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Meyer Bergman's third European Retail Real Estate Fund closes its capital-raising

Meyer Bergman has secured €816 million of equity commitments from international institutional investors for its third fund and associated co-investment vehicles at the final close of capital-raising. Meyer Bergman European Retail Partners III (MBERP III) held its final close with commitments from 15 international pension fund...
Monday, 15. January 2018
Invesco RE acquires three European core office assets for €140 million

Invesco RE acquires three European core office assets for €140 million

Invesco Real Estate has acquired three Class-A office properties in Milan, Prague and Munich. The acquisitions with a total investment volume of €140 million were made on behalf of one of the firm’s long-standing German separate account clients, a south German pension fund. „All three assets are fitting perfectly into the agr...
Friday, 12. January 2018

Staycity Aparthotels plans six new property openings for 2019-2020

Following a positive trading year and 12 months of significant growth Staycity Aparthotels has announced a further six new property openings for 2019-2020. Finance director Colm Whooley said that Staycity expects 2017 turnover to have grown by 25%, with strong profit margins remaining in line with that of previous years.
Tuesday, 9. January 2018

AXA IM - Real Assets acquires flagship retail asset in Venice for c. €46 million

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets has acquired, on behalf of a client, of a prime retail asset in the centre of Venice from a private investor for €45.75 million. Serving as Zara's flagship outlet in Venice, the high street property totals 2,660 sqm arranged over five floors. The asset was launched in its current form in ...
Monday, 8. January 2018

Barings acquires office redevelopment in Porta Nouva in Milan

Barings Real Estate Advisers, part of Barings LLC, has acquired a ca. 4,400 sq m office redevelopment at the edge of Porta Nuova, the main business district of Milan. The investment is being made through Italy Opportunity Fund, an Italian alternative investment fund set up on behalf of clients and managed by Kryalos SGR. The ...
Monday, 8. January 2018

BNP Paribas REIM acquires the Deloitte Headquarters in Milan

BNP Paribas REIM, on behalf of the real estate fund “Concepto”, acquired from Signa Funds the Deloitte Headquarters in Milan. The building, located in Milan via Tortona 25, is fully occupied by Deloitte and features almost 28,000 sqm of total area dedicated to office use. The transaction has been closed at a total price of ar...
Friday, 22. December 2017

Six pan-European REITS create a sustainability and innovation thinktank

Olivier Elamine (CEO of Alstria), Manfredi Catella (Founder & CEO of COIMA RES), Pere Viñolas Serra (CEO of Colonial), Méka Brunel (CEO of Gecina), Toby Courtauld (CEO of Great Portland Estates) and Bernd Stahli (CEO of NSI) agreed to create a thinktank that will group together the sustainability and innovation best practices...
Tuesday, 19. December 2017

Carlson Rezidor adds new business development managers in Italy & UK

As part of ambitious global growth plans, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has announced two new additions to its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Regional Business Development team, to signal its commitment to accelerate growth in key European markets.
Tuesday, 19. December 2017

The Carlyle Group acquires 210,000 sqm of assets

The Carlyle Group has extended its European logistics platform through the acquisition of five logistics assets in Northern Italy, on behalf of investment funds that it advises. The portfolio was purchased in two separate transactions with one asset having been acquired from a European investment fund and the remaining four f...
Tuesday, 19. December 2017

Eurocommercial sells four properties for €187m

Eurocommercial Properties has signed a binding agreement for the sale of four properties to a single buyer. Under the terms of the agreement, Eurocommercial will sell Centro Lame (Via Marco Polo 3, Bologna), La Favorita (Piazzale Cesare Beccaria 1, Mantova), Centroluna (Via Variante Cisa 40, Sarzana) and Centro Leonardo (Vial...
Tuesday, 19. December 2017

CBRE acquires local facilities management provider Geico Lender

CBRE Group has acquired Geico Lender S.p.A, a building technical engineering services provider. Geico Lender will operate as part of CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business and adds extensive specialist technical services capabilities to the integrated suite of services for occupier clients.
Tuesday, 19. December 2017

Barings acquires Italian retail park Parco Fiore

Barings Real Estate Advisers has acquired the 28,000 sqm retail park, Parco Fiore, located near Conegliano, North West of Treviso from an Italian SGR in an off-market transaction. The investment is being made through European Core Property Fund Italy, an Italian alternative investment fund set up on behalf of clients for this...
Friday, 15. December 2017
The CityLife Shopping District is opening in the heart of Milan

The CityLife Shopping District is opening in the heart of Milan

Now in its first week of opening, the new CityLife Shopping District with 32,000 m² has welcomed numerous visitors. The project is one of Europe’s largest redevelopment projects and will include 1,000 new homes, offices for almost 10,000 staff, which includes the 44-storey Generali Tower, a park with more than 100,000 m², pia...
Thursday, 14. December 2017
AEW acquires three high street retail units in Milan

AEW acquires three high street retail units in Milan

AEW has acquired three prime high street retail units in central Milan on behalf of the City Retail Fund for c. €44mn in aggregate. The portfolio was acquired from a Grosvenor Europe-managed fund. The City Retail Fund's strategy focuses on building a portfolio of high quality, income producing retail assets that are well loca...
Tuesday, 12. December 2017
Foruminvest starts development of the Monopolis Lifestyle Center in Puglia

Foruminvest starts development of the Monopolis Lifestyle Center in Puglia

Recently Foruminvest Italia signed the agreement for the development of the Monopolis Lifestyle Center in Monopoli (Puglia). Gran Shopping Mongolfiera was the first development project of Foruminvest Italia in Puglia, which opened to the public in 2008, with a lettable area of 35,000 m² and 130 stores, located in Molfetta (BA).
Monday, 11. December 2017

Demand for office space in Milan intensifies following record take-up

Office take-up in Milan is set to reach 330,000 sq m in 2017, making it the second strongest year on record. The first nine months of 2017 saw the strongest period on record for the city, with office take-up reaching 273,000 sq m. Indicators show this surge of take-up will continue well into the new year. With take-up at peak...
Friday, 8. December 2017
Coima launches new development phase of Porta Nuova

Coima launches new development phase of Porta Nuova

Coima launches Gioia 22, the new Porta Nuova tower block. Coima SGR will handle investment and asset management on behalf of a wholly owned subsidiary of The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority as the investor, while Coima Srl will be responsible for the development of the project.
Wednesday, 6. December 2017
PGGM and Hines enter separate account to invest in Milan

PGGM and Hines enter separate account to invest in Milan

Hines has entered a joint venture with PGGM to launch a separate account program primarily targeting high-street retail, office and mixed-use value-add developments in Milan. Hines will co-invest alongside PGGM into the account, which has an initial commitment of €155 million of equity, supported by moderate debt finance, and...
Friday, 1. December 2017