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Logistics 15/01/2018

Romania recovery doubles logistics target for Belgian WDP to €500m - CEO

The economic recovery in Romania and lack of modern warehouses means the market now has good potential, says Joost Uwents, CEO of listed Belgian logistics (...)

Finance 09/01/2018

Spanish Colonial bid on track after Axiare board votes in favour

The takeover bid by Spain's REIT/SOCIMI Colonial for its smaller peer Axiare Patrimonio remains on track after Axiare's board voted in favour and its CEO said he will (...)

Office 04/01/2018

Singapore giant Capitaland pays €245m for first German CRE, eyes more in Europe

Singapore property giant CapitaLand, present in Germany with serviced residence REIT Ascott, has acquired its first commercial property there - and outside Asia - (...)

Hospitality 21/12/2017

Spanish REIT Hispania to pay €165m for seven resort hotels

Spanish REIT/SOCIMI Hispania has signed an option to acquire, for €165m, seven hotels of the Alua Hotels & Resorts chain on the Balearic and Canary islands (...)

Listed 20/12/2017

Six European office REITs form sustainability and innovation thinktank

Even if real estate is local, clients' technical and environmental needs are the same across Europe, says Meka Brunel, CEO of French SIIC Gecina and one of (...)

Office 18/12/2017

China's Fosun to grow Paref in Paris, Europe, even as Beijing pressure intensifies

Just two months after acquisitive Chinese group Fosun took control, French real estate manager Paref is making ambitious plans to expand in Paris and other European (...)

Hospitality 12/12/2017

French Batipart's €70m new Spanish hotel buy is part of 3-tier strategy - Ruggieri

Just over a month after floating a hotel REIT/SOCIMI on the Spanish stock market, Batipart, the French Ruggieri family's holding firm, has paid €70m to (...)

Retail 12/12/2017

Unibail-Rodamco in agreed €13.28bn takeover of Australia's Westfield

Europe's largest REIT and its biggest manager of retail space, the Franco-Dutch Unibail-Rodamco, has agreed to buy Australian counterpart Westfield for €13.28bn, adding London and (...)

Retail 08/12/2017

Foncière des Regions signs €290m of non-strategic French retail disposals

France's third largest REIT/SIIC by assets, Foncière des Régions, has signed agreements to sell of nearly €290m of non-core properties, French retail, aiming to strengthen (...)

Hospitality 06/12/2017

Barcelo's Spanish hotel merger bid for NH synches with Chinese HNA troubles

The sharp rise in tourism to Spain that has brought at least two REITs and numerous funds surging into its hotel sector has sparked (...)

Listed 05/12/2017

Post-IPO, Singapore's Cromwell European REIT eyes Italy, eschews Poland

With the Australian Cromwell Property Group as its 35.8% sponsor, Cromwell European REIT raised €866m in a second try at a Singapore float last (...)

Retail 04/12/2017

Poland's Griffin signs €1bn of 28 retail assets, earmarking 12 for Echo Polska

Poland's Griffin Real Estate, controlled by US funds Oaktree, PIMCO and South Africa's Redefine, has signed a deal reported earlier to acquire 28 domestic (...)

Finance 01/12/2017

Electoral law, GDP growth, supply shortage seen compressing Italian office yields

Helped by a new electoral law, GDP growth momentum and a supply shortage, Italian office sector dynamism is picking up and should produce rental (...)

Finance 30/11/2017

Inclusion of real estate in Italian individual savings should benefit REITs - Coima

The Italian 2018 budget's inclusion of real estate in PIR individual saving plans should bring more private capital into the sector and ultimately benefit (...)

Finance 30/11/2017

Spain's Colonial raises another €416m for Axiare bid in accelerated rights issue

Hard on the heels of an €800m bond issuance to help finance its €1.46bn bid for peer Axiare, Spanish REIT/SOCIMI Colonial has added another €416m to (...)

Finance 28/11/2017

Portuguese housing REITs could be profitable new investment asset - French IEIF

Portugal's coming introduction of residential-focused REIT legislation, announced in autumn, could provide a profitable new asset for investment managers, particularly French, says a new (...)

Finance 23/11/2017

German listed property AUM passes €100bn, nears largest UK sector – ZIA/Barkow

German listed real estate passed €100bn in gross value of managed assets for the first time this year, rising 26%yy to €114bn, only €12bn (...)

Finance 17/11/2017

Alternative investments offer yield pickups, growing demand, INREV conference hears

Steady price rises across standard real estate types and yield pickups are prompting more investors to examine alternatives, the INREV Autumn Conference heard. Bus depots, industrial (...)

Housing 09/11/2017

Benefits argue for creation of large listed housing firms in France – IEIF

The benefits of listed housing firms demonstrated in Germany, Sweden and the US argue in favour of the emergence of a parallel sector in (...)

Finance 06/11/2017

European public real estate outperforms, with 8% ytd in October

Global listed real estate returned 1% during October, lower than industrial equities at 2.7% but beating the world’s bond market performance of just 0.3%, (...)