pension fund BVK, joined by Deutsche Hypothekenbank and BNP Paribas REIM-managed debt funds, as reported elsewhere in this issue, shows how the market for commercial property... Read more

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Silver Tower Frankfurt

Epizentrum

The much-hyped story of insurers and pension funds stepping in to provide commercial real estate financing, in the wake of traditional lenders back-pedalling out of the market, has an appeal for all investors – but has been slow in making a real... Read more

Markets

Bayrische Versorgungskammer

Bayrische Versorgungskammer

Bayerische Ärzteversorgung (BÄV), the Bavarian doctors pension fund which is part of the giant German pension fund Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK), has awarded a €500m global real estate mandate to LaSalle Investment Management in a bid to... Read more

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