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German open-ended funds

Magali Marton - Cushman & Wakefield

Magali Marton

German open-ended funds(GOEFs) sold €1.7bn of commercial property assets in the first half of 2015 at an average discount of -4% over book value, according to research released by Cushman & Wakefield. This follows a record volume of sales of... more

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Nigel Almond - DTZ

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German open-ended funds (GOEFs) sold €3.3bn of commercial property assets in 2014 at a record discount of -20% against book value, according to research by property adviser DTZ, which has been tracking sales since the sector was hit by massive... more

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Investment Europe

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While overseas funds line up in serried ranks to scrutinise investment opportunities across Europe, with no apparent shortage of wherewithal, the German open-ended funds that are in the process of winding themselves up carry on day to day trying... more

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Numbers and figures

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A recent analysis by Berlin-based rating agency Scope of the German open-ended funds currently in liquidation highlights the extent of the losses being faced by investors in those funds, with the prospect of even steeper downward revaluation of... more

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German logistics real estate

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Several reports coming in from the various property brokerage groups seem to underscore that the logistics real estate sector in Germany is enjoying a boom, with this year’s transaction volume already ahead of all of last year’s, and practically... more

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Commerzbank Zentrale

Commerzbank AG

Commerzbank’s desperate race to dump all unnecessary ballast overboard has provided France’s BNP Paribas Securities Services with an entry into Germany’s open-ended real estate funds market, and an opportunity to expand its own mutual fund... more

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Sizeable losses for liquidating funds

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New investments into the German open-ended funds sector are now offsetting the liquidation effect of the funds forced into liquidation, and are generating solid returns for investors of between 2% and 3% for investors, the latest figures from the... more

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REFIRE knows only too well that it has never been easy to get German investors to allocate part or any of their resources into stock market-listed property shares... more

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DTZ

DTZ

A new report published by property services group DTZ claims that German open-ended funds (GOEFs) will be forced to sell European assets worth €18.4bn before 2017 as they dispose of mainly commercial real estate. more

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