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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

US fund Cerberus pays ¤227m for southern Italian state properties

US opportunity fund Cerberus, in a deal managed by UK manager Cordea Savills, is to pay ¤227m to acquire five properties in different...

Monday, 20 April 2015

STOCKS REPORT: France, Germany, Italy pull Euro RE shares lower

European property stocks suffered steep falls last week as French, German and Italian firms finished deep in negative territory, led...

Monday, 20 April 2015

French Primonial adds new investors to help double AUM to ¤18bn

French manager Primonial has secured funding from two new investors to support ambitious plans to double managed assets to ¤18bn by...

Monday, 20 April 2015

French Maranatha accelerates growth with ¤350m Hôtels du Roy deal

French hotels group Maranatha has stepped up expansion with a deal to acquire six luxury hotels at a reported price around ¤350m. The...

Monday, 20 April 2015

Korean Samsung SRA said in German Worms logistics buyer group

German investment manager Aquila Capital has bought a logistics asset in Worms, between Frankfurt and Stuttgart, on behalf of an Asian...

Monday, 20 April 2015

German housing firms invest heavily in existing portfolios

Spending on maintenance and refurbishment by German residential firms has climbed significantly in the last five years – up some...

Monday, 20 April 2015

UK's Rockspring launches new TransEuropean fund with ¤400m target

British investment manager Rockspring has launched another in its TransEuropean fund series with TEP VI, aiming to attract ¤400m of...

Monday, 20 April 2015

Munich's Catella RE in ¤45m first close for ¤150m Dutch resi fund

Catella Real Estate, the Munich-based manager of the Swedish group, has won ¤45m commitments from institutions in the first close of...

Monday, 20 April 2015

US broker network Corfac adds affiliates in France, Spain

Chicago-based Corfac International, a global network of independent commercial property brokers, has added two associates in Europe:...

Monday, 20 April 2015

Finnish 1Q property transactions fall 30% to ¤460m – KTI

First quarter property transactions in Finland fell to ¤460m from ¤660m in 1Q14, with residential portfolio deals driving activity,...

Monday, 20 April 2015

Strong foreign interest helps German 1Q investment to ¤10bn - Colliers

German commercial property investment reached slightly over ¤9.7bn in first quarter, matching 1Q14 as foreign interest remained strong...

Monday, 20 April 2015

Panattoni opens offices in ¤500m German expansion drive

Warehouse specialist Panattoni Europe, an arm of the California-based developer which has earmarked ¤500m for German logistics this...

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Chinese Fosun's winning bid for Milan's Broggi Palace said at ¤345m

China's acquisitive Fosun has won the bid for Milan's Palazzo Broggi, the former HQ of Unicredit bank, PIE sources say. The price...

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Spain's Merlin REIT in ¤614m capital raise to continue growth

Spain's Merlin Properties, the largest of the REIT/SOCIMIs launched so far, has announced a capital increase of ¤614m in a 2:1 rights...

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Austrian CA short in Immofinanz offer; latter drops counter-bid

Austrian listed CA Immo and Russian core shareholder O1 have gained only 1.57% acceptances in their takeover bid for Vienna's Immofinanz, ...

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Austria's Benko buys back 25% of Signa from Economou

The family foundation of controversial Austrian entrepreneur René Benko has bought 25.1% of the stake in Signa, the Vienna-based private...

Sunday, 19 April 2015

New capital for global CRE in 2015 up 5% to peak $429bn - DTZ

New capital targeting global commercial real estate in 2015 has grown by 5% to reach a record $429bn, says realtor DTZ. While that...

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Swedish Balder buys 21% of Finnish housing firm

Swedish listed Balder has bought a 21% stake in Helsinki-based listed housing firm Sato acquiring 16.1% pension fund Ilmarinen, and...

Sunday, 19 April 2015

French REIT Tour Eiffel targets ¤200m in capital raise

French REIT Société de la Tour Eiffel, taken over late last year by a mutual insurer, is launching a ¤200m-plus capital raise to fund...

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Fraport to add third Frankfurt Airport terminal at ¤3bn investment

Fraport, owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport, will start construction of a new Terminal 3 this year for an investment of ¤2.5bn-¤3bn....

Sunday, 19 April 2015

German Aareal Bank lends ¤530m to US NorthStar

German property lender Aareal has granted ¤530m in senior financing to US REIT NorthStar Realty Finance to acquire a ¤1.1bn pan-European...

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Property lags innovation to meet global megatrends - FIABCI

The property sector is lagging far behind others in terms of innovation for global megatrends such as urbanisation, share culture or...

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Paris office yields head for 3.5% as foreign buyers flood in – PIE Breakfast

French property yields are likely to slide further as international capital floods into the Paris region and spreads to the provinces,...

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Abu Dhabi exits German Annington after 10 months, at ¤725m

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the Gulf state's giant sovereign wealth fund, said on Thursday it has sold its entire remaining ...

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Deutsche Wohnen lets Austrian conwert bid lapse on low take-up

Berlin-based listed housing firm Deutsche Wohnen has droppbed its takeover bid for Austrian peer conwert, at ¤11.50 per share, valuing...

