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“The money is there but is selective” – There are and will always be investments in retail real estate. Investing in retail real estate is particularly attractive since the industry has come through the crisis faster than other asset classes. In the latest ACROSS Retail Talk, “Euphoria, a new dawn, or more of the same?” sheds light on the investor’s perspective for 2024, a high-caliber panel concluded: There are more opportunities than ever, not only in the CEE-market, but also in so called struggling markets like Germany and Spain.

According to the German Süddeutsche Zeitung, Union Investment wants to sell the shopping arcade “Fünf Höfe” in Munich´s old town center to one of Germany’s richest families. The purchase price is expected to be just under 800 million euros.

MK Illumination, the global leader in festive decorative lighting, headquartered in Innsbruck, Austria, has announced the successful acquisition of 100% of the capital of AM Experience Group. This strategic move, finalized on January 30, represents a significant achievement for MK Illumination, positioning the company for enhanced diversification and business growth in the Iberian region.

Arklyz Group AG, based in Stans, Switzerland, will strategically align the company in the wholesale and omnichannel sector in future and also drive forward its internationalization.

Puig has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in the German molecular cosmetics brand Dr. Barbara Sturm. Founder Dr. Barbara Sturm will retain a minority stake and continue to hold the position of Chief Product Development Officer.

Mitiska REIM has announced that following the successful completion of its value creation program, it has completed the sale of 25 retail parks in Romania to LCP Group for 219 million euros. This sale is one of the largest retail real estate transactions in Romania and more than doubles the original investment over an average holding period of 5 years for investors in the FRI and FRI 2 funds which owned the assets.

Following the merger with Arcaplanet in Italy, the investment in ZOOCITY in Croatia and the recent market entry in Romania, the business expansion in the Netherlands marks the company’s next strategic step.