Charles Kingston

Sabine Barthauer - Deutsche Hypo

Deutsche Hypo

The quarterly Reecox European economic indicator published by Deut­sche Hypo continues to decline: so has the European real estate economy peaked? Read more


Residential Real Estate

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Purchaser profiles may be changing, but there’s only one direction all this is heading: residential property prices in Germany are still on the up. Read more


Axel Gedaschko - GdW


Against a background of increased housing pressure across Germany, the extension of the review period for the calculation of local comparable residential rents (the Mietspiegel) has been attracting heavy criticism of the proposed reform measures. Read more


Berlin sunset

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In the German residential market, rents continue to increase, but less rapidly, according to property advisor Col­liers, who report that there is greater new-build activity in second-tier cities than in the Big 7 – an indication that new... Read more


Germany's Bundestag

Deutscher Bundestag / Anke Jacob

Germany’s money laundering laws affecting real estate deals are being tightened yet again: in the case of deficient transparency, notaries will be required to decline notarisation instructions under certain circumstances. Read more


Jan Linsin - CBRE


A key topic in many discussions at the recent Expo REAL in Munich was the role that alternative real estate investments could play for more and more investors struggling to find new sources of yield. Read more


Charles Kingston


It’s been a disaster for thousands of people employed in water and boating tourism in Berlin, the surrounding state of Brandenburg, and the tourism infrastructure in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, home to Germany’s largest network of lakes and waterways. Read more


Dreieich Nordpark

MEC METRO-ECE Centermanagement GmbH & Co. KG

Two leading German crowdinvesting companies specializing in real estate plan to merge, to create a new digital platform which they claim will give them a market share in the growing segment of about 85%. Read more


Trianon - Frankfurt

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Investment in global real estate from South Korean investors could exceed €18.2bn over the full year 2019, double its previous peak of about €7.2bn, with Europe remaining the primary beneficiary, according to new data from Real Capital Analytics. Read more


Hermann Merkens - Aareal Bank AG

Aareal Bank AG

Pressure is increasing on the top management at leading real estate lender Aareal Bank to sell off its software unit Aareon, as an activist investor in the bank pushes the bank to reverse its strategy and threatens to call an extraordinary general... Read more


Berlin Hyp

Berlin Hyp AG

German lenders Helaba, Berlin Hyp and pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank have jointly underwritten an investment facility totaling €230m to refinance Warsaw Spire Tower. Read more


Student Accomodation

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New research from property advisor Savills underlines how lower government bond yields have been the influential driver of office yield compression across Europe’s markets, with its subsequent huge impact on the lending community across Europe Read more



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Berlin-based online broker McMakler has raised a further €20m to add to the record €50m it raised in July, bringing its total funding to date to €74.5m and putting it at the forefront of German real estate proptech startups. Read more



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French investment manager Primonial REIM has committed €40m to Catella’s very first pan-European residential fund, marking the first investment in the vehicle from outside Germany, said Catella Residential Investment Management... Read more



Messe München GmbH

Year-end surge already under way: This is the first time that Expo Real has fallen right in the middle of the year-end transaction spurt, says Timo Tschammler (CEO JLL Germany). Expo is typically the curtain raiser for the busiest time of year but... Read more


Real Estate Digital

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Germany’s Patrizia AG and listed UK company British Land have become the latest investors to invest into WiredScore, the US property-technology company focused on digital connectivity accreditation, as part of the proptech’s latest $4m fund raise. Read more


Christopher Garbe

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German companies Garbe Industrial Real Estate and NDC Data Centers have teamed up to develop sustainable data centres for the European market. Read more


Berlin at night

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London-listed Berlin residential specialist Phoenix Spree Deutschland is buying back 10% of its own shares to take advantage of a weaker share price and a stronger financial position after it locked in a new loan agreement in September. Read more


Office portfolio

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In a sign of marked confidence in the German market, Tristan Capital Partners has invested €250m to buy three German commercial properties for its latest European opportunity fund, the EPISO 5 Fund, the company said at the Expo Real fair in... Read more


Housing market

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In a report contrasting the current situation on the German residential market with a genuine housing emergency in the immediate post-war period, Dr. Günter Vornholz, Professor of real estate economics at the EBZ Business School in Bochum, argues... Read more