Zentral Boden Immobilien

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


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


Rolf Buch - Vonovia

Vonovia SE

As it gets ever more difficult to find residential portfolios at the right price, the larger players are looking at creating their own new stock of housing, and benefiting from the extra margin accruing to developers in Germany's bubbling housing... Read more


Hans Joachim Reinke - Union Investment

Union Asset Management Holding AG

German cooperative fund manager Union Investment has made its latest move into the German residential sector by entering a partnership with family-owned housing specialist ZBI Zentral Boden Immobilien. Read more


Goesta Ritschewald

REFIRE - Florian Glock

The Hamburg-based Spezialfonds initiator Deutsche Investment and Erlangen-based ZBI Zentral Boden Immobilien Gruppe are teaming up again to launch a second German residential fund. Their first joint fund, Deutsche Investment - ZBI Wohnen I, had... Read more


Segal, Zinnoecker, Schwagenscheidt by GSW Immobilien

GSW Immobilien

MDAX-listed Berlin housing company GSW Immobilien has been on a spending spree recently, and has fully invested the proceeds of its capital increase in May this year in new assets. Read more