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19 July 2021 | News

Catella Infographic: The Rise of Resi

There is no question that the triumph of the residential asset class in Europe since 2015 is impressively reflected in the figures, in current surveys and forecasts: there is no end in sight for the time being.

  • Europe
  • Market Tracker
16 July 2021 | Press release

Catella Wohnen Europa Fund buys 234-unit residential complex in Aarhus, Denmark for €85 million

Berlin-headquartered Catella Residential Investment Management GmbH (CRIM) and Munich-based Catella Real Estate AG (CREAG), as the German KVG investment platform, have purchased ‘Hi:Life’, an affordable rental residential complex in Aarhus, Denmark for the Catella Wohnen Europa (CWE) Fund for €85 million. The property was acquired from Europa Capital and Keystone Investment Management, selling on behalf of the Europa Fund V. This transaction increases the value of CWE’s total Danish portfolio to over €270 million. CRIM will manage the asset for CWE alongside the 400 Danish residential units it already manages for the fund.

  • Europe
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
13 July 2021 | News

Catella Logistics Market Map Germany and Austria 2021

Around 4 million square metres of additional logistics space demand is projected for the next 5 years, which is attributed to the booming e-commerce alone. Investors apparently are aware of this development and continue to focus on the dynamic growth trend in the management of information and goods flows. This can also be confirmed when looking at our thematic logistics map for Germany and Austria, which Catella has once again created in cooperation with IndustrialPort.

  • Germany
  • Market Tracker
29 June 2021 | Press release

Catella Wohnen Europa Fund acquires four affordable residential assets in Germany for €125 mln

Berlin-based Catella Residential Investment Management GmbH (CRIM) and Munich-headquartered Catella Real Estate AG (CREAG) have acquired four residential properties, including two in the micro and assisted living market segments, in Germany on behalf of the Catella Wohnen Europa (CWE) Fund. The combined value of the deals is in excess of €125 million and they all fall within the ‘affordable rents’ category.

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
23 June 2021 | Press release

Catella Residential IM Acquires Energy-Positive Elithis Tower in Dijon, as €2.0 bln Impact Project Gathers Pace

The world’s first energy-positive residential development programme at scale is gaining momentum as Catella Residential Investment Management (CRIM) acquires its second Elithis Residential Tower project in Dijon, France, on behalf of an institutional mandate and steps up its investments in a planned €2.0 billion rollout of 100 towers across Europe.

  • Europe
  • France
  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
22 June 2021 | News

Catella Residential Market Map Germany 2021

One question is on the minds of almost all of us: is the housing market heading a longer-term peak? "After all, it just cannot go on forever like this," is an argument we often hear these days. Nevertheless, with our annual residential map on rents & yields in 81 locations, we rationally address this question and derive trend movements. 

  • Germany
  • Market Tracker
7 June 2021 | News

Catella Property Consultants advised Commerz Real on the sale of a commercial building in Gießen

Commerz Real has sold the commercial building Seltersweg 83-85 in Gießen to the local project developer and property owner Faber & Schnepp.

  • Germany
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Finance
4 June 2021 | Press release

Catella CER III Fund acquires first UK residential asset in Leicester for c.£32m via Catella APAM

The Catella European Residential Fund III has acquired The Arches, a 184-residential unit Build to Rent (BTR) development in Leicester, CER III’s first deal in the UK, for c.£32 million (c.€37 million) from developer Watkin Jones. The scheme was purchased for the Fund by UK-based partner Catella APAM and Berlin-headquartered Catella Residential Investment Management (CRIM).

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • Property Investment Management
26 May 2021 | News

Catella European Residential Market Map Q1 2021

Once again, Catella Research has analysed the commercial residential real estate markets in 61 cities and 19 countries in Europe. It is evident that even the current pandemic phase afflicting Europe has shown little change in its effects on the investor and transaction markets. Demand in the low interest rate environment remains very high.

  • Europe
  • Market Tracker
26 April 2021 | News

Catella Market Tracker: Real Estate Market Spain 2021

No question: the Spanish economy is also suffering from the Corona pandemic. After a 5-year steady upswing, the past year was marked by a strong recession. However, a concerted effort by the government, trade unions and the business community succeeded in setting the economic framework that will lead to robust growth in 2021 and especially 2022.

