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4 August 2021 | News

Investors represented by Cobbleyard Real Estate and Revcap have sold a major office property in Helsinki inner city

Catella acted as an advisor to the investors represented by Cobbleyard Real Estate and Revcap in the sale of a major office property in Sörnäinen, Helsinki. The property was acquired by NREP.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
3 August 2021 | Press release

Catella European Residential III Acquires Hamburg and Dortmund Assets for c. €140 mln, AUM Passes €500 mln in Two Years

Berlin-based Catella Residential Investment Management GmbH (CRIM) has acquired two German residential developments in Hamburg and Dortmund from property developer Gröner Group GmbH on behalf of the Catella European Residential Fund III (CER III), bringing the total value of the Fund’s assets under management to more than €500 million. The CER III fund passed the half billion Euro AUM milestone, including approximately 30-35% leverage, within two years, after launching as a SICAV Luxembourg-registered investment vehicle with €50 million in seed capital in 2019.

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
2 August 2021 | Press release

LEEG KANTOORPAND ALS WOONCOMPLEX?

De woningnood in Nederland is geen grap. Al jaren groeien vraag en aanbod op de woningmarkt uit elkaar. Bijbouwen dan maar, denken de meesten. Maar dat is niet de meest duurzame oplossing. Leegstaande kantoorpanden zijn dat wel. PVM werkt mee aan project EdelPark, dat op deze manier 240 nieuwe woningen oplevert.

  • Benelux
  • Luxembourg
  • Property Investment Management
28 July 2021 | Press release

Catella European Residential Fund III acquires two fully- let residential buildings in Copenhagen for over €60 mln

Berlin-based Catella Residential Investment Management GmbH (CRIM) has acquired two residential properties in Copenhagen, Denmark on behalf of the Catella European Residential Fund III (CER III). The combined value of the deals is €62 million.

  • Europe
  • Germany
21 July 2021 | Press release

F&A Asset Management acquires from a private investor a Parisian retail portfolio for the HIGH STREET RETAIL fund.

The OPPCI HIGH STREET RETAIL, with F&A ASSET MANAGEMENT, has acquired a portfolio of 3 shops with a total surface area of 335 sq.m, located in the 3rd and 16th districts of Paris.

  • France
  • Property Investment Management
  • Corporate Finance
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
19 July 2021 | News
  • France
  • Property Investment Management
  • Corporate Finance
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
8 July 2021 | Press release

Catella makes fourth investment in Swedish logistics properties through Infrahubs

Catella AB (publ) is investing, through its partly owned company Infrahubs Fastighet 5 AB, in developing a 25,000 sqm warehouse with Postnord TPL AB (Third-Party Logistics) as a tenant in a 10-year lease agreement.

  • Catella Group
7 July 2021 | Press release

Ivanhoe Cambridge continues to grow its Hub & Flow logistics platform with the acquisition of a 49,000 sq.m warehouse under a forward funding sale agreement located in Mer, south of the Paris region.

Ivanhoe Cambridge announces the acquisition from Catella Logistic Europe of a new logistics asset in Mer, southwest of Orléans. Ideally located in a business park, the 49,000 sq.m warehouse will be strategically positioned nearby the A10 freeway, less than two hours from Paris and the largest consumer market in France.

  • France
  • Project Management
7 July 2021 | News

EKE-Construction Ltd sold a new office property located in Espoo

EKE-Construction Ltd sold a new office property in Espoo, which was constructed by them and completed in the spring 2021. The buyer is a fund managed by Quadoro Investment GmbH. Catella acted as EKE-Construction Ltd’s exclusive financial advisor in the sales process.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
6 July 2021 | News

Catella adivisor to Gladsheim when Ares Management makes its first investment in Sweden

Catella Corporate Finance Stockholm acts as advisor to Gladsheim Fastigheter when Ares Management makes its first investment in Sweden

  • Sweden
  • Corporate Finance
1 July 2021 | Press release

Improved credit market sentiment and historically high premiums

In the July issue of CREDI, the Main index increases from 53.5 to 57.9 as optimism rises following improved credit availability and reduced credit margins.

  • Corporate Finance
29 June 2021 | Press release

Catella enters into agreement to purchase landmark building in central Düsseldorf

Catella AB (publ) has, through its subsidiary Catella Project Capital entered into an agreement to acquire Königsallee 106 in central Düsseldorf. Through the agreement, Catella’s ambition is to contribute to the development of central Düsseldorf with sustainability, energy efficiency and modern urban quality in focus. The total investment is estimated to be EUR 250 million and Catella’s share of the project is 23%.

