Charles Kingston

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In our December issue of REFIRE, we speculated that Ouram Holding, controlled by Israeli investor Amir Dayan, was about to make a full takeover attempt for the German listed TLG Immobilien. Read more


Commercial Property

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The AIM-listed German commercial property group Summit Germany Ltd. confirmed earlier this month that it was exploring an initial public offering of its Summit Luxco unit on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Read more


Kruno Crepulja - Instone

Instone Real Estate Group B.V.

German listed residential developer Instone Real Estate has signed to secure three further development projects in Germany, bringing its current pipeline of projects to about €4.5bn. Read more


Thomas Landschreiber - Corestate Capital


Luxembourg-headquartered and German-listed CORESTATE Capital has been entering new business segments on what seems like an almost quarterly basis for so long now that we shouldn’t be surprised to hear about the group’s latest thrust into... Read more



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Austrian listed property group Immofinanz bolstered its finances earlier this month when it placed €500m of fixed rate senior unsecured notes with a four year maturity and a 2.65% coupon. The net proceeds of the note issue will be used for the refina Read more


Saul Goldstein - Activum SG

Activum SG Capital

European turnaround specialist ActivumSG Capital Management has bought WirtschaftsHaus, a major German developer of senior housing, to lead the sector in Germany with a €1.2bn pipeline of properties. No price details of the deal were given. Read more


Christian Schulz-Wulkow - EY

Ernst & Young GmbH

Despite higher prices and a restricted supply, turnover on the German commercial property market reached €78bn in 2018, about 7% more than in 2017. But the high point in the cycle has been reached, according to the latest survey... Read more


Berlin at night

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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


Germany - Transparency, Logistics

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Capital Economics issued a note this week saying that the cooling in German export growth was leading to a poorer outlook for the German economy and increasing the downside risks for occupier markets. Read more


Alexander Eggert - Warburg-HIH

Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH

The Hanover-headquartered German state bank Nord/LB and Warburg-HIH Invest are launching a new logistics real estate fund called Warburg-HIH Deutschland Logistik Invest, targeting a fund volume of around €250m. Read more


Henri Vuong - INREV


In its latest Index reading, the European non-listed vehicles association INREV reports that its German Vehicles Quarterly Index for Q3 2018 recorded a slowdown in performance of German vehicles, with overall returns falling to... Read more



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The Munich-headquartered Hannover Leasing, a subsidiary of Corestate Capital, has bought an office building in Düsseldorf-Oberbilk for a new alternative investment fund. The new building was sold by the Essen-based project developer KÖLBL Kruse for a Read more


Deutsche Wohnen - Zentrale

Deutsche Wohnen

A number of Germany’s largest residential landlords have been feeling a renewed wave of resistance coming from tenants no longer willing to accept extra charges for energy, sanitation and other refurbishment costs imposed upon them by... Read more


Berlin - Summit Germany

DRESTATE Services GmbH

The AIM-listed commercial property group Summit Germany Ltd. is exploring a 2019 share sale to raise money for new investments and make it easier to trade its stock, according to a recent Reuters report. Read more


Food Retail

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Private German retail investment house x+Bricks has already added to its ambitious acquisition programme by buying a portfolio of 13 retail properties from an institutional investor, for a price of €80m. Read more


Rolf Elgeti - TAG Immobilien

TAG Immobilien AG

Deutsche Konsum REIT AG, the small listed specialist focused on Fachmarktzentren or retail parks, has just invested €29m in buying five separate properties, on top of a recent investment spree that has seen its real estate portfolio... Read more



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Global institutional investors are forecast to increase their investment in healthcare infrastructure by $200 billion (€175bn) over the next five years, according to a new report by healthcare fund investor Octopus Healthcare. Read more


Thomas Landschreiber - Corestate Capital


Frankfurt-listed Corestate Capital Holding and Berlin-based co-living service provider Medici Living have agreed to invest €1bn of equity and debt in the fast-growing European co-living sector over the next three to five years. Read more


Trianon - Frankfurt

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We reported in last month’s REFIRE about the well-publicised sale of the Trianon skyscraper in downtown Frankfurt by NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. to the South Korean consortium made up of IGIS Asset Management and Hana Financial Investment. Read more


Global real estate

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In a transaction worth €376m, Frankfurt-based DIC Asset has signed a sales agreement to sell its entire 14% stake in Berlin listed peer TLG Immobilien to Ouram Holding and wealth manager Bedrock Group. Read more