Interviews

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


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