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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

TwentyTwo's Powerhouse plans IPO for French housing REIT

French residential property firm Powerhouse Habitat, owned by UK-based TwentyTwo Real Estate, is to make an initial public offering...

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Citycon not done in Nordics after ¤1.5bn Sektor buy - Gazit's Katzman

Finnish listed shopping centre group Citycon aims to grow further after its ¤1.47bn purchase of Norway's Sektor group, said Chaim ...

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Helaba lends ¤347m for Orion’s ¤600m German CS buy

German landesbank Helaba has provided ¤347m of loan facilities to Paris and London-based Orion Capital to buy, for an estimated ¤600m,...

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Spain’s Axiare to raise ¤395m for growth after new ¤49m buy

Axiare Patrimonio, a Spanish REIT/SOCIMI, plans to raise ¤395m in a 1:1 rights issue at ¤11 per share raise ¤394.6m to fund expansion...

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

French BPCE bank cuts Nexity stake to 21%

French banking group BPCE is selling a further 12.2% of its developer unit Nexity to reduce investments in non-core assets, and will...

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

French Corum diversifies in Germany, NL; yield now at 8%

French property group Corum Asset Management's Corum Convictions SCPI fund has acquired assets in Germany and the Netherlands as it...

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

German 1Q indirect real estate inflows wane - Barkow

A study released yesterday by Düsseldorf-based real estate consultants Barkow Consulting paints a mixed picture of investor appetite...

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Accor sells UK hotels as part of asset restructuring

Paris-based global hotel group Accor is selling half of a portfolio of UK hotels acquired last year from UK fund management group Tritax...

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Spanish RMBS performance improves in March - Moody's

The performance of the Spanish residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) showed signs of improvement during in the first quarter,...

Monday, 25 May 2015

Gazit's Helsinki-based Citycon acquires Norway's Sektor for ¤1.47bn

Helsinki's listed shopping centre investor Citycon, controlled by the US-Israeli Gazit-Globe, has acquired Norwegian mall specialist ...

Monday, 25 May 2015

Katzman, Kokkeel and Canada's fine sense for European retail - blog

Like the protagonist of the Danish 1990s thriller Smilla's Sense of Snow, Gazit-Globe boss Chaim Katzman's sense of retail is close t...

Monday, 25 May 2015

Mandarin Oriental, Saudi Olayan buy Madrid's Ritz for ¤130m

Spanish billionaire Alicia Koplowitz and New York-based hotel chain Belmond have finally sold the prestigious Hotel Ritz in Madrid...

Monday, 25 May 2015

Spain's Santander sells 8.5% in NH Hotels for ¤153m

Spanish lender Banco Santander has sold its 8.56% stake in the nation's listed NH Hotel Group for ¤153m to giant US wealth manager...

Monday, 25 May 2015

Global property investment in 'sweet spot' - Pramerica REI

Low interest rates, rising liquidity, improving economic growth, stronger occupier demand, low supply and a -supportive policy environment...

Monday, 25 May 2015

Opportunities for retail expansion in German B cities – JLL

International retailers are finding attractive opportunities for expansion in German B cities, such as Ulm, Leipzig, Aachen and Bremen,...

Monday, 25 May 2015

Spain's 682 shopping malls highly sought-after - C&W

Spain's 682 commercial centres are among Europe's most sought-after real estate as the nation's economy improves, says realtor Cushman...

Monday, 25 May 2015

Hungary's Wing to build new Telekom HQ in Budapest

Private Budapest-based developer Wing has agreed to build a new 55,000 sq.m. headquarters for the national telecoms group Magyar Telekom...

Monday, 25 May 2015

Savills boosts Nordics via alliance with Danish Nybolig

London-listed realtor Savills said it has formed an association with Nybolig Erhverv, Denmark's largest commercial real estate advisor ...

Sunday, 24 May 2015

French manager Carmignac takes 3% in Deutsche Office

Paris-based investment fund Carmignac Gestion has become the latest French investor to identify potential in Germany’s commercial...

Sunday, 24 May 2015

UK's Segro bets on Italy as it buys Vailog for ¤40m at 7%

British Segro has bought 90% of northern Italian warehouse developer Vailog for ¤39.6m, giving an initial yield of 7.1%. for stock...

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Sweden’s Balder ups stake to 28% in Finnish housing firm Sato

Swedish listed property group Balder has bought a further 4.8% of Finnish peer Sato for ¤45m to become, at 27.6%, the largest shareholder...

Sunday, 24 May 2015

German Commerz Real buys ¤50m Hamburg hotel project

Commerz Real, the fund manager of Germany’s Commerzbank, has bought from German developer Hochtief a hotel project in Hamburg,...

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Grove’s Aurelis, eyeing IPO, triples net income to ¤74m

German developer Aurelis Real Estate, controlled by private equity firm Grove International and reported to be preparing a ¤500m IPO,...

Sunday, 24 May 2015

ActivumSG sells Leipzig office after 14-month turnaround

Germany-focused opportunity group ActivumSG Capital has sold a 22,000 sq.m. Leipzig office building to Vienna-based FLE only 14 months...

