Dr. Angelus Bernreuther - KAUFLAND


“Handel ist Wandel - Trade is change” is a well-known saying. But at the moment this is more than just an empty phrase, as general market conditions change for the worse. And change faster and with more far-reaching consequences than ever before. Read more

Guest Columns

Oliver Herrmann - REDOS Real Estate GmbH

REDOS Real Estate GmbH

The long running saga surrounding German listed retail group Metro’s attempts to sell off its troublesome supermarket chain REAL would appear to be in its penultimate phase, with Metro entering into exclusive talks earlier this month... Read more


Food Retail

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Private German retail investment house x+Bricks has already added to its ambitious acquisition programme by buying a portfolio of 13 retail properties from an institutional investor, for a price of €80m. Read more


Retail Centre

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The Hamburg-based Redos Group’s second institutional fund, which targets German retail assets, has bought the Olymp portfolio with eleven retail parks and hybrid centres from TH Real Estate for a Spezialfonds which it set up with fund manager... Read more


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


John Wilkinson - Greenman Investments

Greenman Investments

Irish real estate investment company Greenman Investments has bought a 32,200 sqm retail asset in Berlin from Cerberus for €79m. Read more


Stuart Reid - Rockspring

Florian Glock - REFIRE

In a sizeable retail property deal, an open-ended fund of Rockspring Property Investment Managers sold a portfolio of five local German convenience centres to Hamburg-based investment manager Warburg-HIH Invest for more than €100m. Read more


Torsten Wesch - Redos

redos real estate GmbH

Hamburg-based retail property group Redos Real Estate has launched a new retail park fund that it intends to grow to €600m, the group announced this week. The regulatory envelope for the new AIF, Redos Einzelhandel Deutschland II, will be provided... Read more


Luc Geuten - Mitiska Reim

Mitiska REIM

Begium's Mitiska REIM, one of the leading investors in retail parks throughout Europe, made its entrance onto the German market this month with two acquisitions in quick succession. The first deal was buying a 10,900 sqm retail centre with 273 parkin Read more



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Germany's two domestic REITS, Alstria Office AG and Hamborner REIT AG, both issued upbeat statements after the first half of 2017, and both raised their full-year FFO forecasts against a still very benign German economic background. Read more


Torsten Wesch - Redos

redos real estate GmbH

The institutional fund unit of German retail specialist Redos has added 13 German retail assets worth €200m to its Redos Einzelhandel Deutschland fund across several low-key transactions over the last five months. The fund is targetting a total... Read more



Metro Group

Listed German commercial property investor Hamborner REIT boosted its 2016 income and earnings and saw its portfolio value push the €1bn mark for the first time. On the strength of its results, it is promising shareholders an increased dividend... Read more


Matthias Cordier - Madison International

Madison International Realty

New York investment company Madison International Realty has bought the Christie portfolio consisting of four large eastern German retail properties for an unnamed sum from previous owners Morgan Stanley Real Estate and the Hamburg-based asset... Read more


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


Hanse Center - Rostock

Hanse Holdings S.à r.l.

Listed Brack Capital Real Estate Investments NV is considering raising fresh capital in a bid to further benefit from its exposure to the German market, and said there were good post-Brexit opportunities in the US and UK debt markets. The company... Read more


Tobias Kassner - BulwienGesa


A major new report on the German logistics market by market researcher BulwienGesa throws up a number of surprises, including several names that might not have figured on our own speculative list as to who are Germany's most active investors in... Read more


Sebastiano Ferrante - Pramerica

Pramerica Real Estate International AG

Pramerica Real Estate Investors and QInvest, Qatar's leading investment bank, have bought a portfolio of 16 retail properties located across Germany through a newly formed joint venture. The seller is a joint venture of Hahn Group and Indigo.... Read more



CEV Handelsimmobilien GmbH

British building society Nationwide is reported to be selling its complete German loan book with a nominal value of about €850m. This would not be the first time Nationwide have tried to find a buyer as they seek again to exit the German market... Read more


Kaufpark Dresden

mfi management für immobilien AG

In a significant German retail transaction, a consortium led by a fund from Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI) and Hamburg-based asset manager Redos Real Estate has acquired four shopping centres in eastern Germany and Berlin from M&G... Read more