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Housing 20/03/2018

French housing reforms to free up to €35bn in private rental units - Rigny

In a wide-ranging interview with Business Immo Europe at Mipim, Rigny explained the opportunity opened by changes in regulations introduced by President Emmanuel Macron. While these aim mainly at reforming (...)

Finance 20/03/2018

CBRE GI makes €12.5bn of EMEA deals in 2017, boosts global AUM to $103bn

CBRE Global Investors completed €12.5bn of transactions in EMEA during 2017 and closed the year with $103.2bn in real estate investments globally, up from $86.6bn (...)

Office 20/03/2018

Barings appoints Jere Fredriksson as Head of Real Estate Transactions for Finland 

Barings Real Estate, part of Barings LLC, announces that it has appointed Jere Fredriksson as Head of Real Estate Transactions in Finland. Jere (...)

Office 20/03/2018

Aviva Investors acquires Two New Bailey Square office development in Salford

Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc, has agreed to forward fund the development of Two New Bailey Square, a best (...)

Housing 20/03/2018

Berlin housing specialist Ado boosts FFO 25% to €54m, raises dividend

Berlin listed housing specialist Ado Properties reported 2017 funds from operations up by nearly 25% to €54.3m, with EPRA net asset value rising by the same (...)

Housing 19/03/2018

German housing group Grand City boosts FFO1 by 11% but net profit slips

Grand City Properties, the listed German housing investor, reported a 11% rise in 2017 FFO1 to €178m, though net profit slipped to €639m. At (...)

Finance 19/03/2018

Klitschko: "Every investor in Kyiv gets my personal cellphone number"

Despite false impressions given by television reports, security in Ukrainian capital Kyiv is good and improving, says Vitaliy Klitschko, former world heavyweight boxing champion (...)

Listed 19/03/2018

French Klépierre says £5bn bid for UK's Hammerson already rejected

French listed retail giant Klépierre on Monday confirmed it has made what it calls a friendly takeover offer for UK peer Hammerson at 615p per share, a premium (...)

Finance 19/03/2018

Swiss Life AM ends 2017 with €69bn in Euro RE, eyes move into other markets

Zurich-based Swiss Life Asset Managers ended 2017 managing €69.2bn in real estate across Europe after transactions worth €3.9bn in core markets of Switzerland, Germany, (...)

Finance 19/03/2018

Germany's Union pays Fabege €120m for fourth Stockholm office asset

Germany's Union Investment has acquired its fourth Swedish office property in recent years, paying listed group Fabege €120m for the 18,000 sqm U6 building (...)

Health / Senior 16/03/2018

MIPIM BLOG Day 3: The Awards – for the ‘creative art’ of real estate in Europe

Live from MIPIM (Cannes) - Day Three-Thursday: Despite the driving rain in Cannes, even more evidence that the scope of European opportunities is widening, yes, and (...)

Finance 15/03/2018

Swiss AFIAA expands AUM by 31% to CHF2bn, two-thirds of goal

Live from Mipim (Cannes) - Zurich-based AFIAA, a foundation for managing international investments made by Swiss pension institutions, increased AUM by 31% or CHF478m last year to (...)

Finance 15/03/2018

MIPIM BLOG Day 2: Still plenty of life in Old Europe, Mipim Proptech in view

Live from Mipim (Cannes) - Day Two-Wednesday: It is clear that plenty of opportunities are open to real estate investors in Old Europe, perhaps however no (...)

Logistics 14/03/2018

Logistics is main European investor target amid higher overall allocations - CBRE

Live from MIPIM (Cannes) - Logistics is now the most sought-after property class for European investors, overtaking office for the first time, according to CBRE’s annual EMEA (...)

Office 14/03/2018

Paris twin-tower Hermitage project on track for 2024; one tower in pre-sale talks

Live from Mipim (Cannes) - Hermitage Plaza, the massive project to build two mixed-use towers on the bank of the Seine in Paris La Défense, will (...)

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 (...)

Housing 12/03/2018

Canada's Brookfield buys control in Munich’s International Campus student housing

Toronto and New York-based investment management giant Brookfield has acquired a majority holding in International Campus, a privately-held Munich-based investor and developer of student and young professional (...)

Listed 12/03/2018

Former WCM managers' IPO for new firm Godewind aimed at raising €450m

The former managers of Germany's WCM, Stavros Efremidis and Ralf Struckmeyer, are launching a new firm Godewind Immobilien in an initial public offering of shares (...)

Listed 12/03/2018

AIM's Romania-based Globalworth more than doubles 2017 net after Griffin buy

Globalworth, the Romania-based listed office group, more than doubled net attributable profit to €23.7m in 2017, the year in which it also entered Poland (...)

Finance 09/03/2018

Frankfurt's Kintyre passes €1bn AUM in 2017, eyes further expansion in 2018

Frankfurt-based property investment manager Kintyre, specialised in retail and office management and investment, said it passed the €1bn-mark in managed assets last year as mandates (...)