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Hefty price rises are expected in German B-cities such as Leipzig, Nüremberg, Wiesbaden, Münster and Hannover over the coming years, according to a survey carried out by market research institute IfaD among 1,380 registered participants at the... more


Sven Carstensen - Bulwiengesa AG

Bulwiengesa AG

Where can you still get a 5% yield in German real estate? That’s the question being asked for the last four years in an annual study published and presented by market research group BulwienGesa and supported by lawyers Beiten Burkhardt and... more


Deutsche Wohnen - Zentrale

Deutsche Wohnen

It seems like only recently when Germany was a laggard in the European listed real estate sector, and we here at REFIRE have no difficulty remembering the plaintive wailing of the EPRA leadership at the slow pace of growth of... more



Messe München GmbH

EXPO REAL will kick off again in Munich in a few days’ time. As conversations at the fair are a reliable barometer for investment in months to come, REFIRE asked some of Europe’s major players which topics we can expect to dominate this year. more



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Germany’s SPD party is pushing for a 12-step ‘Mietenstopp’ to cap residential rent hikes in the country, in a move it is hoping will curb excessive rental increases following the abject failure of the Mietpreisbremse, or rental brake law. more


Car Parks

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Car parks are undergoing something of a shake up. On the way out are the dingy inner-city car parks most of us are familiar with, set to be replaced with ‘crucial hubs for a wide range of services, which also increases the importance of... more


Real Estate Study

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More than €20bn of real estate assets are expected to be released back into the market, over the next 10 years, as funds reach their end of life. Particularly in focus will be funds with a retail concentration, which is likely to put further... more


Alexander Hoff - Palmira

Palmira Capital Partners GmbH

Germany is the next ‘up and coming’ self-storage market, according to Russell Jordan, CEO of Self Storage Plus Germany, speaking at the TCO round table discussion in Berlin earlier this month. more


Housing market

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The boom in investment into the student and micro-housing market in German shows no sign of any let-up, with transaction volume for the first half of the year up a whopping 224% to more than €1.6bn, shows the latest study by property brokers CBRE. more


Warehouse and logistic space

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The average European logistics yield dropped 14 basis points (bps) to 5.95% in Q2 2018, the first time it has fallen below 6% since Cushman & Wakefield began regularly tracking the three main property sectors in 1992... more