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Michael Schneider - IntReal International Real Estate

IntReal International Real Estate Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

Frankfurt-based investment firm Helaba Invest has bought the open-ended real estate special fund, AIF BEOS Corporate Real Estate Fund Germany I (CREFG I). more

Investment

Hotel room - Motel One

Motel One GmbH

After several boom years on the German hotel market, things are cooling down, particularly in respect of larger portfolio deals, although figures in from Q3 suggest that interest in individual hotel properties remains buoyant. more

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German residential

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The Stuttgart-based Landesbank LBBW has launched its own real estate fund management business, and set up subsidiary LBBW Immobilien Investment Management GmbH (LIIM) to steer the new venture aimed at German semi-professional... more

Companies

Warehouse and logistic space

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Some of the standout logistics deals of the past month on the German market were transacted by foreign investors, including the UK'S M7 Group, Frasers of Singapore and the Canadian group Granite... more

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Hotel Sector

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Germany’s investment-grade hotel market is expected to hit a new high of €56bn by the end of this year, according to Dierk Freitag, a partner at consultancy Bulwiengesa, in a sign of just how rampant growth in the sector has become. more

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Willi Weis - JLL Germany

JLL Germany

London-based investment management firm Rasmala plc is on a drive to channel around $750m (€608m) into German offices and logistics over the next 24 months, its head of real estate, Naseer Aka, told REFIRE this month. more

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Frankfurt Weihnachtsmarkt

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The future of German offices looks rosy, according to a survey carried out this autumn by Freiburg-based Center for Real Estate Studies (CRES) and Gesellschaft für Immobilienwirtschaftliche Forschung (gif). more

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Hotel Sector

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Germany has overtaken the UK to become the biggest hotel market in Europe, according to CBRE. more

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Torsten Wesch - Redos

redos real estate GmbH

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... more

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Stefan Giesemann - JLL

Jones Lang LaSalle

In the first quarter of 2017, €1.1b of hotel deals were transacted in Germany, up 50% on the same quarter a year earlier, thereby hitting a new high, according to Stefan Giesemann, senior vice president of the Hotels & Hospitality Group at JLL in... more

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Hotel

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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... more

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Hotel

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The German hotel investment market booked a record year for transactions, with volume rising from €4.9bn to nearly €5.2bn in 2016, according to figures (more or less similar, depending on methodology) from BNP Paribas Real Estate, CBRE, Colliers... more

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Christof Winkelmann - Aareal Bank

Aareal Bank AG

The transaction volume for German logistics properties has exceeded last year's volume by 45% and, at €2.1bn for the first six months, marks a new half-year record for the asset class. According to property advisers Colliers, logistics has... more

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Ali Otmar - Tristan Capital Partners

Tristan Capital Partners

Pan-European investment manager Tristan Capital's core plus-style CCP IV Fund (Curzon Capital Partners IV) has bought four logistics warehouses in Austria and Germany, paying almost €60m in two separate transactions. The three Austrian assets were... more

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Brexit

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The issue of Brexit inevitably came up in all serious discussions about commercial real estate at the recent MIPIM in Cannes. The British referendum on June 23rd on whether to remain in or leave the EU was clearly a key theme occuping minds, and... more

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Markus Reinert - IC Immobilien

IC Immobilien

German fund and asset manager IC Immobilien has taken over the property management division of real estate advisor Colliers in Germany in a share deal, as part of its repositioning in the market. The deal came into effect at the beginning of the... more

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Jan Dirk Poppinga - CBRE

CB Richard Ellis

Last year was good – but this year investment volumes in German retail real estate are set to surpass last year’s and should hit between €10bn and €12bn by the end of the year, REFIRE learned in a small round-table discussion in Frankfurt recently. more

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Logistik Germany

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The year 2014 is certainly turning out to be the year of logistics real estate investment in Germany - we at REFIRE had countless discussions at the recent Expo REAL in Munich with companies - domestic and foreign - either in the throes of or... more

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Hotel

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We report elsewhere in this issue on the arrival of several Asian hotel operators on to the German hotel market. Inevitably they are draw by the need for expansion, but it’s also true that the market for investment in German hotels has hit a... more

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Steigenberger Hotel - Deidesheim

Steigenberger Hotels AG

With Asian investors becoming increasingly active on the German market, one area which can expect to start seeing a lot more interest is the hotel sector. Most hotel groups have already made big strides to accommodate Asian visitors, but the... more

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