Guest Columns



Ladestation Elektromobile

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Germany has ambitious plans for both electric cars and renewable energy. But it can’t deliver both. As things stand, Germany’s well-meaning but contradictory ambitions would actually boost emissions by an amount comparable with the present-day... more

Feb 28, 2017 2:00 PM Guest Columns

Policy patrol

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European Union officials have not been shy to express condemnation of US President Donald Trump’s permanent ban on Syrian refugees, and temporary ban on all other refugees. Rightly so. The vice president of the EU Commission Federica Mogherini... more

Feb 3, 2017 3:16 PM Guest Columns

Matteo Renzi


How to interpret the outcome of the Italian referendum? Matteo Renzi’s government is clearly the loser – and the prime minister announced his widely expected resignation as soon as the result was in. more

Dec 6, 2016 2:00 PM Guest Columns

Uwe Bottermann

Uwe Bottermann

Foreign buyers of German properties do not have it easy, especially when banks are involved. Banks often seem inflexible, and financing frequently fails due to mere for- malities. In 2016, the situation worsened with the implementation of the... more

Dec 2, 2016 10:00 AM Guest Columns

Dr. Thomas Herr

Florian Glock

A great enthusiasm for innovation has gripped the German real estate sector, as experienced at the recent ZIA Innovation Congress in Berlin. It is reminiscent of the more desire than fact-driven euphoria that had the industry toiling away at the... more

Dec 1, 2016 10:00 AM Guest Columns 1 Comments

Trump supporter

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A populist wave that began with Brexit in June reached the United States in stunning fashion on Tuesday night. In one of the biggest upsets in American political history, Donald Trump won a truly historic victory in the U.S. presidential election. more

Nov 10, 2016 2:00 PM Guest Columns

Donald Trump in Bloomington

EPA/Tannen Maury

This was one of the most contentious elections in US history – and now it’s ended in a shocking upset: Donald Trump appears to have won a majority in the electoral college, which if confirmed will make him the president-elect of the United States. more

Nov 10, 2016 10:00 AM Guest Columns

CEE Investment & Green Building Awards 2016


EuropaProperty has successfully completed its 6th annual CEE Investment and Green Building Awards... more

Nov 3, 2016 2:00 PM Guest Columns


© V. Yakobchuk -

Energy-efficiency is one of the megatrends of our time. The entire real estate industry is talking about it and even politicians have long since been involved in the debate. The tenor: Our buildings must emit less CO2 and demonstrate improvements... more

Oct 21, 2016 2:00 PM Guest Columns

Zurich - Gebäude

Zürich Beteiligungs-Aktiengesellschaft

The decision has been made. Zurich Gruppe Deutschland is selling its owneroccupied office properties at the Bonn and Cologne locations to the Colognebased real estate service provider and project developer CORPUS SIREO. more

Oct 20, 2016 10:00 AM Guest Columns

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