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    RPA Interview: Marcel Kokkeel on Nordic acquisition

    Citycon has acquired Sektor Gruppen, Norway’s second largest shopping centre owner and manager, consolidating Citycon as the largest listed shopping centre specialist in the Nordics and the third largest listed continental European operator. With the €1.5 billion acquisition, Citycon gains exposure throughout the entire Nordic region, while increasing its gross asset value (GAV) by nearly [...]
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    Tokyo tops international retail expansion targets

    Tokyo is the world’s hottest city for new retailer expansion, attracting 63 new retail brands, according to the latest report by global property advisor CBRE, “How Global is the Business of Retail?” Space in core areas of Tokyo remain highly sought after despite the mixed signals in the economy and an increase in sales tax [...]

    Europeans and Canadians combine to target German market

    Retail real estate giant Unibail-Rodamco has announced an agreement to sell a 46.1% stake in mfi AG to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. CPPIB will pay the group €394m for the equity stake and will also provide additional funding in support of mfi’s financing strategies. The price reflects an implied net initial yield of 5.1% [...]

    EMEA retail investment volumes surge in Q1

    Colliers International research published this morning has found that EMEA retail investment volumes were up 94% to €19.1bn during the first quarter of 2015 compared with Q1 2014, with expectations that total 2015 transactions will surpass the previous year’s total of €51.8bn. In 2014, the retail investment market recorded its strongest year since 2007, with [...]

    Vastned snaps up Dutch high street assets

    Vastned, the listed European property company focusing on venues for premium shopping, has acquired the building located on Kalverstraat 11-17/Rokin 12-16 in Amsterdam for €108 million. International retailers Forever 21 and Pull & Bear have their flagship stores in this building. With this acquisition, the share of premium city high street shops rises to 64%. [...]
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    South African group swoops for UK fashion retailer

    Fashion retailer New Look has been sold to South African investment group Brait in a deal valuing the retailer at £1.9bn. As part of the acquisition Brait takes a 90% stake in New Look for around £780m. The remaining 10% has been acquired by the Singh family interests and the current management. Tom Singh founded New [...]

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