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  • 1972 : BA (Hons.) Russian Studies - The University of Manchester
Parcours professionnel
  • 11/2017 - ... : BUSINESS IMMO - Editor-in-Chief Business Immo Europe
  • 09/2015 - 09/2016 : PROPERTY INVESTOR EUROPE - PAGEANT MEDIA LTD - Editor Emeritus
  • 03/2005 - 08/2015 : PROPERTY INVESTOR EUROPE - Founder, Managing Editor
  • 01/1993 - 08/2002 : EUROZONE ADVISORS - Founder, Chairman
  • 01/1990 - 06/1992 : BANK JULIUS BAER (DEUTSCHLAND) AG - Head of European Research
  • 07/1988 - 12/1989 : REUTERS NEWS AGENCY - Chief Financial Correspondent, France
  • 09/1982 - 07/1988 : REUTERS NEWS AGENCY - Financial Correspondent



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Bourse / Finance 16/02/2018

French listed mall group Carmila raises 2017 earnings 6.2% to €183m

French shopping centre group Carmila, an affiliate of giant hypermarket chain Carrefour, said 2017 recurring EPRA earnings rose 6.2% to €182.9m on a portfolio valued at €5.8bn, 9.1% higher than (...)

Bureau 16/02/2018

Germany's Deka makes Finland's largest single office buy at €190m

In the largest-ever single asset transaction in Finland, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance has sold the landmark office property Töölönlahdenkatu 3 in Helsinki to German savings bank investor Deka Immobilien for (...)

Logement 16/02/2018

Finnish housing firm Kojamo confirms evaluation of stock market listing

The chief executive of Finnish rental housing firm Kojamo, which owns over 34,000 residential units worth €4.7bn and is currently controlled by domestic institutions, confirmed to Business (...)

Bourse / Finance 16/02/2018

French Mercialys retail REIT posts unchanged €114m 2017 FFO, NAV at €20.86 shr

French retail REIT/SIIC Mercialys, an affliate of the Casino supermarket group, reported 2017 FFO unchanged from 2016 at an adjusted €114m, though its EPRA NAV rose nearly 1% to €20.86 per (...)

Logement 15/02/2018

Dutch housing shortage to worsen until 2020; first-timers, seniors most at risk - report

The housing shortage in the Netherlands will continue to worsen through 2020, possibly to 235,000 homes and ending later than the previously expected current year, says (...)

Logement 15/02/2018

German apartment rents slow to 4.5% growth in 2017, average €8 per sqm

German apartment rents continued to increase in 2017 though at a slightly slower rate of 4.5%yy, reaching an average of €7.99 per sqm, according to the (...)

Bourse / Finance 15/02/2018

Dutch retail REIT Vastned quadruples 2017 net to €95m aided by value upgrades

Dutch REIT/FBI Vastned, active in high street retail in four European countries, reported a near quadrupling of its attributable net profit to €94.6m in 2017, saying the (...)

Bourse / Finance 15/02/2018

French Foncière des Régions boosts 2017 net 10% to €391m, sees favourable 2018

Diversified French REIT/SIIC Foncière des Régions last year raised net recurring income by 10% to €391m, and will propose a 2.3% dividend increase to €4.50. The (...)

Logistique 14/02/2018

Polish 2017 industrial lettings, supply hit records; 2018 to remain strong - Colliers

Polish logistics and industrial property lettings and supply both surged to another record in 2017, with leasings running at 4.6m sqm and half of this, 2.3m (...)

Bourse / Finance 14/02/2018

Hamburg's Warburg-HIH Invest delivers 8% returns, raises fund AUM near €7bn

Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate, a Hamburg-based fund manager owned jointly by HIH Real Estate and private bank M.M. Warburg, delivered an 8% return to investors in 2017 and raised (...)

Bureau 14/02/2018

German Big 5 prime office prices rise 10%, strongest for six years - JLL's Victor

The German Victor Prime Office indicator developed by global adviser JLL to track price changes in the five major cities, rose 4.1% in the last quarter, (...)

