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Phoenix Spree Deutschland to acquire Berlin apartment complex

Phoenix Spree Deutschland to acquire Berlin apartment complex

Wed, 29/07/2015 - 14:11

Phoenix Spree Deutschland , the UK listed investment company specialising in German residential real estate, has exchanged contracts on the acquisition of an apartment complex located in Friedrichshain, Berlin. »

GTCR sells Capella Healthcare to Medical Properties Trust

GTCR sells Capella Healthcare to Medical Properties Trust

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 13:46

Private equity firm GTCR’s portfolio company Capella Healthcare, is to be acquired by Medical Properties Trust, a Birmingham, Alabama based self-advised real estate investment trust, for USD900 million in cash.  »

L&G acquires Mitchells and Butlers’ Birmingham HQ and hotel for GBP69.5m

L&G acquires Mitchells and Butlers’ Birmingham HQ and hotel for GBP69.5m

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 13:44

Legal & General Property (LGP) announces, on behalf of its LPI (Limited Price Inflation) Income Property Fund, has purchased the freehold interest in Mitchells & Butlers HQ offices and associated hotel situated on Fleet Street and Lionel Street in Central Birmingham.   »

M&G Real Estate invests in EUR175, office scheme in central Madrid

M&G Real Estate invests in EUR175, office scheme in central Madrid

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 14:08

M&G Real Estate, the real estate fund management arm of M&G Investments, has acquired a 35,000 sq m office property in the central business district of Madrid in a deal worth up to €175 million.  »

Waypoint Residential acquires two apartment properties

Waypoint Residential acquires two apartment properties

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 07:41

Waypoint Residential has added two high-quality assets to its growing portfolio: Valencia Place in Houston, Texas and Village at Rice Hope in Savannah, Georgia.  »

Hunter acquires High Barnet shopping centre

Hunter acquires High Barnet shopping centre

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 14:14

Hunter Real Estate Investment Managers has acquired The Spires Shopping Centre, High Barnet from The Pears Group. The acquisition, which was made on behalf of a North American institutional investor client, reflects a net initial yield of just over 6 per cent. »

Gramercy Property Trust acquires USD26.1m Philadelphia distribution facility

Gramercy Property Trust acquires USD26.1m Philadelphia distribution facility

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 14:12

Gramercy Property Trust Inc has closed on the acquisition of a distribution facility totalling approximately 255,300 square feet located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  »

FIBRA Macquarie México completes acquisition of a strategically-positioned industrial portfolio

FIBRA Macquarie México completes acquisition of a strategically-positioned industrial portfolio

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 14:08

FIBRA Macquarie México (FIBRA Macquarie) has successfully completed the acquisition of an eight-property industrial portfolio located in Monterrey, Nuevo León, which includes four stabilised properties, two build-to-suit (BTS) development properties and two land parcels.  »

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT acquires DreamWorks Animation's HQ and studio campus

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT acquires DreamWorks Animation's HQ and studio campus

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 07:32

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT has completed the acquisition of DreamWorks Animation's Headquarters and Studios Campus, a five-building, 460,000 square foot property (the "Property"), located in Glendale, California, at a purchase price of USD215 million.  »

Centurion acquires Leeds business park for GBP17.25 million

Centurion acquires Leeds business park for GBP17.25 million

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 13:48

Centurion Properties, the UK real estate company, has acquired Lawnswood Business Park in Leeds, through a new vehicle, Centurion Capital Partners, which is funded by ICG-Longbow, a specialist UK property investment manager. »

Deutsche AWM acquires West 125th Street portfolio in NYC

Deutsche AWM acquires West 125th Street portfolio in NYC

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 13:22

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s (Deutsche AWM) Alternatives and Real Assets (ARA) business today has acquired 55 West 125th Street and 215 West 125th Street in New York City on behalf of an institutional investor. »

Ron Jeanneault

NorthStar Healthcare acquires interest in USD1.1bn senior housing investment

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 12:47

NorthStar Healthcare Income, through a joint venture with Formation Capital and Safanad Management Limited, has closed the acquisition of the US-based operations of Extendicare International, including a portfolio of 158 senior housing and care facilities for a total cost of approximately USD1.1 billion.   »

Ching Chiat Kwong

Oxley Holdings acquires GBP50m interest in London’s Galliard Group

Thu, 16/07/2015 - 12:41

Singaporean property developer Oxley Holdings has entered into a subscription and shareholders’ agreement to acquire a 20 per cent stake in the enlarged share capital of Galliard Group, a leading UK developer which trades as Galliard Homes, for GBP50 million. »

Denmark

M7-Oaktree’s Nordic JV buys seven light industrial properties in Denmark for circa EUR31m

Thu, 16/07/2015 - 09:16

DaRE, the joint venture established by M7 Real Estate and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, has acquired seven assets in Denmark for approximately EUR31 million). The purchase price reflects a gross yield of 13.7 per cent.  »

