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Altarea Cogedim has sold four shopping centers to Episo 3, a fund managed by Tristan Capital Partners, for €122 million.

Immobiliare Grande Distribuzione SIIQ S.p.A. (IGD) has signed a preliminary agreement to purchase from Unicoop Tirreno the mall that will be inside the shopping center currently under construction in Grossetto.

Investment Fund Orion Capital Managers have agreed to sell Plenilunio, one the major prime shopping centers in Madrid, to French Company Klépierre. Opened in 2006, the mall is strategi-cally located in the east of the city with no competition.

ING Bank Slaski S.A. and ING Bank N.V. have jointly signed a €193 million term loan facility to refinance senior debt related to the Bonarka City Center shopping mall.

Hannover Leasing has sold a majority stake in the largest urban shopping center in the Czech Republic, the Palladium in Prague. The transaction basis is real estate worth about €570 million. The seller was a holding company for which Hannover Leasing acquired the property and took over asset management. The buyer is Union Investment of Hamburg.

By way of a transaction that closed on February 3, 2015, a new investment vehicle established by Partners Group and its operating partner Northern Horizon Capital has agreed to buy a portfolio comprising the majority of the assets of BPT Optima, an institutional real estate investment vehicle.

TIAA Henderson Real Estate (TH Real Estate) has exchanged contracts for the acquisition of the Nova Lund shopping center from Uni-bail-Rodamco for €176 million.

Retail parks are currently a hot topic of conversation: The retail format is increasingly the first choice among retailers and consumers and investors are now following suit. GfK retail expert Manuel Jahn explores why retail parks constitute a sustainable investment with genuine substance.

The German firm TLG Immobilien AG has acquired a retail park situated in Berlin-Adlershof (Treptow-Köpenick). The purchase price was €30.825 million. The seller was a property company supervised by Waypoint Real Estate GmbH (WPRE).

Atrium European Real Estate Limited, a leading owner, operator, and developer of shopping centers and retail real estate in Central and Eastern Europe, has announced that, further to its announcement on October 6, 2014, it has completed the acquisition of Focus Mall in Bydgoszcz, Poland, from Aviva Investors for €122 million.

Sierra Fund (a pan-European retail fund in which Sonae Sierra has a stake of 50.1%) and the Retail Property Fund Iberica (RPFI), which is managed by CBRE Global Investors, have sold the La Farga Shopping Center (Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona) to Temprano Capital Partners.

Ewa Szafranska-Madry has been appointed Managing Director at Balmain Asset Management CEE in Warsaw. In her new function, Ewa Szafranska-Madry will be responsible for the development of the company’s property portfolio in Central and Eastern Europe.

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