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... more


Karsten Jungk - Wüest & Partner

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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. more


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. more


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... more



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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. more



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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. more


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). more


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... more


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


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. more


Coca Cola Deutschland

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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... more


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. more


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... more


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. more



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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... more


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... more


Opening Lilien Carre

Werbegemeinschaft Lilien-Carré Wiesbaden GbR

The Lilien-Carré in Wiesbaden has become a landmark building since its construction in 2007, both for its elegant and distinctive architecture as well as its central location right next to the main train station and terminus for thousands of... more



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According to international real estate advisors Savills, German residential portfolio transaction volumes in the first half of this year (H1 2014) totaled €6.8 billion, an 18% increase year-on-year over the €5.8 billion in 2013. Savills said in a... more


Karsten Kallevig - NBIM

Norges Bank Investment Management

When word spread in 2010 of the intentions of Norway’s €860 billion sovereign wealth fund to increase its allocations to real estate, you could almost hear the rubbing of hands in anticipation among the world’s property advisors. Norges Bank... more


Commercial real estate

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Reports coming in from all the major broker groups confirm the surge in German commercial real estate investment over the first quarter, which hit €9.9 billion in the first quarter of this year, representing a 40% increase in turnover year-on-year... more