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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Qatar invests in Spain's Colonial, buys 9% of French SFL via Dubai firm

Qatar's sovereign fund QIA has invested in debt and equity of Spanish listed Colonial and also become the second largest shareholder ...

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Spain's Hispania begins deploying ¤550m equity with Marbella hotel

One of Spain's newest listed firms, Hispania Activos Inmobiliarios, has made its first allocation from the ¤550m capital collected ...

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

German Union pays Commerz Real ¤244m for Amsterdam office

Hamburg-based property investment manager Union Investment Real Estate has bought a large office complex in the south of Amsterdam...

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

BNP Paribas REIM Germany enters Dutch housing for client

BNP Paribas REIM Germany, the Munich-based manager of the French bank's real estate arm, has entered Dutch housing for the first time, ...

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Spanish home sales surge 40% in February, but slower than January

Spanish housing sales rebounded by 40% in February over the year-earlier month, and prices climbed by 0.6%, says the s General Council...

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Ireland's NAMA puts prime Redwood Portfolio on block for ¤160m

Ireland’s bad bank NAMA has put up for sale the Redwood Portfolio in Dublin, 30,300 sq.m. of office, retail and residential...

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

French Klépierre says portfolio more cohesive after ¤2bn Carrefour sale

French REIT Klépierre's says the closure on Wednesday of its ¤1.98bn sale of shopping centres in France, Spain and Italy, anchored ...

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

C&W raises 2014 European RE debt sales forecast to ¤50bn

European property debt sales are likely to hit ¤50bn this year, led by disposals by Irish and British banks, says advisor Cushman &...

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Aberdeen’s liquidating Degi Intl. German fund pays out ¤160m

Aberdeen Asset Management Germany is to pay ¤160m to investors in its open-end fund Degi International, in liquidation - nearly 20%...

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Chinese New Century hotels in ¤25m German refurbishment

China’s second largest hotel group, New Century Tourism based in the city of Hangzhou, has won a permit for its ¤25m refurbishment...

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

China's Fosun in group buying Athens Hellinikon for ¤915m

Chinese conglomerate Fosun International is part of a group near to closing, for ¤915m, the acquisition of the former Athens’...

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Bank of China, global banks lend ¤460m for Segro expansion

Bank of China and a consortium of British, European and US banks have agreed to lend ¤460m to logistics developer and operator Segro...

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

PIE Retail Breakfast has refurb, CEE-Turkey new-build as key themes

Germany-France refurbishment and CEE-Turkey new-build will be the key themes in Property Investor Europe's next thought-leading Retail ...

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Risanamento reaches deal on ¤1.2bn Paris portfolio sale

Italian listed Risanamento has reached a deal on the ¤1.225bn sale of its French portfolio in which eight of nine assets will be bought...

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

M&G lends ¤110m in largest post-crisis Dutch resi deal

M&G Investments, the investment arm of British insurer Prudential, has lent ¤110m for the purchase of 1,250 homes by a Dutch investor,...

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Dutch Bouwfonds IM plans French European housing fund

Bouwfonds Investment Management, part of Dutch cooperative Rabobank group, is planning to launch a fund for French institutions to...

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

French Viveris completes ¤160m healthcare portfolio, eyes Germany

French manager Viveris REIM has finished assembling a ¤160m portfolio for its healthcare OPCI fund by acquiring a clinic in northern...

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Hatfield Philips wins eight European loan servicing mandates in 1Q

Hatfield Philips, Europe’s largest independent loan workout group for distressed real estate assets owned by US giant Starwood...

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

German Deka finances Paris La Defense tower after all-equity buy

Germany's DekaBank has financed the acquisition of Prisma Tower in La Défense in Paris, lending ¤79m to Invesco Real Estate which ...

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

French 2014 CRE investment could reach ¤19bn - Savills

French commercial real estate investment could reach ¤18bn-¤19bn this year following a strong first quarter but the final outcome will...

Monday, 14 April 2014

Nearly half $23bn Asian 5yr allocation to Euro RE came last year - expert

Asian institutions have invested $23bn into European property in the last five years on a rising trend, leading expert Collin Lau and...

Monday, 14 April 2014

New HAMA Europe hotel group aims at boosting asset values

The creation of a European branch of US-based Hospitality Asset Managers Association HAMA aims to standardise structures, introduce...

Monday, 14 April 2014

Irish Signature pays ¤180m for Munich Karstadt store

Dublin-based private equity firm Signature has bought the Karstadt department store near Munich’s main station from the Highstreet...

Monday, 14 April 2014

Market access is biggest challenge in Spain – Cadena’s Khullar

The biggest challenge in Spanish real estate is access for the capital, especially equity, that started pouring back in 12 months ago,...

Monday, 14 April 2014

Paris Court rejects Tour Eiffel bid blockage by dissident shareholder

The Paris Court of Appeal has dismissed an application by MI29, owned by dissident shareholder Chuc Hoang, to suspend a bid for REIT/SIIC...

