Rising rent rates

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Germany’s office sector is enjoying something of a boom. Prime rents in Germany’s Top 5 cities - Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf and Hamburg... more

4 Jan 2018 10:00 Markets

Manfred Binsfeld - Scope Ratings AG

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The highest increases in European office rents over the next five years can be expected in Berlin, according to research group Scope. The Berlin-based Scope is incorporating the research traditionally done in this area by Feri Euro Rating, which... more

6 Sep 2017 10:00 Markets


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It's only a few years ago since the German open-ended funds industry was in crisis leading to widespread liquidations – due to a lack of liquidity. The sector is suffering again, but this time for the opposite reason – a surplus of liquidity – as... more

22 Mar 2017 10:00 Markets

Real estate residential expert

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The market for closed-end real estate funds has traditionally represented a major conduit for German savings into the real estate sector, in previous years competing vigorously with the open-ended funds sector to absorb funds looking for real... more

13 Feb 2017 00:00 Markets

Florian Schoeller - Scope


The Berlin-based rating agency Scope is buying FERI EuroRating Services as part of its strategy to establish itself as a European alternative to the big three US credit rating agencies. Neither party was willing to disclose the price paid, but... more

13 Jul 2016 11:00 Companies

Hotel Sector

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More good news for the German hotel sector, with a new report highlighting how investors and developers are increasingly targeting opportunistic acquisition in German B-cities as well as in the six largest cities. There is also strong evidence of... more

26 Apr 2016 10:00 Markets

Figures, Numbers and Stats

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Germany's open-ended real estate funds sector took in more than €5bn in new investors' capital in 2015, up from €2.8bn in 2014, according to figures released by Berlin-based fund rating agency Scope. more

16 Mar 2016 10:00 Markets


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Much of the hype surrounding the rise of loan funds in Europe has only limited relevance for Germany, as nearly 90% of the freshly-minted pan-European vehicles are incompatible with the needs and demands of the German market, according to the... more

29 Jan 2016 10:00 Markets

Real Estate - Construction site

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The Berlin rating agency Scope sees a further strong year ahead in 2016 for German real estate, as investors pursue higher yields than they can get with government bonds. In particular, German big cities are likely to be the focus of investors... more

8 Jan 2016 10:00 Markets


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Real estate debt funds are facing increased competition to lend from newly-liquid banks even as their capital raised looks set to reach new highs, says Berlin-based research house Scope Ratings. more

19 Oct 2015 10:00 Markets

Sebastiano Ferrante - Pramerica

Pramerica Real Estate International AG

We reported back in October last year that the Chinese group Gingko Tree Investment Ltd. was in talks to buy a huge Munich office park in the south-west of the city. The park consists of 37 buildings with 425,000 sqm of gross lettable space, along... more

29 May 2015 10:00 Investment

Million Euro

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Germany’s first debt fund under German investment law, the “Deka Realkredit Klassik”, said that it had acquired a senior tranche of a commercial real estate loan with a volume of around €30 million from DekaBank. The tranche is part of the total... more

19 Mar 2015 10:00 Investment

Swiss Franc - Euro

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The recent revaluation of the Swiss Franc versus the Euro will cause mayhem for countless German closed-end property funds, according to a new study by the Berlin-based rating agency Scope. At the very least the forecasted yields for numerous... more

24 Feb 2015 10:00 Markets

Funds, numbers and ratings

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Berlin-based rating agency Scope has just published its annual Rating Review for the German open-ended funds sector. It concludes that fund initiators and managers are taking a bullish view, while sales and distribution agents are decidedly less... more

24 Jun 2014 10:00 Markets

Michael Morgenroth

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One man who looked happy at the recent MIPIM conference in Cannes was Michael Morgenroth, the CEO of Düsseldorf-based Caerus Debt Investments, one of a new breed of German debt funds stepping into the market being vacated by several of Germany’s... more

1 Apr 2014 10:00 Companies

Numbers and figures

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A recent analysis by Berlin-based rating agency Scope of the German open-ended funds currently in liquidation highlights the extent of the losses being faced by investors in those funds, with the prospect of even steeper downward revaluation of... more

6 Dec 2013 12:32 Markets