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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%, (...)

Finance 03/11/2017

Ruggieris’ Spanish tourism REIT Elaia listed with €119m market cap

Elaia, the Spanish REIT/SOCIMI launched by the France-based Ruggieri family to target the Spanish resort sector, listed Thursday on Elaia Investment Spain (MAB) with (...)

Office 02/11/2017

Spain’s Hispania postpones €500m office disposal to Swiss Life

Spanish REIT/SOCIMI Hispania has postponed the disposal of its remaining office assets to the first quarter 2018 due to uncertainty over Catalonia. Reports suggest (...)

Finance 26/10/2017

Cegereal CEO Tréguier exits after differences on strategy with board

The controlling shareholders in French REIT/SIIC Cegereal have terminated the contract of long-time CEO Raphael Tréguier, effective immediately, due to differences on strategy, the company said, confirming (...)

Housing 25/10/2017

Companies need to adapt as Europe enters new property cycle

Europe is entering a new property cycle after two decades of rises interrupted by the GFC, and client demands are shifting, says Paris-based consultancy ViewS+S. (...)

Hospitality 23/10/2017

French FdR simplifies hotels, housing stakes prior to repositioning

French REIT/SIIC Foncière des Régions, which in recent years has branched out far beyond its initial office focus, is simplifying its structure, buying out partners (...)

Hospitality 20/10/2017

Gold in Spanish resort hotels (2): Blackstone, Ruggieri move in

In the rush to tap into the booming Spanish tourism hotel business, US wealth manager Blackstone and France’s Ruggieri family are hot on the (...)

Hospitality 20/10/2017

Gold in Spanish resort hotels (1): First mover Hispania tracked by Blackstone, Ruggieri

Gold has been discovered in Spanish resort hotels and REIT/SOCIMI Hispania is the first in the ‘rush’. But other fast movers are close behind. They include Blackstone, (...)

Listed 18/10/2017

Material news from the European listed universe: Unibail, Hypoport, Colonial

Ahead of third quarter results, which will be upon us starting this week, here are some selected actions and calls that are material to (...)

Housing 11/10/2017

Grab for assets 2: Large funds in frenetic search for Spanish residential land

The largest Spanish property developers, many of them controlled by foreign investment funds, are competing at an almost frenetic pace to acquire zoned residential (...)