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Monday, 01 September 2014

Spain‘s six largest banks sold ¤40bn REO in 1H - report

Spain‘s six largest banks cut property lending by ¤5.5bn in first half and sold ¤40.24bn worth of owned REO assets, the El Mundo portal reports. Sales of repossessed property accelerated but mortgage defaults are also still growing.

Geneba's Meinel seeks rights issue to boost expansion

Geneba Properties, the Dutch firm set up to acquire a ¤584m commercial portfolio from insolvent Dutch-Canadian Homburg Invest, made a small profit to June after foundation in March, and CEO Wulf Meinel, former German head for Carlyle, will now seek a rights issue.

Kennedy Wilson sets up £225m facility for Europe deals

Kennedy Wilson’s listed European arm has set up a ?225m unsecured borrowing facility from banks including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche and J.P. Morgan to help fuel its search for commercial property assets on the continent.

Tenant demand helps drive Portugal, Spain recovery– RICS

Increased tenant demand for new office and retail space is adding fuel to the real estate recovery in European countries hardest hit by the financial crisis such as Portugal and Spain, according to the chartered surveyors’ association RICS.

Austrian Porr to merge RE business with UBM

Austrian listed builder and developer Porr plans in first quarter 2015 to merge its property business with listed UBM in which it now holds a 75% stake. In a first step, PORR has spun off real estate activities, naming the new subsidiary PIAG.

BNP Paribas RE makes governance changes

BNP Paribas Real Estate's newly-appointed CEO Thierry Laroue-Pont has made changes to its operational governance to reflect growing internationalisation, client need for a cross-disciplinary support, and to ensure growth.

German DIC pre-sells Hamburg office before start

Frankfurt-based Deutsche Immobilien Chancen, the controlling shareholder behind listed firm DIC Asset, has sold two-thirds of the Opera Offices complex in Hamburg’s city centre in a forward deal to a financial company it did not identify. Total investment volume was ¤55m.

Office, retail development floods CEE markets – Colliers

New office and retail properties continued to flood central and eastern European markets from Moscow to Prague in second quarter 2014, leading to vacancies and lower rents for prime office, while filling out undersupplied retail, according to advisor Colliers International.

Zurich International Real Estate Summit 2014 returns on 25-26 Nov.

PIE and Swiss magazine-portal Immobilien Business announce the launch of Zurich International Real Estate Summit 2014, building on our highly-successful ZIRES 2012 to examine, on 25-26 November, opportunities, risks and returns for investment capital flows into and out of Swiss commercial real estate.

German IVG said considering Frankfurt Squaire sale

Germany’s insolvent IVG is considering the sale of its giant mixed-use complex at Frankfurt airport, The Squaire, and CBRE is mandated to market it, say PIE sources. Latest published valuation, from 2012, books the property at ¤807m.

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