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Office 08/03/2018

"We are coming to France to develop and operate a new generation of buildings"

Business Immo : What does OVG Real Estate represent and what is its track record? Coen van Oostrom : Launched in 1997, OVG Real Estate is the No. (...)

Finance 07/03/2018

Deal speed, returns helped win China's CITIC unit CLSA - Avignon's Flaton

Speed of execution, ability to close core-plus and value-added deals, good returns were the keys for Avignon Capital to win China's CITIC Securities unit CLSA as a client for its (...)

Retail 22/02/2018

Karstadt purchase not aimed at creating downtown malls, says Signa's Benko

René Benko, Austria's biggest real estate entrepreneur and owner of the Signa group, says he did not acquire German store chain Karstadt to convert all of them into (...)

Logistics 19/02/2018

UAE's Rasmala also eyes NL, France, Ireland after €154m German logistics buy

The United Arab Emirates-based Rasmala group, which recently made its first investment in mainland Europe paying €154m for German logistics assets, will seek more, also (...)

Office 19/02/2018

Azerbaijan sovereign Oil Fund aims to double €2bn real estate assets

The State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Caspian Sea nation's sovereign investment fund, intends to nearly double its real estate holdings (...)

Office 13/02/2018

Brexit impact on Paris office slight but Macron, Grand Paris very positive - GCI

The impact on Paris office property of the UK's plans to leave the EU has so far been slight but the better investment climate (...)

Territories 30/01/2018

Linking Helsinki to Tallinn in a new metropolis, Angry Birds inventor backs Baltic tunnel

By Christmas 2024 you will be able to take a high-speed train under the Baltic Sea from Finnish capital Helsinki to Estonia's Tallinn, then (...)

Housing 25/01/2018

Tapping into rising interest in European housing, EFL aims to step up knowledge transfer

With a shortage of housing challenging most nations in Europe, interest in affordable homes and the intersect of social and private sectors is growing (...)

Listed 17/01/2018

German residential developer Instone to favour IPO in first half - BIE sources

German residential property developer Instone, formed last year by the Jersey-based ActivumSG from two subsidiaries, is likely to favour a stock market flotation this (...)

Office 17/01/2018

Finland's €10bn RE investment record in 2017 unlikely to be repeated - KTI

Real estate investment in Finland soared in 2017 to €10.2bn, beating by 38% the prior record set in 2016, according to research group KTI. (...)

Logistics 16/01/2018

Poste Immo looks into future for huge 11,000-property stock across France

Poste Immo, the property management unit of France's giant public sector La Poste postal service, is tasked with foreseeing the future for its 11,000 buildings and (...)

Office 11/01/2018

German 2017 CRE investment hits record €57bn, 2018 to depend on rates, bonds - JLL

Investment in German commercial property last year hit €56.8 bn, shattering the prior record set in 2015 by €1.7 bn, and up 7% from (...)

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 (...)

Finance 16/11/2017

Party still ahead for western economies; RE price rises should continue – INREV conf

Western economies are in good shape, and caution since the global financial crisis should give way to normalisation and a top-of-cycle ‘party’ soon, Berenberg Bank Chief (...)

Retail 09/11/2017

European real estate investor demand seen stronger in 2018 but caution on UK

Despite strong price rises in European commercial real estate this year, investor demand is expected to be still stronger in 2018, according to a (...)

Finance 01/11/2017

Eurozone economic, real estate optimism tempered by asset availability – ULI/PwC

An improving Eurozone macroeconomic outlook and real estate’s continued attractiveness are bolstering industry optimism, says the ULI/PwC Emerging Trends 2018 report. But investors are concerned about (...)

Office 01/11/2017

Data availability, shift toward real estate as a service seen upcoming trends

The growing availability of data on all aspects of real estate, combined with the tech-enabled shift toward viewing it as a service rather than (...)

Office 01/11/2017

Berlin, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Munich, Madrid top city list in ULI/PwC report

For the fourth year in a row Berlin has taken the top spot in the city rankings of the annual Emerging Trends report produced (...)

Retail 30/10/2017

Toronto’s Slate adds 47 German retail sites, taking assets near 120

New acquisitions by the Frankfurt-based unit of Toronto’s Slate group means it is on track to execute on its European business plan, now with nearly 120 (...)

Office 22/10/2017

Patrizia eyes more acquisitions, settles Union Investment payout dispute

German listed investment manager Patrizia is planning further acquisitions and has around €700m in liquidity for this, CFO Karim Bohn said in a interview. It has also settled (...)