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Grunderwerbssteuer

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Germany's federal states hauled in a record €12.4bn in Grunderwerbsteuer (property transfer tax), a rise of 10.2% over 2015, based on the €240.5bn of property transactions across the country last year, itself up 9.6% on the previous year... more

Mar 14, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Sabine Keulertz - JLL

JLL

Demand for German shopping centres was so high in 2016 that yields have fallen to a record low of 4%, and a new study by JLL sees this falling to 3.9% by the end of 2017, against the background of continued low interest rates. Yields of 4% are... more

Mar 13, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Christoph Kahl - JAMESTOWN

JAMESTOWN

At the recent Quo Vadis gathering of top German real estate players in Berlin, event moderator Karsten Trumpetter talked one-to-one with investing legend Christoph Kahl about lessons Kahl has learned from 35 years in the real estate industry. more

Mar 10, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Hermann Merkens - Aareal Bank AG

Aareal Bank AG

The Wiesbaden-based property financier Aareal Bank has taken a 20% stake in independent London-based loan servicer Mount Street to support Aareal's commercial credit and syndication processes. more

Mar 9, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

Hotel

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The German hotel investment market had a record year in 2016 at a volume of nearly €5.2bn, helped by a record fourth quarter which saw more than €2bn in volume across 60 transactions, as well a several larger portfolio deals. This was against a... more

Mar 8, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Deutsche Wohnen - Zentrale

Deutsche Wohnen

German listed residential landlord Deutsche Wohnen has acquired a portfolio of 3,900 residential units and 270 commercial units in Berlin from an unnamed seller for €655m, it announced earlier this month. more

Mar 7, 2017 3:16 PM Investment

Einar Skjerven - Skjerven Group

Skjerven Group

German investor and asset manager Skjerven Group has launched a new investment programme for institutional investors with a target volume of €150m. The equity base for the programme is being funded by third-party institutional investors, while... more

Mar 7, 2017 10:00 AM Investment

Bodo Winkler - Berlin Hyp AG

Berlin Hyp AG

In the refinancing markets, Berlin Hyp and pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank have both got off to an active start to the year with a number of sizeable issues, all well received by the markets. more

Mar 6, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

 REFIRE London Conference 2013

Now in our tenth year of publication, the REFIRE Intelligence Report has developed a strong reputation for authoritative reporting and analysis of the German market for real estate finance. REFIRE is read by institutional investors who simply need to know what is happening on continental Europe's most important market for real estate, whether on the debt or the equity side. Our readers trust us for our local market insights and close connections with key market players in Germany, and rely on us for qualified comment on significant market developments.

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