• Savills

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    Car parks increasingly on investors’ radar

    Car parks are increasingly on investors’ radar as they look for stable alternative investments in challenging economic times. According to Catella’s latest market tracker "The Market for Parking Facilities", parking remains an emotional investment e Read more

    5 Dec 2022



    Holiday hotels enticing operators and institutional investors

    Holiday hotels in Germany are bucking the trend, catching the eye of both operators and institutional investors alike who are keen to latch onto an asset class that is holding up well, despite the challenging economic environment. One group which has Read more

    5 Dec 2022

  • MSCI Office

    MSCI report highlights German decline among European markets

    The latest Europe Capital Trends report from MSCI illustrates the extent of the decline in the volume of European commercial real estate investment in the 3rd quarter. Total completed transactions fell 37% to €53bn in the quarter compared to a year e Read more

    15 Nov 2022

  • France

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    French mortgage borrowers still paying less than Germans

    The drastic rise in interest rates from the European Central Bank since the start of the year has effectively ended the decade-long boom in German residential house prices. But it hasn't had the same effect in France, where house prices in most big c Read more

    14 Nov 2022

  • Timo Wagner

    Dampened expectations for full-year German bank lending

    Germany's property financing banks have been operating extremely selectively over the past several months, opting for only the choicest financing on the most blue chip projects and funding extensions, as evidenced by a new report from broker JLL and Read more

    14 Nov 2022

  • Jens Tolckmitt - VdP

    Verband deutscher Pfandbriefbanken (vdp) e. V.

    BelWertV adjustment spells good news for lending value calculation

    The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has amended the Mortgage Lending Value, or Beleihungswertermittlungsverordnung (BelWertV), by getting rid of rigid minimum capitalisation rates which, going forward, will be tied to the devel Read more

    28 Oct 2022

  • Michael Schneider


    Open-ended AIFs growing faster than in 2021

    Open ended real estate special AIFs have grown faster in the first eight months of the year than in the same period last year, according to INTREAL and the Bundesbank. Net AUM increased from €156.2 billion in January 2022 to €169.4 billion by August, Read more

    27 Oct 2022

  • Christian Lindner

    Germany considered ‘paradise’ for money laundering

    Finance minister Christian Lindner is on a mission to ban cash purchases of real estate in a bid to put paid to Germany’s reputation, in his words, ‘as a money laundering paradise’. ‘We have the courage for great success,’ Lindner said in a recent s Read more

    26 Oct 2022

  • Curth-C. Flatow


    Demand for alternative finance on the rise – Mezzanine Report

    Demand for alternative finance is on the rise as many traditional lenders tighten their belts, according to the latest “Mezzanine Report” by FAP, the Berlin-headquartered independent advisory company specialized in raising and structuring capital for Read more

    12 Oct 2022

  • London, Boston, Tokyo hotels


    Almost 80% of global hotel investors intent on buying hotels this year

    Almost 80% of hotel investors globally are intent on buying hotels this year, according to JLL’s Global Hotel Investor Sentiment Survey published last week. Investors expressed an increased appetite for hospitality as fundamentals continue to improve Read more

    10 Oct 2022

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