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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

French Klepierre, Dutch Corio to merge into ¤21bn group

French shopping centre REIT/SIIC Klepierre and Netherlands-based listed mall group Corio are to merge to form the largest pure play...

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Spain's BBVA pays ¤1.2bn to win nationalised Catalunya Banc

Spain's second largest commercial bank BBVA has won the bid to acquire the nationalised Catalunya Banc, paying ¤1.2bn. Local media...

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Spain's Colonial makes ¤650m bid for Realia properties

Spanish listed group Colonial, now controlled by industrialist Juan Miguel Villar Mir and the Qatar Investment Authority sovereign...

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Paris's La Francaise, Acofi form ambitious debt funds JV

Fast-growing French property investment manager La Francaise is taking a 20% stake in a joint venture with privately-held Paris-based...

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Generali, Allianz said closing Milan CityLife deal at ¤153m

The deal finally closed between Italian and German insurers Generali and Allianz on Milan's 360,000 sq.m. CityLife development means ...

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Germany's Patrizia pays ¤578m for 5,500 Dutch housing units

Just weeks after opening an office in The Netherlands and appointing a country head, German listed group Patrizia has signed a purchase...

Sunday, 27 July 2014

French Gecina raises ¤500m 7yr bond, five times oversubscribed

French REIT/SIIC Gecina, the largest listed vehicle in the nation focused on office assets, has raised ¤500m in a placement of a seven-year...

Sunday, 27 July 2014

US-based RFR said eyeing Berlin tower for up to ¤300m

RFR Holding, the investment firm that owns New York’s Seagram Building and Lever House, is in talks to buy the 33-floor Upper...

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Unibail-Rodamco 1H recurring net up 8% on rentals, lower debt costs

Giant Paris-based REIT/SIIQ Unibail-Rodamco boosted recurring net profit in first half by 8%, driven by strong rental growth, operating...

Sunday, 27 July 2014

European 1H cross-border inflows surge; Asians widen focus - Colliers

European cross-border real estate investment rose by nearly one-third in first half 2014 to top ¤44bn, around 57% of total, says realtor...

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

PIE takes summer break with Dailies on merit; re-start 13 August

Property Investor Europe editors are on the traditional summer vacation break through 12 August, and PIE halts its regular Dailies,...

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Blackstone pays ¤3.6bn for Spanish residential NPLs worth ¤6.4bn

US wealth management giant Blackstone has paid ¤3.615bn for the 'Hercules' portfolio of residential loans and real estate nominally w...

Thursday, 17 July 2014

German court clears way for debtor funds to take over IVG

A Bonn regional court has cleared the way for a debt-equity restructuring in German property group IVG, allowing its creditors, largely...

Thursday, 17 July 2014

UniCredit to monetise 17% stake in Austrian CA Immo

Austrian listed property group CA Immo said its core shareholder UniCredit Bank Austria is to evaluate its 16.8% stake with a view...

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Qatari investor said buyer of Milan office from Tishman

New York-based global developer and investor Tishman Speyer has sold a trophy office tower in Milan’s city centre to a Middle...

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Dutch Bouwfonds raises ¤110m for Euro student housing

Bouwfonds Investment Management, the real asset manager of the Dutch cooperative Rabobank group, has raised ¤110m in new commitments...

Thursday, 17 July 2014

US Lone Star buys Dutch office portfolio from CBRE GI

Texas-based private wealth manager Lone Star has bought a portfolio of 32 offices across the Netherlands from CBRE Global Investors,...

Thursday, 17 July 2014

¤584bn in European non-core property still to be de-leveraged - Cushman

Some ¤584bn of non-core real estate will be offloaded primarily by European banks in the next few years, illustrating the enormous...

Thursday, 17 July 2014

German residential deals to slow after 1H peak - NAI apollo

First half residential investment rose 4.4% to a record ¤7.1bn, but with limited supply of investment product no increase is likely...

Thursday, 17 July 2014

UK’s Revetas buys mall in Bulgarian capital Sofia

London-based Revetas Capital Advisors has made its first acquisition in Bulgaria, City Center Sofia mall in the nation's capital. ...

Sunday, 13 July 2014

PIE, on summer break, issues news only on merit through 12 August

Property Investor Europe editors now take our traditional summer vacation break from 14 July through 12 August, and PIE halts its regular...

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Cornerstone eyes Europe expansion with Pamera Germany acquisition

Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, a unit of US-based Massachusetts Mutual Life, is to acquire Germany's Pamera Asset Management in ...

Thursday, 10 July 2014

AXA, Apollo to pay Italy's Prelios ¤303m for Olinda fund retail

Paris-based AXA Real Estate and US private equity firm Apollo are to jointly buy the entire portfolio of the Olinda-Fondo Shops retail...

Thursday, 10 July 2014

French Tour Eiffel shareholder Hoang drops counter-bid

Shareholder Chuc Hoang has dropped his counter-bid for French REIT/SIIC Société de la Tour Eiffel, allowing mutual insurer SMABTP's ...

Thursday, 10 July 2014

German HOPAG aims at ¤500m portfolio, first hotel REIT

Berlin-based HOPAG Hotel Property aims to build a ¤500m portfolio of budget, economy and mid-range hotels in Germany, and eventually...