Logement 14/02/2018

German Instone gets listing placement away at base of range to raise €428m

German residential developer Instone set its private placement stock market listing price at €21.50, the bottom end of an offered range, and said it has placed 19.9m shares (...)

Bureau 13/02/2018

Brexit impact on Paris office slight but Macron, Grand Paris very positive - GCI

The impact on Paris office property of the UK's plans to leave the EU has so far been slight but the better investment climate since President Emmanuel (...)

Logement 13/02/2018

German city house prices soar 13.7% in 2017, average 6.9% nationwide - vdp

House prices in Germany's seven largest cities accelerated last year to a rate of 13.7%, easily beating the average 6.9% nationwide, says the Pfandbrief bank association. (...)

Hôtels/Loisirs 13/02/2018

After €550m Paris Westin buy, Henderson Park eyes more across Europe

Following its €550m acquisition of the Westin Paris-Vendome last year, its second luxury Paris hotel buy, private equity firm Henderson Park is looking for more across Europe, say (...)

Bourse / Finance 12/02/2018

Shares in Spanish housing firm Metrovacesa slip below last week's IPO price

Shares in Madrid-based residential developer Metrovacesa, one of the biggest casualties of Spain's recent recession, fell in trading Monday to €15.27, below its IPO price last week (...)

Bourse / Finance 12/02/2018

French REIT SFL, controlled by Spain's Colonial, boosts 2017 net by 36%

Société Foncière Lyonnaise, a Paris office REIT/SIIC controlled by Spain's Colonial group, raised 2017 EPRA earnings by 1.5% to €102.4m though attributable net profit surged more strongly - 36% to (...)

Bourse / Finance 12/02/2018

French REIT Icade triples 2017 net to €170m, proposes dividend increase

French REIT Icade reported a tripling of 2017 net attributable profit to €170.3m, and will propose a rise in its dividend to €4.30 per share. Net current cash-flow (...)

Santé 09/02/2018

Nordics manager Northern Horizon exits care fund with 50% investor gain

Nordics real estate investment manager Northern Horizon has sold its 30-asset Healthcare II fund invested fully in Finland to Helsinki manager Evli, saying the vehicle achieved a 50% (...)

Carrières 09/02/2018

M&G Real Estate rejigs, appoints Brown as global head after Jeffrey departure

M&G Real Estate, the property investment manager of British insurance group Prudential, has appointed Tony Brown as new global head following the departure of long-time predecessor Alex Jeffrey to run (...)

Bourse / Finance 09/02/2018

Belgian REIT Cofinimmo 2017 net rises to €139m, appoints Hanin as new MD

Belgian REIT Cofinimmo, the nation's largest listed property company, raised net result by 3.6% to €139.1m in 2017 though the result per share climbed more strongly to (...)

Bourse / Finance 09/02/2018

Belgian office REIT Befimmo "closes 2017 with a new look", net rises to €136m

Belgian office REIT Befimmo raised EPRA earnings for last year to €3.74 from €3.68, with net soaring to €136m from €90m. It added that it "closed 2017 with a new (...)

Bourse / Finance 09/02/2018

Frankfurt's DIC Asset boosts 2017 FFO 28% to €60m, proposes special dividend

Frankfurt listed commercial property group DIC Asset reported FFO up in 2017 by 28% to €60.2m or €0.88 per share, with net profit at €64.4m, turning round a (...)

Bourse / Finance 09/02/2018

New York Life enters European real estate with 40% stake in Tristan Capital

US insurance group New York Life is entering real estate in Europe, announcing an agreement to take a 40% stake in Tristan Capital, based in London and active across (...)

Bourse / Finance 08/02/2018

Germany's Hamborner REIT reports preliminary FFO up 24% at €45m

Germany's Hamborner REIT reported preliminary FFO up 24% for last year at €44.7m, helped by past capital increases and recent investments plus a 2.9% portfolio valuation upgrade. The (...)

