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Finance 09/11/2018

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 (...)

Listed 30/08/2018

After market cap expands to €286bn, European listed property warrants a closer look

In the last 10 years, European listed real estate has grown to a capitalisation of €286bn from €80bn, with weights more reflective of underlying economies, and (...)

Health / Senior 26/06/2018

'Silver' asset class rising among investor preferences - Swiss Life AM

Healthcare and senior housing have appeared on investors' roadmaps, supplanting traditional types as institutions exploit ageing demographics seeking to lower risk, says Swiss Life Asset (...)

Listed 16/05/2018

Spain's Colonial to grow rental income to €500m with Axiare - CEO

Spanish REIT/SOCIMI Colonial should be able to boost annual rental income by €200m to €500m after the inclusion of newly acquired peer Axiare, plus a number of (...)

Listed 11/05/2018

Spain's manager Azora postpones IPO after Blackstone Hispania bid

Spanish real estate manager Azora Altus, which created and manages the REIT/SOCIMI Hispania, is postponing its own IPO in light of uncertainty created by Blackstone's (...)

Logistics 11/05/2018

Blackstone's $7.6bn Gramercy takeover includes European unit

Giant US-based manager Blackstone is acquiring US REIT Gramercy Property Trust in a deal valued at €6.4bn ($7.6bn) that includes Gramercy Europe, a London-based (...)

Listed 02/05/2018

Spain's Hispania manager Azora, aiming at €8bn AUM, launches own IPO

Spanish real estate manager Azora Altus, which created and manages the REIT Hispania, is to issue 47m new shares to raise around €500m in its own (...)

Listed 27/04/2018

Alain Chaussard, long-time CEO of French REIT Affine, steps down

In a move seen as part of succession planning, Alain Chaussard, long-time chief executive of French REIT/SIIC Affine, is to step down, the company has announced. The (...)

Listed 23/04/2018

Spain's Colonial raises €650m after Axiare merger creates €11bn SOCIMI

Spain's Colonial becomes the nation's largest REIT/SOCIMI with 11bn AUM after it agreed a merger with peer Axiare following a takeover accepted by 87% of Axiare shareholders. Colonial (...)

Listed 20/04/2018

French FdR in merger offer for Italy's Beni Stabili; to change name

Giant French REIT/SIIC Foncière des Régions is in talks with Italy's Beni Stabili, its 52.4%-owned Italian office unit, to merge the latter into the group on the (...)

Listed 16/04/2018

S.Africa's Growthpoint to take direct €150m stake in Globalworth Poland

South African REIT Growthpoint is to take a direct stake in Poland's Griffin Premium, now renamed Globalworth Poland, subscribing between €120m and €150m to a new equity (...)

Listed 16/04/2018

Spanish REIT Hispania to seek alternative buyer to Blackstone

Spanish REIT/SOCIMI Hispania said Monday it will to seek an alternative buyer to maximise value, and that a takeover bid by Blackstone subsidiary Alzette earlier this month following (...)

Retail 13/04/2018

UK's Hammerson shares plunge after French Klepierre calls off bid

French shopping centre giant Klépierre said Friday it will not go ahead with an increased bid of 635p per share for UK retail REIT Hammerson after a discussion (...)

Finance 11/04/2018

Spanish Hispania manager Azora announces IPO; €700m reported capital raise

Spain's Azora, the external manager of REIT/SOCIMI Hispania and other real estate firms, confirmed Wednesday that it is planning its own stock market flotation. Reports say it (...)

Listed 06/04/2018

Blackstone launches €1.9bn takeover bid for Spanish hotel REIT Hispania

Giant US investment manager Blackstone has launched a full takeover bid for Spanish REIT/SOCIMI Hispania via its Alzette vehicle, having agreed to buy 16.65% (...)

Housing 03/04/2018

Spain's Testa housing group in €89m pre-IPO capital raise to cut Merlin Property ties

Spanish housing group Testa, being prepared for an IPO in the next few months, is to make a capital increase of €89m for subscription by (...)

Hospitality 27/03/2018

French Foncière des Régions confirms talks to buy 14 British 4/5-Star hotels

Diversified French REIT/SIIC Foncière des Régions has confirmed it is in talks to acquire a portfolio of 14 British hotels from the US-based Starwood Capital group. The portfolio (...)

Finance 26/03/2018

Spanish SOCIMI success story set to go further - EPRA/Iberian Property conf.

Spain's REIT/SOCIMIs have succeeded in the government's aims of reviving the nation's previously depressed real estate, boosting the economy and creating jobs, the EPRA/Iberian (...)

Housing 23/03/2018

Spain's Testa, with 11,000 resi units, to IPO before summer - Merlin's Clemente

Spanish REIT/SOCIMI Merlin Properties intends to float housing affiliate Testa Residencial on the stock market before summer to become the nation's first listed residential investor, CEO Ismael Clemente says. Its (...)

Finance 13/03/2018

MIPIM BLOG Day 1: Sun still shining on European real estate but rain (caution) enters forecasts

Live from MIPIM (Cannes) - First impressions from the sunshine of Cannes: still plenty of optimism around real estate value in Europe though now it comes (...)