  • Spain
  • Market Tracker
21 April 2021 | News

Catella Market Tracker Student Housing 2021

It is interesting how quickly the market perspectives change. Whereas in 2016 many in the real estate market were still convinced that student housing was a locally anchored niche segment, in 2018 we were able to diagnose the establishment of an asset class. The number of transactions increasingly shifted into institutional, often pan-European hands, characterised by a strong increase in the inflow of funds.

  • Europe
  • Market Tracker
20 April 2021 | Press release

Catella European Student Housing Fund II invests €45 mln in Copenhagen, third close attracts German capital

Berlin-based Catella Residential Investment Management (‘CRIM’) has acquired the Telegrafkollegiet student residence in Copenhagen for €45 million for the Catella European Student Housing Fund II (CESHF II). The acquisition follows a successful third capital raise in Q1 2021 which saw German institutional investors commit €40 million to the Fund. The latest acquisition increases the Fund’s assets under management to €170 million.

  • Europe
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
14 April 2021 | Press release

NAEV and two other German pension funds commit €185 million to Catella European Residential III

Berlin-based Catella Residential Investment Management (CRIM) has secured additional capital commitments totalling €185 million from three new German pension fund clients, including NAEV, the retirement plan for medical professionals in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, for its Catella European Residential III fund (CER III). Total commitments for the CER III Fund since its launch in 2019 have now reached €475 million, of which €365 million was raised in the last 12 months during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
6 April 2021 | Press release

Catella European Residential Fund III Acquires First Energy-Positive Elithis Tower in Saint-Étienne, France

The first in a planned €2.0 billion investment programme of 100 ‘energy-positive ‘Elithis’ residential towers across Europe, aimed at providing affordable and sustainable homes, has been acquired in Saint-Etienne near Lyon in France, by the Catella European Residential Fund III (CER III). These projects will be delivered between 20-to-30 years ahead of the EU’s ambitious 2050 carbon-neutral timeline target for the built environment and already outperform Europe’s climate goals for cutting CO2 emissions.

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
1 April 2021 | News

Catella Infographic: Decarbonisation & Green Finance

There is hardly a survey among corporates on the market-changing topics of the future in which the topic of ESG is not placed among the TOP 3 - no matter in which country we are in Europe. Working groups that explore standards and market practices are springing up everywhere. Especially the aspect of capital flow into real estate vehicles or assets is of great interest here.

  • Europe
  • Market Tracker
23 March 2021 | Press release

Catella Wohnen Europa acquires affordable housing complex in Seville for € 17.5 mln

Berlin-based Catella Residential Investment Management GmbH (CRIM) and Catella Real Estate AG (CREAG) have acquired an affordable residential complex in Dos Hermanas, Seville for €17.5 million on behalf of the Catella Wohnen Europa (CWE) fund. The transaction will boost the volume of the fund’s Spanish portfolio to approximately €170 million. The property will be managed by Catella Asset Management Iberia S.L, which already has a portfolio of 1,700 units under management in Spain. The acquisition was made through CREAG’s AIFM platform.

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
23 March 2021 | News

Catella Office Market Map Germany 2021

We cannot look very far into the future with a precision landing, but we can analyse the past and the current situation, interpret it and derive recommendations for action from it. Above all, we can "price in" the current corona situation on the commercial real estate markets - you only have to talk to the corporates, landlords tenants and investors, and a robust picture will emerge of what will happen in the coming quarters. To put it in a nutshell: The German office markets are by no means immune, in view of the economic situation - but so far they have shown themselves to be largely crisis-resistant. Vacancies are rising only moderately; rents and purchase prices are holding steady.

  • Germany
  • Market Tracker
15 March 2021 | Press release

Catella Residential IM Acquires Two Residential Schemes for German Bank Mandate in Berlin and Rostock for €30 Mln

Berlin, 15 March 2021, Catella Residential Investment Management (CRIM) has acquired two residential properties in Berlin and Rostock for €30 million on behalf of one of Germany’s largest co-operative banks. The deals follow on from recent acquisitions for the mandate in Münster and Leipzig and are part of the bank’s investment programme to spend at least €300 million over the next two to three years in German residential real estate, with a focus on affordable housing.