Thursday, 10 July 2014

German Westgrund buys 13,300 housing for ¤390m

German listed housing firm Westgrund has bought 13,300 residential units for ¤390m, tripling its holdings, from the company berlinovo,...

Thursday, 10 July 2014

French SFL CEO removed over differences on strategy

Paris office REIT/SIIC Société Fonciere Lyonnaise has removed CEO Bertrand Julien-Laferriere due to differences over strategy. SFL...

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Munich’s pbb leads ¤420m syndicate loan for German aurelis

Munich-based pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank has extended ¤360m in finance for developer and asset manager aurelis, owned by George Soros’...

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Singapore’s Frasers Hospitality enters Germany with serviced flats

Singapore-based Frasers Hospitality is launching its serviced apartments concept in Germany, buying a first asset in Frankfurt, and...

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Paris office take-up rebounds, major deals boost investment - Immostat

Paris region office take-up rebounded in first half after a weak 2013, while real estate investment gained momentum from several major...

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Global 1H RE deals surge 27%; 2014 forecast raised to $700bn - JLL

Rising real estate allocations in first half 2014 are driving volumes higher across much of the globe, and transactions were 27% higher...

Wednesday, 09 July 2014

USAA enters Europe in logistics deal with UK's Mountpark

USAA Real Estate Company, an arm of US-based insurance and banking group United Services Automobile Association, is entering Europe...

Wednesday, 09 July 2014

Massive potential in ¤3tr German corporate property – ZIA, CoreNet

German corporate real estate offers massive opportunities for users and investors, with optimisation potential of ¤178bn per year in...

Wednesday, 09 July 2014

Spanish housing overhang 1.7m, price falls still ahead - RR Acuna

Spanish house prices could fall by 5% to 7% annually over the next three years, a cumulative decline of as much as 21% before stabilising,...

Wednesday, 09 July 2014

Spain's Hispania in ¤80m capital raise for stake in property firm

Spanish listed real estate group Hispania, which recently launched a REIT, has acquired a 90% stake in a unit of domestic group ONCE...

Wednesday, 09 July 2014

L.A.-based Ares buys Brussels office park from Segro for ¤83.4m

Listed L.A.-based wealth manager Ares Management has agreed to buy Pegasus Business Park on the outskirts of Brussels from British...

Wednesday, 09 July 2014

Swedish Kungleden sells 39 assets for ¤82m, eyes acquisitions

Swedish property group Kungsleden has sold 39 properties in northern Sweden to regional group NP3 for SEK760m (¤82m), completing a...

Wednesday, 09 July 2014

Stockholm’s Trophi buys Swedish supermarkets for ¤129m

Stockholm-based grocery property specialist Trophi, owned by the Third Swedish National Pension Fund, has bought a portfolio of supermarkets...

Wednesday, 09 July 2014

Lack of clarity could hamper securitisation revival - Fitch

A lack of clarity and consistency in the regulatory treatment of securitised debt is putting off investors and could stand in the way...

Wednesday, 09 July 2014

German BAI, CEPRES launch infrastructure initiative

German alternative investment association BAI and international private equity investment platform CEPRES have launched a new infrastructure...

Tuesday, 08 July 2014

German Aareal, Berlin Hyp said among ¤300m WestImmo bidders

German property financiers Aareal Bank and Berlin Hyp are among bidders for WestImmo, the property unit of former landesbank WestLB...

Tuesday, 08 July 2014

Belgian AG sells 80% of ¤300m Paris office complex

AG Real Estate, Belgium's largest real estate group, is selling an 80% stake in its ¤300m Campus Cristal office complex in Paris to...

Tuesday, 08 July 2014

French Eiffel portfolio contracts 25% in 18 months

French REIT/SIIC Société de la Tour Eiffel, the target of two takeover bids, has seen its portfolio value decline 25% over the past...

Tuesday, 08 July 2014

French Nexity spins off asset management unit

French housing group Nexity has sold 80% of asset management unit Nexity REIM to CEO Laurent Diot. It will be renamed Harvestate Asset...

Tuesday, 08 July 2014

UK Captiva plans large German divestments, sells healthcare

UK-based Captiva Capital Management has sold 13 German health centres for ¤35m to Toronto-based NorthWest International Healthcare...

Tuesday, 08 July 2014

French ANF secures ¤400m loan to finance expansion

French REIT/SIIC ANF Immobilier has secured a ¤400m loan from four banks to refinance ¤340m of credit lines and provide funding for...

Tuesday, 08 July 2014

German property sentiment in summer dip – Deutsche Hypo

German real estate sentiment, already at a high level, has only moved upward this year but just before the summer fell by 1%, says...

Tuesday, 08 July 2014

GLL buys retail warehouse portfolio from Aerium

German manager GLL Real Estate Partners has bought a portfolio of domestic retail warehouses from Luxembourg-based group Aerium for...

Tuesday, 08 July 2014

German Prime Office re-names as DO Deutsche Office

The former German listed property group Prime Office has officially re-named as DO Deutsche Office after a merger, moving its headquarters...

Monday, 07 July 2014

French Louvre enters German hotels with China, Belgian sovereigns

French hotel operator Louvre Hotels, in joint venture with private equity fund A Capital backed by Chinese and Belgian sovereign funds...

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