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Finance

"BNP Paribas REIM has ambitious growth targets"

Business Immo: A few months after your arrival at the head of BNP Paribas REIM, what do you observe about its activity? Nathalie Charles: With 350 employees (...)

Finance

Popular with investors, Toulouse is waiting on new developments

Toulouse’s booming office market has been driven in recent years by major transactions exceeding 5,000 sqm. Yet, this year, the largest transaction is 3,300 sqm and (...)

Finance

Foreign real estate investments in France

The €76bn invested in France by foreign investors between 2009 and 2018 represented 38% of the overall volume. What’s more, at €6.8bn, they accounted for 57% (...)

Finance

Lyon, the premier office alternative

Lyon’s 1H19 record take-up represents a 62% jump compared to the first half of 2018 and double the average of the last 10 years. “The Lyon (...)

Finance

Marseille continues its transformation

The Aix-Marseille metropolitan area’s office market had a better start in 2019 than the previous year, with take-up surpassing 63,000 sqm in the first half, compared (...)

Finance

Lille, the rising office market in the North

The Lille metropolitan area posted remarkable numbers during the first half of 2019, with take-up reaching 150 600 sqm, a 40% jump in transaction volumes compared (...)

Finance

Outside of Paris, opportunities are on the rise

French commercial property investment reached €13.8bn in the first six months of 2019, a 3% jump more the €13.4bn recorded last year and 48% higher than (...)

Housing

BNP Paribas RE aims to become the Booking.com of co-living with new platform

To become the Booking.com of co-living; this is the goal that BNP Paribas Real Estate has set for its new ColivMe online platform - aiming to identify all (...)

Hospitality

Germany's Union Investment eyes road ahead for hotel real estate in Europe

Business Immo: What role do hotels play in Union Investment's activity? Andreas Löcher: About 40 years ago, Union Investment was one of the first institutional investors to position itself (...)

Housing

French Société Générale to boost property development via Sogeprom unit

French bank Société Générale is to boost its real estate development via its Sogeprom arm, making such activities the second of its growth drivers in its strategic plan. Currently, (...)

Logistics

“Our SIRE joint-venture will have €2bn of total firepower”

Business Immo: How did your partnership come about? Christian Bearman: Arrow Capital Partners is a private investor and operator in real estate which has backing from one of Australia's (...)

Retail

French Primonial REIM makes first investment in the Netherlands with acquisition of 42 retail assets

French fund investor Primonial REIM completed the acquisition of a portfolio of 42 retail assets in the Netherlands on behalf of two of its funds. This (...)

Housing

Altarea Cogedim acquires a 50% stake in Woodeum Résidentiel

The founders of the Woodeum group, Guillaume Poitrinal and Philippe Zivkovic, announced today that French REIT/SIIC Altarea Cogedim has acquired a 50% stake in their subsidiary, (...)

Finance

Fifth Wall opens up to Europe with $503m PropTech focused Fund II

Fifth Wall, a PropTech focused American venture capital firm, announced today the close of its second real estate technology fund, a $503m vehicle with which the (...)

Logistics

Arrow Capital Partners launches €2bn joint-venture to invest in European logistics

Arrow Capital Partners has partnered with North-American private equity investors to launch €2bn joint-venture called SIRE (Strategic Industrial Real Estate) to invest in European urban and (...)

Office

Tristan buys pays €100m for an office portfolio in Lisbon

Tristan Capital Partners, for its core-plus perpetual fund Curzon Capital Partners 5 LL (CCP 5 LL), has acquired an office portfolio of seven buildings primarily located (...)

Office

"Grosvenor Europe is now focusing on Paris office"

Business Immo: Last year, Grosvenor Europe announced its intention to redirect investments toward Paris’ office market. What is the status of this strategic repositioning? Steve Cowen: Grosvenor has (...)

Finance

"We offer Corestate a gateway to France"

Founded in 1997 and managing €1.4bn in assets, Paris-based investment manager Stam Europe has been acquired by German-listed Corestate Capital. In an exclusive interview with Business Immo Europe, (...)

Finance

“Fifth Wall is looking to work more closely with start-ups based in Europe, where we see a lot of potential”

Business Immo: What is Fifth Wall’s investment strategy? Roelof Opperman: Fifth Wall is the largest venture capital firm focused on the Built World technology and innovation. We (...)