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Swedish prime yields set for first fall below 4% since 1980s – Savills

The gap between prime and secondary property yields in Sweden is set to fall by around 25bp this year as investor demand for secondary...

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Canada's Dream 1Q FFO dips, but outlook positive

Toronto-based Dream Global REIT, which invests solely in German office, boosted first quarter FFO to C$21.2m (¤15.5m) from C$23.4m...

Thursday, 21 May 2015

French housing activity rebounding strongly - Foncia

French housing activity has rebounded strongly in the last two months after years of stagnation, says Franēois Davy, CEO of property...

Thursday, 21 May 2015

French developer to invest ¤250m in industrial site conversions

French firm Brownfields has raised ¤109.5m for its second fund investing in the redevelopment of polluted industrial sites at final...

Thursday, 21 May 2015

InfraRed buys Munich block from Deka for ¤40m

London-based InfraRed Capital has bought a half-vacant office in Munich from German savings bank fund manager Deka Immobilien for ¤40m,...

Thursday, 21 May 2015

German banks raise CRE new business by 11% to ¤37bn – JLL

German banks expanded new commercial real estate lending by 11% to ¤37bn last year, and in the current positive market environment,...

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Qatari firm completes ¤330m Paris InterContinental deal

Qatar's Constellation Hotels has completed the acquisition of the InterContinental Paris - Le Grand hotel for ¤330m, the largest hotel...

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Eurocommercial raises ¤165m to part finance ¤310m mall deals

Amsterdam-based listed shopping centre specialist Eurocommercial Properties has raised ¤164.5m through an issue of depository receipts...

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

No German commercial property bubble; further gains coming - PIE Bkfst

German commercial real estate prices are now at very high levels, particularly in the major cities, but there are no signs yet of a...

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Danish pensions are buyers of largest Nordic logistics from NREP at ¤650m

In a deal flagged by PIE this week, private fund manager Nordic Real Estate Partners on Tuesday announced the largest Nordics logistics...

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

German resi demand undimmed but lack of large packets widens search - blog

With investor interest in German residential undiminished but most big portfolios already snapped up by listed players, buyers are...

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Deutsche Wohnen plans ¤900m rights issue for acquisition, refinance

Berlin-based listed housing company Deutsche Wohnen is launching a 7:1 rights issue to raise ¤875m-¤950m to finance recent acquisitions...

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

German realtors fear slump from new law vetoing tenant rental fees

German realtors expect a slump in business after the 1 June introduction of the new law banning broker fees being charged to residential...

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Qatar's Jaidah pays ¤105m for Starwood's Venice Gritti after refit

US luxury hotel operator Starwood Hotels has sold the iconic Gritti Palace hotel, a landmark on the Italian city of Venice's Grand ...

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

W.P. Carey in first Europe hotel project, in Munich at ¤76m

US build-to-suit and sale-leaseback specialist W.P. Carey has agreed a ¤76m deal to build an upmarket hotel in the centre of Munich,...

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Finland's CapMan buys Helsinki office for resi use, sells another

Helsinki-listed investor group CapMan has bought a central Helsinki office building for conversion into residential use, and sold...

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

France creates new land body for Grand Paris projects

The French government has created a new public land body to be responsible for buying sites for housing developments forming part...

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

1Q cross-border European deals double to ¤38bn – Colliers

Cross-border European real estate deals doubled in first quarter to ¤38bn, as foreign investors continue to flock to London and the...

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

German Patrizia takes over ¤900m Sweden/Germany housing fund

Augsburg-based listed Patrizia has bought, from Norwegian and Swedish fund holders, a Nordics-based real estate fund holding 14,000...

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

US Lone Star targets ¤1bn Spanish land this year after Kutxabank buy

US opportunity fund Lone Star has bought the Neinor real estate arm of Spain's Kutxabank to become the largest institutional owner ...

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

German HRE bad bank to sell on prime Madrid Gran Via asset

The workout unit of German lender Hypo Real Estate, FMS, has bought Madrid prime asset 68 Gran Via in return for a defaulted credit...

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Inditex boss Ortega said among bidders for ¤130m Paris building

The founders of French fashion chain Naf Naf are looking to sell an 11,500 sq.m. retail-office building in Paris for ¤130m, and Spanish...

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

UK's Rockspring buys ¤48m French logistics for fund V, launches VI

British investment manager Rockspring has paid ¤48m for a French logistics portfolio from CBRE Global Investors for its TransEuropean...

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

UK’s Tristan buys office park in Polish Kraków; pbb lends ¤71m

UK asset manager Tristan Capital Partners has bought a new office park and adjacent land in the southern Polish city of Kraków from...

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

UK's Aviva names new global RE head amid refocus on Europe

British investment manager Aviva Investors has appointed Ed Casal as its new global real estate head to oversee strategy for its £23.3bn...

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Slovakia's HB Reavis 2014 profit up 26% to ¤89m on projects

Slovakia-based developer HB Reavis raised consolidated net profit by 26% to ¤89m last year mainly due to an increase in developments,...

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