Hungary’s Indotek Group has agreed to acquire the majority ownership of local investor Diófa Asset Management. As one of the leading investment management and real estate development groups of Hungary, Indotek Group – as a professional long-term investor – intends to provide the ownership background Diófa Asset Management is in need of, in order to strengthen its market position and to develop its portfolio of services on the markets of property management and investment products.
Britain’s Poseidon Group and Belgium’s Mitiska REIM has sold Capitol Park Rakovica, the largest retail park in Belgrade, to Israel’s BIG CEE Group. The transaction closed in December 2019. CMS Belgrade advised the sellers.
RF CEE Real Estate SCA SICAV – RAIF, an investment fund owned by the Polish Reino Capital and Australian Corvala, has bought the Malta House office building in Poznań. Avison Young represented the seller in the transaction.
CA Immo has sold a 62,000 sqm land plot close to Budapest Airport to Földfém Kft. and intends to fully focus on the office market in the future. CA Immo was represented by CBRE and Hungarian law firm Cerha Hempel in the transaction.
Round Hill Capital announced that funds advised by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities and Round Hill Capital have exchanged contracts to sell the shares of a residential property portfolio in the Czech Republic owned and operated by Residomo to Heimstaden Bostad AB for a total purchase price of €1.3 billion.
Hungarian real estate brokerage firm Duna House has bought a loan broker in Poland for €1 million (PLN 4.3 million) and expect the deal to increase the volume of brokered loans in Poland by approximately 60%, the company announced on the Budapest Stock Exchange website.
Värde Partners, a leading global alternative investment firm, entered into a definitive agreement to sell a portfolio of eight luxury hotels operating under The Dedica Anthology brand to Covivio, a European real estate operator, through its subsidiary Covivio Hotels. The portfolio includes New York Palace and New York Residence in Budapest and Carlo IV in Prague.
Investment manager Corestate Capital Holding S.A. has agreed on a new partnership with Bain Capital Credit. Bain Capital Credit is a leading global credit specialist with approximately €41 billion in assets under management. The agreement establishes a financing partnership in Poland within the micro living sector, specifically to co-invest in properties and convert them into student housing. The partnership has the initial capability to develop up to €500 million GAV. The agreement also includes asset and property management contracts.
First Property Group has entered into a contract for the sale of one of its properties, a 50.3% interest in Chałubińskiego 8 (CH8), an office tower in Warsaw, Poland, at a price of €44 million. Completion of the contract is deferred until the treatment of VAT relating to the sale has been approved by the Polish tax authorities, which is expected by 31 March 2020. The name of the buyer has not been disclosed.
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