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
10 March 2021 | Press release

Catella Residential IM buys €50 mln energy-efficient apartments project in Heidelberg

Berlin-based Catella Residential Investment Management (CRIM) has acquired a €50 million energy-efficient apartments complex project in Heidelberg, in one of the largest and most sustainable urban developments in Germany, on behalf of a separate mandate for a southern German pension fund. The investment will lift total assets managed for the mandate, structured as a German institutional ‘spezial’ fund to invest in four countries across Europe, to more than €800 million. The vendor was Kreer Development.

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
2 March 2021 | News

Catella Real Estate AG buys Luxembourg office for its Sarasin Sustainable Properties - European Cities Fund

Munich-based investment manager Catella Real Estate AG (CREAG) has acquired an office development in Luxembourg for the Sarasin Sustainable Properties - European Cities Fund (SSP) million from Lafayette S.A. The building is located in the emerging Howald office district and offers 8,000 sqm of lettable space. Upon completion in Q1 2021 it will be occupied by the Saint-Paul Luxembourg media group, now part of the Belgian Mediahuis Group, owner of e.g. the Luxembourger Wort, Luxembourg Times and Radio Latina, on a long-term lease.

  • Europe
  • Benelux
  • Germany
  • Luxembourg
1 March 2021 | News

Catella European Office Market Map 2020/21

After 12 months of pandemic, the office spaces in the 38 European locations we studied are suffering from below-average intensity of use. We assume that currently between Oulu and Madrid, between Dublin and Warsaw, only about 20% of the offices are regularly visited by employees on a weekly basis. Even more, a complete return to the office after the end of the pandemic seems less and less likely. 

  • Europe
  • Market Tracker
18 February 2021 | News

Catella European Retail Market Map 2021

There is no question that the asset class "retail" is under enormous restructuring pressure throughout Europe. Although the current downward trend was announced at the latest in the last decade and was only masked by the very good economic situation in the last few years, the current pandemic crisis clearly shows the breaking points. 

  • Europe
  • Market Tracker
8 February 2021 | Press release

Catella Real Estate AG acquires a property in Paris/ France for the sustainable fund "Sarasin Sustainable Properties - European Cities".

Munich, February 5th 2021 – Catella Real Estate AG – has completed the acquisition of an office property, located at 37-39 rue Crozatier, in Paris. The purchase was made on behalf of the Sarasin Sustainable Properties - European Cities fund (SSP), an institutional fund jointly managed by CREAG and Bank J. Safra Sarasin with Assets under Management of more than EUR 600 mil.

  • Europe
  • Germany
19 January 2021 | Press release

Catella Residential IM Buys Assets in Leipzig and Münster for New €300 Mln Mandate for a Leading German Cooperative Bank

Berlin-based Catella Residential Investment Management (CRIM) has purchased two residential properties in Leipzig and Münster for overall €30 million on behalf of one of Germany's largest cooperative banks. This is the first deal within a new €300 million mandate for CRIM from the bank, which will focus on investments in affordable housing.

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
18 January 2021 | Press release

Marc Antonio Unverzagt new partner at Catella Property Consultants GmbH

Catella Property Consultants GmbH, the German investment consultancy of the Swedish Catella AB, starts the new year with a new partner. Unverzagt joins Catella Property Consultants GmbH with effect from January 1st 2021. 

  • Germany
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Finance
14 January 2021 | Press release

Catella Fund Buys Two Residential Buildings in Amsterdam

Maastricht-based Catella Investment Management Benelux (CIMB) and Catella Residential Investment Management (CRIM) have acquired the ‘Project Twin’ residential complex in Osdorp, a suburb to the west of Amsterdam, from Heitman LLC, a global real estate investment management firm. The two 11-storey buildings – Tower I and III – are located by a canal and park on the Jan van Zutphenstraat and comprise 196 mid-range rental apartments spread over approximately 20,000 sqm, as well as 208 parking spaces. The properties were purchased on behalf of an institutional mandate, managed by CRIM. Financial details were not disclosed.

  • Europe
  • Benelux
  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management