Hospitality

“Covivio has acquired a stake in 32 Accor hotels with significant value creation potential”

Business Immo: What does Covivio Hotels unit represent today? Dominique Ozanne: Today, Covivio's hotel business represents €6bn in assets, representing around 15% of our revenues. This activity is therefore (...)

Finance

Investors discover the newfound joys of living

According to JLL’s European Living Survey, around €69bn was invested throughout Europe in the “living” sector, which includes the traditional residential sector, student housing, coliving, multifamily (...)

Retail

Investors don’t count retail out just yet

“There is usually a time lag of 1-2 years between what happens in the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe”, according to Darren Yates, Head of (...)

Finance

Private equity real estate reaches record $900bn AUM - Preqin

Global private equity real estate firms reached a record $900bn in assets under management as of June last year, says a recent study by London-based research (...)

Territories

Opportunities abound aboard the Grand Paris Express

"Grand Paris Express is an exceptional investment opportunity, as the public authorities are investing €40bn to develop it, but also a very strong sign that France (...)

Office

French Coffim's partnership with US Oaktree to help expansion, MD says

Business Immo: Why did Coffim, a family group, decide to open its capital? Thibault Dutreix: Like all developers, we see that the sector is changing. As operations get larger and (...)

Hospitality

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield greenlights €700m Paris La Défense Sisters Towers

European retail-focused giant Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has greenlighted its €700m Sisters Towers project in Paris La Défense, combining office and hotel space. Sisters will be located in the heart (...)

Finance

“The European real estate market should continue to internationalize in 2019”

Business Immo: Why do international investors currently have a preference for Europe? Boris Cappelle: Firstly, the Asian property market is very expensive, and the spreads are not (...)

Finance

New actors on the European stage

“When it comes to equity, European real estate is like a busy nightclub – as soon as one group leaves, another seems to be ready to (...)

Office

LaSalle IM pays €134m to acquire Munich’s Westen Yards

LaSalle Investment Management has agreed to pay €134m to acquire the 31,000 sqm Westend Yards office building in Munich from PGIM Real Estate. The agreement has been (...)

Logistics

AEW's new €750m equity raise for Logistis brings €4bn target AUM

Investment manager AEW has raised €750m new equity for its pan-European industrial fund Logistis, taking total to €2.3bn and setting a €4bn investment goal, says manager Rémy Vertupier. "This (...)

Finance

European investors are going to beds

"Demographic change, rising house prices and supply shortages have established residential alternatives as desirable investments with positive rental growth prospects," says Savills in its 2018 Global Living (...)

Retail

Retail vs logistics: a battle for supremacy?

In the age of e-commerce, a €550bn industry across Europe according to Colliers, many see a clear conflict between retail and logistics. In this battle for (...)

Finance

Investors still favour offices above all else

With €29.7bn spent on offices last year, a 24% jump from 2017, Germany established itself as the biggest office market in Europe, a surge led by (...)

Finance

Reshuffling the investment pack in Europe’s Big Three

UK, on the ropes but not out yet The United Kingdom was on the ropes in 2018 but still managed to hold on to its title as Europe’s (...)

Hospitality

Swiss Life REIM to invest €1bn in hotels via new European fund

Swiss Life REIM is launching a new pan-European hospitality fund targeting €1bn in assets over four to five years, and a senior executive says it aims for a (...)

Finance

France’s SCPIs set out to conquer Europe

French SCPI real estate funds (société civile de placement immobilier), mainly designed for private savers, have invested €7.1bn outside the nation in the last five years, (...)

Finance

"Nearly 30 SCPIs have become pan-European funds"

According to an exclusive study conducted for Business Immo by investment benchmark firm MeilleureSCPI.com, French SCPI real estate funds have invested  over €7.1bn across Europe over (...)

Office

How the €1.7bn Swiss Life/Terreïs mega-office deal came about

The two executives explain the background to one of the largest French transactions in recent years: the acquisition of 28 office assets in the Paris CBD (...)

Logistics

Hamburg’s Warburg-HIH Invest, Nord/LB set up €250m logistics fund

German state bank Nord/LB and Hamburg manager Warburg-HIH Invest, in a joint venture, are launching a €250m AIF logistics fund. The fund, called Warburg-HIH Deutschland Logistik Invest, (...)

