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Fachmarktzentren

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

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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Sandra Ludwig - JLL

Jones Lang LaSalle

The transaction volume for German retail parks slowed noticeably in the first half of this year, primarily due to the lack of supply of suitable assets, according to broker JLL. There is a noticeable trend towards more deals, but the average deal... Read more

Markets

John Wilkinson - Greenman Investments

Greenman Investments

The Irish-headquarterd alternative investment fund manager Greenman Investments, focused on German 'Fachmarktzentren', is about to convert its “Greenman Retail+” closed-end fund (AIF) under Luxembourg law into an open-ended investment fund called... Read more

Investment

John Wilkinson - Greenman Investments

Greenman Investments

Irish alternative investment fund manager Greenman Investments bought seven further German retail properties with a combined value of €101m. The German-focused group said at the recent Expo REAL in Munich that it expects to more than double its... Read more

Investment

Shopping mall - Fachmarktzentren

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The amount of new retail space being developed in the form of retail parks ("Fachmarktzentren") has fallen this year in Germany to only 71% of the previous year's growth level, in contrast to the trend in the rest of Europe. Europe as a whole will... Read more

Markets

John Wilkinson - Greenman Investments

Greenman Investments

The acquisitive Irish property investment manager Greenman Investments has added a further inner-city retail property to its burgeoning German funds portfolio, buying a retail centre in the city of Kamen, closed to Dortmund in North Rhine-Westphalia. Read more

Investment

John Wilkinson - Greenman Investments

Greenman Investments

Ireland's Greenman Investments has bought the StadtGalerie in Datteln, North Rhine-Westphalia, for its “Greenman Retail+” fund, in a share deal. The deal is the third this year for the aquisitive Dublin-based fund manager, which is specialised on... Read more

Investment

7th Deutscher Fachmarkt-Immobilienkongress 2015

Kratz Photographie / dfv Conference Group GmbH

REFIRE recently attended the 7th Deutscher Fachmarkt-Immobilienkongress 2015 in Essen, a two-day event organised by Heuer Dialog. The conference attracted over 200 delegates, a superb turnout for an analysis of developments in an asset class that... Read more

Markets

Shopping mall - Fachmarktzentren

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Over the past several months we have featured a number of articles in REFIRE about the very specific market category of "Fachmarktzentren", or specialist neighbourhood shopping malls that are such a familiar sight on the German retail landscape. Read more

Markets

Fachmarktzentrum - Shopping Center - Retail Park

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REFIRE has recently been talking with several specialist investors in German neighbourhood shopping malls, or so-called "Fachmarktzentren", to get a better idea of why new investors are moving into this asset class – which they appear to be, in... Read more

Markets

Hornschuch Center

APCOA PARKING Holding

The Duisburg-based Hamborner REIT has wasted little time putting its recent capital raise to good effect, immeditately closing on a deal to buy a retail centre in Fürth, near Nuremberg, for €31m. Read more

Investment

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. Read more

Markets

Guillaume Masset - Internos

INTERNOS Global Investors

Fund and asset manager Internos Global Investors bought two retail parks (“Fachmarktzentren”) for a total of nearly €16 million in the Bavarian towns of Rottenburg and Moosburg from the Luxembourg-based BGP Investment as part of BGP’s strategic... Read more

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