German real estate

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A new study we stumbled across recently suggests that increasing number of Russians are now investing in German real estate. This probably comes as no surprise, but inevitably, quantitative figures have always been hard to come by. more

15 Feb 2018 10:00 Markets


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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

Berlin Shining

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Despite the looming threat of entering a new year with no coalition government in place, Germany is poised for a strong 2018, real estate experts say. However, the failure of Angela Merkel’s CDU party to form a coalition government two months... more

28 Nov 2017 10:00 Markets

Office development

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Several panel discussions at the recent Expo REAL in Munich dealt with property financing, while two timely reports in particular appeared on the future availability of loan finance, and the growing market for subordinate financing in Germany. more

29 Oct 2017 20:03 Markets

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The All German Vehicles Index delivered returns of 1.2% over the first quarter of 2017, according to data provided by INREV, the European Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles. more

29 Sep 2017 10:15 Markets


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Insurgencies often end up betraying the ideals that motivated them. Brexit seems no different. In no time, it has shed its intellectually most powerful motive: the full restoration of sovereignty to the House of Commons. more

11 Sep 2017 14:00 Guest Columns


Japanese banks Nomura and Daiwa recently indicated they are moving their EU base to Frankfurt and are applying for the appropriate regulatory licences. The announcements follow similar ones from Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, among others. more

4 Sep 2017 14:00 Guest Columns


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Frankfurt is one of the cities in pole position to benefit from the Brexit as more and more companies seek to move staff out of the UK. more

4 Sep 2017 10:00 Markets

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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

17 Jul 2017 10:00 Companies

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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

11 Jul 2017 14:00 Opinion

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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

13 Jun 2017 10:00 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

12 Jun 2017 14:43 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

11 May 2017 10:00 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

24 Apr 2017 10:00 Opinion


J. M. Dodds

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

21 Apr 2017 10:00 Markets

Treaty of Rome

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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

29 Mar 2017 14:00 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

8 Mar 2017 10:00 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

3 Mar 2017 10:00 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

21 Feb 2017 10:00 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

20 Feb 2017 10:00 Markets