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Rolf Buch - Vonovia

Vonovia SE

A whopping 90% of German asset managers want to increase their exposure to the residential sector, according to an asset management study published this month by Ernst & Young and Germany’s largest residential landlord, Vonovia. Read more

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Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

We’re glad to see that listed housing company Deutsche Wohnen is still on the acquisition trail, having just this month bagged a further 2,840 German apartments from Swedish group Akelius for €685m. Read more

Opinion

Berlin at night

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In what could be a first for a major German fund manager, giant Union Investment is getting close to concluding a deal to buy about 16,000 German apartments for a sum of up to €2bn from the Chinese sovereign fund CIC. Read more

Investment

Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

The news this week that Caterpillar, often viewed as a bellwether industrial group, reported a sharp slow down in sales in China will have been widely noted in Germany, many of whose leading exporters will shortly be perusing their own results for... Read more

Opinion

Michael Zahn

DEUTSCHE WOHNEN

In our December issue of REFIRE, we speculated that Ouram Holding, controlled by Israeli investor Amir Dayan, was about to make a full takeover attempt for the German listed TLG Immobilien. Read more

Companies

Deutsche Wohnen - Zentrale

Deutsche Wohnen

A number of Germany’s largest residential landlords have been feeling a renewed wave of resistance coming from tenants no longer willing to accept extra charges for energy, sanitation and other refurbishment costs imposed upon them by... Read more

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Deutsche Wohnen - Zentrale

Deutsche Wohnen

It seems like only recently when Germany was a laggard in the European listed real estate sector, and we here at REFIRE have no difficulty remembering the plaintive wailing of the EPRA leadership at the slow pace of growth of... Read more

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Mietpreisbremse

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Germany’s SPD party is pushing for a 12-step ‘Mietenstopp’ to cap residential rent hikes in the country, in a move it is hoping will curb excessive rental increases following the abject failure of the Mietpreisbremse, or rental brake law. Read more

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Michael Zahn

DEUTSCHE WOHNEN

The shortage of affordable housing in Germany, particularly in the bigger cities, has helped to push up profits at Deutsche Wohnen, the country’s second-biggest listed residential property company. Read more

Companies

Andreas Segal - Deutsche Wohnen AG

Deutsche Wohnen

The relatively unknown Gateway Real Estate has taken a significant leap into the upper leagues with its takeover of Düsseldorf-based project developer Development Partner, for an enterprise value of about €500m... Read more

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EPRA 2015 - Berlin

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It's now more than ten years since the German real estate industry was in a collective tizzy about the new forthcoming REITS legislation. Read more

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Michael Zahn

DEUTSCHE WOHNEN

German house prices are on the up again, rising by 5.5% on average last year, according to Postbank’s Housing Atlas 2018, published this month. Read more

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Investments

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German listed residential property owner Deutsche Wohnen has announced plans to issue €800m of convertible bonds. Read more

Investment

Mietpreisbremse

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Germany’s much-maligned Mietpreisbremse, or rental price brake law, is unlikely to survive Germany’s still to be determined new coalition government in its present form, real estate experts have told REFIRE, in light of the tumultuous federal... Read more

Markets

Philip Grosse - Deutsche Wohnen

Deutsche Wohnen AG

Germany’s second largest listed landlord Deutsche Wohnen has reported consolidated group profit of €672m in the first half of 2017, up from €647.2m in the same period last year, it announced in August. Read more

Companies

Andreas Segal - Deutsche Wohnen AG

Deutsche Wohnen

Listed German-Austrian full-service housing provider BUWOG will next week conclude a cash capital increase by offering a total of up to 12.5 million Buwog shares with a subscription ratio of 1:8. Read more

Companies

Philip Grosse - Deutsche Wohnen

Deutsche Wohnen AG

Germany's second-largest publicly listed residential property company Deutsche Wohnen reported a strong start to the year with an increase in most of its key perfromance indicators, and confirmed its forecast for the full year, independent of any... Read more

Companies

Andreas Dombret - Bundesbank

Deutsche Bundesbank

Is a German property bubble on the cards? Germany’s central bank (Bundesbank) seems to think so and sounded an alert earlier this month, citing low interest rates and banks chasing yields. Read more

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Nursing Home

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Investment in German nursing homes has hit a record high, with around €3 bn in deals recorded last year, according to CBRE. Read more

Markets

Deutsche Wohnen - Zentrale

Deutsche Wohnen

German listed residential landlord Deutsche Wohnen has acquired a portfolio of 3,900 residential units and 270 commercial units in Berlin from an unnamed seller for €655m, it announced earlier this month. Read more

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