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Hotel Sector

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As we reported in a recent article in REFIRE, things are cooling down in the market for German hotel investments – at least in respect of portfolio deals, although interest in individual hotel properties remains buoyant. Read more

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Logistic funds

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In the largest deal in the Czech Republic this year, German savings bank central investment company Deka Immobilien has acquired a logistics portfolio in the Czech Republic from commercial real estate developer CTP group. Read more

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Hotel room - Motel One

Motel One GmbH

After several boom years on the German hotel market, things are cooling down, particularly in respect of larger portfolio deals, although figures in from Q3 suggest that interest in individual hotel properties remains buoyant. Read more

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Frankfurt

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Even by Frankfurt’s standards, it was a busy week for sales. No less than three office towers changed hands within a seven-day period earlier this month in the city for more than a billion euros, along with a number of significant other office transa Read more

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Housing market

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The boom in investment into the student and micro-housing market in German shows no sign of any let-up, with transaction volume for the first half of the year up a whopping 224% to more than €1.6bn, shows the latest study by property brokers CBRE. Read more

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Union Investment

Union Investment

The latest investment climate study carried out by heavyweight fund manager Union Investment provides a clear indication of a shift in sentiment among institutional property investors... Read more

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Real Estate Digital

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Berlin-based proptech company Architrave has taken a major stride forward by signing up eight leading German commercial real estate and asset management companies to develop a common open digital strategy. Read more

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Commerzbank Zentrale

Commerzbank AG

Germany's open-ended real estate funds have been riding a wave of liquidity to clean up and diversify their holdings, largely to very good effect, according to the latest annual ratings issued by Berlin-based rating agency Scope. Read more

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Student living

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European student housing deals have rocketed by 29% y-o-y to €13.6b across the continent in 2017, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s latest Student Accommodation Guide, published this month. Read more

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Dirk Wichner - JLL

JLL

Food and gastronomy take-up has increased six fold over the past 10 years as business kicks into a new gear, according to a new study by JLL, ‘Changing food retail: from mom-and-pop stores to e-business’. Read more

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Ali Otmar - Tristan Capital Partners

Tristan Capital Partners

London-based investment management boutique Tristan Capital Partners has been cleaning up several of its German portfolios, and in the last couple of months has made some significant disposals after improving and repositioning sevaeral prominent... Read more

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Kai Wolfram

Engel & Völkers

German investors are paying a premium for residential portfolios, due to their scarcity, according to an internal study published this month by Engel & Völkers. Investors paid, on average, a premium of 1.6 times the annual basic rent in the first... Read more

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Investment

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The search for attractive yields in the ‘lower for longer’ environment is likely to remain at the core of investment decision making in 2018, according to Suni Harford, head of investments at UBS AM, in UBS Asset Management’s... Read more

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Torsten Wesch - Redos

redos real estate GmbH

Hamburg-based retail property group Redos Real Estate has launched a new retail park fund that it intends to grow to €600m, the group announced this week. The regulatory envelope for the new AIF, Redos Einzelhandel Deutschland II, will be provided... Read more

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Jens Wilhelm - Union Investment

Union Investment

German fund manager Union Investment Real Estate has acquired a 13% stake in Berlin-based PropTech Architrave for an undisclosed sum, both firms told REFIRE at EXPO REAL earlier this month, marking Union Investment’s first investment in a PropTech... Read more

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Dr. Reinhard Kutscher - Union Investment

Union Asset Management Holding AG

Hamburg-based fund manager Union Investment has raised €620m in its first subscription phase for Germany’s biggest-ever open-ended real estate fund, suggesting that the fund is poised for further growth. Read more

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Germany - Transparency, Logistics

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Both of Germany's biggst fund managers, Union Investment and Deka Immobilien, have also been investing in logistics assets, in addition to the steady stream of commercial real estate projects (too many to mention) which they transact monthly, both... Read more

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Hotel

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The market value of investable hotels in Germany increased by 8.3% last year to €51b, according to research published this month by fund manager Union Investment and consultancy Bulwiengesa. Read more

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Jörn Stobbe - Union Investment Real Estate

Union Asset Management Holding AG

The young company, which develops smart solutions in the field of environmental services, beat off stiff competition from 200 applicants in 46 countries. The prize was awarded by Union Investment and the German Tech Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC)... Read more

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Torsten Wesch - Redos

redos real estate GmbH

The institutional fund unit of German retail specialist Redos has added 13 German retail assets worth €200m to its Redos Einzelhandel Deutschland fund across several low-key transactions over the last five months. The fund is targetting a total... Read more

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