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Mayliving in Stuttgart

GIEAG Immobilien AG

Multi-family investment reached a new high of €40bn across eight European markets tracked by Savills last year, the highest ever recorded and up almost 27% on 2017, according to research published this month. Read more

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Alexander Eggert - Warburg-HIH

Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH

Rents for Industrieimmobilien,or industrial properties, soared by 8.7% last year, according to the latest IWIP Index, published earlier this month by consultancy IndustrialPort and the German Economic Institute (IW Köln), amid news that the sector... Read more

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Global real estate

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In a transaction worth €376m, Frankfurt-based DIC Asset has signed a sales agreement to sell its entire 14% stake in Berlin listed peer TLG Immobilien to Ouram Holding and wealth manager Bedrock Group. Read more

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Logistik Germany

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Investors are taking ‘thinking green’ to new heights. As competition intensifies for core assets, some investors are turning their eye to leafy new opportunities, namely German forests. Read more

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Warehouse and logistic space

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The average European logistics yield dropped 14 basis points (bps) to 5.95% in Q2 2018, the first time it has fallen below 6% since Cushman & Wakefield began regularly tracking the three main property sectors in 1992... Read more

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Karsten Jungk - Wüest&Partner

Florian Glock

Logistics transactions soared by 80% in Germany last year, setting a new record high, Karsten Jungk, head of Wüest Partner in Germany, told REFIRE this month. Read more

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Germany - Transparency, Logistics

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Logistics in cities such as Frankfurt and Berlin offer the best investment opportunities in 2018, Peter Salostowitz, CEO of German data provider IndustrialPort told REFIRE this week. Read more

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Saul Goldstein - Activum SG

Activum SG Capital

Jersey-based investment group Activum SG Capital (ASG) has taken over Germany’s fairvesta Group from the Knoll family via its acquisition of a German office and retail portfolio valued at around €800m. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the... Read more

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Logistic

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Technology, urbanisation and globalisation will drive future returns in the logistics sector in Europe, according to a report published this month by Savills: European Logistics: Warehousing the Future. Read more

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Wohngemeinschaft

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The cost of student housing has soared in Germany, thereby putting a real dampner on the market, according to a recent study by Potsdam-based Moses Mendelssohn Institut (MMI) on behalf of developer GBI. Read more

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Student living

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Student housing deals are expected to break through the €1b barrier for the first time this year, according to Savills’ report ‘Spotlight: Student housing Germany’, published this month (June). Read more

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Hotel Reception

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Australian apart-hotel operator Adina is on track to double its German portfolio by the end of 2019, its European director, Andrew Hunter, said. ‘We are developing around 900 rooms in Germany, which will all be completed by the end of 2019... Read more

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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... Read more

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Nursing Home

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Investment in German nursing homes has hit a record high, with around €3 bn in deals recorded last year, according to CBRE. Read more

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Coca Cola Deutschland

Axel Mauruszat

Rockspring Property Investment Managers has acquired the Coca Cola headquarters in Berlin for its PanEuropean fund from Deka Fonds for just over €59m. The 100,000 sqm building has a Gold LEED certification and is located directly on the River... Read more

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Blair Welch - Slate

Slate Asset Management L.P.

The Toronto-based REIT Slate Asset Management has made its first foray into European real estate, buying 67 mainly grocery-anchored real estate assets located throughout Germany. Read more

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Nursing Home

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The attractions of Germany's healthcare and nursing home real estate sector were the subject of a lively discussion at the recent Expo REAL in Munich. Despite the increasingly specialised knowledge required to differentiate among the different... Read more

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Winner Podium

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For the seventh year in a row, the Cologne-based Bell Management Consultants (BMC) have produced the nearest thing in Germany to a definitive ranking of the nation's top real estate asset managers. Read more

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Crowdfunding

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Germany tends to lag behind when it comes to financial innovation, and the rise of crowdfunding worldwide has been no exception. However, in the German real estate industry, as elsewhere, plenty of new arrivals have appeared on the scene since the... Read more

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Sold, Deal

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In one of the biggest single loans since before the onset of the financial crisis, the Wiesbaden-based property lender Aareal Bank has provided a €530m senior financing facility to the US REIT NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. to enable it to buy a... Read more

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