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» Chronological View: " Southern Europe " «

IGD appoints Elio Gasperoni as Chairman and Claudio Albertini as CEO

IGD has appointed Elio Gasperoni and Claudio Albertini as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, respectively, for the period 2018-2020. Furthermore, Rossella Saoncella has been appointed as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Board confirmed the pre-existing powers, recognizing powers corre...
Wednesday, 13. June 2018

Real I.S. launches BGV VIII Europa fund

Real I.S. is launching the company’s new real estate special AIF, Real I.S. BGV VIII Europe. With the new fund, the company is thus continuing its successful series of Bayerische Grundvermögen (BGV) funds. The initial target volume of the diversified special AIF is around one billion euros. The fund will focus on investments ...
Tuesday, 12. June 2018

Lisbon's main performance indicators show upwards trend

Following the exceptional performance that the national tourism market has consistently and solidly recorded, the results achieved in the first quarter of 2018 follow the positive growth trajectory. The city and region of Lisbon verified a very positive performance with the main performance indicators showing upward performan...
Tuesday, 12. June 2018

Food services & drinks prepresent over 70% of retail investment

The sector with the largest retail investment has been food services & drinks, according to Worx's Waction study. In a year without openings of new shopping centers, the retail market focuses on refurbishment and repositioning processes of existing commercial equipment, in order to make them more competitive and appealing to ...
Wednesday, 6. June 2018

ICG makes €105 million investment in Eroski Spanish hypermarkets

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) will invest €105 million in six Spanish hypermarkets. ICG has partnered with Inmobiliaria Armuco S.L., a real estate company 45% owned by Eroski, a food retailer in Northern Spain, to acquire five of its hypermarkets and one more completely owned by Eroski in a primary sale and leaseback trans...
Thursday, 31. May 2018

BNP Paribas Real Estate to build mixed scheme of 74,000 sq metres in Lisbon

BNP Paribas Real Estate will develop a large-scale mixed scheme with a total floor area of 74,000 sq metres. To help grow the business locally, BNP Paribas Real Estate has recruited Pedro Alves Torgo as Project Director and Luis Moreno as Technical Director. The scheme will take pace in a joint venture with local developer Pe...
Thursday, 31. May 2018

Leonardo da Vinci's Business City at Rome Airport gets under way

The new Rome Fiumicino Business City's centre, comprising 7 buildings, will include work spaces suited to different requirements and many offices will be constructed. It is designed and created by Aeroporti di Roma, which is situated side-by-side with the Terminals of international hub Leonardo da Vinci and immediately access...
Thursday, 31. May 2018

Meridia Capital acquires Madrid office asset for €26.5m

Meridia Capital Partners, acting through its real estate investment vehicle Meridia III, has acquired a 7,500 m² office building in Madrid for €26.5m. “We are very satisfied with this deal, as the asset has a great potential due to its excellent location and the value we can add by refurbishing it. This asset does not only re...
Wednesday, 30. May 2018

Habitat Inmobiliaria appoints José C. Saz as CEO

Habitat Inmobiliaria has appointed José C. Saz as the CEO and top executive of the company. Saz will focus on driving the company's growth in the country's property market through an active investment policy. Habitat aims at becoming one of the leading companies in the country´s real estate sector. With the appointment of Saz...
Wednesday, 30. May 2018

Coima Res acquires Tocqueville office complex in Milan

Coima Res has added the buy the office complex in Via Alessio di Tocqueville, 13, Milan to its office portfolio in Milan, acquiring the asset from Mediolanum Gestione Fondi for around €56m. Tocqueville is a 10-storey building with a surface of around 12,300sqm and represents a sizeable core plus asset in the Milan Porta Nuov...
Wednesday, 30. May 2018

Foncière des Régions is changing its name to Covivio

Foncière des Régions is changing its name to Covivio. This change concerns all of the company's activities in Europe. The former Foncière des Régions headlines Foncière des Murs, Immeo in Germany and Beni Stabili, with whom he is currently merging in Italy. All these brands will be united under the banner Covivio.
Wednesday, 30. May 2018

M&G Real Estate grows exposure

M&G Real Estate has invested a further €80 million in European commercial and industrial property, with the acquisition of two industrial and two retail assets in the country, made on behalf of the M&G European Property Fund managed by David Jackson and Simon Ellis. With a focus on prime real estate in core locations and with...
Wednesday, 30. May 2018

European student accommodation transactions up 29% year-on-year

The rising demand for global Higher Education continues to attract institutional capital to invest in European student accommodation with transactions up 29% year-on-year to some €13.6 billion across the continent in 2017, according to a new investment guide from Cushman & Wakefield. The firm’s latest Student Accommodation Gu...
Tuesday, 29. May 2018

Testa Residencial acquires 1.329 apartments from CaixaBank’s real estate subsidiary

Testa Residencial has acquired 1.329 apartments from BuildingCenter S.A., CaixaBank´s real estate subsidiary, for a price of €207 million. This represents more than 90% of the assets included in the agreement signed last March between the two parties. The remaining 129 apartments will be acquired for an amount of €21 million ...
Friday, 25. May 2018

Investor appetite for commercial real estate undiminished in Europe

The European real estate market is still going strong, with cities like Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt and Paris leading the way, according to RICS' quarterly Global Commercial Property Monitor. When it comes to international hubs such as New York, Dubai and Shanghai, most respondents to RICS’ survey believe business shows sign...
Thursday, 24. May 2018

Axel Hotels adds two new projects to its expansion plan

Axel Hotels will continue its international expansion plan by opening two new hotels in 2019: Axel Hotel Valencia and Axel Hotel Donosti (San Sebastián). Both properties are scheduled to open their doors in the first half of 2019 as part of the company’s expansion plan, which includes plans to open 10 hotels in the next four ...
Wednesday, 23. May 2018

Amro RE seeks partner to target student housing across Southern Europe

Amro Real Estate Partners is expanding its reach across southern Europe to capitalise on the potential of the purpose-built student housing market in Spain and Portugal. CBRE Spain have been appointed to seek a joint venture partner for a capital investment of €300m to access the full potential of the market in Iberia. Amro h...
Tuesday, 22. May 2018