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Dr. Joachim Arenth

Dr. Joachim Arenth

UK-based private equity real estate firm Benson Elliot has paid Brack Capital Properties (BCP) €175m for a portfolio of three German convenience retail assets. BCP is retaining a minority stake in the 100,600 sqm portfolio. Read more

Companies

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

Companies

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

Companies

John Wilkinson - Greenman

Greenman Investments

REFIRE sat down recently with fast-growing Irish-headquartered Greenman Investments to learn more about the company’s strategy, which has propelled it to becoming German’s largest food retail-focused investment fund. Read more

Investment

Blair Welch - Slate

Slate Asset Management L.P.

The Toronto-headquartered Slate Asset Management continues to make inroads into the grocery real estate and Fachmarktzentrum market in Germany with another acquisition. Read more

Investment

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

Investment

Rolf Elgeti - TAG Immobilien

TAG Immobilien AG

Deutsche Konsum REIT AG, the small listed specialist focused on Fachmarktzentren or retail parks, has just invested €29m in buying five separate properties, on top of a recent investment spree that has seen its real estate portfolio... Read more

Companies

Retail Centre

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The Hamburg-based Redos Group’s second institutional fund, which targets German retail assets, has bought the Olymp portfolio with eleven retail parks and hybrid centres from TH Real Estate for a Spezialfonds which it set up with fund manager... Read more

Investment

Dreieich Nordpark

MEC METRO-ECE Centermanagement GmbH & Co. KG

German listed retail group Metro AG is looking to again sell off its retail subsidiary Real, along with a sizeable property portfolio, as it retreats back to being a classical wholesaler. Read more

Companies

Stuart Reid - Rockspring

Florian Glock - REFIRE

In a sizeable retail property deal, an open-ended fund of Rockspring Property Investment Managers sold a portfolio of five local German convenience centres to Hamburg-based investment manager Warburg-HIH Invest for more than €100m. Read more

Companies

Healthcare

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Internos' German asset management arm has launched a new Spezialfonds, Care Invest II, its second open-end fund focusing on healthcare real estate. Read more

Companies

Food Retail

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German retailers are upping the ante – and landlords are no longer calling all the shots – in a shift that has firmly put the power back in the hands of retailers. ‘Occupiers - particularly clothing retailers - have become very aggressive... Read more

Investment

Torsten Wesch - Redos

redos real estate GmbH

Hamburg-based retail property group Redos Real Estate has launched a new retail park fund that it intends to grow to €600m, the group announced this week. The regulatory envelope for the new AIF, Redos Einzelhandel Deutschland II, will be provided... Read more

Investment

Blair Welch - Slate

Slate Asset Management L.P.

The Toronto-based Slate Asset Management continued its drive to build up a portfolio of German grocery-anchored assets with the acquisition of a further four portfolios consisting of 47 assets. The portfolios total 56,474 sqm of gross lettable... Read more

Companies

Dr. Martin Leinemann - Arbireo Capital

Arbireo Capital AG

German investment manager Arbireo Capital has acquired a portfolio of seven supermarkets from family-run retail developer Ratisbona Handelsimmobilien Gruppe for its open-ended spezialfonds, ‘Arbireo Spezial-AIF Lebensmittel-Einzelhandel’, for €22m. Read more

Investment

Marcel Fuhr - GPEP

GPEP GmbH

Giant German occupational pension fund Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK) has established a new €250m German retail centre and supermarket fund in partnership with Frankfurt-based retail specialist GPEP. The BVK-Deutschland I-Immobilienfonds – FMZ... Read more

Investment

Food Retail

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Investors are turning their eye to food retail in Germany, due to constant increases in turnover, according to a new study by BulwienGesa. Read more

Markets

Alexander Eggert - Warburg-HIH

Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH

Hamburg-based real estate investment manager Warburg-HIH has launched a new German retail fund, which it intends to grow to €450m, Alexander Eggert, managing director product, business and fund management at Warburg-HIH, told REFIRE earlier this... Read more

Companies

Acquisitions, Contracts and Deals

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The Paris-based AEW Europe made two significant acquisitions this month, one for its €2.2bn LOGISTIS platform and the other a major portfolio for its €9bn retail holdings. Both deals come on the heels of earlier AEW announcements of major... Read more

Investment

Shopping Center

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An unnamed Berlin investor represented by Frankfurt-based real estate manager Curator r.e.m. has acquired a portfolio of three German shopping centres from UK-based real estate group Edinburgh House for a price described as ‘in the high double... Read more

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