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Munich

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REFIRE bumped into Scope Analysis’s Sonja Knorr at the recent EXPO REAL in Munich, coincidentally just as the Berlin-based ratings and analyst company Scope released its own study of the housing markets in Germany’s biggest 10 cities. more

Markets

EXPO REAL

Messe München GmbH

EXPO REAL got off to a cracking start again this year, with more than 44,500 visitors descending on the fair, in a sign that Europe’s real estate boom is still going full throttle. more

Markets

Jacopo Mingazzini

ESTAVIS AG

Among German listed companies raising further capital this month were Berlin residential specialist Accentro, and commercial real estate investor DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate. more

Companies

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

Companies

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

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