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Berlin Hyp AG

The listed, Frankfurt-based Gateway Real Estate inked a deal earlier this month to buy a portfolio of 21 commercial properties with about 100,000 sqm of lettable space from US alternative investment firm Värde Partners. The deal ... Read more

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SEB Investment GmbH

The third outing of the Jahreskongress Finanzierung für die Real Estate Industry took place at the end of April, this time for the first time in Berlin after two previous stagings in Frankfurt am Main – perhaps in itself a statement... Read more

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Banks in Frankfurt Skyline

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A new report issued by property advisors JLL shows that German banks boosted their commercial real estate lending in 2014 by 11% to 37bn last year, and are anticipating about the same or slightly higher volumes this year. The JLL study, which surveye Read more

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Internationales Immobilien-Institut GmbH

While Spezialfonds initiators like Real I.S. are gearing up to train their firepower on a host of new investment targets, across town in Munich at iii-Investments, Germany’s second-largest real estate Spezialfonds company, top management is saying... Read more

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Reinhard Mattern

Internationales Immobilien-Institut GmbH

Reinhard Mattern, the head of iii-Investments, the Munich-based funds subsidiary of HypoVereinsbank and ultimately Unicredit, took time out recently to explain his company’s philosophy to the Immpresseclub e.V, Germany’s inofficial association of... Read more

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We have reported in recent issues of REFIRE on the new debt funds being launched in Germany as an alternative source of real estate financing, with traditional lenders retreating from what were once their natural markets. Read more

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