Cologne Institute for Economic Research

Germany - Transparency, Logistics

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Logistics in cities such as Frankfurt and Berlin offer the best investment opportunities in 2018, Peter Salostowitz, CEO of German data provider IndustrialPort told REFIRE this week. more

15 Mar 2018 10:00 Markets

German home ownership house

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Home ownership rates continue to stagnate across Germany, with just 45% of the population owning its own home, according to research published this month by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research. more

5 Mar 2018 10:00 Markets


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Housing subsidies need to become ‘fit for the future‘, particularly given that the number of people dependant on them is on the rise, according to Germany’s Federal Statistical Office this month. more

21 Nov 2017 10:00 Markets

Student apartment

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Rising rents in German cities, coupled with an overbuild in rural areas could put the brakes on the residential market, the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW) warned this month. more

14 Sep 2017 10:00 Markets

Real Estate Study

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Germany’s real estate sector will be the ‘anchor of stability’ for Europe, according to a new study published this month. more

26 Jul 2017 10:00 Markets

Student living

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Student housing deals are expected to break through the €1b barrier for the first time this year, according to Savills’ report ‘Spotlight: Student housing Germany’, published this month (June). more

10 Jul 2017 10:00 Markets

Landflucht - Rural exodus

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An increasing imbalance between supply and demand in German rural communities is decimating the market, causing a dramatic fall in prices, according to new research from the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW) and the German Institute for... more

30 Jun 2017 10:00 Markets