Commerce 08/02/2018

Vienna's Signa withdraws €3bn Kaufhof offer after Canadian Hudsons Bay rejection

Just two days after appointing a new CEO, Canadian retailer Hudsons Bay this week announced its rejection of an unsolicited offer for German store chain Kaufhof by Vienna-based Signa (...)

Carrières 08/02/2018

JLL appoints former EPRA CEO Charls as senior capital markets adviser

Global real estate adviser JLL has appointed former EPRA CEO Philip Charls as a senior capital markets adviser to further enhance its capabilities in the listed real estate space in (...)

Hôtels/Loisirs 08/02/2018

Spanish REIT Hispania, eyeing merger, makes offer to Bay Hotel shareholders

Following its move last year to become the sole owner of Spanish resort group Bay Hotels, Madrid REIT/SOCIMI Hispania is considering a merger or a de-listing of the (...)

Commerce 08/02/2018

French mall REIT Klépierre boosts 2017 net to €1.5bn, raises div., guidance

French shopping centre REIT/SIIC Klépierre reported a slight rise in net income for 2017 to €1.50bn from €1.48bn a year earlier, plus a 7.4% climb in net current (...)

Territoires 07/02/2018

German Grand Coalition treaty agreed, passes to SPD membership vote

After weeks of talks and a historic delay in forming a government, Germany's right-wing CDU/CSU parties and the left-of-centre SPD on Wednesday announced agreement on a (...)

Commerce 07/02/2018

French iconic Galeries Lafayette sells 22 regional stores for franchise operations

Iconic French department store chain Galeries Lafayette is to sell 22 regional stores to a private firm controlled by businessman Michel Ohayon, converting them into franchise operations. The move (...)

Santé 07/02/2018

Sweden's Hemsö ups 2017 net to €263m, says housing worries not impacting business

Sweden's listed Hemsö, which specialises in commercial property with public sector tenants at home and in Germany and Finland, said 2017 net profit rose to SEK2.59bn (€263m) (...)

Carrières 07/02/2018

Germany's Corestate appoints Bütter as new CEO to succeed Wilhelm

Listed German real estate investor and manager Corestate Capital has appointed a new chief executive to succeed Sascha Wilhelm. He is Michael Bütter, a senior adviser (...)

Bureau 06/02/2018

Australia's Macquarie re-boots in Europe with takeover of Munich's GLL

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, a division of Australia's Macquarie Group, is boosting its presence in Europe, announcing on Tuesday the acquisition of Munich-based real estate fund (...)

Carrières 06/02/2018

Theuriau steps down from French Altarea Cogedim to launch European fund

Stéphane Theuriau, co-CEO of French REIT/SIIC Altarea Cogedim and head of its Cogedim unit, is to leave the Paris-based group to launch a new business with the creation of a (...)

Logement 06/02/2018

Amsterdam’s Vesteda to pay €1.4bn for 7,000-unit Dutch housing package

Amsterdam-based real estate fund manager Vesteda is in talks to pay around €1.4bn to acquire 7,000 Dutch residential units from asset and management firm NN Group, headquartered in The (...)

Territoires 05/02/2018

Twilight of the gods reverberates as German politics struggles for new Groko

Götterdämmerung, twilight of the gods, is the real reverberation in the background of German politics in these days; not CDU/CSU-SPD grand coalition policy talks but the (...)

Bureau 05/02/2018

European 2017 CRE investment rises 4% to €293bn; 2018 looks good - RCA

Europe’s commercial real estate in 2017 experienced the third most active year on record for investment, rising 4 % from 2016 to €293.4bn, according to global (...)

Bureau 05/02/2018

Corpus Sireo advises on first asset, in Vienna, for Swiss Life's new €700m fund

German real estate manager Corpus Sireo has advised on the first acquisition, of two office buildings in Vienna's Marximum office complex, by its parent group Swiss Life's new (...)

Bourse / Finance 05/02/2018

Slide in 2017 net for Dutch convenience mall firm Wereldhave on asset downgrade

Netherlands listed convenience shopping centre group Wereldhave reported a slide in 2017 net profit to €84.from €120.8m for 2016 due to a negative portfolio revaluation. The (...)

