Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

Sabine Barthauer - Deutsche Hypo

Deutsche Hypo

After a brief interlude of optimism in the first quarter of 2019, the mood in the real estate market in Germany continued on the downward trend it it has been experiencing since August last year. Read more


Bodo Winkler - Berlin Hyp AG

Berlin Hyp AG

Germany’s Pfandbrief banks have welcomed the law amendment to safeguard Pfandbrief business in the UK after Brexit, following the Bundesrat’s adoption this month of the Tax Act relating to Brexit. Read more


Charles Balch - pbb


We report in this issue on a further decline in sentiment among German property financiers (see article on BF.Quarterly Barometer). However, not all traditional banks are retrenching completely from their regular financing hunting grounds. Read more


Logistic funds

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Frasers Property Investments Europe, part of Singapore-incorporated Frasers Centrepoint (FCL), has made another significant move in expanding its footprint in Europe's logistical and light industrial segment by buying six logistics assets... Read more


Sony Centre

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The recent mega-deal which saw Canadian pension fund Oxford Properties and Madison International buy the Sony Centre in Berlin from Korea's national pension fund for €1.1bn has now been financed by the buyers. They have closed a €625m loan... Read more


Logistic business

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A number of significant logistics deals took place throughout November involving several key players in the sector and banks that have committed increasing resources to German logistics. Read more



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Ado Properties, a German subsidiary of Tel Aviv-listed company Ado, has continued its recent buying spree, most recently buying 43 apartment buildings in its target market of Berlin for €130m. The properties, totalling 1,300 apartments, were... Read more



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For the second time in five years, the tiny commercial real estate lender Düsseldorfer Hypothekenbank (Düsselhyp) has been expropriated by Germany's BDB association of private sector banks (similar to the US's FDIC, or Federal Deposit Insurance... Read more


Holger Hosang - Pamera Cornerstone

PAMERA Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers GmbH

Mount Kellett Capital Management, the New York-based private equity group, has bought the Astropark office complex in Frankfurt in a co-investment with asset manager Pamera Cornerstone., for an undisclosed price. Read more


Fairmont Four Seasons Hotel Hamburg

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It’s been a blistering start to the year for the German hotel sector, which has veered right back into the cross-hairs of institutional investors after a lengthy period of being decidedly out of fashion. At €596m in new deals this year, that’s a... Read more