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TH Real Estate, represented by Savills, has sold Whitefriars Shopping Centre to Canterbury City Council for £75m.
CORESTATE Capital Holding S.A. has expanded its high street portfolio to 200 retail assets with a total investment volume of over EUR 2bn.
The KGAL Group has strengthened its position in the Scandinavian wind energy market by acquiring two southern Swedish wind farms with a combined power of 46.8 MW.
TH Real Estate has acquired a logistics centre in Monticelli d’Ongina, Italy, on behalf of one of its logistics strategies. The asset comprises a total area of c.248,710 sq ft (c.23,100 sq m) and was sold by Cerrius Srl, for an undisclosed sum.
Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP, on behalf of Rockspring Hanover Property Unit Trust, has completed the off-market sale of 6 Queen Street in Leeds for £37.2 million, to clients of Mayfair Capital Investment Management Limited.
Sonae Sierra has grown its portfolio in EMEA by providing new leasing, property management and facility management services to over 209,000m2 of GLA.
Following the completion of its newly developed logistics park near Barcelona, Spain, acquired in a forward-purchase transaction from developers Goodman, Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP has signed a lease for the asset with Spanish supermarket group Mercadona.
Europa Capital has secured institutional equity commitments of €716 million for its fifth flagship pan-European value-add fund and associated co-investment vehicles, significantly exceeding its prior value-add fundraise.
Deka Immobilien GmbH has acquired the “Mistral portfolio” containing 16 retail properties. The clothing retailer Zara España S.A. sold the properties under a sale-and-leaseback transaction. Eight of the properties will be added to the open-ended real estate fund Deka-ImmobilienEuropa and eight to WestInvest InterSelect. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
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• France is projected to post a strong increase in GDP growth in the next five years, while German and UK growth is shifting down in the same period
Welcome to M&G Real Estate’s fifteenth Responsible Property Investment (RPI) Report, which marks a critical turning point in our approach.
The UK economy continued to defy gloomy market expectations during the third quarter of 2017, with GDP expanding by 0.4%. The latest set of positive data saw the Bank of England lift interest rates to 0.5% in November, a sign of their overall confidence in the market.
The UK economy grew by a stronger than expected 0.5% in Q4, resulting in an annual GDP growth rate of 1.8%, the slowest rate of growth since 2012 but higher than the 1.5% forecast just two months ago in the Autumn Budget.
Secondary benefits as non-core loan sales continue a pace
Despite increasing concerns of a late cycle investment climate, regional real estate markets are likely to stay well supported in 2018.
Commercial real estate debt can act as a ‘superfood’ for various types of investment portfolios by enhancing performance. In our analysis, CRE debt can provide real estate equity and multi-asset portfolios with higher risk-adjusted returns.
In 2018, the regional output from Asia Pacific should follow a similar pace of growth at 4.8% y-o-y, versus the expected growth from Europe at 1.9% y-o-y and from the US at 2.5% y-o-y.
The short-stay living market has long-term attractions for investors
As of 1 May 2018 Dr Michael Bütter will become successor to the incumbent Chief Executive Officer Sascha M. Wilhelm, who will leave the Company as of 30 April 2018 in best mutual consent. Sascha M. Wilhelm: “It is a good and appropriate time to hand over a successful Company into new hands. I know and appreciate Michael Bütter and will support him to the best of my ability.”
CORESTATE Capital Holding S.A. has appointed Stefan Scherrer as Chief Operating Officer of the CORESTATE Capital Group.
To boost its growth and consolidate its position as a benchmark player on the European real estate market, BNP Paribas Real Estate has appointed three new members to its executive board, two of which are based in the UK.
NEINVER has appointed Lenka Kholová as the centre manager of Prague The Style Outlets, NEINVER’s first project in the Czech Republic which will open its doors on 26 April 2018.
TH Real Estate has appointed Charlotte Ashworth as Fund Manager for Neptune, a joint venture between TIAA and NEINVER.
CORESTATE Capital Holding S.A. has expanded its capital raising and client relations team with the appointment of Audrey Klein.
TH Real Estate has appointed two senior executives, in newly created roles.
Larry Young, 41 years old, has been appointed head of BNP Paribas Real Estate’s “International Investment Group”, reporting directly to Thierry Laroue-Pont, Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas Real Estate. He takes over from Etienne Prongué, Deputy CEO of BNP Paribas Real Estate UK since September 1st, 2017.
TH Real Estate has appointed Martin Priestley as the Head of Debt, Australia, in a further expansion of the company’s Australian team based in Sydney.