Logement 05/02/2018

Engel & Völkers advises €73m Buwog German resi acquisition

Hamburg-based Engel & Völkers Investment Consulting said it accompanied the successful purchase of a residential portfolio by Viennese firm Buwog from London-listed Phoenix Spree Deutschland (PSDL) as part of a (...)

Bourse / Finance 05/02/2018

Spanish REIT Colonial's takeover bid for peer Axiare declared successful

As expected after the board of Spanish REIT/SOCIMI Axiare approved a takeover offer by peer Colonial, a majority of its shareholders accepted by the bid close (...)

Bureau 02/02/2018

French 2017 CRE investment slips to €26bn, 2018 to hold steady - C&W

French commercial real estate investment slipped last year by 3% from 2016 to €26.1bn, but was still nearly 40% above the 10-year average and should hold (...)

Logement 02/02/2018

German resi developer Instone eyes value of €943m as it starts listing placement

German residential developer Instone has set the price range for its private placement stock exchange listing at €21.50 to €25.50 per share, giving an capitalisation of up €943m (...)

Logement 01/02/2018

After 2017's fastest rise, German home prices to continue climb in 2018 - Deutsche

German housing prices rose in 2017 at the fastest pace since 1993, and both prices and rents should remain strong this year driven by a supply (...)

Bourse / Finance 01/02/2018

AEW Europe boosts 2017 AUM 6% to €28bn, eyes expansion of footprint

AEW Europe, part of the French Natixis investment banking group, said it completed €4.5bn of transactions in 2017, including €3.5bn of acquisitions. Assets under management increased by 6% (...)

Bourse / Finance 01/02/2018

Euro area property "enjoying one of its best moments since the crisis" - RICS

Euro area property in the last quarter of 2017 was enjoying one of its best moments since the financial crisis, says UK-based chartered surveyor group RICS. Of (...)

Commerce 01/02/2018

Germany's Deka acquires 16-unit Spain/Portugal retail package in sale-leasback

Deka Immobilien, part of the German savings banks' central investment institution DekaBank, has acquired the Mistral portfolio of 16 retail properties in Spain and Portugal in a (...)

Bureau 01/02/2018

Berlin Sony Center an attractive buy even if not a 10% yield - ULI Europe Conf.

Berlin's Sony Center will not yield the 10% that Canada's Oxford Properties usually targets in real estate but was nonetheless an attractive purchase due to the city's growth (...)

Bourse / Finance 01/02/2018

Japanese pension funds, coming to Europe soon, will pressure RE yields - ULI Conf.

Japanese pension funds are just now finalising preparations to come to Europe to invest in real estate, and due to their size will put downward pressure (...)

Bourse / Finance 31/01/2018

Strongest year since crisis ahead for Europe; main risk is China - ULI Conference

The European economic cycle is not yet at its peak and this year should be the strongest since the crisis - but could extend into 2019, (...)

Territoires 30/01/2018

Linking Helsinki to Tallinn in a new metropolis, Angry Birds inventor backs Baltic tunnel

By Christmas 2024 you will be able to take a high-speed train under the Baltic Sea from Finnish capital Helsinki to Estonia's Tallinn, then connecting, if (...)

Bourse / Finance 30/01/2018

Hamburg's alstria Office raises €190m in bookbuilding, confirms 2017 guidance

Hamburg-based alstria Office REIT has announced a capital increase of roughly 10% of equity via an accelerated bookbuilding which will raise around €190m. It also confirmed 2017 FFO (...)

Bourse / Finance 29/01/2018

Czech 2017 RE investment nears record, but likely to decline this year - C&W

Real estate investment in the Czech Republic reached €3.27bn last year, down slightly from the record 2016, says adviser Cushman & Wakefield. Alongside domestic investors, incoming German (...)

Bourse / Finance 29/01/2018

Real estate in France well positioned but 'lazy' strategies won't work - IEIF

For 2018 the most likely economic scenario for France is a general reflation and growth above potential, says Pierre Schoeffler from property association IEIF. Real estate is best positioned (...)

