Rolf Buch - Vonovia

Vonovia SE

Germany's largest residential property company Vonovia is buying Austrian rival BUWOG in a cash deal which values BUWOG at €5.2b. The move will see Vonovia increase its housing stock from 350,000 to 400,000 units, and give it valuable access... more

12 Jan 2018 10:00 Companies

Rolf Buch - Vonovia

Vonovia SE

Germany's largest residential property owner, the Bochum-headquarter listed Vonovia, and the French group SNI have agreed to a partnership to “merge know-how and market expertise and identify common opportunities for growth and investment”. more

3 Nov 2017 10:00 Companies

Philip Grosse - Deutsche Wohnen

Deutsche Wohnen AG

Germany’s second largest listed landlord Deutsche Wohnen has reported consolidated group profit of €672m in the first half of 2017, up from €647.2m in the same period last year, it announced in August. more

20 Sep 2017 10:00 Companies

Rolf Buch - Vonovia

Vonovia SE

Germany's biggest residential landlord Vonovia has reported an increase in core profit (FFO 1) of 18% to €457.7m in the first half of 2017, it announced this month. Vonovia attributes the growth to its billion-euro investment program and organic... more

31 Aug 2017 10:00 Companies

Rolf Buch - Vonovia

Vonovia SE

As it gets ever more difficult to find residential portfolios at the right price, the larger players are looking at creating their own new stock of housing, and benefiting from the extra margin accruing to developers in Germany's bubbling housing... more

1 Aug 2017 10:00 Companies

Andreas Segal - Deutsche Wohnen AG

Deutsche Wohnen

Listed German-Austrian full-service housing provider BUWOG will next week conclude a cash capital increase by offering a total of up to 12.5 million Buwog shares with a subscription ratio of 1:8. more

16 Jun 2017 10:00 Companies

Philip Grosse - Deutsche Wohnen

Deutsche Wohnen AG

Germany's second-largest publicly listed residential property company Deutsche Wohnen reported a strong start to the year with an increase in most of its key perfromance indicators, and confirmed its forecast for the full year, independent of any... more

5 Jun 2017 10:00 Companies

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

25 May 2017 10:00 Markets

Michael Bickford - Round Hill Capital

Round Hill Capital LLC

The UK-based private equity group Round Hill Capital has kicked off a new strategy of investing in German residential housing by buying a portfolio of 114 units in Hamburg, the first in what it says will be a string of investments in 15 German... more

28 Mar 2017 10:00 Investment

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As we reported here in REFIRE back in November last year, Germany edged ahead of the UK as Europe's most active real estate investment market in last year's third quarter for the first time since 2012. Fresh research from Real Capital Analytics... more

24 Feb 2017 10:00 Markets

Christian Schulz-Wulkow - EY

Ernst & Young GmbH

Demand for German real estate will remain high through 2017, led by the search for good office space in Berlin, Stuttgart, Hamburg and Munich – while in the residential sector, Frankfurt will see the strongest demand, according to the latest Real... more

2 Feb 2017 10:00 Markets


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The DAX-listed German residential property investor and manager Vonovia SE has succeeded in gaining the minimum acceptance threshold of 50% plus one share in its takeover offer for listed Austrian group Conwert Immobilien. Official notification of... more

6 Jan 2017 10:00 Companies

Philipp Schaper - Patrizia


The Augsburg-headquartered Patrizia Immobilien confirmed that it was the purchaser of the 'multi hundred million euro' German residential portfolio located in western Germany from Bouwfonds Investment Management last month. Patrizia bought the... more

30 Dec 2016 10:00 Companies

Jan Linsin - CBRE


According to property advisers CBRE, the first nine months of the year saw turnover in portfolio residential transactions (of 50 or more housing units) of about €7.2 billion. This is fully €11.3 billion less than in the first three quarters of... more

23 Nov 2016 10:00 Markets

Rod McGeoch - BGP Holdings


The long saga of the German residential portfolio most recently held by BGP Holding entered a historic new phase last week when giant Chinese sovereign fund China Investment Corporation (CIC) as the beneficial owner beat off lively German... more

9 Nov 2016 10:00 Investment

Alexander Porschowsky - Conwert

conwert Immobilien Invest SE

Austrian listed Conwert Immobilien, in the process of being taken over by Germany’s largest property company Vonovia, has sold a large chunk of its commercial property portfolio to an unnamed international group of investors for €335m, which it... more

5 Oct 2016 10:00 Investment

Dr. Gabriele Lüft - VALTEQ


This year’s ZIA Real Estate Industry Day was both well attended and highly interesting. Besides representatives from all major industry players, a small group of activists had also made its way to Berlin to demonstrate loudly in favour of more... more

4 Aug 2016 10:00 Guest Columns

Germany - Transparency, Logistics

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Transparency and research remain the key elements for institutional investors allocating resources to real estate markets, with 75% of all global property investment being made in the top 10 most transparent countries, the latest research confirms. more

22 Jul 2016 14:00 Markets


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German indirect real estate investing vehicles saw inflows at record levels in 2015, shows a new study by Düsseldorf-based capital market research specialists Akselrod Barkow Consulting. more

30 Mar 2016 10:00 Markets

Dr. Wolfgang Beck - Conwert Immobilien

Conwert Immobilien Invest

The ongoing saga that is Germany's wave of consolidation among its listed residential property companies may reach its zenith later this month (at least temporarily) at a special shareholder meeting in Vienna of Austrian-listed Conwert Immobilien. more

18 Mar 2016 10:00 Companies