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EXPO REAL

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EXPO REAL will kick off again in Munich in a few days’ time. As conversations at the fair are a reliable barometer for investment in months to come, REFIRE asked some of Europe’s major players which topics we can expect to dominate this year. 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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MIPIM Cannes

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This year's MIPIM saw Germany again confirming its position as Europe's most attractive investment market, across most asset categories and geographically, across it’s A-, B-, and even smaller urban and regional markets. Prices have risen since... Read more

Markets

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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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

Investment

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

Companies

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

Investment

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

Companies

Potsdamer Platz - Berlin

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There is likely to be little let-up in the demand for office space in Berlin over the next three years as the number of office employees is set to surge over the period, according to a new report on the sector in the capital. Read more

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Hotel Reception

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A new study by leading fund manager Union Investment Real Estate and market research group BulwienGesa has quantified the size of the German hotel market for the first time. The actual 'investable' size of the market has to date been a mystery for... Read more

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Dr. Billand - Union Investment

Union Asset Management Holding AG

French investor Amundi Immobilie is the buyer of Union Investment Real Estate's €1bn "Aqua" pan-European office portfolio, in what is shaping up to be one of the largest portfolio transactions of the year. Read more

Investment

Dr. Billand - Union Investment

Union Asset Management Holding AG

German developer Aurelis Real Estate, controlled by private equity group Grove International, has bought four German business parks from fund manager Union Investment, for an undisclosed price. Read more

Investment

Maritim Hotel - Dresden

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Real estate fund manager Internos has bought the Maritim hotel in Dresden and the Mercure City hotel in Berlin in two separate transactions worth €75m for its Internos Hotel Real Estate Fund I. The sellers were AXA Investment Managers and Activum... Read more

Investment

As we report elsewhere in this issue, German hotels have swung very much back into favour with investors. Not to miss out on a good trend, Hamburg-based fund manager Union Investment joined in by launching a real estate Spezialfonds for hotels... Read more

Investment