Green party

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A green wave has flooded Europe in the 2019 European elections. The big winners of the night were the German Greens, who took 20.5%. of the national vote, almost doubling their 10.7% share from 2014. This best ever result is even more significant... Read more

Guest Columns

Peter Finkbeiner - TLG


A number of German real estate companies would appear to be gearing up for their launch as public companies, probably in autumn but certainly before the end of the year. Read more



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German fund manager KanAm Grund Group said it had bought a mixed–use asset in the Scottish capital Edinburgh on behalf of a German pension fund, die Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe (ÄVWL), from anchor tenant Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI). Read more


Jacopo Mingazzini


The number of first time buyers is falling in Germany at a time when the average age of first time buyers is rising, according to a Housing Costs 2019 report published this month by residential privatization group Accentro... Read more


Alexander Eggert - Warburg-HIH

Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH

Rents for Industrieimmobilien,or industrial properties, soared by 8.7% last year, according to the latest IWIP Index, published earlier this month by consultancy IndustrialPort and the German Economic Institute (IW Köln), amid news that the sector... Read more


Commercial real estate

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More and more investors are willing to take on development risk, with project developments and forward deals surging in popularity, according to JLL’s New Business Report: Real Estate Financing, Germany, published this month. Read more


Oliver Herrmann - REDOS Real Estate GmbH

REDOS Real Estate GmbH

The long running saga surrounding German listed retail group Metro’s attempts to sell off its troublesome supermarket chain REAL would appear to be in its penultimate phase, with Metro entering into exclusive talks earlier this month... Read more


Rolf Buch - Vonovia

Vonovia SE

A whopping 90% of German asset managers want to increase their exposure to the residential sector, according to an asset management study published this month by Ernst & Young and Germany’s largest residential landlord, Vonovia. Read more


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