Andrew Coombs - Sirius Real Estate

Sirius Real Estate plc

Regular REFIRE readers will know that we have been bullish on the previously-AIM and Johannesburg-listed Sirius Real Estate for some time and have been following the company closely since its near-demise some years ago and its return to health... more

Jul 17, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

Charles Kingston - REFIRE


This was the week that a shaken Angela Merkel told her fellow citizens in a Munich beer hall that the EU must now be prepared to look after itself, and cast aside any expectations of solidarity with erstwhile partners the UK and the US. more

Jul 11, 2017 2:00 PM Opinion

Tim Mycock - Reditum Capital

Reditum Capital

UK-based bridging provider Reditum Capital is on a mission to shake up bridge financing in a post-Trump and post-Brexit world, Tim Mycock, business development director at Reditum Capital told REFIRE. more

Jun 13, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

Sara Seddon-Kilbinger

Sara Seddon-Kilbinger

REFIRE's senior reporter Sara Seddon-Kilbinger looks at the outcome of last week's UK General Election, and assesses its likely impact on real estate. more

Jun 12, 2017 2:43 PM Opinion

Tower 185

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Austrian property group CA Immo is gearing up to put Tower 185 in Frankfurt on the market next month for around €800m, in what is expected to be one of the biggest single office sales in German history, according to those who track the market. more

May 11, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

Charles Kingston - REFIRE


The latest MIPIM in Cannes was, by almost universal consent, one of the most easygoing in recent years, at least for German participants. The uninterrupted sunshine, the positive mood in the halls, the varied and frequently lively programme of... more

Apr 24, 2017 10:00 AM Opinion


J. M. Dodds

Increasing uncertainty in global markets mixed with creeping pessimism is putting the brakes on the lending market in Germany. more

Apr 21, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Treaty of Rome

Italy's News Photo/EPA

The idea of Europe began in the minds of its peoples – its philosophers, scholars, artists, religious and political leaders. And so did its wars. Historically, attempts to unify Europe were made through a series of brutal conflicts, culminating... more

Mar 29, 2017 2:00 PM Guest Columns


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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

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British Land

That big German institutional investors are returning tentatively to the London commercial property market after the Brexit vote was confirmed earlier this month when German investors WestInvest and asset manager Deka Immobilien bought Rathbone... more

Mar 3, 2017 10:00 AM Investment

Charles Kingston - REFIRE


Germany's left-of-centre SPD , the junior partner in the governing coalition in Berlin with Angela Merkel's CDU/CSU grouping, has been at the forefront of a new drive to dampen Germany's residential housing boom, now entering its seventh year. more

Feb 21, 2017 10:00 AM Opinion

Real Estate - Office

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Despite a fall in investment activity in Germany in 2016, 2017 will not see the start of a stamped to the exit by investors, says a report on the German real estate market earlier this month by Caüpital Economics. While record low yields may... more

Feb 20, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Home Building - Construction site

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The German construction industry has the highest level of orders on its books for 21 years, according to the country’s main industry association. Turnover increased by 8% in the first nine months of 2016, headed by residential construction... more

Feb 3, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Christian Schulz-Wulkow - EY

Ernst & Young GmbH

Demand for German real estate will remain high through 2017, led by the search for good office space in Berlin, Stuttgart, Hamburg and Munich – while in the residential sector, Frankfurt will see the strongest demand, according to the latest Real... more

Feb 2, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Esfandiar Khorrami - Bottermann Khorrami

Esfandiar Khorrami

Berlin law firm Bottermann Khorrami was recently involved in the structuring of €25m of real estate bonds issuedby a German project developer, who plans to use the capital to buy and upgrade value-added residential real estate throughout Germany. more

Jan 17, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

Michiel Jaski - IVG


Once Bonn-based IVG Immobilien had pulled its mooted IPO of office subsidiary OfficeFirst recently after breaking off negotiations with potential partners for a trade sale, it was inevitable they would immediately re-examine the status quo ante... more

Dec 9, 2016 10:00 AM Companies

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Germany edged ahead of the UK in the ranking of Europe's most active markets for commercial real estate investment in the thrid quarter for the first time since 2012, following the uncertainty unleashed on the UK market following the Brexit vote... more

Dec 8, 2016 10:00 AM Markets

German residential

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The London-listed residential property investor Phoenix Spree Deutschland has added a further four properties to its Berlin portfolio for about €19m, representing a price per sqm of €1,970. more

Oct 26, 2016 10:00 AM Investment

Charles Kingston - REFIRE


The Brexit debate is certain to be a major topic of discussion at the upcoming Expo Real in Munich. It’s three months since the actual referendum, the initial ysteria has died down, the markets have recovered their sang-froid, and circumspection... more

Oct 18, 2016 10:00 AM Opinion

Brexit from eastern europe

Anders Adermark, CC BY-NC-ND

Anyone who has been exposed to only the British media before and after the Brexit referendum would be amazed to find out how different the narrative has been outside the UK. The public discourse on Brexit in the UK has been significantly coloured... more

Aug 12, 2016 2:00 PM Guest Columns 1 Comments