  • Catella Group
29 June 2021 | News

Petteri Kokko joins Catella Finland as Head of Transactions

Catella has appointed M.Sc. (Econ.) Petteri Kokko as Head of Transactions to further strengthen its real estate M&A and advisory services in Finland.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Finance
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
14 June 2021 | Press release

MIF acquires from AMDG, a residential building in Puteaux (92).

The MIF has acquired a residential flat located at 69 rue Eichenberger in Puteaux, comprising 26 apartments with a total surface area of 1,546 sq.m., including 4 commercial premises with a total surface area of 610 sq.m.

  • France
7 June 2021 | Press release

Mata Capital acquires from a private investor a Decathlon store in Strasbourg (67)

MATA CAPITAL has acquired, for one of the funds it manages, a store leased to DECATHLON, the world leader in the sale of sporting goods, with a surface area of more than 3,500 sq.m, in the commercial zone of Hautepierre in Strasbourg.

  • France
  • Property Investment Management
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
3 June 2021 | News

Logistics on the front line - Le Journal Du Textile

Between the explosion of e-commerce, storage and processes to be reviewed, how has logistics adapted to the health crisis ? 

  • France
  • Property Investment Management
  • Project Management
3 June 2021 | News

Logistics: a strategic issue at the heart of the sovereignty of public and private players

Far from only being a technical subject for industrialists, logistics is really everyone's business, including consumers and citizens. At the end of March, the Ever Given, a container ship weighing over 220,000 tonnes, blocked the Suez Canal. Ten percent of the world’s maritime trade is shipped through the Canal every day. As a result, deliveries were considerably delayed and logistics costs soared by more than 45%. Another key topic is the supply of vaccines against Covid-19. From delivery to storage to transport and vaccination sites, the success of France's vaccination strategy is at stake. Well beyond the public health issue, delay could cost the French economy seven billion euros per week, according to the credit insurer Euler Hermes. These two examples show to what extent logistics, far from only being a technical subject for industrialists, is a matter that concerns everyone, including consumers and citizens.

  • France
  • Property Investment Management
  • Project Management
2 June 2021 | Press release

Catella Property: Monceau Assurances acquires a Haussmanian type office building in the heart of the CBD

The mutual insurance group has acquired full ownership of a building located at 36 rue de l'Arcade in the 8ᵉ arrondissement of Paris from a private owner.

  • France
  • Property Investment Management
1 June 2021 | Press release, Regulatory

Management changes in Catella AB (publ)

The Board of directors of Catella AB (publ) has decided to appoint current acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Mattias Brodin to CFO as of 1 August 2021. On 1 June, Michel Fischier will take on the role as Head of Investor Relations and Group Communications and Johanna Bjärnemyr joins as Head of Group Legal.

  • Catella Group
28 May 2021 | Press release

Thierry Bruneau, CEO of Catella Logistic Europe, on B Smart

From conception to design to construction, Catella Logistic Europe builds new generation logistics platforms integrating the latest CSR standards.

  • France
  • Project Management
27 May 2021 | News

Catella acted as SRV’s advisor in the sale of an office property in the Helsinki area

Catella acted as SRV’s exclusive financial advisor in the divestment of an office property to be constructed in the Vantaankoski area in Vantaa. The property will be part of the Pressi Smart Premises office complex. The buyer is Julius Tallberg-Kiinteistöt.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
26 May 2021 | News

Catella strengthens its Finnish Corporate Finance activities

Catella has appointed M.Sc. (Econ) Jenni Ervasti to its Helsinki Corporate Finance unit to strengthen Catella’s real estate advisory services in Finland.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
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
25 May 2021 | Press release, Regulatory

Bulletin from annual general meeting of Catella AB (publ)

Today Catella AB (publ) held its annual general meeting at which mainly the following resolutions were adopted in accordance with the proposals by the board of directors and the nomination committee:

  • Catella Group
11 May 2021 | News

Catella acted as Helsinki University Properties’ advisor in the sale of a property in the Helsinki city centre

Catella acted as Helsinki University Properties Ltd’s exclusive financial advisor in the divestment of a university occupied property located in the Kruunuhaka district of Helsinki city centre. The investment volume is approximately EUR 16 million and the buyer is Hemsö.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
10 May 2021 | Press release, Regulatory

Catella AB (publ) publishes bond prospectus and applies for listing of its bonds on Nasdaq Stockholm

Catella AB (publ) ("Catella") issued on 17 March 2021 a senior unsecured bond loan of SEK 1,250,000,000 within a total framework amount of SEK 1,500,000,000 on the Swedish bond market. The bonds carry a floating rate interest of STIBOR 3m + 4.75 per cent per annum and matures 17 March 2025.

