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UK’s Grainger hires Liberty Living’s Kenny as COO

Grainger, the UK’s largest listed residential landlord, has named John Kenny, former chief operating officer at student housing provider Liberty


Hong Kong’s Joint Treasure buys London office for £135m

An investor consortium represented by Hong Kong-based Joint Treasure International has bought the historic 3 St James’s Square office for

European investors double their London purchases – Savills

Investors from mainland Europe have bought £1.7bn of central London commercial real estate so far this year, double the £824m



KFIM secures £500m of equity for UK long-income fund

Knight Frank Investment Management has raised £500m of equity from investors in the second closing of its Long Income Property


Bouwfonds launches €500m-€600m communication infrastructure fund

Bouwfonds Investment Management, part of the Dutch Rabo Real Estate Group, has launched a new communication infrastructure fund with a


Lisbon office rents entering new growth phase – Capital Economics

Prime office rents in Portuguese capital Lisbon are poised for a new upward phase with growth in 2017-19 at 2%-2.5%


Castellum 1Q net leasing soars as Swedish rental markets boom

Castellum, one of Sweden’s largest listed property firms, said income from property management increased by 9% in the first three


Skanska invests in Polish co-working start-up

Swedish construction and development company Skanska will invest up to €10m in start-up company Business Link, the largest provider of


Redefine International 1H earnings improve as Brexit impact muted

London and Johannesburg-listed REIT Redefine International said underlying EPRA earnings improved by 4% to £23.7m in the first half of


McCafferty management portfolio hits £400m in London

European property asset manager McCafferty has built up a management portfolio of real estate worth £400m in the first six


Hungary’s OTP buys Budapest office from Futureal

The OTP Prime Property Investment Fund, administered by Hungarian OTP Bank, has bought the Skypark office building in Budapest from


German Silverton takes stake in co-working space provider

German manager The Silverton Group, specialised in work-out situations, has taken a stake in Poland-based proptech company Desk.Works, the third-largest


French AccorHotels set for tense AGM over double voting rights

France-based AccorHotels AGM could be a tense affair after the group's board opposed a proposal by a group of shareholders




German pbb issues $600m mortgage Pfandbrief

German-listed property financier pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank has placed a USD-denominated mortgage Pfandbrief covered bond with a total volume of $600m.


French Mata Capital buys €67m retail portfolio

French real estate fund manager Mata Capital has significantly expanded assets under management by acquiring a portfolio of retail assets


French Galimmo says first results underline strong earnings prospects

New French retail property firm Galimmo says its first financial results confirm its ability to deliver solid income for its


French Gecina acquires further Paris CBD office for €63m

French REIT/SIIC Gecina has agreed to buy a further central Paris office building for €63m excluding duties as part of


Canada investor, Oxenwood buy £286m UK logistics portfolio

UK-based property investor Oxenwood Real Estate and an undisclosed Canadian institutional investor have formed a joint venture to acquire the