Interviews

UK’s Internos checks in to Europe’s value-add hotel market

UK-based investment manager Internos Global Investors is on the hunt for value-add opportunities in Europe’s hotel markets for its second


Galimmo targets value creation from €1bn European retail portfolio

New European retail property firm Galimmo is looking to grow the value of its portfolio through extensions and renovations, a

Swiss Life launches €300m European retail fund

Swiss Life Asset Managers has launched a retail fund, which will invest at least €300m in prime assets in major European cities



German ADO Properties plans to grow portfolio in Berlin’s periphery

ADO Properties, the German-listed housing company that invests exclusively in the country’s capital, plans to expand its portfolio by over


HB Reavis plots European expansion through city-shaping schemes

Just a couple of weeks after the shock result of the Brexit vote in June, Slovakian developer HB Reavis sold


Macron’s election to drive demand for office space in Paris region – M&G

The election of pro-EU, centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron as French President will drive demand for office space in the Paris


LaSalle IM, Aviva to raise Encore+ fund’s allocation to Germany

LaSalle Investment Management will increase the exposure of the pan-European Encore+ fund that it co-manages with Aviva Investors to German


German TLG remains positive on Berlin while expanding in western Germany

Berlin has entered an exclusive club of cities, which offer good job prospects and a fashionable living environment, according to


M&G zooms in on retail opportunities in key cities across Europe

UK-based M&G Real Estate, part of the Prudential insurance group, bases its retail investment decisions on cities rather than countries


Risk aversion boosts returns for core Europe value-add, opportunistic strategies – JPM AM

Due to heightened risk aversion, investors are pledging less capital to pursue value-add and opportunistic property strategies – but those


Europa Capital cautious on office rental growth in Spain

Spanish rental growth expectations, which are driving up prices for office assets, are exaggerated, according to Jason Oram, partner and


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