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The UK-listed Phoenix Spree Deutschland, which specializes in investing in Berlin residential property, presented half-year results this week which showed a drop in profit and rental income. The company maintained its interim dividend, while... Read more

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Real estate residential expert

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Ongoing uncertainty about Brexit on the one hand, and dismay at the drastic political measures in Germany to curb rent and price increases, took their toll on the respective listed property markets in the UK and Germany, dragging the value of... Read more

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Alex in Berlin

TLG Immobilien

REFIRE met with the new CEO of listed Berlin commercial property investor TLG Immobilien, Jürgen Overath, to catch up with developments at the company after a somewhat turbulent year which saw recent boardroom spats and the departure of the old... Read more

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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

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Andrew Coombs - Sirius Real Estate

Sirius Real Estate plc

Long time readers of REFIRE will know that we have been bullish for several years now on Sirius Real Estate, which operates branded business parks and flexible workspaces throughout Germany. The company operates very much in a specialist niche... Read more

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Deutsche Wohnen - Zentrale

Deutsche Wohnen

It seems like only recently when Germany was a laggard in the European listed real estate sector, and we here at REFIRE have no difficulty remembering the plaintive wailing of the EPRA leadership at the slow pace of growth of... Read more

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EPRA 2015 - Berlin

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It's now more than ten years since the German real estate industry was in a collective tizzy about the new forthcoming REITS legislation. Read more

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Peter Barkow - Barkow Consulting

Barkow Consulting GmbH

2017 is proving to be another major growth year for the German listed real estate sector, which has been growing in leaps and bounds since being viewed as the EPRA 'problem child' just a few years ago. Read more

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Investor

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It takes about 18 months for an investment in listed real estate to shed the influence of the general equities market and to start mirroring the performance of the companies’ underlying portfolio, according to new research by MSCI for the European... Read more

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Philip Charls - EPRA

EPRA

Europe’s key listed real estate benchmark reached the 100 constituents milestone in early June and has now exceeded the €200bn market capitalisation level, as global investors target strong yields in the sector and a performance that produced a... Read more

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Christian Windfuhr - Grand City

GCH Hotels GmbH

The Euronext and Frankfurt-listed Aroundtown Property, which specialises in investing in turnaround assets in Germany through stakes in several listed firms, said first-quarter funds from operations increased 73% to €33m on the back of portfolio... Read more

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Christian Windfuhr - Grand City

GCH Hotels GmbH

Fast-growing German listed housing firm Grand City Properties posted a nine month increase of 65% in both net profit, to €286m, and funds from operations FFO, to €88m, boosted by strong portfolio growth and lower financing costs. Read more

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EPRA 2015 - Berlin

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We've come a long way in Germany over the last five years in recognising the role the capital markets play in raising capital for, and refinancing, real estate investment. The industry has matured, and the range and variety of financing sources... Read more

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Peter Barkow - Barkow Consulting

Barkow Consulting GmbH

It's now become a tradition at this time of the year to sit down with the German Property Association ZIA and with Peter Barkow of Barkow Consulting to review the performance of the German listed real estate sector. The briefing takes place as... Read more

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Pension Funds

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Defined contribution pension funds that combine private and listed property in investments consistently generate superior returns compared with portfolios without a blended approach, according to new research sponsored by the European Public Real... Read more

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INREV Survey in Frankfurt

INREV

Glancing over INREV’s notes before its recent presentations in London and Frankfurt for its global Investment Intentions Survey, we noted the headline, “Investors Bullish about Real Estate in 2014”. Where, we wondered, had we seen that before? Read more

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Two recent sets of figures released by EPRA, the European Public Real Estate Association, highlight notable developments among Europe’s listed property companies. Firstly, how they are scheduling their long-term debt obligations, and secondly, the... Read more

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Dr. Andreas Mattner

Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss (ZIA)

REFIRE recently published an interview with the CEO of German property industry lobbying group ZIA, Dr. Andreas Mattner. Part of that interview covered areas of common interest where the German lobby seeks closer collaboration with European-level... Read more

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The commercial real estate industry generated €285bn for the European economy in 2011, around 2.5% of total and more than automotive, telecommunications and banking, say the property fund and listed real estate associations in a new report. Read more

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