PLANS OF INVESTORS AND OWNERS
The most active real estate investors in Romania came from Europe – up until 10 years ago. Today, investors from South Africa and Singapore play a vital role, says Liviu Tudor, Founder and President of the Romanian Association of Building Owners (Rabo).
Hidden Stars: Why retail parks become increasingly popular among investors, developers, and customers.
Union Investment currently counts 13 retail parks in its portfolio. Henrike Waldburg, Head of Investment Management Retail, and Roman Müller, Investment Manager Retail, explain how they manage their performance.
Selected projects from the portfolio of Union Investment.
At the beginning of October, Union Investment and ACROSS invited leading industry experts to Hamburg to discuss the present as well as the future of retail parks. The following is a brief review.
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.