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Charles Kingston

Joint Venture

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Listed German residential real estate investor Adler Real Estate has initiated a joint venture with the private equity fund manager Benson Elliot Capital to sell off its non-core portfolio, valued at about €115m. more

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Real Estate

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The Bahrain-headquartered alternative investment manager Investcorp has just made its first investment in Germany by buying Bürocampus Wangen in Stuttgart from a BEOS fund, for about €80m. more

Companies

Manuel Köppel - BF.Direkt

BF.Direkt

There has been yet a further significant decline in sentiment among German property finance providers according to the BF.Quarterly Barometer. Sentiment has dropped from 0.23 to -0.98 points in the second quarter of 2018, the lowest barometer... more

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Investment

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Luxembourg-based boutique real estate investment manager Optimum Asset Management has completed a €100m secondary transaction with new investors into Optimum Evolution Fund SIF – Property II, which is invested primarily in well-located... more

Investment

Boris Hardi - Oaktree

Boris Hardi

Given the hype surrounding blockchain technology and its most visible product Bitcoin, it was just a question of time until the first hybrid cryptocurrency and real estate fund came on the market. In fact, we discussed this very startup... more

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Barbara Knoflach - SEB

SEB Investment GmbH

The third outing of the Jahreskongress Finanzierung für die Real Estate Industry took place at the end of April, this time for the first time in Berlin after two previous stagings in Frankfurt am Main – perhaps in itself a statement... more

Markets

Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

A few hundred metres from REFIRE’s office here in Berlin, the almost unbroken line of buildings with heights varying between five and seven stories is suddenly interrupted by a wide, flat, single-story building surrounded... more

Opinion

Lending Market

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Changes in usage and new business concepts have led to many Protestant churches in Germany selling off property over the last five years, according to a new study published recently by the Evangelische Bank, a German bank... more

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Risk, Stock market

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A new listed German commercial real estate company will soon be gracing the ranks of Frankfurt's stock market-quoted sector with the launch – likely on or around April 5th– of Godewind Real Estate. more

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Hotels and hospitality groups

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An Oman-based investor group led by Al Zaman Group has bought a portfolio of four IntercityHotels across Germany from Invesco Real Estate (IRE) for an undisclosed amount. more

Investment

MIPIM Cannes

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This year's MIPIM saw Germany again confirming its position as Europe's most attractive investment market, across most asset categories and geographically, across it’s A-, B-, and even smaller urban and regional markets. Prices have risen since... more

Markets

KGAL Gebäude

KGAL GmbH & Co. KG

The Munich-based investment and asset manager KGAL Group said it had achieved a record year in real estate investment in 2017, carrying out €1.5bn of European real estate transactions and closing almost 107,000 sqm of new leases last year. more

Investment

Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

The taxpayers of Hamburg have been a much put-upon group over the last ten years, having stumped up for a variety of city projects that have, to one degree or another, exacted their toll on the city. So much so that, in a moment of lucid... more

Opinion

Martin Herkenrath - OMEGA

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Property management group Yxime, which is part of the French family-owned Duval Group, is setting up a joint venture with Cologne-based Omega Immobilien to provide clients access to the German property market. more

Companies

Christoph Wittkop - Pamera

PAMERA Asset Management GmbH

Barings Real Estate has continued into this year the spending and investment spree that saw it transact more than €1bn in German real estate deals in 2017, in the process more than doubling its volume of 2016... more

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Residential - Aroundtown

Aroundtown Property Holdings Plc.

The Luxembourg-headquartered Aroundtown, currently the largest listed German commercial real estate company, raised gross proceeds of €606m by privately placing 95 million new shares at €6.38 in a recent capital increase. more

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Residential Property Germany

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We reported last month that German-listed residential firm Adler Real Estate was paying €540 for a stake of up to 70% in the €1.6gn Tel-Aviv listed and Amsterdam-headquartered Brack Capital Partners... more

Investment

Jürgen Michael Schick - IVD

Immobilienverband Deutschland IVD

Germany has seen the number of building permits issued fall for the first time in ten years, while the construction industry is heading towards a dip towards the end of the year, according to statistics published by German official sources. more

Markets

Stavros Efremidis - WCM Beteligungs- und Grundbesitz AG

edicto GmbH

A new listed German commercial real estate company will soon be gracing the ranks of Frankfurt's stock market-quoted sector with the launch – likely on or around April 5th – of Godewind Real Estate. more

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Healthcare

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Internos' German asset management arm has launched a new Spezialfonds, Care Invest II, its second open-end fund focusing on healthcare real estate. more

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