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Sandra Ludwig

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... more

Markets

Kaufhof - Frankfurt

GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH

German department stores Galeria Kaufhof and Karstadt Warenhausare to merge after Austria’s Signa Holding and Canadian retailer Hudson’s Bay Co. (HBC) agreed to form a joint venture via a new holding company, they announced this month. more

Companies

Dirk Wichner - JLL

JLL

Food and gastronomy take-up has increased six fold over the past 10 years as business kicks into a new gear, according to a new study by JLL, ‘Changing food retail: from mom-and-pop stores to e-business’. more

Markets

Food Retail

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German retailers are upping the ante – and landlords are no longer calling all the shots – in a shift that has firmly put the power back in the hands of retailers. ‘Occupiers - particularly clothing retailers - have become very aggressive... more

Investment

Sandra Ludwig - JLL

Jones Lang LaSalle

The transaction volume for German retail parks slowed noticeably in the first half of this year, primarily due to the lack of supply of suitable assets, according to broker JLL. There is a noticeable trend towards more deals, but the average deal... more

Markets

Shopping Center

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An unnamed Berlin investor represented by Frankfurt-based real estate manager Curator r.e.m. has acquired a portfolio of three German shopping centres from UK-based real estate group Edinburgh House for a price described as ‘in the high double... more

Investment