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Gerald Eve expands international alliance

Gerald Eve expands international alliance

Gerald Eve has strengthened its international alliance of independent real estate advisors with the addition of a new Portuguese partner. Joining the alliance is B. Prime, a consultancy advising on commercial real estate across Portugal with a particular focus on the Lisbon region. The firm specialises in offering agency, val...
Monday, 18. 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
Collegiate focuses on Spain and Portugal

Collegiate focuses on Spain and Portugal

In the last decade, investors have rushed to the burgeoning purpose-built-student-accommodation (PBSA) sector opening new private halls in emergent locations throughout the UK with extra facilities such as gyms and private cinemas. Luxury student accommodation provider Collegiate has been at the heart of this growing market f...
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

Barings invests further €17.6 million in Spain

After Barings Real Estate Advisers has already bought a logistics property from Deka Immobilien for €17.6 million at the end of November, the investment manager invested a further €17.6 million in a fully-let retail warehouse and petrol station from López-Real. The two acquisitions follows Barings' debut into the Spanish logi...
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

Madrid experiences strongest occupier activity in a decade

Madrid’s occupational market has seen a particularly buoyant period, with the first nine months of 2017 registering the strongest occupier activity in a decade, reaching 359,000 sq m. The upturn in the Spanish economy is of course vitally linked to this increased activity, Spain’s economy is outpacing the Eurozone, with GDP g...
Friday, 1. December 2017
BBS Capital arranges finance for Ibiza hotel development with Signal Capital Partners

BBS Capital arranges finance for Ibiza hotel development with Signal Capital Partners

BBS Capital has arranged, on behalf of a private hotel group, a €50m facility with Signal Capital Partners, for the acquisition and development of Orquidea Aparthotel, a circa 12,000 sq m hotel in the exclusive town of Santa Eulalia on the island of Ibiza. The loan was utilised to purchase this 198 room hotel from a private v...
Friday, 1. 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

Report shows „connected living“ expectations of 2020 students

A new report warns that accommodation providers who fail to meet the connected living expectations of the students of 2020 will struggle to attract tenants or risk leaving them ‘isolated’, ‘frustrated’, and ‘angry’. The study, commissioned by Ask4 and carried out by Red Brick Research, explores the attitudes of 3,000 14-16 ye...
Tuesday, 28. November 2017

European shopping centre development slows but pipeline remains strong

Shopping centre development activity in the first half of 2017 increased total floorspace across Europe to 160.8 million sq m at the midpoint of the year, according to Cushman & Wakefield. In the first half of the year 825,000 sq m was delivered to the market in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE), compared with 344,000 sq m in We...
Thursday, 23. November 2017

Coima acquires rights on more than 32,000 sq m in Porta Nouva in Milan

Coima SGR was awarded the allocation of a communal area of 32,208 square metres, entirely located within the Porta Nuova area, located between the streets Melchiorre Gioia, Pirelli and Sassetti, by the municipality of Milan. The transaction, worth €78,888 million, was funded by the Coima Opportunity Fund II fund, reserved for...
Wednesday, 22. November 2017
Joint-Venture of Benson Elliot, Walton Street, Algonquin sells two Italian hotels

Joint-Venture of Benson Elliot, Walton Street, Algonquin sells two Italian hotels

A joint venture between Benson Elliot, Walton Street Capital and Algonquin SA has sold the Westin Europa & Regina hotel in Venice and the Westin Palace in Milan. The sale of the Venice and Milan hotels marks the penultimate exit from the Prime Europe Hotels portfolio of eight European gateway city properties, acquired by the ...
Wednesday, 15. November 2017

Colonial increases its stake in Axiare to 29% and launches a takeover bid

Colonial has acquired an additional 13.3% of Axiare's share capital from former shareholders of the company, including Pelham Capital’s 9% stake, and has launched a voluntary tender offer to acquire the remaining 71.4% of „Axiare Patrimonio Socimi SA “. The consideration offered to shareholders of Axiare consists of €18.50 pe...
Tuesday, 14. November 2017