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Ralf Kemper - JLL


JLL’s VICTOR Prime Office Index ended 2017 on a high, up 4.1% at 180.7 points in the fourth quarter. more

19 Mar 2018 10:00 Markets

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

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nstone Real Estate has acquired a former tea trading headquarters in Halle an der Saale that it plans to convert into more than 100 apartments for an undisclosed sum, it announced this week. more

14 Mar 2018 10:00 Investment


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German prime residential yields have tightened to just 4.7% on average, compared to 5.1% in 2017, according to Catella Research this month. more

13 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

Henri Vuong - INREV


Global investors are on a drive to bolster their real estate allocations this year, according to the global Investment Intentions Survey 2018, published earlier this month by INREV, ANREV and PREA. more

19 Feb 2018 10:00 Investment

Willi Weis - JLL Germany

JLL Germany

London-based investment management firm Rasmala plc is on a drive to channel around $750m (€608m) into German offices and logistics over the next 24 months, its head of real estate, Naseer Aka, told REFIRE this month. more

16 Feb 2018 10:00 Investment


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Singapore-based real estate group CapitaLand has made its first foray into the German office market, with its acquisition of Main Airport Center (MAC) in Frankfurt for €245m. more

9 Feb 2018 10:00 Markets


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Germany’s Christian Democratic Union and the centre-left Social Democrats have reached an agreement regarding the terms of a coalition deal, in a move that will boost stability in the market, Dr. Esfandiar Khorrami, a partner at law firm... more

8 Feb 2018 08:00 Markets

Commercial Property

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German-Austrian BUWOG Group has acquired a residential and commercial real estate portfolio in northern Germany from several unnamed international institutional investors for an undisclosed sum. more

2 Feb 2018 10:00 Investment


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Co-working is shaking up global office markets, following a record year for new co-working take-up, according to C&W’s ‘Co-Working 2018’ report, published this month. more

1 Feb 2018 10:00 Markets

Thomas Wirtz - ZBI Immobilien AG

ZBI Immobilien AG

German residential specialist ZBI Immobilien is gearing up to invest around €1b in Germany this year, Thomas Wirtz, member of the management board at ZBI Immobilien, told REFIRE this week. more

26 Jan 2018 10:00 Investment

Friedemann Weck - ADO Properties

Friedemann Weck - ADO Properties

Berlin’s Landgericht, or District Court, has taken Germany’s Mietpreisbremse to the Bundesverfassungsgericht (the Federal Constitutional Court) this month, marking the latest step in a protracted battle to have Germany’s much-maligned rental brake... more

22 Dec 2017 10:00 Markets

Manuel Köppel - BF.Direkt


Sentiment among German lenders has reached an annual high, in a sign that lenders are moving towards 2018 in a positive mood, according to the latest BF.Quarterly Barometer published this month. more

27 Nov 2017 10:00 Markets

Andreas Pohl - Deutsche Hypo

Deutsche Hypothekenbank

Deutsche Hypo has upped its economic forecasts for 2018 on the back of strong fundamentals in Germany, its CEO Andreas Pohl told REFIRE this month. ‘We have increased our forecast for economic growth in 2018 to 2.2%, up from our initial forecast... more

24 Nov 2017 10:00 Companies


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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

Jens Wilhelm - Union Investment

Union Investment

German fund manager Union Investment Real Estate has acquired a 13% stake in Berlin-based PropTech Architrave for an undisclosed sum, both firms told REFIRE at EXPO REAL earlier this month, marking Union Investment’s first investment in a PropTech... more

20 Nov 2017 10:00 Investment

Alistair Calvert - Gramercy

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Gramercy Europe, the European investment fund manager focused on the pan-European logistics and industrial sector, will invest primarily in Germany for its third European logistics fund, its CEO Alistair Calvert told REFIRE at EXPO REAL in October. more

14 Nov 2017 10:00 Investment


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AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets is beefing up its exposure to logistics, Laurent Jacquemin, head of European transactions at the group, told REFIRE at EXPO REAL. ‘We want to grow our logistics portfolio, notably in Germany,’ Jacquemin said. more

7 Nov 2017 10:00 Companies


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Drones are the new black in real estate. Everyone wants one so it is no surprise that, for some companies, they are starting to become indispensable. Allianz X, the venture unit of insurer Allianz Group, is so committed to using drones that it... more

6 Nov 2017 10:00 Markets