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Monday, 22 September 2014

Canada's OMERS pays ¤263m for Paris office, first on continent

Oxford Properties Group, an arm of Canada's Ontario municipal workers pension fund OMERS, has paid ¤263m to The Carlyle Group for a...

Monday, 22 September 2014

Cerberus, Blackstone, Starwood, Goldman bid for Spanish fund

Cerberus, Blackstone, Starwood and a fund managed by Goldman Sachs have entered bids in Spain for a real estate fund of nationalised...

Monday, 22 September 2014

TIAA Henderson plans ¤500m Nordic investment push

TIAA Henderson Real Estate plans to invest ¤500m in the Nordic region over the next 18 months, with a sharp focus on Swedish retail,...

Monday, 22 September 2014

Finnish Citycon places ¤350m 10yr bond at 2.5%

Helsinki listed retail property group Citycon, an affiliate of Israel’s Gazit-Globe, has placed a ¤350m 10-year Eurobond with...

Monday, 22 September 2014

German IVG appoints new CEO Jung after insolvency lifted

German property group IVG, which exited insolvency last week, has re-staffed its management board, appointing former Allianz Alternative...

Monday, 22 September 2014

German prime office rents to rise 2% annually - C.Economics

A pickup in German and Eurozone economies will outweigh the risk of increased supply and allow prime office rents to grow around 2%...

Monday, 22 September 2014

French LFPI buys Unicredit Italian bank agencies for ¤70m

French group LFPI, via its Italian unit Fonciere LFPI Italia REIM, is paying ¤70.1m to Omicron Plus, a fund managed by IDeA FIMIT,...

Monday, 22 September 2014

German banks keen to invest in Dutch housing - survey

Germany's largest banks plan to plough hundreds of millions of euros into Dutch rented housing, a survey by advisor Capital Value ...

Sunday, 21 September 2014

GRI Italian property execs hope ECB test unblocks banks - blog

The Matteo Renzi government's efforts to 'unblock Italy' are being widely welcomed but its banks remain blocked with NPLs they will no...

Sunday, 21 September 2014

E. Europe real estate's wall of money is Russian - GRI execs

Eastern European real estate is now experiencing its own 'wall of money', and executives at the GRI Europe conference last week s...

Sunday, 21 September 2014

German listed firms TAG, LEG add more housing units

German listed housing firms are still adding to portfolios showing the sector is as popular as ever with investors. Hamburg's TAG ...

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Spain's depressed urban land prices now attracting buyers

Average prices for Spanish urban land in second quarter were 9.3% below 2Q13 but 3.5% higher than 1Q14 as rock bottom prices started...

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Spain's Azora sells London's Harrington Hotel for ¤112m

Spanish property manager Azora, the external manager to the Hispania REIT that launched earlier this year, has sold the Harrington...

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Swedish property to return 10% in 2015/16 – Newsec

Swedish property will deliver a total return of nearly 10% annually in 2015 in 2016 as it benefits from low rents and strong economic...

Sunday, 21 September 2014

European RE faces rental growth, wall of capital - Knight Frank

The case for European property remains strong, with rental growth and yield falls ahead as a growing wall of capital is reinforced...

Sunday, 21 September 2014

French SCOR debt fund takes part of pbb ¤54m project finance

A debt fund owned by French reinsurer SCOR has taken ¤20m of a ¤54m syndicated loan by pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank extended to Belgian...

Sunday, 21 September 2014

German senior housing demand unmet – Empirica/Terragon

Many German pensioners are able to buy their own flats or pay higher rents for senior-friendly housing, but this large potential demand...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

London, Paris, Istanbul top Euro growth scores – LaSalle's E-REGI

London, Paris and Istanbul have topped LaSalle Investment Management's 2014 European Regional Growth Index, showing strength in demographics,...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Returning Italian confidence at Scenari Sta. Margherita Forum - blog

Nearly all speakers from the Italian real estate community at the Scenari Immobilari Forum in Santa Margherita Ligure last weekend...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

US Westcore enters Germany with Berlin office buy around ¤300m

US-based Westcore has bought the Anthropolis office complex in Berlin from Goldman Sachs’ Archon Group, its first acquisition...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Chinese Reignwood's £130m Wentworth Golf buy is third in UK

The prestigious Wentworth Golf Club in Britain acquired last week for Stg130m by Thai-Chinese entrepreneur Chanchai Ruayrungruang's ...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

French office value decline spreads to central Paris - IPD

French office values continued to weaken in the first half, with the decline spreading to central Paris, says UK-based research house...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Israel’s Brack Capital expands German housing to 9,000

Düsseldorf-based Brack Capital Properties, a unit of Tel Aviv-listed Brack Capital Real Estate, said it expanded its German housing...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

French insurer, at 90%, to decide on Soc. Tour Eiffel's REIT status

French mutual insurer SMABTP said it now controls 90% of REIT/SIIC Société de la Tour Eiffel following the reopening of its ¤363m bid,...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Housing offers French REITs good returns at low risk - Tannenbaum

