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


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


Dr. Martin Leinemann - Arbireo Capital

Arbireo Capital AG

German investment manager Arbireo Capital has acquired a portfolio of seven supermarkets from family-run retail developer Ratisbona Handelsimmobilien Gruppe for its open-ended spezialfonds, ‘Arbireo Spezial-AIF Lebensmittel-Einzelhandel’, for €22m. Read more


Marcel Fuhr - GPEP


Giant German occupational pension fund Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK) has established a new €250m German retail centre and supermarket fund in partnership with Frankfurt-based retail specialist GPEP. The BVK-Deutschland I-Immobilienfonds – FMZ... Read more


Jürgen Kelber - Arbireo

Arbireo Capital AG

German property investment manager Arbireo Capital is launching the first German Spezial-AIF (Spezialfonds) focused on the grocery retail sector for institutional investors. The fund is targeting €200m volume and a dividend yield of at least 6%. Read more


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


Retail, Finance, Sale

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The New York-based opportunistic hedge fund Marathon Asset Management has bought the Irish-Polish 'Monti' portfolio of German retail assets from an Australian listed fund managed by Canada’s Brookfield Capital Management for €168m. Read more


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