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Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Belgian REITs plan change of status to avoid AIFMD fallout

Several Belgian real estate investment trusts are looking to adopt a new legal status to avoid becoming subject to the constraints...

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Madrid, Barcelona CBD office returns to reach 12% – CBRE’s Ramírez

Annual returns in Madrid and Barcelona CBD office markets should approach the 12%-mark over the next five years, says Adolfo Ramírez-Escudero,...

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Deutsche Annington acquires 5,000 apartments, many in E.Germany

Giant listed Deutsche Annington has purchased over 5,000 apartments and 210 commercial units from a JV of Citigroup Property Investors...

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Paris backtracks on housing rent controls

The French government has backed away from plans to impose nationwide controls on housing rents, taking on board real estate sector...

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

French OPCI returns outpaced by listed property

French OPCI institutional property funds achieved only modest returns in the first half, with listed property stocks offering investors...

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

French govt, CDC to invest ¤1.9bn in intermediate housing

The French government and the Caisse des Dépôts group are to invest ¤1.9bn in building 25,000 intermediate homes, a new category of...

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

W.Europe office space demand hits post-crisis record - CBRE

Demand for office space across western Europe has hit its highest level since the financial crisis as large corporations, buoyed by...

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Baltic property investment may exceed 2013 – Colliers

Property investment in the Baltic states is expected to match or exceed 2013 totals with close to ¤800m of deals this year, despite...

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...

Monday, 01 September 2014

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...

Monday, 01 September 2014

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...

Monday, 01 September 2014

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...

Monday, 01 September 2014

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...

Monday, 01 September 2014

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...

Monday, 01 September 2014

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...

Monday, 01 September 2014

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,...

Sunday, 31 August 2014

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...

Sunday, 31 August 2014

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...

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Poland’s CRE ahead of cycle but no bubble – Moody’s Analytics

Polish commercial real estate values are slightly ahead of the business cycle and several cities may need caution, but an overall bubble...

Sunday, 31 August 2014

European property's 15 IPOs makes 2014 best in 20 yrs - EPRA

Since the start of the year, 15 IPOs have taken place in European listed real estate, raising proceeds of over ¤6bn and making 2014...

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Deka's debt fund buys tranche of bank's Paris Prisma loan

Germany's DekaBank said its real estate debt fund, which has ¤400m in assets, has purchased a ¤30m tranche out of a ¤79m credit extended...

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Austria office heads for ¤2bn, beating 2013 - Knight Frank

Strong demand from German institutions and private buyers boosted first half Austrian property investment to around ¤900m, putting...

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Strongest ever 1H take-up for European data centres – CBRE

A sharp 68% rise in customer data processing power in the major European data centre markets including Amsterdam, Frankfurt and London,...

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Goldman Sachs takes another $100m stake in Russian O1

US investment bank Goldman Sachs has bought another 6% stake in Russian O1 Properties for $100m from an affiliate, repeating a stake...

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Brunei's Paris Plaza Athénée to reopen after ¤200m facelift

London-based luxury hotel owner and operator Dorchester Collection, controlled by the Sultan of Brunei, will reopen its Plaza Athénée...

Thursday, 28 August 2014

US Amstar, BBI buy Warsaw tower project for ¤63m

US-based investment manager Amstar Global Partners and Polish listed BBI have bought a luxury residential tower project in Warsaw from...

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Austrian S IMMO raises 1H net, to start in Berlin housing

Austrian listed property group S IMMO boosted first half consolidated net profit slightly to ¤16.4m though FFO slipped to ¤15m after...

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Dutch consortium wins ¤267m Utrecht Science Park PPP

The Dutch Central Government Real Estate Agency has reached agreement on a public private partnership with a consortium of developers...

Thursday, 28 August 2014

France attracts fewer foreign second home buyers

The number of foreign buyers of French second homes fell a further 13% in 2013, continuing a decline that started in 2009, says BNP...