French REIT/SIICs should consider moving back into housing, which offers reasonable returns at a very low risk due to an enduring...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Redevco opens ¤90m ALEA 101 on Berlin's 1911 C&A site

Pan-European retail specialist Redevco, controlled by the Brenninkmeyer family that owns retailer C&A, has spent ¤90m to open the mixed-use...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Finnish SRV signs on ¤113m finance for St. Petersburg mall

Listed Finnish developer SRV and Finnish-owned manager Russia Invest have won a ¤113m loan from Russian Sberbank to develop the 77,000...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Italy at turning point as core, opportunistic deals revive – PIE Breakfast

International investors are flocking back to Italy to seek core and opportunistic investments as they bet on a recovery and reforms,...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Generali RE, Saint-Gobain to build new Paris La Défense tower

Generali Real Estate and French industrial group Saint-Gobain are to build a 165m. tower in Paris's La Défense district, with 34 floors ...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

German NPL sales to rise, also discounts, LTVs – Corestate, EBS

The number of German distressed real estate loans coming to the market is set to rise modestly, mainly due to postponed transactions...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

French REIT Terreïs boosts portfolio to ¤1.6bn as refocus continues

French REIT/SIIC Terreis boosted the value of its portfolio 10% to ¤1.57bn in first half as it continued to refocus on Paris commercial...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

German house prices at peak in major cities – Deutsche Hypo

The increase in new building and investors’ willingness to look beyond the largest cities has slowed house price growth in the...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Finland's CapMan adds two Copenhagen properties, seeks more

Helsinki listed private equity investor Capman has added two more properties to its Nordic Fund's Copenhagen portfolio and is looking ...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Polish office deals outside Warsaw may hit record ¤400m – JLL

Investment in Polish office outside Warsaw reached ¤220m in first half and could hit a record ¤400m this year, advisor JLL says. The...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

India's Infosys signs record 21, 000 sq.m. office lease in Poland's Lodz

Infosys BPO Poland, part of the India-based multinational, has signed a new 10-year lease for offices in third-largest city Lodz developed...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Netherlands 1H retail take-up rises 16.5% – Savills

Retail tenant take-up in The Netherlands rose 16.5% to 175,000 sq.m. in first half this year, mainly due to an upswing in sales growth,...

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

German IVG exits insolvency with hedge funds as new owners

A Bonn court has lifted insolvency proceedings on Germany's IVG, allowing it to operate without restrictions again. A new supervisory ...

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Blackstone, IVG confirm Frankfurt Pollux tower purchase

US fund manager Blackstone, together with co-investor and asset manager Finch Properties, based in Düsseldorf, has bought the Pollux...

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

French Immochan moves ¤266m Italy mall portfolio to fund

French retail group Auchan's Immochan real estate unit has transferred a ¤266m Italian mall portfolio to the fund Antirion Retail/comparto ...

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Grosvenor eyes more Euro retail after portfolio sale to Syntrus

After selling a ¤120m portfolio of French assets to Holland's Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance, UK private manager Grosvenor ...

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

German Aareal in ¤160m loan to Madrid mall developer

German property lender Aareal Bank, together with an undisclosed Spanish bank, have granted a ¤160m loan to Spanish shopping centre...

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

German Sierra to build seven German hotels for IHG

InterContinental Hotels has signed a multiple development agreement with German Sierra Hotel Management to build seven hotels across...

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Dutch urban centres spark interest at Beijing Design Week

The wish of the Chinese government to look for new business models while improving the quality of life for its citizens has prompted...

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Dutch property 'tidal wave' to peak in 2015 - JLL

Local and international investors are set to buy ¤7.3bn in Dutch real estate and sell ¤2.1bn between now and end-2015 when price increases...

Monday, 15 September 2014

Italy REIT changes could spur IPOs, state property sales - EPRA

Changes to Italy’s REIT regime could spur more IPOs and speed the disposal of government-held property by making them more attractive...

Monday, 15 September 2014

Dutch Syntrus buys French retail from Grosvenor for ¤120m

Dutch Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance, part of the Amsterdam-based pension group, has acquired 16 French high street retail properties...

Monday, 15 September 2014

Hispania's second Spanish hotel follows good Malaga buy

Spanish group Hispania has made its second investment in domestic hotels - the Meliá Jardines del Teide complex in Tenerife for ¤37m,...

Monday, 15 September 2014

German Patrizia opens in Finland; ¤500m raised in Nordics

German listed Patrizia has opened an office in Helsinki, its third in the Nordics after Copenhagen and Stockholm, continuing expansion...

Monday, 15 September 2014

Housing rents in Germany's Hesse continue rise– JLL, GWH

Asking rents for housing in the German state of Hesse have risen by 14% since 2006 to ¤7.60 per sq.m. per month, mirroring economic...

Monday, 15 September 2014

Three European towers in final for world’s best highrise

Three European towers - in Milan, Barcelona and Rotterdam - have made it into the final five of the International Highrise Award 2014...

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