PLANS OF INVESTORS AND OWNERS
IMMOFINANZ significantly strengthened its earning power during the 2018 financial year:
Mitiska REIM has recently announced a strategic partnership with Karuzela Holding. Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will form a joint venture in Poland, and Mitiska REIM’s FRI 2 fund will acquire a 50% holding in two retail parks and two gallerias owned by Karuzela, comprising a total GLA of 35,600 sq m, and both parties will co-develop four additional projects, comprising a total GLA of approximately 60,000 sq m.
Sonae Sierra has acquired a 50% stake in Balmain Asset Management Group’s Central European platform. Balmain has operated for over 15 years in Poland.
KGAL Group is expanding its real estate portfolio in Austria via the acquisition of a contemporary annex to Mühldorf retail park in Feldbach, Styria.
HB Reavis has obtained a syndicated loan in the amount of €175 million for the construction of the Nivy Station project in Bratislava.
In its role as arranger, agent, and security agent, LBBW has secured the long-term financing of the Potsdamer Platz site in Berlin on behalf of Brookfield Properties for EUR 1.1 billion.
Multi Corporation and Gemo Holding have sold Forum Poprad in Poprad. The asset has been acquired by the real estate fund of ZFP Investments and MAT Corporation, part of the DBK group.
Global Mutual adds to its growing outlet portfolio with the acquisition of Sterling Mills Outlet Shopping Village in Tillicoultry, near Stirling in Scotland.
Last year, City Aréna in Trnava, Slovakia, became the property of real estate developer Peter Korbačka. He and Sonae Sierra have recently signed a joint venture agreement to acquire three shopping centers in Spain for a total of EUR 485 million.
In this interview, Steffen Hofmann and Klaus Mennickheim, Managing Partners of iMallinvest Europe GmbH, share their profound views on current trends in the German retail real estate market with ACROSS.
The Union Investment index analyses the attractiveness of the top 17 markets.
The reason is the competition from online retail. Residential and logistics assets, in return, will be increased.
VIA Outlets is continuing the transformation of its portfolio across Europe. An expansion and remodeling program of €29 million, focusing on three outlets in Sweden, Spain, and Poland, began last autumn to help increase the overall guest experience and better position the outlets as premium shopping destinations across Europe.
Ingka Centres, formerly IKEA Centres, unveils a major new strategic vision that will see it invest €5.8 bn over the next three years – and sets off for the Indian subcontinent.
Helaba finances Atrium European Real Estate’s purchase of Wars Sawa Junior for EUR 170 million. The shopping center, located in the Polish capital, comprises 26,000 sq m of retail space.
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EPP is the leading owner of malls in Poland. CEO Hadley Dean emphasizes the importance of the correct weighting of online shopping competition.
The acquisition of Trnava City Arena in Slovakia has been recently completed. Peter Korbačka acquired the shopping center from Vladimír Poór. Negotiations lasted for nearly a year. The price as well as other transactional details have not been disclosed and remain subject to business privacy. However, this is one of the country’s most important retail segment transactions of the year.
JLL, acting for Blackstone, has completed the sale of Almada Fórum, from the Rio Tejo retail portfolio, to Merlin Properties. The portfolio originally comprised three prime shopping centers and a retail park.
Marcus Mack, from TH Real Estate, believes that the country’s retail market is more active than ever before. As a result, he and his team have recently set up a new Germany-focused retail vehicle. With a target portfolio size of €400 million, it has a proposed term of 10 years, with a two-year renewal option.