Thursday, 16 April 2015

German IVG Funds buys Frankfurt Eurotower for ¤480m

IVG Institutional Funds, part of the recently de-listed German group IVG, has paid ¤480m for the Eurotower former HQ of the European...

Thursday, 16 April 2015

French govt to announce new Paris housing sites in September

The sites for new Paris housing projects will be announced in September after consultation with local authorities as the French government...

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Higher Spanish mortgage lending could lift home prices - Moody's

An increase in mortgage lending in Spain last year could help the housing market to recover in 2015, says Moody's Investors Service. ...

Thursday, 16 April 2015

German pbb raises Heta provisions to 50% after Bbk comments

German property lender pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank has raised loss provisions against exposure to Heta, the ‘bad bank’...

Thursday, 16 April 2015

German LHI management in buyout from two landesbanks

The management of German investment manager LHI Leasing, based near Munich and focused on property, has bought it out from Landesbank...

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Christie + Co mandated to sell hotels in Austria, Czech Republic

Hotel specialist Christie + Co has been mandated to sell three 4-Star resort hotels in the Austrian Alps and in the Czech Republic's ...

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Warsaw 1Q office vacancy rises to 13.4% on weak central zones

Vacant office space in Polish capital Warsaw rose in first quarter to 13.4% from 12.2% a year ago despite a 30% rise in gross take-up,...

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Malaysia EPF sells London office to British Land for £210m

Malaysian pension fund Employees Provident Fund has sold the trophy office block One Sheldon Square in London to UK REIT British Land...

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

UK's Cording expands into Benelux with Dutch Horizon takeover

UK-based commercial property investor Cording Real Estate has expanded into the Benelux countries with the acquisition of Amsterdam-based...

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Italian REIT IGD to pay ¤45m for Tuscany mall project at 7%

Italy's IGD, a retail group that became the nation's first REIT/SIIQ some years ago, is to buy a mall in Grosseto in southern Tuscany f...

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Israel’s Ado German unit adds another ¤130m Berlin flats

Residential investor Ado Properties, a subsidiary of Tel Aviv-listed Ado and in the process of preparing a ¤350m IPO, has bought 1,300...

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Hamburg's Engel & Völkers 1Q revenues soar 25% to record

Hamburg-based realtor Engel & Völkers reported its best ever first quarter, with brokerage fee revenues soaring by 25% to ¤77m. It...

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

US hotel giant Hilton plans to double Spain presence in 2-3 years

The world's second largest hotel group Hilton aims to double its presence in Spain within three years, saying opportunities are opening ...

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Spain's Hispania expects Barcelo hotel REIT JV to generate quick cash-flow

Spanish REIT/SOCIMI Hispania Real and the Barcelo Group have formally signed their agreement to form the first European hotel REIT...

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Grand City German housing firm places ¤400m, 10yr bond at 1.5%

Grand City Properties, a listed Luxembourg-based specialist in distressed German housing, has placed a ¤400m senior, secured 10-year...

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Germany's Munich Hyp raises new business 23% in 2014

Munich-based property financier MünchenerHyp last year raised new business volume by 23% to a record ¤4.4bn, with net income more than...

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Danish pension PKA grants ¤325m for Copenhagen redevelopment

Danish pension fund manager PKA has granted ¤325m in financing to a local investor consortium for the inner-city redevelopment of the...

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Dutch property recovery wins investors with 6%+ yields – PIE Breakfast

Residential and commercial property prices in the Netherlands are finally rising after seven years of declines, drawing international...

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Austrian conwert shareholder says will launch bid if D.Wohnen offer fails

Karl Ehlerding, a large minority shareholder in Austrian listed housing firm conwert, says he is prepared to launch his own takeover...

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Spain’s Lar ups Lar Espana REIT stake but still far below Franklin, PIMCO

Spain's Lar group said it has raised its stake to over 3% in the REIT it launched last year, Lar Espana Real Estate Socimi, but it ...

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

French Carrefour's Carmila assets expand 50% in first year to ¤4bn

Assets controlled by Carmila, French retailer Carrefour’s property venture, have increased in its first year of operations by...

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Hamburg's Quantum said buyer in Berlin high street for ¤100m

Hamburg-based developer and investor Quantum is nearing the close of the acquisition of a high street asset in Berlin for ¤100m from...

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

German HSH grants ¤228m for Frankfurt tower to Tishman Speyer

North German landesbank HSH Nordbank has granted a credit facility totalling ¤228m to New York-based developer and investor Tishman...

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Mid-East CRE investors target three-quarters of capital at Europe

Europe last year was the preferred destination for commercial real estate investors from the Middle East, taking 73% of $14.1bn outbound...

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Deutsche Hypo’s ¤500m 7yr Pfandbrief 4x oversubscribed at 0.125%

German property financier Deutsche Hypo said the benchmark issue of its ¤500m, seven-year mortgage Pfandbrief was four times oversubscribed...

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