Martin Schulz und Angela Merkel

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Bonn Is Not Weimar was the title of a 1956 book by the Swiss journalist Fritz René Allemann. He argued that the (West) German Federal Republic, founded in 1949 and with Bonn as its capital, had devised a stable form of parliamentary government... more

8 Dec 2017 11:00 Guest Columns

Sony Centre

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The recent mega-deal which saw Canadian pension fund Oxford Properties and Madison International buy the Sony Centre in Berlin from Korea's national pension fund for €1.1bn has now been financed by the buyers. They have closed a €625m loan... more

8 Dec 2017 10:00 Investment


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For the fourth year in a row, Berlin has topped the table of the 31 best European cities for real estate investment and development in 2018, according to a forecast published by the Urban Land Institute and PwC. more

7 Dec 2017 10:00 Markets

Michael Schneider - IntReal International Real Estate

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After a lengthy period in the doldrums, the market for German closed-end property AIFs has been making a steady return to its traditional growth path. Figures published by the Deutsche Bundesbank... more

6 Dec 2017 10:00 Markets

Stefan Aumann - Peakside

Stefan Aumann

In what has been a busy month for transactions for the company, European real estate private equity firm Peakside Capital has made its first acquisition on behalf of its third real estate fund, Peakside Real Estate Fund (PREF III). The deal... more

5 Dec 2017 10:00 Companies

Timo Herzberg -Signa


Austria's Signa, which has been much in the news recently for its efforts to buy German department-store chain Kaufhof from Hudson's Bay for €3 billion, has bought five trophy assets from RFR in Germany's biggest real-estate transaction of 2017. more

4 Dec 2017 10:00 Investment

Ralf Kemper - JLL


JLL’s VICTOR index, which tracks prime offices in Germany, grew by 2.3% in the third quarter to 173.6 points, JLL announced this month. However, despite the increase, prices continue to plateau, according to the agency. Some markets fared better... more

1 Dec 2017 10:00 Markets


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Adler Real Estate has acquired a majority stake in the ‘Wasserstadt Mitte’ development comprising around 700 apartments in Berlin for €120m. more

30 Nov 2017 10:00 Companies

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