Sigrid Duhamel joined BNP Paribas REIM France in July and succeeds to Jacqueline Faisant, effective 29th September 2017.
Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP has appointed Suengtak Lee as head of its activities in North East Asia. He will be based in the firms Seoul office.
TH Real Estate has appointed Katja Holmström as a Senior Portfolio Manager, based in Finland.
TH Real Estate has appointed Christel Zordan as Head of France.
Rachel Hanke joins from Revetas Capital, where she oversaw the company’s investment programme, having also worked at PWC and AIG. Will Ferguson-Davie worked at GFI Group for over 7 years and was formerly at Cushman & Wakefield and JP Morgan.
NEINVER has appointed Barbara Somogyiova as the company’s new Leasing Director Europe.
Vesteda’s Extraordinary Meeting of Participants approved the appointment of Mr. J.G. (Jaap) Blokhuis (1958) as a member of Vesteda’s Supervisory Committee.
Jens Wehmhöner appointed senior director for pan European retail
TH Real Estate has appointed Melissa Reagen Head of Research for the Americas region, reporting to Chris McGibbon, Head of Americas.
M7 Real Estate has appointed Philipp Jakubowicz (41) as Co-Head of Asset Management, Germany.
Global real estate investment manager TH Real Estate has expanded its Australian team with the appointment of Chris Maher as Transaction Manager, and Lisa Peng as Real Estate Investment Analyst.
Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP announces the expansion of its senior management team with the promotion of Rod Mordey and Daniel Rubinstein to Associate Partner. In addition, Anita Jerkovic, James McGowan, Kim Sardar and Lauren O’Brien have all been promoted to the position of European Director.
Laurent Ternisien is appointed as new CEO of BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management Luxembourg and will be in charge of the expansion of our Luxembourg regulated company. As Chief Client Officer, he will also develop the global activities related to capital raising and client relationships.
TH Real Estate has appointed Steven Siebert to its logistic team in Frankfurt.
Peter joins from the US private equity fund manager, Rockpoint Group, where he most recently covered U.S. East Coast markets. He will be located in FREO’s office in New York City.
NEINVER has appointed Eduardo Ceballos as Country Head of NEINVER Italy.
TH Real Estate has appointed two senior executives to its Debt team, in newly created roles. Mike Jameson, Managing Director based in San Francisco, is responsible for originating commercial real estate debt transactions in the western US, and Rick Dugoff, Managing Director based in New York City, is a Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for real estate debt.
Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP announces the appointment of John Thompson as Managing Director of Rockspring Iberia.
CORESTATE Capital Holding S.A. has signed an agreement with Axel Wieandt who will consult on matters of post-merger integration and repositioning of shareholdings.
BNP Paribas Real Estate, one of Ireland’s leading commercial real estate agencies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth Rouse as Deputy Managing Director in Ireland, effective 1st of July 2017.
From April 18, 2017, Guillaume Delattre will oversee investment, real estate sales and asset management for BNP Paribas REIM France, reporting to Jacqueline Faisant, Chairman of the Executive Board of BNP Paribas REIM France.
Christoph Schumacher has been appointed to succeed Beat Schwab as Head of Global Real Estate at Credit Suisse Asset Management as of June 1, 2017.
Sandra Zengerling has been appointed Deputy Managing Director of BNP Paribas Real Estate Property Management France. She will oversee all the support functions and some of the operational teams.
Barings Real Estate Advisers announces that as a part of the ongoing expansion of its European offering, it has appointed Carlos de Oya as Director for asset management in Spain. Barings first invested in the Spanish market with the acquisition of a prime retail asset in Madrid in July 2016, following the opening of the Madrid office in late 2015.
Barings Real Estate Advisers announces that it has appointed Lotta Lehtinen as Associate Director for asset management in Finland, to further support the company’s growth in the region following the appointment of Göran Bengtsson as Head of the Nordics in October last year.
M7 Real Estate announces that it has further expanded its platform into Luxembourg through the appointment of Stéphane Gatto, who will be based in a new M7 office in Luxembourg.
BNP Paribas Real Estate announces the appointment of Richard Malle as Global Head of Research.
Christophe Pineau appointed Chief Data & Analytics Officer of BNP Paribas Real Estate
La Francaise Real Estate Partners renforce son organisation avec l’arrivée de Benjamin Fanget en tant qu’Investment Manager.
BNP Paribas Real Estate has named Lou Cellier as Deputy Director of the International Alliances Network.