Monday, 14 April 2014

Dubai investment firm buys 8.64% of French REIT SFL

Dubai-based international investment firm Dubai International Capital has become the third largest shareholder of French REIT/SIIC...

Monday, 14 April 2014

Berlin’s Kronberg to focus on office, retail as house prices rise

Berlin-based manager Kronberg International transacted real estate deals worth ¤282m across Germany last year, almost exclusively in...

Monday, 14 April 2014

Logistics demand growth broadens as industries expand – Prologis

Demand for logistics property in Europe continues to be diverse, with many industries expanding and signing new leases fearing rent...

Monday, 14 April 2014

Orion Capital's Paris Domus shopping centre buy said at ¤70m

Paris and London-based private equity group Orion Capital Managers has acquired the 62,874 sq.m. Domus Shopping Center on the eastern...

Monday, 14 April 2014

Russian 1Q retail completions drop 45% but strong year ahead - JLL

First quarter retail completions in Russia fell by 45% to 169,000 sq.m., but is not a sign of waning construction, says realtor JLL....

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Blackstone, partner buy Spanish CatalunyaCaixa's ¤8.7bn RE platform

Barcelona-based savings bank CatalunyaCaixa has sold, for ¤40m, its real estate fund management platform CXI, managing ¤8.7bn in assets...

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Spanish Colonial shares soar as ¤1bn loan added to ¤1.27bn equity

Struggling Spanish listed Colonial has won a ¤1bn loan to add to its equity raise of ¤1.27bn, still in progress, giving it a strong...

Sunday, 13 April 2014

German Prime Office in ¤124m pro-forma loss, to change name

German listed group Prime Office reported a pro-forma 2013 net loss of ¤124m after its merger with OCM Germany but FFO remained positive...

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Swedish 1Q investment soars 55%, prime yields hit lows - Savills

Property investment in Sweden reached SEK26bn (¤2.9bn) in first quarter, a 55% rise, with deals up by a half again at over 100, says...

Sunday, 13 April 2014

With ¤2.5bn, Americans back in German CRE financing - Flatow

Some ¤4.1bn in foreign capital will be available for commercial real estate debt finance in Germany in 2014, with the lion’s...

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Berlin moves toward residential rent cap, affordable housing

Berlin’s new state secretary responsible for housing and construction says he is in favour of using the newly-legislated price...

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Munich’s Catella manager refocuses new fund on Dutch housing

Munich-based Catella Real Estate, the German fund manager of Swedish Catella, has refocused its northern Europe residential Special...

Sunday, 13 April 2014

German Grand City boosts tap bond again, by ¤50m

Listed German housing group Grand City has increased its seven-year 6.25% bond tap issue for the second time due to strong demand....

Sunday, 13 April 2014

CEE dominates new European malls, Russia nears top - C&W

European shopping centre development in 2H13 was dominated by the East, at nearly 70% or 2.4m sq.m. of all new space, says realtor...

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Present conditions are no repeat of 2006, Bressler tells INREV meeting

Leon Bressler, head of Perella Weinberg Real Estate UK and former CEO of French Unibail, told the INREV conference Thursday that,...

Thursday, 10 April 2014

New French PM to boost home building, halve local authorities

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has promised, before the summer, to introduce 50 new measures to simplify rules and standards to...

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Swiss Züblin to divest at home, focus on Germany, France

Swiss listed Züblin is to divest all domestic assets, and focus on its German and French portfolio. After write-downs and high vacancies...

Thursday, 10 April 2014

French savings bank buys ¤250m Lyon office tower

French savings bank Caisse d'Epargne Rhône Alpes has bought a ¤250m office tower in the southern city of Lyon to serve as its head...

Thursday, 10 April 2014

UK’s Valad to sell ¤325m German CMBS office portfolio

UK-based manager Valad Europe has won a workout mandate to sell the six German assets in the Bridge portfolio, part of the Windermere...

Thursday, 10 April 2014

French Icade widens Euro investors with ¤500m bond

French SIIC/REIT Icade has successfully placed a ¤500m bond, broadening its investor base across Europe and cutting its average debt...

Thursday, 10 April 2014

German-focused Grand City increases bond to ¤300m

Listed group Grand City Properties, focused on turnaround opportunities in Germany but registered in Luxembourg, plans to increase...

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Paris 1Q CRE investment rises to ¤3bn, big deals in pipeline

Lone Star's ¤1.3bn acquisition of Coeur Défense boosted Paris region property investment 70% to ¤3bn in first quarter, say data aggregator ...

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Madrid 1Q office deals quadruple to ¤200m - Savills

Office investment in Madrid quadrupled in first quarter to ¤200m as investors flocked back to the Spanish capital hoping to take advantage...

Thursday, 10 April 2014

DTZ to sell ¤200m German CRE for TH Real Estate

New investment manager TIAA Henderson Real Estate, a JV between TIAA-CREF and UK-based Henderson, has mandated realtor DTZ to sell...

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Europe's INREV shifts remit as indirect investment diversifies beyond funds

Changes in indirect investment means the European INREV non-listed real estate association is further broadening its remit to debt...

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