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Oliver Herrmann - REDOS Real Estate GmbH

REDOS Real Estate GmbH

The long running saga surrounding German listed retail group Metro’s attempts to sell off its troublesome supermarket chain REAL would appear to be in its penultimate phase, with Metro entering into exclusive talks earlier this month... Read more

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Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

Ten years ago we wrote (rather excitedly, if memory serves) about the purchase by Europa Capital of the Forum Steglitz shopping centre, on one of Berlin’s premier shopping drags, the Schlossstrasse in the south-west of the city. Read more

Opinion

Real Estate Digital

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Berlin-based proptech company Architrave has taken a major stride forward by signing up eight leading German commercial real estate and asset management companies to develop a common open digital strategy. Read more

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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

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Retail space

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Despite fierce competition from e-commerce, stationary retail is ‘not a write-off’ just yet, according to a study published this month by consultancy BulwienGesa. Read more

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Wilhelm Wellner - Deutsche EuroShop AG

Deutsche EuroShop AG

Listed German shopping centre investor Deutsche Euroshop boosted its funds from operations by nearly 13% to €70.9m in the first half of 2017, and grew its Group profit by 15.5% from €48.7m to €56.2m. The company said two new shopping centres, in... Read more

Investment

Sabine Keulertz - JLL

JLL

Demand for German shopping centres was so high in 2016 that yields have fallen to a record low of 4%, and a new study by JLL sees this falling to 3.9% by the end of 2017, against the background of continued low interest rates. Yields of 4% are... Read more

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Winner Podium

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For the seventh year in a row, the Cologne-based Bell Management Consultants (BMC) have produced the nearest thing in Germany to a definitive ranking of the nation's top real estate asset managers. Read more

Companies

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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Shopping Center

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German investment and retail asset manager ECE has raised €740m in equity commitments for its second European shopping centre fund. The Hamburg-based company’s European Prime Shopping Centre Fund II is targeting equity of €850m and plans to invest... Read more

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Buy Investment

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Danish commercial real estate investor ATP Real Estate has bought the Waterfront shopping centre in Bremen from vendors Resolution Property and LNC Property Group for €212m. This is the group's first investment in a shopping centre outside Denmark... Read more

Investment

Palais Quartier - Frankfurt

PalaisQuartier GmbH & Co. KG

Reports circulating around Frankfurt suggest that a deal may already have been struck for a change of ownership of the whole Palais Quartier complex in the centre of Frankfurt’s shopping district. A number of media reports quoted reliable sources... Read more

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Königsbau Passagen in Stuttgart

ECE

The UK-based investment banking and private equity group Evans Randall said this week that it had completed a full refinancing of its senior debt position on one of its major German assets, the Königsbau Passagen in Stuttgart. Read more

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