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Stuart Reid - Rockspring

Florian Glock - REFIRE

The London-headquartered Rockspring Property Investment Managers finished off a year of major acquisitions in Germany by buying a portfolio of nine Obi retail stores on behalf of two separate account mandates, for a total price of €150m. The... Read more

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Shopping mall - Fachmarktzentren

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Over the past several months we have featured a number of articles in REFIRE about the very specific market category of "Fachmarktzentren", or specialist neighbourhood shopping malls that are such a familiar sight on the German retail landscape. Read more

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Pösnapark

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

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Max Bahr

Baumarkt MAX BAHR GmbH & Co. KG

The drama surrounding the insolvent German DIY chain Max Bahr reached a deafening finale last week, when it appeared the 78-store chain would be saved by a takeover offer from the Saarland-based supermarket chain Globus, which had been sniffing... Read more

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Max Bahr

Baumarkt MAX BAHR GmbH & Co. KG

The insolvency of DIY chain Praktiker has been the big retail collapse of the season in Germany, and as such has attracted a lot of attention (including in these pages) as investors try to draw parallels with, and lessons from... Read more

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Praktiker - hier spricht der Preis.

Praktiker AG

The collapse of the Praktiker DIY chain in Germany, along with its more upmarket subsidiary Max Bahr, has been the big story in German retail and retail real estate over the summer months. REFIRE has reported on the insolvency and the emergence of... Read more

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Praktiker

Praktiker AG

When a big German retailer goes bust, it can often struggle on for years under various forms of administration before either recovering under new ownership and hefty debt write-downs, or being slowly put out of its misery. The case of Praktiker... Read more

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