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Finance 15/01/2019

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 (...)

Retail 03/01/2019

Italy's Generali in €600m, 53-asset French retail purchase at year-end

Italy's Generali Real Estate, part of the Trieste-based insurance group, boosted its portfolio by €600m at year end, signing on a 53-asset retail portfolio in (...)

Housing 29/11/2018

AEW closes French resi fund at €370m equity, investment capacity of €600m

European investment manager AEW has made the final close of French residential fund RESIDYS at total investor commitment of €370m, giving total asset capacity (...)

Finance 23/11/2018

Even if yields rise, over half of Europe's RE markets remain attractive - AEW

Despite expectations that bond yield normalisation will raise property yields in the next five years, investment manager AEW says that over half the markets assessed for (...)

Finance 06/07/2018

France’s Crédit Foncier – chronicle of a pre-announced death

French savings bank BPCE, the second largest banking group in France, last month announced the closure of its Crédit Foncier subsidiary, a specialist property lender that traces (...)

Office 19/06/2018

La Francaise buys fully-let Paris office for S.Korean consortium led by Hyundai IAM

French investment manager La Francaise has acquired Le Balthazar, an eight-storey office building in the north of Paris for a consortium of Korean institutions headed by Hyundai (...)

Finance 07/06/2018

Fund mgr Aerium finalises €694m refinancing of 11 assets and portfolio across Europe

London-based real estate fund manager Aerium has finalised the €694m refinancing of 11 assets and portfolio across Europe with several major European banks, saying it was (...)

Finance 01/02/2018

AEW Europe boosts 2017 AUM 6% to €28bn, eyes expansion of footprint

AEW Europe, part of the French Natixis investment banking group, said it completed €4.5bn of transactions in 2017, including €3.5bn of acquisitions. Assets under management increased (...)

Finance 30/01/2018

Hamburg's alstria Office raises €190m in bookbuilding, confirms 2017 guidance

Hamburg-based alstria Office REIT has announced a capital increase of roughly 10% of equity via an accelerated bookbuilding which will raise around €190m. It also confirmed (...)

Finance 23/11/2017

Distressed sellers now replaced by distressed buyers, ZIA conference hears

Upward pressure on real estate prices caused by protracted low interest rates means that one or two distressed buyers often appear in a sales (...)