Derek Gilby

L&G makes debut school investment

Thu, 16/07/2015 - 09:10

Legal & General Property (LGP), on behalf of its LPI (Limited Price Inflation) Income Property Fund, has completed the acquisition of Brook House Primary School, a newly built school in Tottenham, North London, for a total consideration of GBP11 million.  »

Felix Bauer

DREF purchases further student residence

Thu, 16/07/2015 - 09:08

Having issued the first bond to finance student housing in Germany in June, Deutsche Real Estate Funds (DREF) has now acquired a further student residence in Kiel with a market value of EUR20 million. »

Ian Rickwood

Henley acquires second Rotterdam site

Thu, 16/07/2015 - 07:29

Henley360 has completed its third mainland European acquisition since launching in March 2014, with the EUR8.65 million purchase of a 216,000 sq ft business park in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. »

Gaw Capital Intercontinental hotel

Gaw Capital Partners leads acquisition of Hong Kong’s InterContinental Hotel

Mon, 13/07/2015 - 07:40

Real estate private equity firm, Gaw Capital Partners, has successfully led the acquisition of the centrally located InterContinental Hong Kong Hotel from the hotel's current owner and management company, InterContinental Hotels Group on behalf of the purchaser, Supreme Key Limited.  »

London

Fosum Property acquires majority stake in Resolution Property Investment Management

Fri, 10/07/2015 - 14:45

Fosun Property, the Shanghai-based real estate investment management platform of Fosun International, has acquired a majority stake in Resolution Property Investment Management (RPIM), a London-based private equity real estate fund manager.  »

Adam Kerr

L&G acquires Waitrose distribution warehouse in Chorley for GBP50.8m

Fri, 10/07/2015 - 14:39

Legal & General Property (LGP), on behalf of its annuity fund, has completed the acquisition of a Waitrose regional distribution warehouse at Matrix Park in Chorley from BA Pension Fund.   »

Sean Dalfen

Dalfen America Corp acquires Charlotte Industrial Portfolio

Thu, 09/07/2015 - 14:08

Dalfen America Corp (DAC) has acquired Northfield Industrial Portfolio located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The portfolio is 100 per cent leased and is comprised of four light industrial buildings containing a total of 122,283 square feet which were constructed from 1997 to 2002. »

Tom Smedley

Schroder Real Estate makes EUR25 million investment in central Madrid

Thu, 09/07/2015 - 13:55

Schroder Real Estate has completed a strategic acquisition in Madrid, Spain on behalf of Immobilien Europa Direkt, an investment group of Zurich Investment Foundation.  »

Joe Lister

USAF property portfolio valued at GBP1,975m at end of June 2015

Thu, 09/07/2015 - 09:16

Following the GBP271 million acquisition of the 2,100 bed Ahli United Bank portfolio, (which completed on 30 June), the Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund (USAF) and the London Student Accommodation Joint Venture’s property portfolio was valued at GBP1,975 million at 30 June 2015. »

announcement

MPH Ventures to acquire interest in Travelucion

Thu, 09/07/2015 - 09:12

MPH Ventures Corp is to acquire a 20 per cent interest in Travelucion SL in exchange for common shares of MPH Ventures and USD 100,000 in cash with an option to acquire the remaining 80 per cent interest. »

Paris

LFPI acquires Alliance Hotel Group from Lone Star

Wed, 08/07/2015 - 14:11

LFPI has acquired Alliance Hotel Group from Lone Star. The group comprises twelve hotels, positioned as three and four star offerings, located in Greater Paris as well as key regional cities.  »

Keith Breslauer

Patron Capital acquires shared equity mortgage portfolio from Galliford Try plc  

Wed, 08/07/2015 - 13:55

Patron Capital, a pan-European institutional investor focused on property-backed investments, has acquired a portfolio of 941 shared equity mortgages with a total notional outstanding balance of around GBP25 million. »

Pierre-Gilles Solvit

Colliers International expands operations in Belgium

Wed, 08/07/2015 - 12:11

Colliers International Group has acquired IDB Management (IDB), an asset and property management firm in Belgium. As part of the transaction, IDB will be rebranded as Colliers International. »

Guillaume Cassou

KKR, Hines Italia SGR and COIMA, make first real estate acquisition in Italy

Wed, 08/07/2015 - 07:43

KKR, together with Hines Italia Value Added Fund, a fund managed by Hines Italia SGR, and COIMA, has acquired five telecom assets leased to Telecom Italia, its first real estate acquisition in Italy. »

Griffin Capital Morpho

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II acquires Massachussetts property leased by Morpho Detection

Wed, 08/07/2015 - 07:40

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II has closed the acquisition of a 64,200 sq ft, two-storye, office/R&D building  in Andover, Massachusetts, approximately 20 miles northwest of Boston.  »

Dennis Gershenson

Ramco-Gershenson to acquire partners' interests in seven shopping centres

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 13:53

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust is to acquire its partners' ownership interests in seven shopping centres totalling USD185.9 million, including the assumption of its partner's pro rata share of debt of USD48.1 million.  »

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