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Office

Expo Real transforms into a two-day "Hybrid Summit"

In response to the special circumstances arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Expo Real is transforming to offer both physical and virtual meeting places under (...)

Finance

Global real estate agencies withdraw from Expo Real 2020

Global real estate agencies Cushman & Wakefield, JLL, CBRE, Savills and Avison Young have canceled their participation in Expo Real, citing the risks associated (...)

Finance

Munich's Expo Real closes at record 46,747 attendees, 2,095 exhibitors

Europe's largest trade fair, Expo Real in Munich, closed on Wednesday after attendee numbers rising to a record 46,747 from 76 countries, and exhibitors (...)

Finance

Is the market saying goodbye to the usual investment cycle?

For the first time, Expo Real 2019 in Munich fell in the midst of the year-end spurt for German real estate. Usually, the trade (...)

Finance

Tristan adds three German properties for €250m, to top €2bn AUM in 2019

EPISO 5, the value-add/opportunistic fund advised by Tristan Capital, has added three German properties for €250m. AUM across all funds should reach €2bn this (...)

Office

CEE office stock to rise to 26.5m sqm as foreign capital pours in - study

The CEE office market has attracted unprecedented overseas capital, particularly Asian, and stock should rise by another 20% to 26.5m sqm by 2021, says (...)

Finance

Swiss Life Asset Managers grows European real estate portfolio to €86bn

Swiss Life Asset Managers, part of the Zurich-based insurer, continues to grow its real estate portfolio, holding €86.5bn, 6.8% or €5.5bn more than at (...)

Housing

Residential investment to show resilient returns amid geopolitical volatility - Patrizia

Despite today’s volatile geopolitical and economic environment, residential investment will continue offering resilient returns of 5%-6.5% over the next five years, says Patrizia. In its (...)

Finance

Growing uncertainties make guidance more important than ever

Risks and opportunities on international markets: Expo Real, Europe's leading trade fair for property and investment, will be returning to Munich in October to (...)

Finance

Munich's Expo Real 2019 to add 7th hall, focused on innovation/technology

Munich's Expo Real trade fair, a fixture in the European real estate calendar which last year welcomed over 45,000 visitors, is to add a (...)

Housing

Munich's Domicil hires Matthias Moser as it prepares a potential IPO

Munich-based residential firm Domicil is preparing a potential IPO, and has hired one of Germany's most experienced housing property specialists Matthias Moser as adviser. Founded in 2009 (...)

Logistics

European logistics rents may follow investment, building, land price rises

European logistics prices are rising in standing stock, construction and land, and rents are likely to follow, says the CEO of Amsterdam's Frasers Property (...)

Finance

European property cycle could stretch to 15 or 18 years - Invesco's Rofe

The European real estate cycle could stretch to 15 or 18 years and global capital is still flowing in, slightly favouring the region over the US (...)

Health / Senior

Health, senior care real estate to grow in popularity – French Club panel

Healthcare real estate will rise in popularity with investors as an asset class with good cash-flow amid a growing demand as Europe's population ages, (...)

Office

Saudi Arabia’s Sedco Capital to invest up to €300m in European real estate

Saudi Arabia's Sedco Capital, which this week announced it invested €156m in three properties in Europe, one of which its first foray into France, aims to (...)

Office

Expo Real 2018 closes after 6% rise to record 44,536 visitors

Live from Expo Real (Munich) - Munich's Expo Real, the largest real estate trade fair in Europe, ended its annual three-day session Wednesday after (...)

Office

Warburg-HIH forward twin office buy in Frankfurt said at €300m

Live from Expo Real (Munich) - Hamburg's Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate has, in forward deals, acquired two adjacent Frankfurt office projects with 53,778 sqm (...)

Office

"France is very focused on innovation"

Business Immo: How is French PropTech developing? Régis Chemouny: Investments in PropTech are expected to reach $ 20 billion worldwide in 2020, compared to $ 12 billion (...)

Finance

With €60bn AUM Allianz RE diversifies to aim for €100bn

Live from Expo Real (Munich) - Allianz Real Estate, now with some €60bn under management, has set a goal of €100bn and aims to reach (...)

Logistics

Logistics developer Panattoni plans €1.2bn European ‘City Docks’

Live from Expo Real (Munich) - Logistics developer Panattoni Europe is to invest €1.2bn over the next three years in 'City Docks', warehouse solutions in or near (...)

Office

CEE real estate shifting as cost efficiency gives way to knowledge industries

Live from Expo Real (Munich) - Central European real estate markets are changing, with a marked shift to quality and knowledge-based operations and away (...)

Office

"La Défense is THE premier business district of Paris"

Business Immo: What makes La Défense different from other French business districts? Marie-Célie Guillaume: La Défense is THE premier business district of Paris. It is (...)

Office

Hines’ new European value-add fund could invest up to €1.8bn

Live from Expo Real (Munich) - US-based Hines could invest up to €1.8bn in with its new value-add Hines European Value Fund, which recently (...)

Finance

Despite low Euro yields, value and returns should continue into 2019 - Colliers

Live from Expo Real (Munich) - Despite European real estate yields reaching cyclical lows, value and returns should continue into 2019 due to strong (...)

Finance

Swiss Life AM reaches €72bn AUM at mid-year, eyes five more funds

Live from Expo Real (Münich) - Swiss Life Asset Managers has added €3bn to its managed real estate in first half to reach €72bn (...)

