Sara Seddon Kilbinger

Peter Finkbeiner - TLG


Listed German property group TLG Immobilien is to take over its rival WCM, it announced earlier this month. more

Jun 23, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

Jörn Stobbe - Union Investment Real Estate

Union Asset Management Holding AG

The young company, which develops smart solutions in the field of environmental services, beat off stiff competition from 200 applicants in 46 countries. The prize was awarded by Union Investment and the German Tech Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC)... more

Jun 22, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

German housing construction

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German is still suffering from a lack of new housing, despite the completion of 277,700 apartments last year, according to Germany’s Federal Statistical Office (Bundesamt). more

Jun 21, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Alexander Tannenbaum - Universal-Investment

Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH

The German real estate market has become expensive for institutional investors, according to the fourth annual survey by Frankfurt-based investment company Universal-Investment. Despite Germany’s reputation as a safe haven, 37% of respondents said... more

Jun 20, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Andreas Pohl - Deutsche Hypo

Deutsche Hypothekenbank

France’s general election earlier this month, in which centrist Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen to become France’s youngest ever president, has had a positive impact on the Deutsche-Hypo-Index this month, according to Deutsche Hypo’s... more

Jun 19, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

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

Hotel Reception

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Australian apart-hotel operator Adina is on track to double its German portfolio by the end of 2019, its European director, Andrew Hunter, said. ‘We are developing around 900 rooms in Germany, which will all be completed by the end of 2019... more

May 29, 2017 10:00 AM Companies


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AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets has agreed to acquire a portfolio of 39 predominantly logistics assets spread across five European countries from Gramercy Property Europe for around €1bn. more

May 26, 2017 10:00 AM Investment

Andreas Dombret - Bundesbank

Deutsche Bundesbank

Is a German property bubble on the cards? Germany’s central bank (Bundesbank) seems to think so and sounded an alert earlier this month, citing low interest rates and banks chasing yields. more

May 25, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Shopping Center

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An unnamed Berlin investor represented by Frankfurt-based real estate manager Curator r.e.m. has acquired a portfolio of three German shopping centres from UK-based real estate group Edinburgh House for a price described as ‘in the high double... more

May 24, 2017 9:00 AM Investment

Student living

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Student housing rents in Germany are soaring due to both a lack of existing supply and adequate new housing, according to a study published this month by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW), German Real Estate Funds (DREF) and real... more

May 23, 2017 10:00 AM Markets


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The German government is mulling changes to crowdfunding regulation that would subject it to the same scrutiny as senior lending and publically-raised equity. Currently, crowdfunding regulation in Germany states that it is exempt from the kind of... more

May 18, 2017 10:00 AM Markets


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The German government is gearing up to abolish share deals that enable corporations to wriggle out of paying the Grunderwerbsteuer - or property transfer tax - that regular citizens are obliged to pay, in a move that would generate a sizeable... more

May 16, 2017 2:45 PM Markets

Dirk Richolt - CBRE


Real estate investors need to wake up to the benefits of hedging, according to Dirk Richolt, head of real estate finance at CBRE in Frankfurt, in a recent discussion with REFIRE. more

May 12, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

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

Barometer Trend

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German lenders have become more bullish about their local market, according to the latest BF. Quarterly Barometer published this week (25 April). more

May 10, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Stefan Giesemann - JLL

Jones Lang LaSalle

In the first quarter of 2017, €1.1b of hotel deals were transacted in Germany, up 50% on the same quarter a year earlier, thereby hitting a new high, according to Stefan Giesemann, senior vice president of the Hotels & Hospitality Group at JLL in... more

May 3, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Andreas Pohl - Deutsche Hypo

Deutsche Hypothekenbank

There has been a slight uptick in the Deutsche-Hypo-Index, which is ‘as stable as possible’ going into the second quarter of 2017 at 132.5 points, the German lender announced earlier this month (April). more

Apr 26, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

Martin Thiel - TAG Immobilien AG

TAG Immobilien AG

German residential investor TAG Immobilien is on track to acquire almost 4,500 units this year, according to the group’s CFO, Martin Thiel. more

Apr 25, 2017 10:00 AM Companies

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