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Finance 18/10/2019

New CBRE/BI French real estate user confidence index shows optimism on activity

In the first edition of a French real estate user confidence index produced by CBRE in conjunction with Business Immo, 76% of the respondents (...)

Hospitality 01/10/2019

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 (...)

Finance 05/06/2019

LaSalle IM's Mokrane joins BI sister firm iread as Senior Advisor

Mahdi Mokrane, Head of European Research and Strategy at LaSalle Investment Management, is joining Business Immo's sister company iread as Senior Advisor. Iread said Mokrane will collaborate and provide, in particular, his expertise (...)

Office 20/03/2019

Korea's JR AMC paid €171m for west Paris office for Hana - report

South Korea’s JR AMC paid €171m for the Cristalia office building in Rueil-Malmaison west of Paris in a deal closed last month on behalf (...)

Finance 31/01/2019

French Treasury launches real estate research project

The French Treasury has launched a new commercial real estate research project together with the Louis Bachelier Institute, fund association ASPIM, and iread, an associate firm of the (...)

Office 11/12/2018

France's Simi 2018 trade fair marks dawn of a new era

A few hours after the clapper board sounded the end of the 2018 edition of Simi, the French real estate community's annual trade fair, (...)

Office 06/12/2018

"Prime yields on offices in Paris CBD have reached a floor"

Live from Simi (Paris) –Prime yields on Paris central business district office investments have reached a floor, say Carine Dassé, vice-president of MSCI Real (...)

Hospitality 10/10/2018

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, (...)

Office 08/10/2018

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 (...)

Finance 02/10/2018

Launch of iread to provide Big Data research for global real estate industry

iread - Real Estate Research Analysis Data - is pleased to announce the launch of its new Europe-wide research and advisory service using Big (...)

Listed 20/07/2018

After 1H rebranding, €1.7bn acquisitions, Covivio still has strong ambitions - Kullmann

French REIT/SIIC Covivio has had an eventful 2018 thus far, assuming a new identity and making a major move into the British hotel sector. Long-time CEO (...)

Office 22/06/2018

Paris region construction soars to 40% above 15yr average - Deloitte Crane Survey

Greater Paris building activity in first quarter soared to a higher level than pre-GFC, 40% above its 15-year average, according to the Deloitte Grand Paris Crane (...)

Office 06/06/2018

Swiss Life AM, surging to €70bn in real estate, is far from finished yet

In just a few years, Swiss Life Asset Managers, part of the giant Zurich-based insurer, has surged to become a major player in European real (...)

Finance 05/06/2018

Dutch Rabobank puts French BPD Marignan developer on sale - BI sources

Dutch cooperative lender Rabobank, in the process of a complete disposal of its Bouwfonds property manager, is poised to further cut RE exposure, placing its (...)

Office 01/06/2018

French Primonial aims at €20bn AUM, halving office exposure - Frapet

The new head of France’s Primonial REIM, one of the country’s biggest private property investment managers, says he aims to grow assets to €20bn in (...)

Office 23/05/2018

French REIT Inea targets €1bn in green office assets by 2021

French REIT Foncière Inea aims to grow assets to €1bn by end 2021 from under €700m now, focusing especially on sustainable 'green' office space in the (...)

Retail 17/05/2018

BMO’s Kelley - high prices making French high street investments difficult

Real estate fund BMO, a unit of Canada's Bank of Montreal, aims to signifcantly expand its city centre retail assets in France but is having difficulties (...)

Retail 27/04/2018

German Universal, US Hines pay €600m for Paris Champs-Elysées store for BVK

Germany's Universal Investment and US-based wealth manager Hines have paid nearly €600m to purchase Apple's future head office and new concept store on Paris' prestigious avenue des (...)

Housing 20/04/2018

Is Germany's Vonovia bidding for French SNCF's 4,000-unit resi portfolio?

In a deal being watched at home and abroad, French railway SNCF is selling a portfolio of 4,000 homes in a rare public sector sale that (...)

Housing 20/03/2018

French housing reforms to free up to €35bn in private rental units - Rigny

In a wide-ranging interview with Business Immo Europe at Mipim, Rigny explained the opportunity opened by changes in regulations introduced by President Emmanuel Macron. While these aim mainly at reforming (...)