Interviews

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


W. P. Carey says Brexit did not create expected opportunities

The shock Brexit vote in June did not trigger the yield moves and opportunities that real estate investors had expected


Hamborner REIT to invest €300m+ across Germany

Duisburg-based Hamborner REIT seeks to increase assets under management to around €1.4bn over the next 12 to 18 months, investing


European property set to attract more Chinese capital

Chinese investors will increase their allocation to European real estate despite a slowdown in the country’s economy, according to Jonathan


Commerz Real focuses on developments, extensions, niches in Europe

Commerz Real, the fund manager of Germany’s Commerzbank, seeks to generate returns for its clients in Europe by investing in


French FdR sees €1.3bn of hotel purchases this year amid Berlin push

French REIT/SIIC Foncière des Régions has proved it likes to grab the best residential assets in Berlin. When it comes


Hines sees retail opportunities in Italy, Portugal

US-based property investor and developer Hines sees retail opportunities in prime locations in Italy, where it already has a full




German HIH-Warburg secures €150m retail acquisition pipeline

German investment manager Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate plans to increase its allocation to retail and has secured an acquisition pipeline


GxP plans expansion with conservative core-plus and value-add strategy in German B cities

Real estate investor GxP German Properties plans to expand its portfolio to €750m over the next two years with the


UK’s Pradera to open German, Nordic offices

UK-based retail fund and asset manager Pradera will open offices in Germany and the Nordics to support expansion in both


AEW’s City Retail fund to enter new markets after first Belgian deal

AEW Europe’s City Retail fund, which is investing in prime retail assets in European cities, has secured a deal pipeline


Hungary’s Futureal grows in Budapest, eyes new European markets

Hungarian property developer Futureal, which is active in its home country as well as Romania and Poland, is monitoring opportunities