Vesteda announces that Maarten de Groof has resigned as chairman of Vesteda’s Supervisory Committee with effect from 31 December 2016. Mr. De Groof has accepted a full time executive position outside the Netherlands, which he feels is incompatible with his current supervisory role at Vesteda due to time commitments and availability.
The Corporate Services division of BNP Paribas Real Estate in Germany has a new team member: Kristian Barthels (37) joined the team as a Director on 1st December.
Grosvenor Europe has appointed Patricia Abril as Non-Executive Director (NED). The appointment is effective immediately.
UBS Asset Management’s Global Real Estate business has appointed Fergus Hicks as Real Estate Market Strategist.
TH Real Estate has appointed Olivier Pioch as a Portfolio Manager, for its French office. Based in Paris, and reporting into Julien Chaperon, Head of Retail Asset Management for France, Olivier will be responsible for acquisitions and asset management of retail properties across France and Belgium.
BNP Paribas Real Estate has announced the appointment of Yo-Hann Tan, Head of BNP Paribas Real Estate Asia Pacific as Chief Executive Officer of the newly established BNP Paribas Real Estate Representative Office Hong Kong.
Vesteda’s Participants today approved the appointment of Mr. Frits Vervoort as CFO of Vesteda. Mr. Vervoort will together with CEO Gertjan van der Baan form the Vesteda statutory board of directors.
TH Real Estate has promoted Michael Neal to Head of UK Investment. Formerly Fund Manager of the Henderson UK Retail Warehouse Fund, Michael has over 20 years of experience in the real estate sector, eight of those with TH Real Estate.
AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets announces the appointment of Mark Gilligan as Head of Infrastructure Equity, effective from 3rd October.
AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets announces the appointment of Ulrike Haack as Head of Transactions, Germany and Austria to oversee all transaction activities across both markets.
M7 Real Estate Ltd announces that it has promoted John Murnaghan to its Board of Directors where he will assume the new position of Head of UK Business.
Pieter Knauff succeeds Nico Mol
AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets announces the appointment of Andrew J. Stainer as Head of Northern Europe, a newly created role which will see him oversee all transactions and business operations within the UK, Germany, Nordics, Switzerland and Central Eastern Europe (CEE).
Europa Capital is pleased to announce its latest round of promotions as it continues to raise and invest capital for real estate equity and debt strategies.
Abigail Dean joins from JLL, with over 10 years of experience
Allegra Corrù has joined TH Real Estate’s Milan office as a Junior Portfolio Manager, reporting to Mario Pellò, Head of Italian investment. She will assist the team with asset management as well as investment opportunity analysis.
Grosvenor Europe, one of the four operating companies of the privately-owned international property group, Grosvenor Group Limited, has appointed Jonathan Lane as Non-Executive Director (NED). The appointment is effective immediately.
TH Real Estate continues its expansion into Asia-Pacific with the appointment of Shusaku (Shu) Watanabe, as Director of Capital Transactions, Asia.
Dutch institutional real estate investment manager Bouwinvest REIM has appointed Gerald Warmerdam and Jaap Landkroon to strengthen its investor relations team and service the increasing number of institutional investors investing in its funds.
Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP announces the expansion of its senior management team with the promotion of Chris Warren to Partner.
Douglas Edwards is Head of International Institutional Business at KGAL Capital. The native Briton has more than 25 years’ experience in the international real estate industry and was previously Managing Director of Corpus Sireo International.
￼M7 Real Estate Ltd announces that it has appointed David Simmonds as Chief Financial Officer.
UBS Asset Management’s Global Real Estate business has appointed Asher Garnett as Director, UK Business Development.
Marleen Bosma-Verhaegh is per 1 maart 2016 het nieuwe Hoofd Research bij Bouwinvest. Bosma afkomstig van Blue Sky Group, gaat leiding geven aan het Researchteam dat een belangrijke rol speelt bij het beleggingsproces binnen Bouwinvest.
Dutch institutional real estate investment manager Bouwinvest, has appointed Marleen Bosma-Verhaegh, as Head of Research, with effect from March 1st.
As part of TH Real Estate’s expansion in the Nordic market, three new recruits will join the leasing, investment and development teams.
Bożena Gierszewska-Mroziewicz has taken the position of Country Head NEINVER Poland. She will be managing day-to-day operations of the company’s Polish branch.
Vesteda’s Extraordinary Meeting of Participants today approved the appointment of Mr. H. (Hans) Copier as a member of Vesteda’s Supervisory Committee.
Institutional real estate investment manager Bouwinvest, has appointed Friso Berghuis as Manager Global Listed Real Estate, with effect from March 1st.
AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets announces the appointment of Christian Heyn as Head of Development for Germany & Austria, effective from 16 November 2015.
M&G Real Estate is to appoint Chiang Ling Ng, subject to regulatory approval, as chief executive and chief investment officer to its Asia business.
Vesteda announces that it plans to appoint Mr. R.A. (Rob) Vroom as interim CFO.
In good mutual consultation CFO Hélène Pragt will step down as CFO of Vesteda.
UBS Asset Management’s Global Real Estate business has appointed Paul Guest as Executive Director, Lead Real Estate Strategist.
AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets announces that it has appointed Sébastien Herzog as Global CFO, COO & Corporate Secretary, with effect from 15th December, 2015.
M7 Real Estate Ltd, announces that it has expanded its recently opened business in Lisbon through the appointment of Eduardo Craveiro Lopes as Senior Asset Manager for Portugal.
AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets announces the appointment of Bertrand Loubières as Head of Infrastructure Finance with immediate effect.
Vesteda’s Extraordinary Meeting of Participants today approved the appointment of Mrs. S.N. (Seada) van den Herik as a member of Vesteda’s Supervisory Committee.
M7 Real Estate Ltd, the specialist European regional real estate investment manager, has opened a new office in Prague and appointed Paul Betts as Joint Managing Director for Central and Eastern Europe (“CEE”), alongside Amanda Spring.
Following the recent expansion of its European team, Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP announces an additional three new appointments to its UK team.
M&G Real Estate, the real estate fund management arm of M&G Investments, has appointed Olivier Vellay as Head of Investment, Continental Europe.
CORESTATE Capital Group announces the strategic appointment of Jorge Sena Ponce as Managing Director of IBERIAN CORESTATE Capital Advisors S.L.
Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP has strengthened its Continental European transactions team with two senior appointments.
Baytree Logistics Properties, the pan-European logistics and industrial development platform launched by AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets, announces the appointment of François La Rochefoucauld as Development Director for France.
Madrid, 06th October 2015. - NEINVER, an industry-leading company highly specialised in development, property and investment management and second operator of outlet centres in Europe, has appointed Daniel Losantos, Managing Director until now, as CEO of the Group.
M7 Real Estate, the investment manager specialised in European multi-let properties, has formed a new joint venture with a well-capitalized U.S. investment manager to acquire up to €250 million of high yielding assets in Portugal.
CORESTATE Capital, a real estate investment manager based in Zug, Switzerland, strengthens its Capital Raising and Client Relations Team in Singapore by appointing two new hires.
Three Veteran Real Estate Investors to Focus on Commercial Acquisitions
CORESTATE Capital has restructured its executive committee as part of the further development of the company: Sascha Wilhelm was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
M&G Real Estate has appointed Paul Crosbie to lead its Logistics and Industrials team. He joined on 7 September and reports to Chris Perkins, Head of Business Space.
AEW Europe announces the appointment of Cyril Hoyaux as Head of Debt Funds Management in Europe as part of the Company’s strategy to significantly expand of its real estate debt platform and ahead of the planned launch of AEW Europe’s second debt fund, Senior European Loan Fund 2 (“SELF2”).
UBS Global Asset Management’s real estate business (GRE) is delighted to announce the appointment of Jesùs Silva Gallardo to new Head of the Iberia markets.
Peter Röhrenbach has been appointed Regional Head of Benelux, France, Iberia and the Nordics, for UBS’s Global Real Estate (GRE) business.
Dutch institutional investment manager Bouwinvest has strengthened its international real estate investments team, promoting Cathelijne Martin to Regional Manager Europe and appointing Robert Koot as Portfolio Manager Europe and North America.
• TH Real Estate has hired Jeroen Winkelman as Managing Director, Client Capital Group, EMEA
AXA Real Estate Investment Managers announces the expansion of its Asian operations with the launch of a new office in Seoul, South Korea, which will be headed up by the newly appointed Cho Yun Seok, Head of Business Development, effective immediately.
TH Real Estate has hired James T Murphy as Managing Director, Client Capital Group, for its North America business.
TH Real Estate has hired Tim Hennes as Senior Investment Manager for its European business.
Michael Husung has been appointed as Head of Business Development, Germany. He joined UBS’s Global Real Estate (GRE) business in Frankfurt on 1 July 2015.
TH Real Estate has strengthened its Southern European business with new appointments in Spain and Italy. Maurice Meulendijk joins as a new Asset Manager, based in the Madrid office, and Gianluca Scarcella as a Portfolio Manager based in Milan.