Logistique 29/01/2018

Prologis Europe ends 2017 with 17m sqm of logistics AUM, starts 40 projects

The European subsidiary of the NYSE-listed Prologis Inc., the world's largest logistics property group, said it held 17m sqm in assets at the end of 2017 divided among (...)

Bourse / Finance 29/01/2018

German TLG in spotlight as major shareholders assess new 23% investor

German listed TLG, managing €2.4bn in commercial real estate, is in the spotlight this week after investor Amir Dayan said he potentially controls 23% of the firm. (...)

Commerce 26/01/2018

Spanish REIT Lar Espana boosts portfolio in 2017 by 29% to €1.5bn

Spanish REIT/SOCIMI Lar España reported a 29% increase in portfolio value last year to €1.54bn, which it said is well above the purchase price of the assets under (...)

Bourse / Finance 26/01/2018

Germany mutual insurer manager Hansainvest aims to double real assets

Germany asset manager Hansainvest, part of the Hamburg - and Dortmund-based Signal Iduna mutual insurance group, boosted funds under management and administration by 20% last year to over €31.3bn. (...)

Bourse / Finance 26/01/2018

IsraelI investor Dayan said taking control minority in German listed TLG

The Israeli real estate investment firm Ouram Holding, controlled by investor Amir Dayan, is reported to have taken a minority controlling stake in German commercial real (...)

Logement 25/01/2018

Tapping into rising interest in European housing, EFL aims to step up knowledge transfer

With a shortage of housing challenging most nations in Europe, interest in affordable homes and the intersect of social and private sectors is growing fast, says (...)

Logement 25/01/2018

Except in Leipzig, German housing rents slow as high levels turn tenants away

German residential rents are slowing in all major cities with the exception of Leipzig, says adviser JLL. Rents have generally risen so high that tenants are (...)

Logement 24/01/2018

Paris/London's TwentyTwo launches PowerHouse Habitat targeting €3bn in French housing

TwentyTwo Real Estate, the privately-held real estate group with twin bases in Paris and London, has announced the launch of Powerhouse Habitat to target French housing, (...)

Bureau 24/01/2018

Despite Brexit worries, London tops 2017 CRE investment for global cities - JLL

Despite Brexit concerns, London topped the global city league tables for commercial real estate investment last year, while Los Angeles moved into second place, beating out (...)

Bureau 24/01/2018

Germany's Deka boosts 2017 property AUM by €2bn to €34bn, sees further yield falls

Deka Immobilien, the property investment arm of the German savings bank system, boosted assets by €2.2bn last year to €34.3bn, transacting €5.9bn in total, buy and (...)

Logistique 23/01/2018

UAE's Rasmala wins DekaBank financing for first German investment at €154m

Frankfurt's DekaBank has provided €94m in senior financing for the first German logistics investment by the United Arab Emirates-based Rasmala group, listed on London's AIM exchange. (...)

Commerce 22/01/2018

Amsterdam's Eurocommercial to pay €468m for largest Belgian mall, yld below 4%

Amsterdam-based retail REIT/FBI Eurocommercial Properties has signed a binding contract to purchase the Woluwe shopping centre Brussels for a total investment of €468m, giving an initial (...)

Logement 22/01/2018

German housing developer Instone confirms IPO; said likely in first quarter

German residential property developer Instone Real Estate, formed last year by the Jersey-based ActivumSG, has confirmed that it intends to list its shares on the Frankfurt (...)

Bureau 22/01/2018

Malaysian owners of London's Battersea reorganise, pay £1.6bn for Apple HQ

Ownership of London's emblematic Battersea Power Station site, bought in 2012 by a Malaysian consortium for redevelopment, is being re-organised. The nation's two largest pension funds (...)

Commerce 22/01/2018

Unicredit real asset manager WealthCap plans 50% AUM rise to €15bn

WealthCap, the Munich-based real assets' manager of the Unicredit bank group, aims to boost AUM by half to €15bn by 2020, and MD Gabriele Volz says (...)