Finance

Vastned places a €50m 7-year bond loan

Dutch REIT/FBI Vastned has placed a €50m seven-year bond with Pricoa Capital Group, which will be used to refinance existing loans. “We have also been working on (...)

Finance

Savills IM transacted €4.2bn in 2018 on back of record capital raising

The international real estate investment manager Savills Investment Management transacted €4.2bn in 2018, with €1.1bn of disposals and €3.1bn of acquisitions. The firm now manages a (...)

Housing

Stam France IM pays €110m for two Paris residential buildings

The Opéra residential real estate fund, launched in last December and managed by French investment manager Stam France Investment Managers, has paid  110 M€ to acquire two (...)

Hospitality

French Covivio completes disposal of non-strategic assets worth €482m

French REIT/SIIC Covivio has announced the sign-off of disposals worth €482m relating to budget hotels and retail assets. In a release, the Paris-based group said these operations (...)

Retail

Catalyst Capital pays €194m for retail and office assets across Europe

Catalyst Capital, a UK-based European real estate investment and fund management firm, has completed the acquisition of €194m of retail assets in Sweden, Germany and Poland (...)

Housing

France’s CDC Habitat is reorganizing by merging several entities

France's CDC Habitat, the housing firm of state financial institution Caisse des Dépôts, has initiated the implementation of its "Trajectoire 2022" transformation plan, resulting in the (...)

Office

Germany’s Commerz Real acquires high-rise office complex in Helsinki

German asset and investment manager Commerz Real has acquired the high-rise complex “Tripla Workery”, in Helsinki, for its open-ended real estate fund Hausinvest. The seller is (...)

Finance

French CDC's Ampere and Swiss Life raise €650m to close the Vesta deal

French Ampere Gestion, a CDC Habitat subsidiary, and Swiss Life Asset Managers announced that it had successfully secured funding of €650m to close the Foncière Vesta (...)

Finance

AXA IMRA raises €643m for its second pan-european value-added venture

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets has raised €643m for its second pan-european value-added venture (PEVAV II) from a global institutional investor base. Exceeding the venture’s initial (...)

Logistics

German logistics supply shortage causing ongoing yield compression - CBRE

The 2018 transaction volume on the German warehouse and logistics investment market came in at around €6.8bn in the final quarter of the year, reported adviser (...)

Housing

France’s building industry growth halves to 2.3% in 2018 - FFB

After reaching nearly 5% growth in volume in 2017, the expansion in French construction slowed to 2.3% in 2018, according to the FFB building association. New housing (...)

Office

Peakside completes sale of Prague’s Cube office building

Private property investment firm Peakside Capital has completed the disposal of the Cube office building in Prague to BPD Development, a Prague-based development company. Built in 1977, (...)

Office

Malaysian PNB, EPF pay £1.58bn for phase 2 of London’s Battersea project

Malaysia’s Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) and The Employees Provident Fund Board (EPF) are to acquire the commercial assets in phase 2 of London’s Battersea Power Station development at a base purchase price of £1.58bn. Expected to (...)

Housing

UK investors favour residential as alternative to retail - MSCI

Over a third of UK real estate investors see long-term residential investments as the best alternative to retail property if they move out of the troubled (...)

Office

Germany’s DWS pays €228m for Amsterdam Rivierstaete office asset

In the year's largest single asset deal the Netherlands, Germany's DWS, the asset manager of the Deutsche Bank group, has paid €227.7m to acquire the 30,000 sqm Rivierstaete office (...)

Office

US WeWork to open fifth Paris co-working space in Gecina building

US co-working giant WeWork will on 12 December officially open its fifth Paris location at 198 avenue de France in the 13th quarter, especially utilising the larger floor plates in (...)

Housing

Airbnb launches Backyard housing project to develop homes of the future

California-based Airbnb is creating a new firm, Backyard, which draws on its decade of experience in global lodgings to create news ways to design and build (...)

Housing

French railways to invest €3bn in new housing, refurbishments

ICF Habitat, the housing arm of French railway SNCF which this year sold off a €1.4bn portfolio in a landmark deal, aims to invest €3bn over the (...)

