Remnants of the Berlin Wall, 2019.


Modern day Kreuzberg is one of Berlin’s most trendy and multicultural neighbourhoods. Its central location, dynamic mix of cafes, shops and nightlife, alongside residential streets and lucrative river views all fuse to embody a vibrant urban... Read more

Guest Columns

Winter in Berlin

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Berlin breaks all records. Between June 2012 and 2013, Berlin's population increased by almost 50,000. And there were more than 20,000 new households. Although the number of finished dwellings did increase, the figure was still with approx. 5,400... Read more


Berlin at night

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We reported some weeks ago in REFIRE that the German authorities were shocked to discover that they had miscalculated when processing the results of the 2011 census, which led to overstating the human population of the country by 1.5m residents... Read more


Berlin Brandenburger Tor

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It’s been a fairly steady stream of good news for both the company and shareholders of listed Berlin residential housing company GSW Immobilien since the company’s flotation on the stock market in 2011. Read more


Berlin Argentinische Allee

Deutsche Wohnen

One company which has been riding high in investors’ affections has been Deutsche Wohnen AG, the Berlin-based residential housing manager, who has now managed three successful cash calls on investors over the last fifteen months. Read more


Segal, Zinnoecker, Schwagenscheidt by GSW Immobilien

GSW Immobilien

MDAX-listed Berlin housing company GSW Immobilien has been on a spending spree recently, and has fully invested the proceeds of its capital increase in May this year in new assets. Read more


Mietwohnungen Berlin

Lizzy Rother

Rent and the cost of property continue to rise in Berlin. The price range is getting wider too. Figures released by the German Real Estate Association (IVD) show that the average rent before bills in more attractive areas has risen... Read more