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The size of Germany’s investable hotel market has hit a record high of €57.5b, marking an increase of almost 10% last year, according to research published this month by Union Investment and Bulwiengesa. Read more

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Frankfurt by night

Moritz Sirowatka

Augsburg, Offenbach and Darmstadt offer the most attractive perspectives for property investors in Germany, from the point of view of low market risk and above average yields. What they also have in common is that they are mid-sized cities... Read more

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Ingo Hartlief

Corpus Sireo

DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG, the listed commercial property investor focused on secondary German cities, published its third annual study this week - “Office Market: Investment Opportunities in German Secondary Locations”. Read more

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Housing market

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The latest monthly report from the Bundesbank deals with housing prices outside the biggest German cities, and concludes that while price rises have slowed in the big cities, they have been gathering pace in urban hinterlands. Read more

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Berlin

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As with its office market (see article elsewhere in this issue – “Berlin office market outperforms its German counterparts”),Berlin continues to be the pacemaker for investors in Germany’s residential housing market, with transaction volumes doubling Read more

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Hotel room - Motel One

Motel One GmbH

After several boom years on the German hotel market, things are cooling down, particularly in respect of larger portfolio deals, although figures in from Q3 suggest that interest in individual hotel properties remains buoyant. Read more

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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... Read more

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John Amram - HPBA GmbH

HPBA GmbH

A new study shows that the number of so-called ‘off-market’ real estate deals in Germany is considerably higher than previously assumed, with investors prepared to pay a premium to avoid the time and expense of structured sales processes... Read more

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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. Read more

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Berlin

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Fast-growing Berlin-based investment and asset manager Capital Bay is setting up its own platform to move into the micro-living segment of the residential property market. The new company, called CB Micro Living GmbH... Read more

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Hotel Sector

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Germany’s investment-grade hotel market is expected to hit a new high of €56bn by the end of this year, according to Dierk Freitag, a partner at consultancy Bulwiengesa, in a sign of just how rampant growth in the sector has become. Read more

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Tobias Kassner - BulwienGesa

BulwienGesa

Insurance group Swiss Life has swooped to buy BEOS AG, Germany's leading investor in mixed-use industrial real estate, for an undisclosed price. The move is designed to support Swiss Life Asset Managers' third party business... Read more

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Manuel Köppel - BF.Direkt

BF.Direkt

There has been yet a further significant decline in sentiment among German property finance providers according to the BF.Quarterly Barometer. Sentiment has dropped from 0.23 to -0.98 points in the second quarter of 2018, the lowest barometer... Read more

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Kruno Crepulja - Instone

Instone Real Estate Group B.V.

Germany’s project development market is stagnating for first time since the financial crisis, as rising costs put the brakes on growth in many major cities, according to Bulwiengesa’s‘Project Developer Study 2018’, published this month. Read more

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Tobias Kassner - BulwienGesa

BulwienGesa

Light industrial deals hit a new high in Germany last year at €3bn, a 27% increase on the former record in 2015, according to a report published this month by Bulwiengesa, ‘Initiative Unternehmensimmobilien 2H 2017’. Read more

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Barometer Trend

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It’s not been a strong start to the year for sentiment among German property finance providers, according to the monthly BF.Quarterly Barometer, the index published by BF.direkt AG, the Stuttgart-based project financing specialist... Read more

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Retail space

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Despite fierce competition from e-commerce, stationary retail is ‘not a write-off’ just yet, according to a study published this month by consultancy BulwienGesa. Read more

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Andreas Schulten - BulwienGesa

BulwienGesa

Germany’s Top 30 ‘Champions Regions’ offer a more attractive risk/return profile than the country’s ‘Big 7’ office markets, according to a study published this month by German investment manager Accom. Read more

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Friedemann Weck - ADO Properties

Friedemann Weck - ADO Properties

Berlin’s Landgericht, or District Court, has taken Germany’s Mietpreisbremse to the Bundesverfassungsgericht (the Federal Constitutional Court) this month, marking the latest step in a protracted battle to have Germany’s much-maligned rental brake... Read more

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Frankfurt Weihnachtsmarkt

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The future of German offices looks rosy, according to a survey carried out this autumn by Freiburg-based Center for Real Estate Studies (CRES) and Gesellschaft für Immobilienwirtschaftliche Forschung (gif). Read more

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