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Avignon Capital enters Netherlands, eyes Switzerland next

Avignon Capital has entered the Netherlands with the acquisition of a hotel in Amsterdam for €45m and plans to make


German GxP plans reverse stock split, move to Frankfurt

GxP German Properties plans to carry out a reverse stock split and move its headquarters to Frankfurt from Berlin as

Denmark’s Sadolin & Albæk sees real estate opportunities in Copenhagen and beyond

Investors looking at Denmark for property investment can find ample opportunities even beyond the capital Copenhagen as the country’s secondary



PGIM RE to reconsider UK value-add assets as post-Brexit opportunities emerge

US real estate investment manager PGIM Real Estate is starting to reconsider UK value-add assets as real estate opportunities are


AXA IM – Real Assets focuses on alternatives amid increasing competition

France-based AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets is focusing on alternative assets as the weight of capital looking to access


Barings expects €1.5bn of European deals in 2017

US firm Barings Real Estate Advisers expects to grow its transaction volume in Europe by 50% to €1.5bn this year,


German Real I.S. plans to broaden capital base, raise allocation to non-star hotels

Real I.S., the real estate manager of German landesbank BayernLB, plans to expand its investor base by sourcing capital from


France’s First Growth plans to structure €2bn of deals this year

First Growth Real Estate Finance’s founders, Francesca Galante and Cyril de Romance, will happily tell you that they set up


Engel & Völkers launches hotel division as demand from investors and tourists grows

German franchise brokerage Engel & Völkers has set up a new hotel division amid increasing investor interest in the asset


Skanska profits from increasing demand for core assets in the Nordics

Swedish-listed developer and construction company Skanska is benefiting from a rise in demand for core real estate in the Nordics


Risks rise and price expectations diverge on resilient UK property scene

Buyers’ and sellers’ property price expectations in the UK are diverging following Brexit as investors seek higher returns in potentially


Lone Star’s Neinor prepares for IPO as Spanish economy recovers – CEO

Spanish homebuilder Neinor, which is owned by US private-equity firm Lone Star, is preparing for an initial public offering as


Hemsö focusing on single-asset deals, refurbishments for German nursing homes

Swedish Hemsö, which invests in public service properties and is majority-held by the state, is focusing on single-asset acquisitions and




Germany’s Hamburg Team Investment Management plans urban quarter fund

Following the launch of its first institutional property fund, which targets €250m of residential investments across Germany, Hamburg Team Investment


German 12.18. seeks expansion in Europe’s booming hotel sector

German hotel investor and operator 12.18. will aim to add three to six assets to its portfolio annually over the


Unibail teams up with Amazon, Dress in the City to get millennials

Unibail-Rodamco is developing partnerships with online retailers, including the world’s largest Internet retailer Amazon and French fashion platform Dress in


HIH Group to focus on retail in overbought German market

Hamburg-based property group HIH expects transaction volumes in Germany to fall this year due to high competition for prime product,


A `New Deal’ for real estate at MIPIM 2017

Identifying risks and opportunities in an increasingly uncertain political and economic world will dominate discussion at the MIPIM real estate