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Charles Kingston

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Amazon

Savills Investment Management has acquired two German logistics properties €140m on behalf of a consortium of South Korean institutional investors. The real estate investment manager said the 88,884sqm portfolio was acquired from the Dubai based... Read more

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Stadthaus, Köln

Raimond Spekking

Listed German property investor DIC Asset AG bought the Cologne City Hall office complex near the city’s Bahnhof Deutz train station from Korean investment manager Mirae Asset Global Investments for €500m just before Christmas. Read more

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Hotel

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In an insightful end-of-year study, asset manager Real I.S. AG, the real estate subsidiary of Munich-based Landesbank BayernLB, has analysed property investment funds’ key risk indicators and classified real estate classes and market segments... Read more

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Schorndorf, Stuttgart

Gottfried Stoppel

German residential developer Instone Real Estate signed a sizeable forward deal just before Christmas with Wiesbaden-based insurer R+V Versicherung for a major yet-to-be-built residential development in Schorndorf, near Stuttgart. At the same time... Read more

Companies

Maincubes One, Offenbach

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The Singapore-listed Keppel DC REIT data centre real estate investment trust has acquired a second asset in Germany in an €81.8m deal, by buying the fully-let 50,248 sqm data centre facility in Kelsterbach, near Frankfurt Airport... Read more

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Ring-Center, Berlin

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Kintyre, the Frankfurt-based investor and real estate manager, along with joint venture partner Angelo Gordon, is buying the landmark Ring Center 1 shopping centre on the Frankfurter Allee thoroughfare in Berlin’s Friedrichshain district. Read more

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Bleichenhof Passage

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UK REIT Stenprop has agreed to sell the Bleichenhof mixed-use property in the centre of Hamburg to Projekt Palais Verwaltungs GmbH, a vehicle beneficially owned by three German medical occupational pension funds. The price was €160m. Read more

Companies

Bühler in Alzenau

Bühler

Sirius Real Estate, the operator of branded business parks across Germany, is continuing on its acquisition trail with a couple of notable deals in the last quarter. The company’s stock has been a stellar performer as it prunes existing holdings... Read more

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London commercial district

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Global investment manager AEW has been awarded a new €150m separate account mandate from German public pension fund Rheinische Versorgungskassen Köln (RVK) to undertake a core investment strategy focused on French office and retail assets. Read more

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Food-retail

NomadSoul1

Greenman OPEN, Germany’s largest food retail-focused investment fund, finished up the year with two significant deals which brought the value of its German ‘Fachmarktzentrum’ portfolio of retail parks to over €700m. Read more

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Hermes

Hermes

German industrial and logistics property specialist Realogis released a very useful study wrapping up the letting and investment market for the year in the sector. The key takeaways were that a) transaction volume for the full year is likely to... Read more

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Office space

halfpoint

PGIM Real Estate has partnered with Irish group Signature Capital to buy a portfolio of four office properties in Berlin's central Mitte and Kreuzberg districts, which includes redevelopment permission. Read more

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European City

NomadSoul1

November saw the launch of two big pan-European open-ended residential funds – the first from Patrizia, and the second from Swiss Life, who is leveraging the power of the Deka distribution network to sell its fund via the German savings bank network. Read more

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Real Estate

kenishirotie

Last year at about this time we reported on the first study on ‘off-market’ real estate deals, carried out by Berlin-based off-market specialist HPBA and market research group Bulwiengesa. Read more

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European Countries

maxxyustas

After years of flirting with each other and mooting a merger, two of Austria’s three listed real estate companies have called off their merger plans as neither side can agree on what would constitute a fair exchange of each other’s shares. Read more

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Trading

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Germany’s listed real estate stocks have performed much better than the stock market as a whole this year, and have delivered much better performance than their cousins, the open-ended mutual funds, according to new figures from global investment man Read more

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Stockholm

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Vonovia, Germany’s (and Europe’s) largest residential homeowner, has been give the green light by Sweden’s antitrust authorities to take over the remaining shares it does not already own in Swedish housing company Hembla. Read more

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Construction Cranes

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New figures released by Germany’s Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) this month show that the number of construction permits for homes in Germany decreased by 1.9% from January to September compared with the same period last year. Read more

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London Square

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Sirius Real Estate, the German operator of branded business parks, continued to please shareholders with its interim income statement, which showed income and assets rising, even as it said the business was facing fresh challenges relating... Read more

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Sabine Barthauer - Deutsche Hypo

Deutsche Hypo

The quarterly Reecox European economic indicator published by Deut­sche Hypo continues to decline: so has the European real estate economy peaked? Read more

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