Listed

Brunswick and Allianz loan €150m to Sweden’s Atrium Ljungberg

Swedish investor Brunswick Real Estate and Allianz Real Estate have signed a €150m credit facility to finance investment grade rated Atrium Ljungberg, one of Sweden´s biggest (...)

Finance

Aberdeen Standard aims to double European AUM to €26bn

British fund manager Aberdeen Standard Investments aims to double European assets to €26bn by 2025 and will diversify in residential and logistics in western and northern (...)

Retail

French Black Friday weekend mall visits down 9% on fuel protests

Hindered across by blockades from the 'Yellow Jackets' fuel price rise protests, French mall visits fell 9% during Black Friday week-end, reports shopping centre council CNCC. The drop was even (...)

Office

Skanska invests €175m in Gothenburg Citygate project

Swedish developer Skanska has invested nearly €175m in the Citygate office project in Gothenburg, a 36-storey building that will offer a total GLA of around 42,000 (...)

Office

Norway's Norges pays €416m for Sanofi Paris headquarters

Norges Bank, the investment manager for Norway's giant Pension Fund Global, has signed on a €415.5m acquisition of the Paris headquarters of global pharmaceutical firm Sanofi. An arm (...)

Housing

Why we acquired the SNCF/Vesta housing portfolio

Swiss Life Asset Managers and Ampère Gestion, a unit of French state institution CdC, were revealed last month as winners of the largest French housing portfolio (...)

Housing

Primonial Luxembourg targets key European cities in housing strategy

French investment manager Primonial will focus its new Luxembourg-based housing fund on its home base Paris, plus Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt and Helsinki, Deputy CEO Laurent (...)

Office

Skanska invests €170m in Warsaw Generation Park project

Swedish developer Skanska has invested €170m in the third phase of the Generation Park office project in Warsaw, a 38-storey building that will offer a total (...)

Finance

Colony unit NorthStar Realty Europe considers sale

New York-listed REIT NorthStar Realty Europe, a Colony Capital affiliate focused on office properties in Europe, has announced that its board of directors is considering a (...)

Housing

Primonial Luxembourg in first new resi fund closing, investment

Primonial Luxembourg Real Estate, a firm set up by the Paris-based wealth manager to expand its European reach, has made the first closing of its core+ (...)

Housing

Dutch OCP in €400m sale of 1,400 Amsterdam housing units to CBRE GI

Dutch investment company Orange Capital Partners, in partnership with a US fund and the Silverfern Group, has sold some 1,400 Amsterdam residential units to CBRE Global (...)

Logistics

UK’s Segro exits Belgium with €83m warehouse sale

UK investor and developer Segro has exited the Belgian market with the sale of four warehouses totaling 92,500 sqm plus adjacent development land for €83.4m. The assets were sold (...)

Health / Senior

Dutch Bouwinvest commits €75m to French resi, healthcare projects

Dutch Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors has committed €75m to French residential and healthcare real estate projects as it seeks to expand its international assets to €4.3bn by 2020. The (...)

Listed

Dutch Wereldhave sells Helsinki mall for €450m, exits Finland

Netherlands listed shopping centre group Wereldhave has agreed to sell the 94,000 sqm Itis shopping centre in Helsinki to a fund advised by Morgan Stanley Real (...)

Finance

Real estate debt funds still a favoured source of capital - INREV

Real estate debt funds demonstrated a continuing strength this year, reported industry body INREV, as the 67 vehicles included its 2018 Debt Funds Universe report– eight more (...)

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 allocate up (...)

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 in 2017. (...)

Hospitality

UK’s EasyHotel to open 50 hotels in France, Germany, Spain

Business Immo: What is EasyHotel’s development plan for Europe ? Marc Vieilledent: At the time of its entry on the London Stock Exchange in 2014, EasyHotel had (...)

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 historically the (...)

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 raised equity (...)

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 tenant expansion, (...)

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, whose new (...)

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 Immo invites (...)

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 this year, (...)

Logistics

Prologis sells $1.1bn Europe, US portfolio to Asian buyer

US logistics property group Prologis has concluded the sale, for $1.1bn (€953m), of a portfolio totalling nearly 1.5m sqm of buildings and just over 58 ha. (...)

Housing

Invesco diversifies euro strategy with first resi acquisition, in Frankfurt

Investment manager Invesco Real Estate has acquired Mainwald, an upcoming 22,600 sqm residential complex in Frankfurt from LBBW Immobilien Development, the first housing asset it has (...)

