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The latest report on the German retail property investment market from CBRE shows that in 2018, just €10.5bn of retail properties in Germany changed hands, marginally above the long-term average but nonetheless a decline of 25% compared with 2017. Read more

Markets

If investment in German shopping centres isn’t the highest priority for domestic or international investors right now, with many steering deliberately well clear of the sector, it’s certainly a boom period for those whose job is the revitalization... Read more

Markets

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

Kaufhof - Frankfurt

GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH

Canadian retailerHudson’s Bay Co. and Austria’s property and retail group Signa Holdinghave signed a non-binding letter of intent ‘to explore a potential joint venture’, Canada’s Hudson’s Bay Co. (HBC), announced this month. Read more

Companies

Kaufhof - Frankfurt

GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH

Canada's Hudson's Bay Co. was reported this week to again be in discussions with Austrian property and retail group Signa Holding GmbH about a joint venture with its German retail group Kaufhof... Read more

Companies

Timo Herzberg -Signa

Signa

Austria's Signa, which has been much in the news recently for its efforts to buy German department-store chain Kaufhof from Hudson's Bay for €3 billion, has bought five trophy assets from RFR in Germany's biggest real-estate transaction of 2017. Read more

Investment

Kaufhof - Frankfurt

GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH

We refer in this issue's editorial (page 4) to the demise of several previously prominent American shopping malls. Now there are ominous messages eminating from leading German department store retailer Galeria Kaufhof, which was bought two years... Read more

Companies

Kaufhof - Frankfurt

GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH

Following the takeover by Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) of German high street department store chain Kaufhof last year, the Canadian group has announced a major investment programme for its German stores, starting immediately. Read more

Investment

Kaufhof - Frankfurt

GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH

The takeover last month of listed group Metro's Galeria Kaufhof retail chain by Canada's Hudson's Bay Company had obviously been the subject of considerable forward planning, to judge by the buyer's subsequent plans to deal with the individual... Read more

Investment

Kaufhof - Frankfurt

GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH

The Toronto-listed Hudson’s Bay Company is reported to be looking at buying German department store chain Kaufhof from the DAX-listed Metro AG for a sum potentially as much as €2.6bn – considerably more than any amount mentioned in connection with... Read more

Investment