European Countries


After years of flirting with each other and mooting a merger, two of Austria’s three listed real estate companies have called off their merger plans as neither side can agree on what would constitute a fair exchange of each other’s shares. Read more


Oliver Schumy - Immofinanz

Mayr Melnhof - Karton AG

After much to-ing and fro-ing, and several rebuffed attempts, US private equity investor Starwood finally succeeded in buying a big piece of listed Austrian property investor CA Immo, when fellow listed Austrian player Immofinanz agreed to sell... Read more


Rolf Buch - Vonovia

Vonovia SE

Shareholders representing more than 50% of voting rights including call options have accepted Vonovia’s $1.08 billion cash offer for Swedish counterpart Victoria Park, Germany largest real estate company said earlier this month. Read more


Hotel Sector

© Win Nondakowit -

France's FDM Management, the recently-created dedicated hotel joint venture of REIT/SIIC Foncière des Régions and a group of institutional investors, has managed to secure two hotel portfolios in Germany, France and Belgium for an investment of... Read more