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Real estate funds drive significant change in investment activity

Thu, 07/06/2018 - 13:36

High cash inflows and ensuing efforts to prevent excess liquidity build-up drove the 19 German open-ended retail real estate funds evaluated by Scope to increase their investment volumes by 50 per cent between 2016 and 2017 to a total value of EUR9.2 billion across 66 commercial properties and 324 residential properties. »

M&G Real Estate invests GBP167.25m in Edinburgh retail centre

Thu, 07/06/2018 - 10:45

M&G Real Estate has acquired The Crown Estate’s 50 per cent stake in Fort Kinnaird retail centre in Edinburgh in a GBP167.25 million deal.  »

True North Commercial REIT completes acquisition of Toronto office building

Thu, 07/06/2018 - 10:44

True North Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust (the REIT) has closed its previously announced acquisition of a 274,500 square foot Class A LEED Gold office building located at 5775 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario. »

Team building

Real estate finance team joins King & Spalding’s New York office 

Thu, 07/06/2018 - 10:43

King & Spalding has appointed Erik Andersen, Elizabeth Gable and Jared Zaben as partners in the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group.  »

Kintyre advises Hannover Steel on sale of Bremen office property portfolio

Thu, 07/06/2018 - 10:39

Hannover Steel, the property investor and asset manager, has sold a portfolio of office properties in Bremen on behalf of a long-term private German investor for a figure in excess of EUR20 million. »

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BDO promotes 14 new partners

Thu, 07/06/2018 - 09:30

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has promoted 14 new partners across its tax, audit and advisory teams. The promotions, which are effective as of 30 June 2018, take BDO’s intake of new partners to 66 in the last two years. »

AXA IM - Real Assets appoints UK Head of Asset Management

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 19:43

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets (AXA IM - Real Assets) has appointed Justin Travlos to the role of UK Head of Asset Management, effective 18 June. »

German non-listed real estate posts highest performance in a decade

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:12

INREV’s German Vehicles Annual Index 2018 recorded a ten-year high for non-listed real estate performance in Germany, with total returns of 4.29 per cent over 2017, up from 2.68 per cent the previous year. »

Aberdeen Standard Investments and La Française Real Estate Partners International sell two prime retail assets in Germany

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:59

La Française Real Estate Partners International (LF REP International) and Aberdeen Asset Management have successfully sold a prime mixed use asset in Stuttgart to LaSalle Investment Management and a core retail asset in Lübeck to R+V Versicherung. »

Avignon Capital hires Valad Europe/Cromwell CEO

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:58

European property investment firm and asset manager Avignon Capital, has appointed Valad Europe/Cromwell Property Group CEO David Kirkby as Director of Capital Accounts.  »

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