Housing

27% of top French households aim to invest in real estate

Around 27% of the top-earning French households aim to invest in real estate in the next 12 months, says research firm Ipsos in a study conducted (...)

Logistics

Amazon said planning 121,000 sqm warehouse near Nantes

US-based global e-commerce giant Amazon continues its expansion in France, and is planning to establish a 121,000 sqm logistics platform near Nantes in the northwest, its (...)

Finance

Tishman Speyer launches €750m European value-added fund

New York-based global developer Tishman Speyer has announced the final closing of the fund Tishman Speyer European Real Estate Venture VIII with equity commitments of €750m, (...)

Finance

Germany’s iFunded in €4m financing to extend institutional investor offer

German digital real estate investment platform iFunded has announced a €4m pre-Series A round of financing to extend its offer to institutional investors and integrate blockchain technology. The financing (...)

Retail

"Moving toward a merger of Paris city and station"

Business Immo: What are the reasons behind this €1.2bn investment program in Paris stations? Patrick Ropert: In the Parisian stations we have a lot of catching up (...)

Retail

Paris Montparnasse in €150m facelift to merge rail with retail

Anticipating a near-doubling of traffic flows in Paris' Montparnasse train station by 2030, French rail operator SNCF, with developer Altarea Cogedim, is carrying out a €150m (...)

Housing

Spain’s Santander to sell 36k resi portfolio to Cerberus for €1.5bn

Spain's Banco Santander has reached agreement to sell US-based opportunity fund Cerberus a portfolio of 35,700 residential properties for over €1.54bn, representing 55% of its gross (...)

Housing

UK’s Aberdeen Standard invests €120m in Paris, Vienna resi projects

Britain's Aberdeen Standard Investments, created last year in a merger of insurer Standard Life and the manager Aberdeen, has invested €120m in residential projects in the (...)

Housing

French 2Q housing price growth slows to 2.8%yy - notaries/Insee

Second quarter price growth for existing housing in France slowed slightly to 2.8%yy from 2.9% in 1Q18 but the deceleration on a quarterly basis was more (...)

Logistics

European 1H logistics take-up, investment slow but hold at high level – BNPP RE

After record logistics take-up in Europe over the past three years, the market slowed by 14% in the first half of 2018 but still kept a (...)

Listed

France’s Unibail, post Westfield buy, boosts recurring 1H net 14% to €703m

Following takeover of Australian Westfield in June, Europe's largest REIT, giant mall group Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, boosted first half recurring net profit 14.5% to €703m, with EPS up 7.3% to €6.16. Now the largest listed shopping centre group in the world, URW reported gross (...)

Office

US Goldman Sachs secures €1.3bn sale and leaseback of future London European HQ

US investment bank Goldman Sachs has entered into a binding agreement Korea’s National Pension Service for the sale and leaseback of Plumtree Court, its future 76 700 (...)

Logistics

Singapore's GLP closes two European logistics funds at €3.4bn

Singapore-listed Global Logistics Properties (GLP) announced the $4bn (€3.4bn) close of logistics funds GLP Europe Income Partners I (GLP EIP I) and GLP Europe Development Partners (...)

Health / Senior

Berlin's Deutsche Wohnen acquires 30 nursing facilities for €680m

Berlin's Deutsche Wohnen, Germany's second largest housing group managing 164,000 units has signed agreements to acquire 30 nursing properties totaling around 4,700 care places. The purchase (...)

Office

Germany’s Triuva acquires office scheme Junghof Plaza in Frankfurt for €400m

US investment manager PGIM Real Estate and Frankfurter Gewerbeimmobilien GmbH (FGI) confirmed the signing of an agreement with Germanys’s Triuva on the future sale of Junghof Plaza, (...)

Office

French Amundi buys the Polygon office building in Prague

Amundi Czech Republic (Amundi CR), whose sole shareholder is France’s Amundi, has acquired the company holding the Polygon office building in Prague on behalf of its (...)

Housing

Danish PFA acquires German portfolio for over €1bn

Danish pension fund PFA has acquired the Century portfolio from Frankfurt-based Industria Wohnen for a gross investment volume of more than €1bn. The portfolio comprises one commercial (...)

Hospitality

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 (...)