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Transaction volumes on Germany’s logistics markets have fallen by 31% in Q1 year-on-year, while the net prime yield for logistics properties has fallen below the 4% threshold for the first time, according to latest figures from property advisor CBRE. Read more

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Jan Linsin - CBRE

CBRE

Real estate investors are always on the hunt for the next ‘hot’ asset class. In their constant search for new, lucrative products, a new one has just joined the pack: data centres. Read more

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Commercial real estate

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Last year marked a record year for German real estate, with around €77.3bn invested in real estate, of which €60.1bn was invested in the commercial real estate market, an increase of 6% y-on-y, according to CBRE. Read more

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The latest report on the German retail property investment market from CBRE shows that in 2018, just €10.5bn of retail properties in Germany changed hands, marginally above the long-term average but nonetheless a decline of 25% compared with 2017. Read more

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Logistic funds

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In the largest deal in the Czech Republic this year, German savings bank central investment company Deka Immobilien has acquired a logistics portfolio in the Czech Republic from commercial real estate developer CTP group. Read more

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Motel One GmbH

After several boom years on the German hotel market, things are cooling down, particularly in respect of larger portfolio deals, although figures in from Q3 suggest that interest in individual hotel properties remains buoyant. Read more

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If investment in German shopping centres isn’t the highest priority for domestic or international investors right now, with many steering deliberately well clear of the sector, it’s certainly a boom period for those whose job is the revitalization... Read more

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Florian Glock

The need for care homes in Germany is set to rocket in two years’ time as ‘baby boomers’ gear up for retirement, according to real estate consultancy Wüest Partner Deutschland’s ‘Care Home Atlas 2018’, published this month. Read more

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Frankfurt

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Even by Frankfurt’s standards, it was a busy week for sales. No less than three office towers changed hands within a seven-day period earlier this month in the city for more than a billion euros, along with a number of significant other office transa 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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Warehouse and logistic space

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Some of the standout logistics deals of the past month on the German market were transacted by foreign investors, including the UK'S M7 Group, Frasers of Singapore and the Canadian group Granite... Read more

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Berlin

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Germany’s residential market is becoming increasingly differentiated as interest in the sector heats up, Dr. Konstantin Kortmann, head of residential investment at JLL Germany, told REFIRE. 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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Hotel

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The transaction volume in the German hotel market tumbled by 41% in the first quarter to €661m, according to CBRE, as demand continues to radically outstrip supply. Read more

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Wien

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Austria is on track for another bumper year, following a record year of investment in 2017, Dr. Martin Sabelko, managing director of Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate Austria, told REFIRE this month. Read more

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Jan Linsin - CBRE

CBRE

Foreign investors have muscled in on Germany’s care home market in a big way, accounting for 64% of deals last year, according to CBRE’s analysis for the fourth quarter 2017, published this month. Read more

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Georg Fichtinger - CBRE

CBRE

Last year was a record year for real estate investment in Austria, with office deals dominating the market, according to property advisers CBRE. There were €4.8bn of deals in the country last year, comfortably outstripping the €3.9bn of deals... Read more

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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. Read more

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Florian Glock - REFIRE

Investment manager TH Real Estate has acquired the ‘United’ portfolio comprising five retail parks for its €500m Aldomus mandate for an undisclosed sum. Read more

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Hotel Holiday Inn Munich City Center

IHG

Denmark’s largest pension fund ATP and an unnamed Dutch institutional investor represented by CBRE GIP have acquired the Hotel Holiday Inn Munich City Center for €187.5m from Invesco Real Estate. Read more

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