Office

Hyundai-led Korean club buys Lufthansa's former Cologne HQ

Live from Expo Real (Münich) - South Korea's Hyundai AM has acquired the former corporate headquarters of Lufthansa in Cologne for a Korean investor club under (...)

Housing

Resi share in Euro RE investment up 50%; demand to rise further - Patrizia

Live from Expo Real (Münich) - The share of residential in real estate investment in Europe has risen 50% in the 10 years to (...)

Office

"France is finally perceived as modern"

Business Immo : What are your arguments when marketing Greater Paris to foreign real estate investors? Alexandre Missoffe: Greater Paris is a global project that concentrates (...)

Logistics

Why Japanese Iris Ohyama adopts France

Live from Expo Real (Munich) - The largest Japanese settlement in France since the Onnaing Toyota plants in 1999... Iris Ohyama chooses France to (...)

Office

France surges ahead on the global stage

Associated for a long time to rigid labor laws and social immobilism that hindered its economy, France elected 39 years old liberal ex-banker Emmanuel Macron, (...)

Office

10 biggest Paris deals in 2018’s first half

Live from Expo Real (Munich) - From the acquisition of Marché Saint-Honoré by CBRE Global Investors to Capital 8 by Invesco Real Estate, Business (...)

Office

Thriving French regional office markets are heading towards a record year

Live from Expo Real (Munich) - France’s office sector may be dominated overwhelmingly by Paris and its suburbs, but its regional markets are thriving (...)

Health / Senior

Healthcare & Senior Housing: A Gold-Silver Asset Class

Many French investors are now focusing on emerging asset classes aside from mainstream sectors 1) to diversify their portfolio, or either 2) to increase their exposure (...)

Office

Paris office take-up rises 6% ytd, investment robust - BNPPRE

Live from Expo Real (Münich) - Office take-up in Greater Paris, Île-de-France, rose in the first nine months by 6%yy to 1,874 000 sqm, (...)

Health / Senior

Swiss Life's Corpus Sireo adds three German healthcare assets

Live from Expo Real (Münich) - Corpus Sireo, the German real estate investor of Swiss Life Asset Managers, has acquired properties in three German (...)

Housing

German resi investment at €15bn ytd as foreign buying continues

Live from Expo Real (Münich) - German residential investment year to date has reached €14.9bn or 103,000 units, says adviser JLL, 37% above year-ago (...)

Listed

Former Spanish Axiare team seeks €300m for new firm Arima

Live from Expo Real (Münich) - Former executives from Spanish REIT/SOCIMI Axiare, taken over this year by peer Colonial, are launching a new firm (...)

Housing

Budapest, Rotterdam, Amsterdam have Europe’s fastest house price rises

Live from Expo Real (Münich) - Europe’s fastest house price growth in the year to June came in Budapest, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, more than (...)

Housing

Corestate's Winter takes stake in Quarters co-living via W5

Live from Expo Real (Münich) - The W5 Group, the family office of Ralph Winter, founder of publicly-listed Corestate Capital, has taken a stake (...)

Finance

Peakside launches first property fund using Blockchain tokenisation

Live from Expo Real (Münich) - Private property investment firm Peakside is launching what it says is the world's first real estate fund using Blockchain (...)

Finance

Germany's Schomberg family, Pegasus found Kingstone property firm

Germany's Schomberg family, headed by Bärbel Schomberg, a senior executive for several real estate funds, is founding the property boutique Kingstone together with Erlangen-based (...)

Finance

Property professionals confident in run-up to Expo Real in Munich

Property professionals remain confident in the run-up to Expo Real in Munich that the sector will continue to do well, say organisers, who carried out (...)

Finance

Global real estate robust but political, trade headwinds loom - JLL's Tschammler

Global real estate investment and leasing continues to perform well, with demand robust and more investors raising allocations, says Timo Tschammler, CEO of JLL (...)

Retail

Poland's Griffin signs €1bn of 28 retail assets, earmarking 12 for Echo Polska

Poland's Griffin Real Estate, controlled by US funds Oaktree, PIMCO and South Africa's Redefine, has signed a deal reported earlier to acquire 28 domestic (...)

Retail

Echo Polska said on track to boost mall AUM with giant €621m buy

Warsaw’s Echo Polska Properties has reportedly made good on the intentions explained by CEO Hadley Dean to BIE recently – agreeing to pay €621m for a large shopping (...)

Office

"I’m surprised how active it is this late in the cycle but there is a comfort around where yields are"

Business Immo Europe : What is your feeling for the mood this year ? Damian Harrington : I think the mood is good this (...)

Housing

Asian institutions active in European housing for first time – Catella

Asian institutional investors were active in continental European residential property for the first time last year, while 40% of buyers in Berlin housing were (...)

Housing

German resi prices ending 7yr uptrend but holding steady

German residential prices are coming to the end of a seven-year uptrend and will stagnate at a high level in the medium term, according (...)

Office

Intense grab for assets as Expo Real attendance smashes record

The mood at Expo Real was extremely intense this year. New companies and alliances are forming. Big Deals are happening in a grab for assets. 41,500 (...)

Office

Election of Macron brings foreign investors back to Paris – Expo panel

Expo Real 4 Oct. 2017 – The election of President Emmanuel Macron is ushering in a sea change in foreign perceptions of France, and external investment is (...)