Charles Kingston

Taunusanlage 8 - T8 building - Frankfurt

Deutscher Pressestern

UK-based co-living firm The Collective has announced plans to enter the German market, with its initial focus on establishing a presence in the country’s Big 7 cities. The company already has operational sites in London and New York. Read more


Numbers and figures

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The UK-listed Phoenix Spree Deutschland, which specializes in investing in Berlin residential property, presented half-year results this week which showed a drop in profit and rental income. The company maintained its interim dividend, while... Read more



ECB / Robert Metsch

The latest outlook for European Commercial Property from research group Capital Economics contains a good piece written by senior property economist Kiran Raichura in a new update, which suggests that widespread availability of debt and equity... Read more


Deutsche Bank - Frankfurt

Kiefer, CC BY-SA

German family-owned logistics property group Garbe Industrial Real Estate is planning to float its Logistrial property unit on the Frankfurt stock exchange as an industrial REIT, hoping to benefit from a boom in Germany's real estate market. Read more


Kaufhof - Frankfurt

GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH

Austria’s privately-held retail and real estate company Signa Group raised €1.2bn in fresh equity during the month, with the proceeds targeted for pending acquisitions and developments (particularly in Berlin), and boosting its liquidity reserves... Read more


IVG Frankfurt

Christian Gahl

A recent report in South Korean news medium Pulse News suggests that Korean group Hana Financial Investment is in exclusive negotiations with Blackstone to buy Germany’s largest office building, The Squaire at Frankfurt Airport. Read more


James Seppala - Blackstone Real Estate Europe

Hembla AB

There has been considerable interest in Blackstone’s latest European mega-logistics project barely two years after it sold its previous pan-European logistics company Logicor to China Investment Corporation for €12.25bn. Read more


Germany - Transparency, Logistics

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Apart from Blackstone’s mega-plans with its Mileway project (see elsewhere in this issue), there were several other notable German logistics deals throughout September, both by experienced German hands and new foreign debutants putting down their mar Read more


Bayrische Versorgungskammer

Bayrische Versorgungskammer

Asset and property manager GPEP, acting for an investment fund managed by Universal-Investment on behalf of giant Bavarian pension fund Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK) has bought a portfolio of 12 retail parks and supermarkets in established... Read more


Prof. Dr. Tobias Just - IREBS

IREBS ImmobilienakademieInternational Real Estate Business School Immobilienakademie GmbH

The seventh edition of the study “German Debt Project” carried out by Professor Tobias Just and his team at the IREBS International Real Estate Business School has just been published – this year a little bit later than usual. Read more


Deutsche Wohnen - Zentrale

Deutsche Wohnen

Munich-based bank BayernLB issued the largest promissory note ever in the history of German real estate for the Berlin housing association Gewobag Wohnungsbau-AG, a €700m note (Schuldscheindarlehen) issued in partnership with LBBW Landesbank Baden-Wü Read more


Housing market

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Although it is regularly assumed that all Germany’s hard-working citizens are striving hard to buy their own property, a new – perhaps surprising – study from Interhyp, one of Germany’s largest private mortgage facilitators, shows... Read more


Annette Kroeger - Allianz Real Estate Germany


German insurance giant Allianz, the world’s third-biggest real estate investor, made a significant move on a Berlin office acquisition this month when, for the first time, its property subsidiary Allianz Real Estate will manage... Read more


Brexit London

The INREV Funds Termination Study 2019 reveals that 50 European closed-end non-listed real estate funds are scheduled to terminate by 2021, releasing a potential €13.2 billion of assets back onto the market. Read more


Residential Germany Apartment

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After weeks in which hundreds of millions were wiped off the value of listed German real estate companies, trading on the last day of August saw powerful rebounds in the share prices of leading German companies with exposure to the residential... Read more


Jochen Schenk - Real I.S.

bsi Bundesverband Sachwerte und Investmentvermögen e.V. 2016

German asset manager DIC Asset has bought an office building in central Berlin for €111m from Real I.S., the property arm of Munich-based bank BayernLB. Read more


Ingo Hartlief

Corpus Sireo

In March this year, REFIRE published an article about the latest study by DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG, the listed commercial property investor focused on secondary German cities, carried out by market researcher BulwienGesa. The... Read more



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Transaction volume on the healthcare property market in Germany at €840m is down by a significant 52% over the first six months of the year, compared to last year, according to figures released by broker CBRE. Read more


Francesco Fedele

BF.direkt AG

The latest reading of the widely-watched BF.Quarterly Barometer showed a sharp rise in sentiment among German property finance providers in Q3, although overall it remains in slightly negative territory. The Index is compiled by market research... Read more


Manfred Hillenbrand – Gateway Real Estate AG

Gateway Real Estate AG

German listed commercial and residential property developer Gateway Real Estate sold a portfolio of 21 commercial properties to a Spezialfonds of a German pension provider earlier this month for €242m. The assets are all situated in “good downtown... Read more