Logement 19/01/2018

Czech 3Q17 house prices strongest in EU, ahead of Ireland; only Italy fell - Eurostat

The Czech Republic recorded the strongest house price rises in the European Union in third quarter 2017, up 12.3%yy and closely followed by Ireland at 12%, (...)

Bureau 19/01/2018

Eyeing European REITs, US Seeking Alpha adviser picks Gecina, Paris office as winners

Never before have I seen a private US stock-picking adviser venture into listed European real estate, but US retail investors are looking around the world after (...)

Bureau 18/01/2018

Investors aiming to boost real estate to 10.2%, adding €51bn - report

More than half of all global investors plan to raise real estate exposure in the next 24 months, targeting a median 10.2% allocation, says a new (...)

Bureau 18/01/2018

Strong German economy, more foreign activity point to office yield declines - Catella

Socio-economic signs in Germany for 2018 could not be better, says Thomas Beyerle, research head for Stockholm-based financial group Catella. The group forecasts office property yields (...)

Bourse / Finance 18/01/2018

Norway's €874bn SWF holds 4.8% of Spain’s Neinor after placement

Norway's giant pension sovereign fund has declared a 4.8% investment in Spanish REIT/SOCOMI Neinor Homes after the accelerated book building last week in which the sponsor, US opportunity (...)

Logement 17/01/2018

German residential developer Instone to favour IPO in first half - BIE sources

German residential property developer Instone, formed last year by the Jersey-based ActivumSG from two subsidiaries, is likely to favour a stock market flotation this year to (...)

Bureau 17/01/2018

Finland's €10bn RE investment record in 2017 unlikely to be repeated - KTI

Real estate investment in Finland soared in 2017 to €10.2bn, beating by 38% the prior record set in 2016, according to research group KTI. But two (...)

Bureau 17/01/2018

Property professionals face MIPIM 2018 challenge from younger generation

Adora Svitak, a young American writer and lecturer, will speak at the MIPIM opening conference on 13 March, challenging property professionals on tomorrow’s cities and urging them to (...)

Commerce 17/01/2018

German BayernLB's Real I.S. acquires €110m Vienna complex for new fund

German BayernLB's real estate fund manager Real I. S. has launched a special investment fund for three German pension funds, and acquired the fully-let Vienna commercial (...)

Logistique 17/01/2018

UK, Germany power European 2017 RE investment to peak; logistics, hotels lead - CBRE

A strong UK market and a near record in Germany last year boosted commercial real estate investment in all of Europe by 9.3% to a record (...)

Logistique 16/01/2018

Poste Immo looks into future for huge 11,000-property stock across France

Poste Immo, the property management unit of France's giant public sector La Poste postal service, is tasked with foreseeing the future for its 11,000 buildings and 6.5m sqm (...)

Logement 16/01/2018

Italian housing unlikely to benefit from rising RE investment interest - Morri

Interest in Italian real estate investment is growing, but housing is unlikely to benefit since returns are too low, says Giacomo Morri, professor of Real Estate (...)

Carrières 16/01/2018

US loan servicer/adviser Situs promotes Lisa Williams as head of Europe

US-based loan servicer and adviser Situs has announced the internal appointment of Lisa Williams as new head of Europe, taking over from Christian Bearman who left (...)

Bureau 16/01/2018

Eastern Europe property yields still high, but demand holds steady - CBRE

Unlike yields in some of western Europe, those in core central and east European property markets - Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Hungary - have (...)

Bureau 16/01/2018

Austrian property investment soars to peak €4.8bn, half from Germany - CBRE

Investment in property in Austria hit a record €4.8bn last year, says adviser CBRE, easily beating the prior €3.9bn peak in 2015. Over half of the (...)

Commerce 15/01/2018

European clothing chain C&A up for sale to Chinese interests - Spiegel

High streets around Europe may be in for a shake-up after a report that the ubiquitous 180-year-old C&A clothing chain is to be sold to Chinese interests. (...)