  • Catella Group
7 May 2021 | Press release, Regulatory

Catella AB – Interim Report January-March 2021

Focus on long-term strategic changes and continued refining of properties during the first quarter.

  • Catella Group
27 April 2021 | Press release

Catella Property: Icade finalizes the sale of the Millénaire 1 building - Paris 19

BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT, with HEMISPHERE, acquires from ICADE the emblematic MILLENAIRE 1, located at 35 rue de la Gare - Paris 19th.

  • France
  • Property Investment Management
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
22 April 2021 | Press release

Catella AB (publ) signs lease agreement with Matsmart in Örebro via Infrahubs

Catella AB (publ) has, through its subsidiary Infrahubs Fastighet 3 AB, signed a lease agreement with Matsmart Scandinavia AB to build and manage a new automated central warehouse of approx. 24,000 sq.m. in Örebro, Sweden. Sustainability is in focus and solar panels will be placed on the roof of the entire property to produce electricity to the operation of the premises. The new warehouse will be ready in the spring of 2022.

  • Catella Group
22 April 2021 | Press release, Regulatory

Catella AB (publ) recommends, together with other owners, to cease the operations of IPM

Informed Portfolio Management (“IPM”) ceases its investment operations and will return all capital to its investors.

  • Catella Group
21 April 2021 | Press release, Regulatory

Catella publishes Annual Report 2020

The Catella AB (publ) Annual Report for 2020 have been published today and is available to download at www.catella.com.

  • Catella Group
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
21 April 2021 | News

Catella as an advisor to the Paulo Foundation in the sale of two care properties in the Helsinki area

Catella acted as an advisor to the Paulo Foundation in the sale of two care properties in the City of Espoo and in the City of Vantaa. The properties consist in total 41 client places. The buyers are a group of private investors.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
20 April 2021 | Press release, Regulatory

Notice of the annual general meeting of Catella AB (publ) – correction

Correction – amended new decision item, No. 18, of the agenda. The annual general meeting of Catella AB (publ) (“the Company”) will be held 25 May 2021 at 14:00 CET.

  • Catella Group
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
20 April 2021 | Press release, Regulatory

Notice of the annual general meeting of Catella AB (publ)

The annual general meeting of Catella AB (publ) (“the Company”) will be held 25 May 2021 at 14:00 CET.

  • Catella Group
16 April 2021 | Press release

Expansion Acquisition Team Catella IM Benelux - Jos Klinge started as Senior Acquisition Manager

Earlier this year Jos Klinge joined Catella IM Benelux (CIMB) as Senior Acquisition Manager to facilitate the company’s expansion in the residential and healthcare sectors, which will include the preparation and research for a launch of a new fund initiative in senior housing. Klinge will join the acquisition team alongside Ronnie Holtslag, Ralph Willems and Jac Huijsmans with a view to deploying new capital commitments from clients.

  • Europe
  • Benelux
  • Luxembourg
  • Property Investment Management
15 April 2021 | Press release

Catella expands within Hospitality capital markets

Gustav Correll Bjørn joins Catella Corporate Finance capital markets team in Denmark with the aim of providing capital and liquidity to the Nordic hospitality sector addressing the current recapitalization needs, by introducing capital solutions and advisory services to the sector.

  • Denmark
  • Corporate Finance
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
13 April 2021 | Press release

Catella advises M2 Asset Management AB (publ) in their debut acquisition in Denmark

M2 Asset Management enters the Copenhagen market and acquires 99 residential units and 56 parking spaces from Patrizia with prime location in the inner city of Copenhagen.

  • Denmark
  • Property Investment Management
8 April 2021 | Press release

Catella Property Asset Management let 1600 sq m office space on a 10 year term at Valla Park, Sundbyberg

Catella Property Asset Management (“CPAM”) has completed a 1600 sq m office letting at Lådmakaren 3 (“Valla Park”) in Sundbyberg, Stockholm on behalf of an international client.

  • Sweden
  • Property Investment Management
8 April 2021 | Press release, Regulatory

Catella AB (publ) adjusts the result of Q4 2020 with equity improvements

Catella AB (publ), through Catella Bank (currently in wind down), has had a holding of series A preferred stock in Visa Inc. The holding has been converted to Series A shares, which was divested as of March 2021.

