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Logistics

As e-commerce transforms the logistics sector, investors crave last mile assets – Aviva Investors

As e-commerce companies look to accelerate delivery times, the logistics sector is transforming, states a recent Aviva Investors study, with strong demand for “last (...)

Logistics

Meyer Bergman to create a €2bn pan-European last-mile logistics platform

UK-based Meyer Bergman is creating a €2bn platform targeting single tenant assets and allowing institutional investors to tap into surging demand for last-mile distribution centres, (...)

Logistics

Amazon to invest over $350m to face increased demand, opening 100,000 new roles

Facing increased demand because of the Coronavirus epidemic, American e-commerce giant Amazon will invest over $350m globally to increase pay through the end of (...)

Finance

Korean investments in Europe jump 120% in 2019, France the leading beneficiary - Savills

South Korean investments in Europe increased by 120% in 2019 to reach €12.5bn (compared to €5.6bn in 2018), according to recent Savills data. France (...)

Logistics

Dubai's Rasmala sells German logistics assets for $155m

Dubai-based Rasmala Investment Bank has disposed of two Amazon logistics assets in Dortmund, Germany for $155m, saying it generated a return of 30% over two (...)

Logistics

"Solutions that turn stores into warehouses should tend to develop"

Business Immo: What weight does e-commerce have today in France? Bertrand Pineau: In 2018, French e-commerce generated a turnover of €92bn. And it continues to deliver double-digit (...)

Logistics

Neptune portfolio of Amazon logistics assets said sold to Korean group for €400m

The Neptune portfolio of Amazon-leased logistics properties in Barcelona, Paris and Bristol, has been bought by a Korean-led consortium for around €400m, BIE sources (...)

Logistics

Goodman eyes €200m in sale of Spanish Amazon logistics mega-project, nation's largest

Global logistics specialist Goodman is to sell Spain's largest warehouse project, a 200,000 sqm Amazon mega-project near Seville for a price that reportedly could (...)

Logistics

Hamburg's Aquila enters Spain logistics with 500,000 sqm in green industrial park

Hamburg's alternatives' manager Aquila Capital has entered logistics in Spain by acquiring property to develop 500,000 sqm in Spain's first green industrial park in (...)

Logistics

Étoile, Koramco in €86m German Amazon logistics buy for Korean investors

In a deal worth €86m, French manager L'Étoile Properties and Korea's Koramco have acquired a 34,000 sqm Amazon sorting centre near Hanover in Germany (...)

Retail

Retail real estate must change to transform malls, stores into urban destinations

Retail real estate must embrace change to transform malls and stores into urban destinations offering multiple experiences with leisure, sport, food, technology, healthcare and (...)

Retail

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 (...)

Retail

Kaufhof/Karstadt would be major test of Signa’s entrepreneurial ability

Austria’s private Signa group is well on its way to wiping out memories of the past troubles of its youthful founder René Benko. If (...)

Logistics

European logistics dots that lead to China, Jack Ma mean yields are headed lower

It doesn’t take much to join the dots in logistics real estate. When Alibabafounder Jack Ma sees it as crucial to globalisation and aims (...)