Tina Störmer - Swiss Life Asset Managers

Swiss Life Investment Management Holding AG

Swiss Life Asset Managers has set the course for growth in Germany with the creation of a newly-founded company to oversee the entire real estate and securities business, it announced this month, along with a series of personnel changes in the group. Read more


Corpus Sireo Headquarter

Corpus Sireo

Strabag Property and Facility Services, the German property management arm of listed Austrian construction group Strabag SE, has taken over the property management business from Corpus Sireo, the German property arm of insurer Swiss Life... Read more


Peter Brieger - BMC


The Cologne-based Bell Management Consultants has produced its eighth annual report on the German property management industry, including its well-recognised hit-list of the country's leading property managers ranked according to a variety of... Read more


Dr. Andreas Aschenbrenner


Barely two months after buying Bilfinger's real estate services division for €1.2bn, Swedish private equity group EQT looks as if it is already looking for a new buyer for part of the business. Read more


Ralf Klann - Bilfinger

Bilfinger Real Estate Germany

REFIRE met with construction and engineering group Bilfinger at the MIPIM, where the company has managed to snare - and hold on to - one of the best stands in the Palais des Festivals. Its extensive sunny outdoor terrace is ideal for up-close... Read more


Frankfurt am Main

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Investment in project developments planned between 2012-2019 in the top seven German cities has grown by 12% from last year to €112bn buoyed by rising rents, prices and larger space volumes, says Berlin-based research firm bulwiengesa. Read more


Hans Peter Haselsteiner


It’s been a turbulent few months at Vienna-listed residential investor conwert Immobilien, and recent changes at the company are unlikely to be the last after this week’s annual general meeting. The company only recently rejected an offer by... Read more


Austria Trouble

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There has been trouble brewing at listed Austrian property investor for some time – in REFIRE’s view, this could almost be dated back to when experienced German residential privatisation specialist Jürgen Kelber left his board position to come... Read more