  • Catella Group
7 April 2021 | News

A group of private investors sold a fully refurbished office property in the Helsinki centre to a fund managed by Real I.S. AG

A group of private investors sold a fully refurbished office property in the Helsinki centre. The buyer is a fund managed by Real I.S. AG. The acquisition is Real I.S. AG’s first investment in Finland.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
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
31 March 2021 | Press release

Catella AB (publ) acquires land area and signs lease agreement in Vaggeryd through Infrahubs

In June 2020, Catella announced, in line with the company's stronger focus on properties, its intention to invest SEK 500 million to develop a logistics property in the municipality of Norrköping through the company Infrahubs Fastighet 2 AB. The investment is a part of Catella's strategy to develop modern logistics properties. Infrahubs Fastighet 4 AB has now signed the company's next major agreement.

  • Catella Group
31 March 2021 | News

Catella advised Varma in the sale of an office property in Helsinki

Catella acted as Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company’s advisor in the sale of an office property located in Herttoniemi, Helsinki. The well-known property was originally constructed as the headquarters of the Rautaruukki corporation and it has a gross area of over 10,000 square metres. The buyer is a group of private investors.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
29 March 2021 | Press release

Catella Property: DTZ Investors has sold the Mozaïk building in Rueil-Malmaison to Blue Colibri Capital Partners 3

After an ambitious renovation program in 2016, a company managed by DTZ INVESTORS, on behalf of two institutional investors, sold the MOZAÏK building, with approximately 18,000 sqm of office space, located at 23 rue François Jacob in Rueil-Malmaison (92) to the Luxembourg fund BLUE COLIBRI CAPITAL PARTNERS 3.

  • France
  • Property Investment Management
26 March 2021 | Press release, Regulatory

Management changes in Catella AB (publ)

The Board of directors of Catella AB (publ) has decided to appoint current CFO Christoffer Abramson to CEO and President as of 12 April 2021. Mattias Brodin will take up the position as acting CFO from March 29.

  • Catella Group
25 March 2021 | Press release

Improved credit market sentiment as optimism returns among corporates

In the March issue of CREDI the Main index increases from 45.5 to 53.5 as corporates turn optimistic with regards to improved credit availability and decreased credit margins.

  • Corporate Finance
23 March 2021 | News

Catella Fonder: Annual report 2020

Catella Fondförvaltning AB today publishes the funds' annual report for 2020.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
23 March 2021 | News

Property Market Trends 2021

An annual survey on the commercial real estate market in France, summarising the major trends of 2020/2021.

  • France
  • Corporate Finance
  • 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
16 March 2021 | News

Catella enters into exclusive Leasing Management Agreement for a landmark property in Helsinki CBD

Catella’s mandate comprises leasing management and advisory services for the landmark property Kirjatalo in Helsinki CBD anchored by the Academic Bookstore.

  • Finland
  • Property Investment Management
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
12 March 2021 | News

Volatile interest rates and equity rotation in the aftermath of the pandemic

The Covid-pandemic has undoubtedly turned many preconceptions on their head – in everyday life, but also in the financial markets.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
11 March 2021 | Press release, Regulatory

Catella AB (publ) to redeem its outstanding up to SEK 750,000,000 senior unsecured callable floating rate bonds with ISIN SE0009994718

We refer to the outstanding up to SEK 750,000,000 senior unsecured callable floating rate bonds issued by Catella AB (publ) (the "Company") with ISIN SE0009994718 (the "Bonds") and to the terms and conditions of the Bonds (the "Terms and Conditions").

  • Catella Group
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
9 March 2021 | Press release, Regulatory

Catella AB (publ) has successfully issued new senior unsecured bonds and announces final tender results for certain senior unsecured bonds

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  • Catella Group
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
2 March 2021 | Press release

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
  • Luxembourg
  • Property Investment Management
2 March 2021 | News

Catella acted as an advisor in the sale of a light industrial portfolio in Finland

Catella acted as an advisor in the sale of a light industrial portfolio including five properties located in Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere and Oulu. The buyer is Elite Alfred Berg’s real estate fund Elite Finland Value Added Fund II Ky.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
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
25 February 2021 | Press release, Regulatory

Catella AB – Year-end Report 2020

Assets under management decreased by SEK 5.9 Bn during the quarter, mainly driven by Systematic Funds and exchange rate effects. Within Property Investment Management assets under management increased adjusted for exchange rate changes and had a net inflow of SEK 5.1 Bn. Income after assignment expenses and commissions amounted to SEK 476 million (645, adjusted for Mutual Funds), which was 26 percent lower compared with the fourth quarter of 2019. Most of the decrease is attributable to Systematic Funds but also to Continental Europe in Corporate Finance, which had a challenging quarter. Property Investment Management was in line with the previous year but with a higher share of fixed income. Operating profit amounted to 23 (124, adjusted for Mutual Funds) and was affected by lower variable personnel costs and by impairment attributable to goodwill.

