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In the German residential market, rents continue to increase, but less rapidly, according to property advisor Col­liers, who report that there is greater new-build activity in second-tier cities than in the Big 7 – an indication that new... Read more


Retail Centre

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Investment gap between retail parks and shopping centres widens. Read more


Georges Asmar

LeadCrest Capital Partners

Sale-and-leasebacks, once a staple of European real estate markets, seemed to have largely disappeared in recent years. Could they now be set to make a comeback? Read more



Messe München GmbH

Global politics, from the US-China trade war to the ongoing misery of Brexit, are likely to be on the agenda at EXPO REAL this year. REFIRE talked to industry experts to find out what other issues are likely to dominate the trade fair this time. Read more


Warehouse and logistic space

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Real estate funds active across different parts of the logistics sector are bullish about logistics investment as e-commerce continues to redefine the retail landscape, according to Scope’s latest survey published this month in conjunction with... Read more


Kaufhof - Frankfurt

GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH

Austria’s Signa Group has taken control of German department store chain Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof from Canada’s Hudson Bay Company’s (HBC) by acquiring its 49.99% stake in the recently merged chain for $1.5b, HBC announced this month. Read more


Jacopo Mingazzini


The number of first time buyers is falling in Germany at a time when the average age of first time buyers is rising, according to a Housing Costs 2019 report published this month by residential privatization group Accentro... Read more


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


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


Matthias Leube - AXA Investment Managers Deutschland

AXA Investment Managers

Berlin-based developer Consus Real Estate has acquired 93.4% of shares in developer SSN Group, boosting its gross development volume (GDV) by around 50% to €9.6b. Read more



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AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets is beefing up its exposure to logistics, Laurent Jacquemin, head of European transactions at the group, told REFIRE at EXPO REAL. ‘We want to grow our logistics portfolio, notably in Germany,’ Jacquemin said. Read more


Axel Schulz - Real I.S.

Real I.S.

German fund manager Real I.S. has snapped up its first property for its Themenfonds Deutschland II fund - an office and retail scheme in Munich with a hotel component - for €190m. Read more



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AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets has agreed to acquire a portfolio of 39 predominantly logistics assets spread across five European countries from Gramercy Property Europe for around €1bn. Read more


Torsten Wesch - Redos

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The institutional fund unit of German retail specialist Redos has added 13 German retail assets worth €200m to its Redos Einzelhandel Deutschland fund across several low-key transactions over the last five months. The fund is targetting a total... Read more



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The German hotel investment market had a record year in 2016 at a volume of nearly €5.2bn, helped by a record fourth quarter which saw more than €2bn in volume across 60 transactions, as well a several larger portfolio deals. This was against a... Read more


  • Christian Kadel, head of capital markets Germany at Colliers,


    Christian Kadel, head of capital markets Germany at Colliers,

    Christian Kadel, head of capital markets Germany at Colliers