The rise and rise of Germany’s land transfer tax

Long-term readers of REFIRE will have followed with us over the last ten years the inexorable rise of the rate of Grunderwerbsteuer, or land transfer tax, applicable on any real estate acquisition in Germany. Once the domain of the federal governme more »

Oct 5, 2015 12:00 PM Opinion

Scout24's IPO gets off to hesitant start

Germany's Scout24 Group, which includes ImmobilienScout24, the largest property website in Germany, debuted on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange this week. The company placed 38.64m shares, including 7.6m new shares in the form of new capital raising... more »

Oct 5, 2015 10:00 AM Companies

Is the Mietpreisbremse having any visible effect?

With most of Germany having only introduced the Mietpreisbremse, or rental cap, over the summer monthts, it's still a little too early to generalise about the effect the measure is having in Germany's most in-demand residential rental markets. more »

Oct 3, 2015 10:18 AM Markets

Where to go to get your 5% in Germany

REFIRE recently attended a lively evening of debate and discussion as to where the real estate investor should be looking in Germany to get his traditional target of 5% return. The occasion involved presenting an analysis of the market carried out... more »

Oct 3, 2015 10:14 AM Markets

Eastern German commercial RE investment doubles over 2014

REFIRE tuned in to listen to Niklas Karoff, the CEO of listed eastern German commercial property specialist TLG Immobilien, in a conference call with journalists on the occasion of TLG's annual market review "Property Market Berlin and eastern... more »

Oct 3, 2015 9:56 AM Markets

Deutsche Wohnen raises FFO forecast on strong rental growth

Another listed residential housing company to post strong first-half figures based on rising rents and appreciation in capital values is Deutsche Wohnen AG which, like LEG Immobilien (see elsewhere in this issue), has also raised its forecast for... more »

Oct 2, 2015 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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