Europe

Europe: AXA, Greystar buy Spain’s largest student housing portfolio

AXA, Greystar buy Spain's largest student housing portfolio  An AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets-led joint venture has agreed to acquire a portfolio of 37 Spanish


Europe: Allianz RE expands UK debt footprint

Allianz RE expands UK debt footprint Allianz Real Estate, the property arm of the German insurer, has provided £212m of

Europa launches U.K. debt fund

Europa Capital Debt Investment, the U.K. debt finance arm of real estate fund management group Europa Capital Partners, has launched



Europe: Heleba report predicts post-Brexit job migration

At least 8,000 London-based bank employees could relocate to Frankfurt after the UK withdraws from the European Union and the


Grosvenor reshapes strategy with portfolio rebalancing

Grosvenor Europe, which last year rebranded its business from Grosvenor Fund Management, has also reshaped its portfolio. The London-based investment


Europe: South London tower set for development

Investor set to break ground on South London resi tower DAMAC International, a subsidiary of Dubai-based property developer DAMAC Properties,


Europe: Allianz buys Milan assets

Allianz Real Estate has purchased General Electric's Italian headquarters, along with a second prime office building, in Milan, in a


Europe: Benson Elliot, Walton Street sell Rome hotel

Benson Elliot, Walton Street sell Rome hotel Benson Elliot and Walton Street Capital have sold Rome’s Sheraton Hotel, exiting a


Europe: Better Buildings rolls out sustainability checklist

The Better Buildings Partnership, a London-based membership organization for U.K. property developers seeking to improve sustainability, has rolled out its


Europe: French insurer sells La Defense office

French insurer sells La Defense office Groupama, a French insurance company, has sold the Window building in the Paris business


Europe: Allianz buys prominent Vienna office building; Terra Firma completes £4bn Annington refinancing; German KGAL raises €255m in first close of European renewable fund

Allianz buys prominent Vienna office building Allianz Real Estate has acquired the Icon Vienna, a well-known office building in the


Briefs: Investcorp makes first European investments

Investcorp makes first European investments Investcorp, a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products, has completed its first two


Saudi, U.K. investors finance Portugal urban regeneration deal

Saudi, U.K. investors finance Portugal urban regeneration deal MEFIC Capital, Saudi Arabian financial services firm, and UK-based private equity investor




Europe: Korean consortium buys Sainsbury’s logistics hub

A consortium of Korean institutional investors, represented by Knight Frank Investment Management, has bought a regional distribution hub for supermarket


News in brief: AEW snags €100 million separate account mandate

AEW has been awarded a separate account mandate from a German pension to establish a pan-European, core portfolio, according to


U.K. market braces for volatility after unexpected election result

The U.K. commercial real estate pros are bracing for greater volatility and uncertainty following the June 8 general election, which


Blackstone raises €7.8bn for new European fund

Blackstone Group held the final close of Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe V, raising f €7.8bn for opportunistic investments, according


European investors brace for Brexit effect

With the fundamentals slipping in several U.K. markets and the recent French election, some European investors are looking to either