Is Germany’s logistics sector feeling the impact of COVID-19?

by Property Forum
The global impact of the coronavirus outbreak is currently the main concern of everyone in the logistics sector. In response, real estate consulting firm Colliers International decided to conduct a flash poll asking industry participants (primarily transport/logistics companies, retailers, manufacturing companies, property developers, investors) in Germany about their perspective.
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VGP-Allianz JV completes €232 million logistics purchase

by Property Forum
VGP NV and Allianz Real Estate, acting on behalf of several Allianz Group companies, announced a successful sixth closing with its 50:50 joint venture, VGP European Logistics. The transaction comprises 13 logistic buildings, including 7 buildings in 3 new VGP parks and another 6 newly completed logistic buildings which were developed in parks previously transferred to the Joint Venture.
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Germany’s Aroundtown acquires 11.8% stake in Globalworth

by Property Forum
Aroundtown has acquired an 11.8 percent stake in Globalworth. Aroundtown is a real estate company with a focus on properties with added value potential in central locations in top tier cities, primarily in Germany and the Netherlands.
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Europe’s first property tokenisation takes place in Germany

by Property Forum
Brickblock, a technical service provider based in Berlin, has tokenised a residential real estate vehicle carrying a property in Wiesbaden, Germany. It is the first transaction in the EU for which shares are represented on the blockchain. The sale of the €2 million property was exclusive to eligible investors.
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HB Reavis enters Germany, plans to sell most Czech assets

by Property Forum
HB Reavis marked its ambitious plans for growth in Germany by announcing two major acquisitions in Berlin and Dresden totalling 3.5 hectares. Plans will see the introduction of HB Reavis’ co-working initiative as well as designs aimed at and catering to a range of businesses, from start-ups and scale-ups to larger corporations, all while fostering well-being and productivity.
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Hungary’s Futureal Group sells German apartment portfolio

by Property Forum
CEE real estate developer Futureal Group announced the sale of its rental buildings portfolio in Kaiserslautern, Germany to a professional real estate investment firm listed in Switzerland. Proceeds from the deal will be reinvested in the Group’s portfolio of over 50 ongoing projects throughout Europe.
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Latest news

New leases

  • Tech start-up A4BEE has leased 600 sqm of office space in Wojdyła Business Park in Wrocław. Cushman & Wakefield advised the owner for this transaction.
  • Colliers branch in Katowice has changed its address. Since September the office is located in the .KTW I building on Roździeńskiego Avenue 1a. Colliers has taken the space on the first floor of the building.
  • Meat2Eat has leased 400 sqm for a new restaurant that it opened on the ground floor of One Tower office building in Bucharest. The transaction was brokered by Cushman & Wakefield Echinox. The building is owned by Romanian developer One United Properties.

New appointments

  • Łukasz Czajkowski joins the team of JLL Poland as Business Services Lead in Tenant Representation Department. He will be responsible for enhancing relations with the BSS sector.
  • Craig Maguire has been appointed Head of Pan-European Logistics for BNP Paribas Real Estate. He will head up the European coordination of the Logistics business (Investment and Rentals/Sales), alongside the local teams of BNP Paribas Real Estate.
  • Victor Cosconel is the new Head of Industrial & Business Development at real estate consultancy Colliers Romania. He has more than 20 years’ worth of experience in sales, business development and general management. Before joining Colliers, he was CEO of Sodexo Bulgaria.


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