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Listed 04/03/2019

Belgian Ascencio, Swedish Sagax join FTSE EPRA Nareit index

Belgium-based retail property firm Ascencio and Stockholm logistics group Sagax are to join the FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed Europe Real Estate Index effective 18 March. The Brussels-based European Public Real Estate Association (...)

Listed 15/02/2019

Dividends, rents to keep Spanish SOCIMIs attractive despite share discounts - conference

Even if Spanish REIT/SOCIMIs are trading below NAV and yield compression has ended, dividend payouts coupled with rising rents continue to make them attractive, (...)

Listed 14/02/2019

Portugal REITs are 14th in EU but tax yet to be clarified - Iberian Property/EPRA conf.

With its REITs launch this month, Portugal became the 14th of 28 EU members to introduce the regime, but the tax status has yet (...)

Listed 08/02/2019

Developed Europe listed property slips to $452bn in 2018 - EPRA

At year-end the value of listed real estate in Developed Europe fell to $452bn from $477bn at end-2017, with Germany steady, followed by UK (...)

Listed 30/01/2019

Portugal launches 14th European REIT regime from 1 February

After its official signing into law, Portugal is to introduce REITs legislation from 1 February in a regime called SIGI (Sociedades de Investimento e (...)

Listed 18/01/2019

Portugal finally introduces REIT legislation, to be called SIGI

After years of delay, Portugal has announced introduction of REIT status in line with regimes around Europe – to be called a SIGI (Sociedades (...)

Listed 22/10/2018

Belgium's Shurgard in 2nd fastest EPRA Europe entry after IPO

Belgian REIT Shurgard Self Storage, an affiliate of the NYSE-listed Public Storage, has made the second fastest entry to the EPRA Developed Europe Index (...)

Hospitality 16/10/2018

Henderson Park closes €550m Paris Westin buy with CACIB financing

London-based private equity investor Henderson Park has completed the €550m purchase of the Westin Paris-Vendôme hotel in Paris from Singapore sovereign GIC, securing senior (...)

Finance 15/10/2018

Greek REIT Grivalia sees opportunities after decade of turmoil

After a decade of economic and political turmoil in Greece, investment opportunities are now appearing in its real estate, especially in assets coming out (...)

Housing 12/10/2018

Foreign ownership in French housing is no cause for concern

The participation of Germany's Vonovia and Zurich's Swiss Life in the winning bid for French SNCF's housing portfolio is good for Europe, good for France – (...)

Listed 24/09/2018

Austria's Immofinanz pays €390m for agreed 29% of S Immo at €20 shr.

Following clearance by several national cartel authorities, Austria's listed Immofinanz has completed purchase of 29.14% of smaller peer S Immo for €390m, a price (...)

Listed 19/09/2018

After delays, Portugal cites January 2019 as start date for REITs

After several delays, Portugal is planning to introduce REIT legislation in January for all real estate asset classes and will finalise details before year end, says (...)

Housing 11/09/2018

CBRE GIP, Madison invest €870m in 6.5k Spanish resi package

CBRE Global Investment Partners and Madison International Realty are jointly acquiring a 6,458-unit Spanish residential portfolio valued at €870m from Madrid's Azora group, which (...)

Listed 11/09/2018

HIAG, Montea, Civitas to join FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed Europe Index

The European listed real estate firms HIAG, Montea and Civitas, respectively quoted in Zürich, Brussel/Paris and London, are to be added to the FTSE (...)

Finance 10/09/2018

EPRA delegates rise as investors, analysts seek undervalued assets, M&A

There seems little doubt that the more than 400 delegates to the EPRA conference last week reflected the rising interest in listed real estate (...)

Retail 10/09/2018

Future of retail lies not in online or stores but in both - EPRA debate

The future of retail lies not in online or stores but in multi-channel, the EPRA conference heard last week. But internet shopping has further (...)

Listed 07/09/2018

Poland to introduce REITs in January, restricted to residential firms

Poland will, after several delays, bring forward legislation to introduce REITs from next year but will restrict the status initially to residential real estate, (...)

Office 07/09/2018

Co-working here to stay but unlikely to dominate office lettings - EPRA

Co-working space offered by firms such as WeWork should be included in office investor strategies and while it is unlikely to dominate letting demand it serves (...)

Hospitality 06/09/2018

European hotels eye doubled global middle class in 20 years - EPRA

European hotel investment has gone from a small sector to a mega-industry and, with the global middle class expected to double in 20 years, (...)

Hospitality 06/09/2018

Spain's Azora eyes more hotel investments after Hispania sale to Blackstone

Azora, the Madrid-based investment manager that built and then sold Spanish REIT Hispania to Blackstone, aims to invest further in resort hotels but is (...)