German Investment

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Asian investors are looking at Germany with renewed vigour, as uncertainty surrounding Brexit and China-US trade wars pushes them to take a chance on Europe’s biggest economy. Read more


Berlin at night

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In what could be a first for a major German fund manager, giant Union Investment is getting close to concluding a deal to buy about 16,000 German apartments for a sum of up to €2bn from the Chinese sovereign fund CIC. Read more


Retail Warehouse

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A new report by Capital Economics examines the rise in German industrial take-up, and concludes that prime rents will continue to edge up over the next two years. Read more


Anthony Myers - Blackstone

The Blackstone Group L.P.

Blackstone has raised €7.8b for its fifth European opportunistic real estate fund, Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe V (BREP Europe V), making it the largest ever dedicated European fund, it announced earlier this month. Read more


Christian Schulz-Wulkow - EY

Ernst & Young GmbH

Demand for German real estate will remain high through 2017, led by the search for good office space in Berlin, Stuttgart, Hamburg and Munich – while in the residential sector, Frankfurt will see the strongest demand, according to the latest Real... Read more


Rod McGeoch - BGP Holdings


The long saga of the German residential portfolio most recently held by BGP Holding entered a historic new phase last week when giant Chinese sovereign fund China Investment Corporation (CIC) as the beneficial owner beat off lively German... Read more


Tank & Rast - Lipperland

Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH

Among those bidding for the German autobahn service area chain Tank and Rast, which is jointly owned by British private equity group Terra Firma and Germany’s RREEF Infrastructure Funds, is the giant China Investment Corp. Read more


Matthieu Evrard - Louvre Hotel

Louvre Hotels

In a significant move, a consortium led by A Capital, a private equity firm backed by Chinese and Belgian sovereign funds CIC and SFPI, has bought a portfolio of 10 hotels in Germany from DHM group for an undisclosed amount. Read more