Apartments in Berlin


A three-way merger is on the horizon for Germany’s residential sector following Ado Properties’ announcement that it intends to merge with its major shareholder, Adler Real Estate, and then also incorporate project developer, Consus Real Estate. Read more




Investors are embracing new ways to diversify as cryptocurrencies become more mainstream. Read more


Stefan Aumann - Peakside

Stefan Aumann

Blockchain is starting to filter through to the German real estate market, with many in the industry hoping to gain a major competitive edge if they embrace it head-on. While information such as real estate prices, comparable lease rental rates... Read more



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The German ruling coalition of the CDU and SPD political parties are close to reaching a compromise regarding credit directives, or 'Kreditrichtlinie’, designed to stop Germany’s property market from overheating, according to several people who... Read more


Real estate residential expert

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The market for closed-end real estate funds has traditionally represented a major conduit for German savings into the real estate sector, in previous years competing vigorously with the open-ended funds sector to absorb funds looking for real... Read more


Bernhard Berg - Corpus Sireo

Corpus Sireo

The announcement recently by Swiss Life Asset Managers that it plans to launch its own German-regulated real estate funds, and its securing of a KVG licence by German financial watchdog BaFin, could open up a whole new avenue of opportunity for... Read more


Sascha Wilhelm - CORESTATE


What a year it's turning out to be for Luxembourg-based real estate investor Corestate Capital. Barely two months after its finally successful IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the company made a series of newsworthy announcements... Read more



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Much of the hype surrounding the rise of loan funds in Europe has only limited relevance for Germany, as nearly 90% of the freshly-minted pan-European vehicles are incompatible with the needs and demands of the German market, according to the... Read more


Martina Hertwig - TPW


The loosening of the regulatory framework since May of this year by Germany's financial watchdog BaFin has led to a growing interest among investors in both setting up and availing of debt funds as an alternative source of real estate financing... Read more


Numbers and figures

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A report issued this month by rating and research group Feri EuroRating shows clearly the extent to which the German closed-end real estate funds sector has nearly ground to a halt. In the second quarter only three funds aimed at private investors... Read more


Estavis - Adler

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Germany’s financial regulator BaFin gave its approval for the voluntary public takeover by small listed German property investor Adler Real Estate AG of the likewise-small listed Berlin-based Estavis AG. There is now an exchange period, which... Read more



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The company, created out of the merger between listed Prime Office REIT AG and OCM Real Estate, a unit of US private equity firm Oaktree, expects to issue 50.2m new shares in a cash-raising exercise offering pre-emptive rights to existing... Read more


Dr. Bernd Kottmann, GSW


The good news coming from listed Berlin residential property investor GSW Immobilien AG is the nearly doubling of its first quarter profits over last year, and its establishment of a new €80m credit line with friendly neighbour Landesbank Berlin. Read more


Dr. Andreas Mattner

Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss (ZIA)

REFIRE recently published an interview with the CEO of German property industry lobbying group ZIA, Dr. Andreas Mattner. Part of that interview covered areas of common interest where the German lobby seeks closer collaboration with European-level... Read more