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If investment in German shopping centres isn’t the highest priority for domestic or international investors right now, with many steering deliberately well clear of the sector, it’s certainly a boom period for those whose job is the revitalization... more

Markets

Garden Tower

Hochhaus I Objekt S.á.r.l. & Co.KG

Investment in Germany has rocketed this year, with 70.2% of institutional investors acquiring real estate assets there, up from 46.8% last year, according to fund manager Universal-Investment’s sixth Investor Survey, published this month. more

Investment

German residential

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The Stuttgart-based Landesbank LBBW has launched its own real estate fund management business, and set up subsidiary LBBW Immobilien Investment Management GmbH (LIIM) to steer the new venture aimed at German semi-professional... more

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Angela Merkel

EPA

After 18 years as chairwoman of the conservative Christian Democratic Union and 13 years as German chancellor, Angela Merkel surprised the public and her own party colleagues by announcing her intention to withdraw from politics. It is somewhat... more

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Joint Venture

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British online estate agent Purplebricks is making its first foray into the German market, teaming up with media giant Axel Springer to buy a stake in the country’s market leader, Homeday. more

Investment

Henri Vuong - INREV

INREV

While many lending banks have returned to financing attractive real estate propositions despite claims they were permanently on the retreat, the 2018 INREV Debt Funds Universe report reveals the continuing strength of real estate debt funds... more

Markets

Frankfurt

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New figures published by broker network GPP German Property Partners show that the available office space in Germany’s Top 7 cities fell a further 5% at the end of Q3 compared to a year ago to 2.76 million sqm. more

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Karsten Jungk - Wüest&Partner

Florian Glock

The need for care homes in Germany is set to rocket in two years’ time as ‘baby boomers’ gear up for retirement, according to real estate consultancy Wüest Partner Deutschland’s ‘Care Home Atlas 2018’, published this month. more

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