  • Catella Group
24 February 2021 | Press release, Regulatory

Christoffer Abramson new CEO and President at Catella AB (publ)

The Board of Catella has appointed Christoffer Abramson as CEO and President of Catella Group. Christoffer will begin his role no later than by the Annual General Meeting, May 25 2021. Christoffer has been the Chief Financial Officer since October 15 2020.

  • Catella Group
24 February 2021 | Press release

Jac Huijsmans joins Catella IM Benelux as Senior Acquisition Manager

Jac Huijsmans joined Catella IM Benelux (CIMB) in January as Senior Acquisition Manager where he will focus on new developments, conversions and existing investments. Jac’s career spans 20 years with leading Dutch residential and commercial real estate developers and he brings particular expertise in large-scale and complex inner-city developments. As project director he was responsible for the redevelopment of the former Dutch ministry of social affairs and employment in The Hague, a major scheme of over 1,000 apartments and 40,000 m2 of office space.

  • Europe
  • Benelux
  • Luxembourg
  • Property Investment Management
22 February 2021 | Press release

Catella advises the Danish state-owned national train service operator DSB in a joint venture development project with Danica

DSB and Danica Pension has formed a joint venture to undertake a 25,000 square meter development project with prime location in the inner city of Copenhagen next to the Central Train Station and Tivoli Gardens.

  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Corporate Finance
18 February 2021 | News

New products and changes within portfolio management

Catella Fondförvaltning AB is happy to announce that we will launch two Luxembourg-based property funds, one index fund and one actively managed fund. Both funds aim to offer an investment opportunity that from a return perspective are more similar to a direct investment in property.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
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
12 February 2021 | News

Catella Market Indicator - Finland, Spring 2021

Active property transaction year despite the pandemicThe transaction volume of the property market was EUR 5.7 billion in 2020. The transaction volume decreased slightly from 2019, which can be at least partially explained by corona crisis and resulting travel and other restrictions, that hampered transactions. Despite the exceptional conditions, foreign investors interest towards Finnish property market remained strong. In 2020, Finland gained property investments worth EUR 3.0 billion by foreign investors, which was circa 53% of all investments.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
  • Property Investment Management
11 February 2021 | News

Catella Nordic Long / Short Equity will be closed on February 26, 2021

The Board of Directors of Catella SICAV has decided to close Catella Nordic Long / Short Equity fund as of February 26, 2021.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
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
3 February 2021 | News

The golden year of vaccination?

2020 was an eventful year. The pandemic hit brutally, both equity and fixed income markets, before a record quick recovery during the latter part of the year. The world's governments and central banks have acted forcefully to support the economy and the expectations for 2021 are in many places high - so high that at the start of the year, the equity market has started in a bullish fashion

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
29 January 2021 | Press release, Regulatory

Catella AB (publ) divests its Property Asset Management-operations in France

Catella AB (publ) divests its 50.1 percent holdings in its French subsidiary Catella Asset Management SAS for a cash purchase price of SEK 154 million. The divestment will have a positive effect on profit after tax, including transaction costs, of approximately SEK 122 million during the first quarter of 2021.

  • Catella Group
22 January 2021 | News

Catella advised in the sale of Metsä Group’s and Mela’s headquarters in the Helsinki area

Catella acted as Metsäliitto Cooperative’s and Farmers’ Social Insurance Institution Mela’s advisor in the sale of their headquarters in Espoo, Tapiola to NREP.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
22 January 2021 | News

Catella acted as FinCap’s advisor in the sale of a modern care property in Vantaa

Catella acted as FinCap Kiinteistökehitys Oy’s financial advisor in the sale of an elderly care property under construction in Nikinmäki, Vantaa. The property has been fully leased to Esperi Care Oy with a long lease agreement. The buyer is an international real estate investor Cofinimmo with its investment manager Mirabel Partners Oy. Cofinimmo is listed on Euronext Brussels (BEL20) and the transaction is the company’s second investment in Finland.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
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 | News

Catella advisor in the sale of a residential building and retail premises in Oulu

Catella acted as an advisor for Työväen Opintorahasto sr in the sale of a residential building and retail premises in Oulu. The residential building comprises in total 32 rental apartments with a total lettable area of 1,726 square metres. The total lettable area of the retail premises is approximately 584 square metres. The buyers are private investors.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
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
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
11 January 2021 | News

Market commentary for full year 2020

2020 goes to history as the year when the Covid-19 pandemic changed our lives, as well as enormous effects on the economic development. During the start of the year we had knowledge of the disease and could see from distance how the Chinese authorities tried to handle the spread. It however took until end of February before the market started to understand the gravity of the situation.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds