The latest study by the LBS and market research group empirica shows that, theoretically, in ten of Germany’s 16 federal states three out of four households could afford to buy a dwelling, while in thirteen of the 16 states a rate of owner-occupiership of 50% or more would be possible.

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LBS sees plenty of further potential for German home ownership

There is still plenty of potential for much higher rates of home ownership in Germany – traditionally the country with the lowest rate in Europe, bar Switzerland – and it could well be headed to a rate of more than 50% from its current 43%... more »

Jul 21, 2014 Markets

Adler’s CEO Axel Harloff said, “We are growing very successfully on all levels - revenue, assets and earnings - and we also have the resources which are required for continuing the expansion of Adler rapidly and consistently”.

Adler Real Estate AG

Adler completes takeover of Berlin’s Estavis

The Hamburg-headquartered listed housing firm Adler Real Estate completed the takeover of Berlin property investor Estavis earlier this month, when it secured 92.7% of acceptances for the exchange offer for Estavis’s €23m share capital. ... more »

Jul 18, 2014 Companies

According to Wüest’s managing director Sven Graven, “For the second half of the year, we expect significantly more construction activity, which in turn will lead to higher space turnover.”

Wüest & Partner AG

Wüest sees strong German second half on fundamentals

The latest half-yearly report from valuation and market consultants Wüest & Partner Deutschland provides a buoyant outlook for transaction volumes in German commercial real estate through the end of the year. The key drivers are the increasing... more »

Jul 17, 2014 Markets

The GPI Index is based on publicly available market data and BulwienGesa’s own proprietary research from 127 regional markets in Germany, and covers office, retail, residential (new and second-hand) and industrial, particularly logistics, properties.

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Peak reached in Total Returns, but good prospects thru 2018 –study

A new research study by real estate market research group BulwienGesa offers a fairly bullish prognosis for the outlook for German real estate investment over the next four years, but forecasts a halving of total returns over the period, to 6%... more »

Jul 16, 2014 Markets

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