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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Deutsche Wohnen raises FFO 90%, quadruples profit after GSW integration

German listed Deutsche Wohnen, currently bidding for Austria's conwert, raised 2014 funds from operations by 90% to ¤218m due to the ...

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Deutsche Office increases dividend; von Cramm resigns as CFO

Germany’s listed Deutsche Office, created out of a merger of Munich’s Prime Office REIT and a unit of US private equity...

Thursday, 26 March 2015

US Colony, French Eurazeo cash in ¤1.1bn from Accor share surge

US private equity group Colony Capital and listed French investor Eurazeo have sold almost half their combined stake in hotel group...

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Britain's JC Rathbone, Laxfield set up Europe property debt advisory

British financial advisory firms JC Rathbone and Laxfield Capital have formed a new venture to help property buyers from Asia, Middle...

Thursday, 26 March 2015

SRV brings largest Finnish single deal with ¤480m Helsinki mall

In the largest single asset transaction ever in Finland, a domestic institutional joint venture led by listed developer SRV is launching...

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Hypo Alpe Adria provisions push German BayernLB to ¤1.3bn loss

Munich-based landesbank BayernLB doubled real estate lending profits to ¤180m last year with new business stable at ¤3bn. But exposure...

Thursday, 26 March 2015

US Thor Equities sees European property value surge from euro slide

US investment group Thor Equities sees good opportunities in European real estate due to the euro depreciation, and attractive valuations...

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Spain’s Ortega amasses prime property empire worth ¤4.6bn - Expansion

Spain’s Amancio Ortega, the world’s wealthiest fashion magnate and founder of textile conglomerate Inditex, has amassed...

Thursday, 26 March 2015

German industrial property boosts total returns to record 6% - IPD

Annual returns on German property last year, summing rental income and capital gains, rose to 6%, said IPD/MSCI, the highest since...

Thursday, 26 March 2015

CEE 2014 total property returns averaged 4.8% - IPD/MSCI

Central and eastern European direct property investments returned an average 4.8% last year, according to the IPD CEE Annual Property...

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

European logistics yields could fall 100bp this year – PIE Breakfast

Yields for top-quality logistics properties across Europe could fall by as much as 100bp this year as more investors from the US and...

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Southern Europe, CEE, logistics hold best opportunities – DAWM

The European real estate market offers wide strategic opportunities to investors, and the best for the next five years should lie in...

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

South African Rockcastle earmarks ¤750m for Polish real estate

South African property finance tycoon Des de Beer's Rockcastle Global Real Estate is to earmark ¤750m of equity for acquisitions and...

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Austria's conwert says operations improving, DW bid fails to reflect potential

Austria's listed housing firm conwert, under takeover offer from Germany's Deutsche Wohnen, said it significantly improved its 2014 o...

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Grand City German housing firm doubles 2014 FFO to ¤76m

Grand City Properties, a listed Luxembourg-based specialist in distressed German housing, doubled 2014 funds from operations to ¤76m,...

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

German alstria Office REIT raises ¤103m in capital increase

Hamburg-based alstria office REIT has raised ¤102.7m in gross proceeds in a capital increase that it will use to fund future growth...

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Invesco says Paris golden triangle sales beat ¤135m investment

US-based Invesco Real Estate said it sold two offices in the Paris golden triangle to DTZ Investors France for an unnamed client after...

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Blackstone said selling Spanish Sareb assets bought last year

US wealth management giant Blackstone is finalising the sale to Spanish REIT/SOCIMI Axia Real Estate of the 5,000 sq.m. Tucuman office...

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Nordic property returns 7%; Norway, Sweden outperform - IPD/MSCI

Nordic region property returned 7.0% in 2014, up from 5.6% in the prior year with Norway the best performer at 8.2% and Sweden close...

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Allianz teams up with Kraftö on Swedish wind farm project

Allianz Capital Partners, the alternatives' manager of the giant Munich-based insurer, has teamed up with Swedish wind power operator ...

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

US Thor Equities pursues Paris growth with ¤70m Champs-Elysées buy

US real estate investment group Thor Equities is continuing its expansion in central Paris, paying ¤70m for a building on avenue des...

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

German Beos wins ¤600m commitments for 3rd corporate real estate fund

Berlin-based real estate investment manager Beos has launched its third Special Fund for German corporate real estate, winning ¤600m...

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Singapore's GIC sets up ¤300m Europe logistics JV with US Exeter

Singapore sovereign fund GIC has teamed up with US-based industrial specialist Exeter Property Group for a ¤300m venture that will...

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

French Altarea buys out Orion in Qwartz Paris mall valued at ¤400m

French REIT/SIIC Altarea Cogedim has bought out its co-investor Orion Capital in the Qwartz regional shopping centre in greater Paris....

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

M7-Starwood JV buys 17 Dutch/German industrial sites, seeks more

UK-based M7 Real Estate and US Starwood Capital have bought 17 light industrial properties in Germany and Netherlands for ¤74.5m through...

