Europe

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


TH Real Estate poised to boost debt strategy

TH Real Estate is poised to increase its commercial real estate debt strategy, fueled by a belief that the property


Europe: HB Reavis snags London development project

HB Reavis snags London development project Slovakian developer HB Reavis has acquired a sprawling office next to London’s Waterloo station


TH Real Estate strikes deal for NYC retail condo

TH Real Estate has acquired a retail condominium on the ground floor of New York’s 10 Madison Square West from




European update: Thor, Invesco strike deal to sell former Paris nightclub

Thor, Invesco strike deal to sell former Paris nightclub Thor Equities and Invesco Real Estate have sold a prime Paris


Cushman sees longer completition times for U.K. deals

U.K. property values have held up well despite predictions of a plunge after the country voted to leave the European


London-based lender ramps up short-term lending

London-based Omni Partners continues to see substantial opportunity in the short-term lending space, managing a strategy that finances small-scale residential and multifamily owners


London-based lender taps into residential financing gap

London-based Omni Partners continues to see substantial opportunity in the short-term lending space, working to finance small-scale residential and multifamily


REIT gets the green light for major Paris office complex

Unibail-Rodamco, a French and Dutch real estate investment trust, is clear to move ahead with the development of Tours Sisters,