Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

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Since REFIRE started reporting on the market for German student housing more than ten years ago, much has changed. In Germany’s thirty largest university cities there are more students than ever before, and there have never been so many student... Read more


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Sirius Real Estate, the operator of branded business parks across Germany, is continuing on its acquisition trail with a couple of notable deals in the last quarter. The company’s stock has been a stellar performer as it prunes existing holdings... Read more


Student Accomodation

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New research from property advisor Savills underlines how lower government bond yields have been the influential driver of office yield compression across Europe’s markets, with its subsequent huge impact on the lending community across Europe Read more


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German family-owned logistics property group Garbe Industrial Real Estate is planning to float its Logistrial property unit on the Frankfurt stock exchange as an industrial REIT, hoping to benefit from a boom in Germany's real estate market. Read more


Logistic business

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The transaction volume in German logistics investment has fallen by a quarter in the first six months of the year, compared to last year, with €3.3bn being transacted for logistics properties (76.3%), production facilities and business parks... Read more


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Research in from property advisory group Savills show that transaction volume in the German commercial property market was about €24.2bn, and is likely to exceed €50bn for the full year, with not significant downturn in the commercial investment... Read more


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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


Alexander Eggert - Warburg-HIH

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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


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


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


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


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. Read 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. Read more


Saul Goldstein - Activum SG

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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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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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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


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


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


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


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