Commerce 15/01/2018

Spain RE investment surges 45% to €14bn led by retail, hotels, resi - JLL

Real estate investment in Spain last year rose 45% to again set a record at €14bn, according to adviser JLL. Retail and hotels were the most (...)

Hôtels/Loisirs 15/01/2018

German Union Investment boosts real estate to €34bn, eyes global hotels

Union Investment, part of the German public sector Volks- and Raiffeisenbank group, last year boosted managed real estate to €34.5bn from €31.8bn in 2016. After signing (...)

Hôtels/Loisirs 15/01/2018

Spain's NH hotel firm rejects Barcelo €2.5bn bid, leaves door open to better offers

The Spanish-based NH Hotel Group has rejected an unsolicited €2.5bn takeover bid from resort hotel group Barcelo, saying it would not create shareholder value over and (...)

Logistique 15/01/2018

Romania recovery doubles logistics target for Belgian WDP to €500m - CEO

The economic recovery in Romania and lack of modern warehouses means the market now has good potential, says Joost Uwents, CEO of listed Belgian logistics developer WDP. The (...)

Territoires 12/01/2018

German Grand Coalition agrees blueprint, eyes partnering with France on Europe

The renewal of Germany's Grand Coalition now looks likely after Angela Merkel's CDU and the Bavarian CSU announced alongside the Social Democrats a provisional agreement on (...)

Bureau 12/01/2018

German 2017 office take-up surges 16% to peak ; rent rises should continue - BNPP RE

German 2017 office space take-up surged 16% to a record 4.3m sqm in the eight major urban locations as vacancies plunged 13% and top rents rose (...)

Bourse / Finance 12/01/2018

US Lone Star sells remaining stake in Spanish housing firm Neinor

Giant Texas-based opportunity and wealth management group Lone Star has sold almost all its remaining stake in Spanish housing firm Neinor Homes which it floated last March. The US firm (...)

Bureau 11/01/2018

German 2017 CRE investment hits record €57bn, 2018 to depend on rates, bonds - JLL

Investment in German commercial property last year hit €56.8 bn, shattering the prior record set in 2015 by €1.7 bn, and up 7% from 2016, says (...)

Logistique 11/01/2018

Alibaba eyes first French logistics site, along with payments, e-commerce - Ma

Giant Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba intends to acquire its first-logistics property in France soon, CEO Jack Ma has said. He will soon visit the country to sign an accord on (...)

Bureau 11/01/2018

Vienna's CA Immo reports 2017 sales of €370m, including Frankfurt's Tower 185

Vienna-based listed CA Immo, the centre of a merger concept developed by senior shareholder and peer Immofinanz, said it signed property sales last year for some €370m at an (...)

Logement 11/01/2018

German listed Corestate sources €670m micro-apartments for Bavaria's BVK

Corestate Capital, the Luxembourg-based listed real estate group, has acquired over 1,700 new-build German micro-apartment projects worth €670m for the Bavarian BVK pension fund in a (...)

Logement 10/01/2018

French 2017 home sales surge to record, but higher rates to restrain 2018 - Century 21

House sales in France surged by 6.7% to around 950,000 last year, exploding the last record in 2011, says the Century 21 France agency. Prices held however below (...)

Bourse / Finance 09/01/2018

Spanish Colonial bid on track after Axiare board votes in favour

The takeover bid by Spain's REIT/SOCIMI Colonial for its smaller peer Axiare Patrimonio remains on track after Axiare's board voted in favour and its CEO said he will accept the (...)

Bureau 09/01/2018

2017 Paris CRE investment falls 8% to €18.5bn but office lettings rise - Immostat

Total commercial real estate investments in the Paris Ile-de-France region fell 8% last year to €18.5bn from 2016, though demand for office space was up by (...)

Bourse / Finance 27/11/2017

Business Immo launches English service, appoints Allan Saunderson Chief Editor

Saunderson Real Estate Europe is pleased to announce its integration with France's premier real estate information and database portal Business Immo to form the basis of a new (...)