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A recent study by Union Investment and BulwienGesa asked this question: for investors in student accommodation, which cities are most attractive? Read more

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Michael Schneider - IntReal International Real Estate

IntReal International Real Estate Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

Net fund assets of all Germany’s open-ended mutual property funds came to €101.1bn at the end of this year’s first quarter, surpassing the €100bn level for the first time ever, new figures from Germany’s fund organization BVI show. The figure... Read more



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The size of Germany’s investable hotel market has hit a record high of €57.5b, marking an increase of almost 10% last year, according to research published this month by Union Investment and Bulwiengesa. Read more


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In what could be a first for a major German fund manager, giant Union Investment is getting close to concluding a deal to buy about 16,000 German apartments for a sum of up to €2bn from the Chinese sovereign fund CIC. Read more


Dr. Reinhard Kutscher - Union Investment

Union Asset Management Holding AG

German fund manager Union Investment invested €2.3bn on behalf of its real estate funds last year, taking its real estate fund assets under management to more than €40bn for the first time, Dr. Reinhard Kutscher, chairman of the management board... Read more


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


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


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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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


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


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


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


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


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


Dirk Wichner - 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


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


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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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


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


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