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MIPIM PropTech: Industry leaders need to know their tech ABCs 

Commercial real estate owners need to expand their skill sets to become proficient in the language and capital structures around


CBRE: Logistics investment maintains record pace

Investment in EMEA industrial and logistics property jumped by a fifth in 1Q18, maintaining the momentum of four successive record

Savills: European investment volume on track to equal 2017

Commercial property investment slipped 8% across Europe in 1Q18 but the full year total is still likely to match 2017



Industria Wohnen adds €106m German residential portfolio

Industria Wohnen, part of Hamburg private bank M.M. Warburg, has bought a €106m German residential portfolio from Dutch developer Ten


BPCE set to decide fate of Crédit Foncier unit

French banking group BPCE is set to decide on the future of Crédit Foncier, its struggling property financing arm, according


Korean buys second-largest European e-commerce centre

Seoul-based Vestas Investment Management has bought Europe’s second-largest e-commerce centre, according to an announcement. The acquisition of the Polish property


MIPIM PropTech: Bouygues Immobilier bets on machine learning

French property group Bouygues Immobilier is using machine learning and predictive analytics to tailor its products and target customers more accurately,


Hines strikes forward deal for Edinburgh office

Hines has struck a deal to forward purchase a prime 60,000 sq ft office building in the heart of Edinburgh


Cromwell sells Helsinki offices

Cromwell Property Group has sold a pair of office buildings in Helsinki to Antiloopi for €43.1 million, the company announced.


Germany’s KGAL hooks first UK investor

KGAL, the German real assets fund manager, has secured investment from the London Borough of Newham Pension Fund for its


McCarthy & Stone tumbles on profit warning

McCarthy & Stone, a leading UK retirement homes builder, reported a fall in sales in the second quarter of 2018


Norges JV buys JLL London HQ lease for £115m

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund and its investment partner The Crown Estate have bought the long leasehold on JLL’s London headquarters


Asian investors plough £3.4bn into London City assets in 2018

Asian investment into London’s financial district has soared to a new record with £3.4bn of deals agreed already this year,




LondonMetric buys £55m warehouse portfolio

LondonMetric, the London-listed distribution and retail specialist, has bought a portfolio of 10 properties, made up mainly of warehouses for


Landlords push back against rising CVAs in UK

The property industry is pushing back on the increased use of company voluntary arrangements, an insolvency tool for distressed businesses,


Vonovia wins control of Victoria Park

German residential group Vonovia has won control of Swedish housing company Victoria Park as a result of its SEK9.55bn (€898m) bid for


Korean investors pick up further Paris asset 

A consortium of Korean investors led by Hyundai Investment Asset Management has picked up an office complex in the Paris


CBRE GI offloads five Dutch shopping centres

Property investment manager CBRE Global Investors has completed the repositioning of its non-listed CBRE Dutch Retail Fund with the sale