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Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

With all the macro-economic turmoil about to engulf the world and send it plunging into recession, it’s legitimate to ask, have we reached peak real estate, and is this the moment when the clever money starts sidling towards the exits? Read more

Opinion

Commercial Property

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The AIM-listed German commercial property group Summit Germany Ltd. confirmed earlier this month that it was exploring an initial public offering of its Summit Luxco unit on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Read more

Companies

Berlin - Summit Germany

DRESTATE Services GmbH

The AIM-listed commercial property group Summit Germany Ltd. is exploring a 2019 share sale to raise money for new investments and make it easier to trade its stock, according to a recent Reuters report. Read more

Companies

Deutsche Bank - Frankfurt

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Qatari investors attending the recent Qatar-German Business & Investment Forum in Berlin earlier this month, the fourth such event, were very bullish about the German economy in general, and several key players said they specifically... Read more

Investment

Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

The automotive industry is still the ultimate symbol of Germany’s mighty economic prowess. It accounts for 20% of Germany’s total industrial revenue, and directly employs 800,000 workers, with millions more indirectly dependent on it through its... Read more

Opinion

Kauf Deal

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Summit Germany Ltd, the AIM-listed German commercial property investment company, said last week it is buying a portfolio of commercial properties valued at about €100m from Dazzle Capital Holdings Ltd. Read more

Investment

Outlet Center

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The Munich-based Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK), Germany's largest pension scheme group, has been powering ahead with its 'high street retail' strategy over the past year, and has now bought its first German outlet centre, through its mandate... Read more

Investment

Logistic

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A new report by London-based Capital Economics sees German industrial occupier demand set to moderate in 2016 after this record-breaking year of 2015. However, supply constraints that are more aligned to distribution than production lead the... Read more

Markets

Tobias Kassner - BulwienGesa

BulwienGesa

A major new report on the German logistics market by market researcher BulwienGesa throws up a number of surprises, including several names that might not have figured on our own speculative list as to who are Germany's most active investors in... Read more

Markets

Dr. Axel Froese and Alexander Hoffmann of IPH Transact GmbH

IPH Handelsimmobilien GmbH

REFIRE sat down at the recent EXPO REAL in Munich to talk with Dr. Axel Froese and Alexander Hoffmann of IPH Transact GmbH, the investment arm of the BBE/IPH Group. The company advises institutionals and private individuals on German retail real... Read more

Opinion

Every year German property advisers Dr. Lübke & Kelber produce an annual "Risk-Return Ranking" on Germany's 150 biggest cities. The study is designed to highlight 'hidden champions' outside Germany's Big 7 cities, and determine in which cities... Read more

Opinion

Grand Hyatt Berlin

Hyatt Hotels

We reported some months ago in REFIRE about the first real estate investments made by the Al Faisal Holding Group, a subsidiary of the huge sovereign wealth fund of Qatar. The group was thought to have paid over €200m for two of Berlin’s more... Read more

Investment