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Berlin-based online broker McMakler has raised a further €20m to add to the record €50m it raised in July, bringing its total funding to date to €74.5m and putting it at the forefront of German real estate proptech startups. Read more

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Kaufhof - Frankfurt

GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH

Austria’s privately-held retail and real estate company Signa Group raised €1.2bn in fresh equity during the month, with the proceeds targeted for pending acquisitions and developments (particularly in Berlin), and boosting its liquidity reserves... Read more

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Office

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Demand for office space in Berlin is dramatically outstripping supply, with the market struggling to play catch up, Gerald Dietzold, team leader Office Leasing at JLLBerlin, told REFIRE this month. Read more

Markets

Kaufhof - Frankfurt

GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH

German department stores Galeria Kaufhof and Karstadt Warenhausare to merge after Austria’s Signa Holding and Canadian retailer Hudson’s Bay Co. (HBC) agreed to form a joint venture via a new holding company, they announced this month. Read more

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Axel Schulz - Real I.S.

Real I.S.

German fund manager Real I.S. has snapped up its first property for its Themenfonds Deutschland II fund - an office and retail scheme in Munich with a hotel component - for €190m. Read more

Investment

Retail Warehouse

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A new report by Capital Economics examines the rise in German industrial take-up, and concludes that prime rents will continue to edge up over the next two years. 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

Logistic funds

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Cross-border European real estate investment in the logistics sector has risen by a whopping 22% in the first six months of this year, and the heightened interest in the sector is set to be reflected in a number of logistics-oriented discussions... Read more

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