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Macquarie AM appoints head of Nordic real estate transactions

Macquarie Asset Management has announced the hire of Parthia Mazda Ghaziani as head of Nordic real estate transactions, based in Copenhagen. Ghaziani joins Macquarie Asset Management from Hines, a privately owned global real estate investment, development and management firm, where he was most recently an acquisitions manager covering the Nordic real estate transactions. He began his career in real estate at the Danish private equity real estate house, Thylander Group. The appointment will support Macquarie Asset Management’s intention to grow...

MEAG acquires World Port Center in Rotterdam from Marathon and Unifore

MEAG has acquired the World Port Center (worldportcenter.com) in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for a special real estate fund in which Munich Re Group investors are invested. The seller of the property is a Joint Venture between a fund affiliated with MCAP Global Finance (UK) LLP (the UK affiliate of New York based global asset manager Marathon Asset Management L.P.) and Unifore Real Estate B.V. The building is let on long term leases, with major tenants being the Port of Rotterdam...

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Norges links with Swiss Life, investing €438 million in Berlin, Paris properties

Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) is investing €438 million in majority shares of two large office and retail properties in central Paris and Berlin, via a new joint venture with Swiss Life. Swiss Life said an investment vehicle targeting core, mainly commercial, real estate assets in Berlin and Paris, had been established for the two partners to invest in, which would be managed by Swiss Life Asset Managers. A spokeswoman for NBIM, which runs Norway’s NOK 12 trillion (€1.2 trillion)...

DFI creates €300 million Danish micro-living strategy

Deutsche Finance International (DFI) has acquired a €100 million development in Copenhagen on behalf of a newly created micro-living real estate investment strategy in Denmark. The pan-European private equity real estate investor said the Danish micro-living strategy, which targets a €300 million portfolio, has agreed to forward fund the 350 rental unit project scheduled for completion in the second half of 2024. The strategy will target purpose-built small, self-contained homes for rent. Orofino said: ‘The Danish living sector benefits from...

PATRIZIA enters Italian student housing market with c. €70 million PBSA investment in Turin, continuing drive into more European student accommodation

PATRIZIA, a leading partner for global real assets, has invested c. €70 million in the forward purchase of a new-build purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme in Turin, on behalf of one of its international institutional clients. The site is strategically located in Via Frejus to the west of the city centre, which is within 1 km of Politecnico di Torino, home to c. 33,000 students, and 3.5 kilometers from the University of Turin, which has c. 81,000 students. The modern...

Altera and MN sell Stadshart Zoetermeer shopping centre with residential units

Real estate investor Altera Vastgoed NV (hereinafter: Altera) and MN (on behalf of the Pension Fund for Metalworking and Mechanical Engineering (PMT) have sold Stadshart Zoetermeer shopping centre to PingProperties. It is an inner-city comparison centre, including 48 apartments located above it, with a surface area of 22,500 square meters, where many non-food shops are located. This includes 831 parking spaces with shared ownership (45%) in four parking garages. Erwin Wessels, CIO of Altera: “By selling Stadshart in Zoetermeer, our...