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

German Pfandbrief banks 2014 mortage lending rises 6.3% to ¤108bn

German Pfandbrief lenders last year increased their loan commitments to real estate more than to any other segment, according to vdp,...

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Further upside in German listed housing stocks - Oddo Seydler

The German listed housing sector has further upside potential despite significant price rises to sometimes over 20% of NAV, says German...

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Spanish 2014 property returns back in double digits at 10.1% – IPD

In a further sign of recovery, Spanish commercial real estate returns rose 0.3pt in 2014 to 10.1%, driven by a rise in capital values...

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Spain's Neinver outlets rack up ¤950m in sales, boost footfall

Madrid-based outlet group Neinver reported a 10% rise in 2014 sales to ¤952m at its 15 managed European outlet centres where visitor...

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Online retailing means Europe needs 9m sq.m. more logistics– Savills

A further 8.7m sq.m. of logistics space will be needed across Europe by 2020 due to the explosion in online retailing, and part of...

Monday, 23 March 2015

Austrian Immofinanz launches ¤530m counter-bid for CA Immo stake

Vienna's listed Immofinanz has launched a counter-bid for 29% of Austrian peer CA Immo one week after the latter together with its ...

Monday, 23 March 2015

Japan Pension eyes US, UK property but not yet invested - DLA Piper

Japan's giant government pension fund, after announcing that it will start investing in real estate, also globally, is looking aggressively...

Monday, 23 March 2015

German housing demand soars, but price growth slows – LBS

Demand for German housing remained high last year but average prices for houses and apartments rose by only 5% and 3% respectively,...

Monday, 23 March 2015

AEW Europe eyes ¤600m for logistics after fundraising - Wilkinson

AEW Europe will commit around half of its available ¤1.2bn spending capacity for logistics investments, with part already earmarked...

Monday, 23 March 2015

STOCKS REPORT: France, Belgium shine as prices rise across Europe

Strong performances from France and Belgium helped drive a good week for European property stocks, with London's Workspace registering ...

Monday, 23 March 2015

Immofinanz operations stable but net slides after Russia/CEE writeoffs

Austria's Immofinanz, now fully involved in a takeover tussle with its Vienna peer CA Immo, reported stable operating results for ...

Monday, 23 March 2015

Deutsche Annington to rebrand as Vonovia after Gagfah takeover

German listed housing firm Deutsche Annington, which completed the takeover of Berlin peer Gagfah in mid-March, is to rebrand as Vonovia,...

Monday, 23 March 2015

Spanish Realia board formally rejects Hispania ¤151m offer

The board of Spanish listed property group Realia, the target of rival bids by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and domestic group...

Monday, 23 March 2015

China’s Fosun said eyeing 50 hotels for ¤500m fund, many around Med

Chinese conglomerate Fosun has a hit list of 50 hotels, many in the Mediterranean region, which it could buy following its strategic...

Monday, 23 March 2015

Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Lithuania top Europe's BPO locations

Attractive labour costs and developed infrastructure have boosted three EU member states - Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary - into the...

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Guernsey's Shore raises ¤135m from US for Berlin resi fund

Guernsey-based Shore Capital has raised ¤135m for a new fund to invest in German residential real estate with a focus on Berlin, drawing...

Sunday, 22 March 2015

US Ares, Frankfurt’s Forte buy German housing from Norway's Obligo

Listed L.A.-based wealth manager Ares Management and Frankfurt value-add specialist Forte have bought residential properties in North...

Sunday, 22 March 2015

L.A.'s Capital Group buys 3.3% of German housing firm TAG

Los Angeles-based investment management giant Capital Group, which runs some $1.2tr in assets, has taken a 3.33% stake in Hamburg...

Sunday, 22 March 2015

French propery returns improve as capital growth resumes - IPD

French real estate returns improved to 4% in the second half of 2014 as capital values started to improve, according to IPD's Biannual ...

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Italian property returns 1.7% but prices still falling - IPD/MSCI

Italian commercial property prices fell again last year despite an overall positive return of 1.7% in second half, according to IPD/MSCI....

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Italy RE most active for years, boosted by foreign inflows - BNPPRE

Fourth quarter Italian real estate investment was the most active in recent years, suggesting strong interest from foreign investors...

Sunday, 22 March 2015

French REIT Icade confirms appointment of Wigniolle as new CEO

French REIT/SIIC Icade, controlled by the state financial institutions Caisse des Dépôts, has confirmed that it is appointing Allianz...

Sunday, 22 March 2015

CEE industrial property strong, volume up 400% in last decade - C&W

Central and eastern Europe industrial property has another strong year in sight after investment increased four-fold over the last...

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Deutsche’s DAWM doubles green assets to ¤4bn

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, the alternatives manager of Deutsche Bank, has since 2012 doubled the sustainability certified...

Sunday, 22 March 2015

CBRE GI buys Czech retail from AIG/Lincoln

CBRE Global Investors has bought the Campus Square retail centre in the Czech city of Brno from US-based investor AIG/Lincoln for one...

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