Thursday, 28 August 2014

June Spanish home mortgage approvals 19%yy higher

New Spanish home mortgage approvals in June were 19% higher over 12 months, the second increase in the past four years after a much...

Thursday, 28 August 2014

French new home sales hit 4-yr low as govt prepares plan

New home sales by French developers hit a four-year low in second quarter, falling 15% and highlighting the urgent support. After...

Thursday, 28 August 2014

German regional cities attractive for office investors – Wüest

German regional cities, especially in the west, offer good opportunities for office investors as the amount of workers is set to rise...

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Swedish Cityhold buys in Hamburg, seeks more in Germany

Stockholm's Cityhold group, the property investment manager for the first two Swedish pension funds AP1 and AP2, has made a new acquisition ...

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Dutch Bouwinvest to double listed RE investments to ¤650m

Dutch property fund manager Bouwinvest aims to double listed real estate investments by 2017 to about ¤650m, says MD Stephen Tross...

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Pinel stays housing minister in new French government

French Housing Minister Sylvia Pinel has retained her position in a government reshuffle triggered by divisions in the ruling Socialist...

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Investors should check Polish regions – Balmain’s Turner

Regional centres in Poland should be firmly on investors’ radars, especially for retail investments, says James Turner, founder...

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Austrian CA raises 2014 FFO guidance 15%

Austrian listed CA Immo has raised its full-year funds from operations target by 15% to ¤63m despite strong sales last year, freeing...

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

TIAA Henderson wins ¤55m loan for Austrian outlet

UK-based TIAA-Henderson Real Estate has secured a ¤55m debt facility from Germany's pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank for its European Outlet ...

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Lack of investment in stock means 6% is now obsolete – JPM

A lingering effect from the global financial crisis, barely noticed, is the persistent lack of investment into existing property, says...

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

German Helaba new RE lending up 12%, profit rises 40%

German landesbank Helaba, based in Frankfurt, raised first half new property lending business by 12% to ¤4.4bn and pre-tax profit from...

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Opportunities in Spanish logistics – IBA Capital’s Valderrama

Recent international capital inflows into office and retail property in Spain have boosted prices but logistics has failed to gain...

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Spanish home rentals nearly doubled to 20% - reports

The percentage of Spanish citizens now renting their homes has surged to 18%–20% or 3.42m of the total 18m dwellings in the country,...

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Turkish court rules three Istanbul towers must be demolished

The highest court in Turkey has ruled that three new luxury Istanbul apartment towers, built by Astay Real Estate, run by a friend...

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

French Klépierre, Dutch Corio 'progress' on ¤21bn merger

French shopping centre REIT/SIIC Klépierre and Netherlands-based listed mall group Corio say preparations for their planned merger...

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

US Lone Star sells 2nd German lender, buyer is Attestor group

Texas-based manager Lone Star has sold German property bank Düsseldorfer Hypothekenbank to an international consortium including a...

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Accor pays ¤89m for 13 UK hotels from Tritax

Paris-based global hotel group Accor has bought 13 British hotel properties from UK fund manager Tritax for ¤89m as part of its plan...

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Allianz RE Germany CEO Brendgen steps down

Stefan Brendgen is stepping down as CEO of Allianz Real Estate Germany, the national property arm of the giant insurer, citing personal...

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Paris office projects mostly pre-let, risk of shortage - JLL

Around two-thirds of the 2.1m sq.m. of office space currently under construction has already been pre-let, pointing to a risk of a...

Monday, 25 August 2014

Singapore's IREIT aims to channel Asian capital to Europe - execs

Singapore-based IREIT Global, which recently raised ¤222m in an IPO to invest in Europe, has one of China's wealthiest businessman...

Monday, 25 August 2014

Point Park in ¤523m Czech logistics purchase from Tristan

Just weeks after spending what specialists said was over ¤100m on Italian logistics, Prague-based PointPark Properties has closed a...

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