Charles Kingston

Germany - Transparency, Logistics

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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


Germany Euro

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Growth in German prime industrial rents will be held back by a weakening economic environment, and occupiers prepared to look outside traditional industrial locations which offer better value for money, according to a new update from... Read more


Funds of Funds - World Wide

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We reported last year on the launch of the FAP Balanced Real Estate Financing I mezzanine fund launched by independent Berlin-based FAP Group. After its first closing with a high double-digit million amount, the fund has already started financing... Read more


Frankfurt by night

Moritz Sirowatka

Augsburg, Offenbach and Darmstadt offer the most attractive perspectives for property investors in Germany, from the point of view of low market risk and above average yields. What they also have in common is that they are mid-sized cities... Read more


Andreas Muschter - Commerz Real AG

Commerz Real AG

The Commerz Real open-ended real estate fund hausInvest intends to invest about €2bn in residential real estate within the next five years by teaming up with Wertgrund Immobilien, the Commerzbank subsidiary said in a recent statement. Read more


Industrial Property

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Cording Real Estate Group, part of the Edmond de Rothschild Real Estate investment and asset management platform, has launched an open-ended fund to invest in core-plus European industrial assets. Read more


Henri Vuong - INREV


INREV’s newly launched asset-level index has recorded double-digit returns and capital growth from real estate assets across Europe. Read more


Real Estate Construction Site

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While Germany may be experiencing a mild slowdown in its economic growth, including in its construction industry, a new study shows that building costs are still rising inexorably, which is bad news for consumers. Read more


Khaled Kaissar

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The Munich-based Domicil Real Estate Group said recently it is planning a stock market IPO to boost funds for its further expansion. The company has given no specific date, other than saying it wanted to examine market feasibility... Read more



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Another big move into the German senior housing market for expansive French group Primonial – this time a sale-and-leaseback deal for a portfolio of 12 senior residences on behalf of one of its funds. Read more


Charles Kingston - REFIRE


We’re glad to see that listed housing company Deutsche Wohnen is still on the acquisition trail, having just this month bagged a further 2,840 German apartments from Swedish group Akelius for €685m. Read more


Ingo Hartlief

Corpus Sireo

DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG, the listed commercial property investor focused on secondary German cities, published its third annual study this week - “Office Market: Investment Opportunities in German Secondary Locations”. Read more


Logistic business

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Demand for logistics real estate will continue to grow over the next three years in Europe, despite the threats by Brexit and global trade disputes, while yields are expected to fall further, delegates at a lively discussion... Read more


Ali Otmar - Tristan Capital Partners

Tristan Capital Partners

Independent London-based real estate investment boutique Tristan Capital Partners recently closed five German commercial property acquisitions for more than €300m, it announced at the recent MIPIM in Cannes. At the same time it warned that, while... Read more



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AEW’s City Office Germany Fund is now fully deployed after it bought the “B5”, an office-led building in the Wilmersdorf district of central Berlin’s City West area. The acquisition followed a final equity raise from institutional investors... Read more


Alex in Berlin

TLG Immobilien

REFIRE met with the new CEO of listed Berlin commercial property investor TLG Immobilien, Jürgen Overath, to catch up with developments at the company after a somewhat turbulent year which saw recent boardroom spats and the departure of the old... Read more


Andrew Coombs - Sirius Real Estate

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REFIRE managed to catch up with the senior team of listed Sirius Real Estate at the recent MIPIM in Cannes, and recent news from the owner and manager of branded business parks in Germany certainly sounds encouraging for... Read more


John Wilkinson - Greenman

Greenman Investments

REFIRE sat down recently with fast-growing Irish-headquartered Greenman Investments to learn more about the company’s strategy, which has propelled it to becoming German’s largest food retail-focused investment fund. Read more



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After its major investment in office buildings in Stuttgart last month, which we reported on in REFIRE, global real estate firm Hines said it is planning to invest €400m in German logistics properties over the next two years, at the same time as... Read more


Joint Venture

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The Swiss-based Empira Group, an institutional investment manager in German-speaking Europe, is planning to raise €150m for its Empira Real Estate Finance Fund IV, the company’s fourth debt fund. Read more