DG Hyp

Aareal Bank in Wiesbaden

Aareal Bank AG

Real estate lending volumes are likely to fall further in Germany this year, according to Anke Herz, team leader, Debt Advisory JLL Germany. Read more


Markus Kreuter - JLL


A new report on financing in Germany by property services advisor JLL shows that Germany's commercial property financiers increased their new business last year by 15% to €41.6bn. The study shows that all but one of the 13 financing banks lent... Read more


Wolfgang Kirsch - DZ Bank

DZ Bank AG

The Frankfurt-headquartered DZ Bank, the central institution for Germany's local co-operative banks Volksbanken and Raiffeisenbanken, is merging its two real estate financing subsidiaries DG Hyp and WL Bank. Following organic growth and historic... Read more


Hans Henrik Dige - DG Hyp

Anna-Lena Ehlers / HANDELSIMMOBILIEN HEUTE Verlagsgesellschaft mbH

Much of recent inward investment across the plains of northern Germany has been into agro-industry and windfarms to feed the electricity grid, but the region also has sizeable cities with much investable commercial property. The Hamburg-based... Read more



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There were two notable Pfandbrief issues in Germany over the past couple of weeks, both at least twice oversubscribed by investors. Read more


Lanxess Arena

Neuwieser via Wikimedia Commons

Although the deal was closed at the end of December, details only emerged recently about a significant transaction which saw both a South Korean and a Chinese investor come together to buy Cologne's Lanxess Arena along with the city's technical... Read more


Escalator Supermarket

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A new arrival onto the German market is the Israeli group Optibase, an unlikely-sounding real estate company that was previously engaged in the field of digital technologies until selling out its core business five years ago. Since then it has... Read more


Banks in Frankfurt Skyline

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A new report issued by property advisors JLL shows that German banks boosted their commercial real estate lending in 2014 by 11% to 37bn last year, and are anticipating about the same or slightly higher volumes this year. The JLL study, which surveye Read more


Berlin Hyp

Berlin Hyp AG

Commercial property financier Berlin Hyp, which is currently undergoing a major restructuring and a new logo and company colours emphasising its integration into Germany's Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe, will have been well pleased at the market... Read more


Opernplatz Frankfurt

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Anybody familiar with Frankfurt’s Opernplatz in the heart of the city opposite the Old Opera House can’t but be aware of the sizeable project development currently being constructed on the site, part of the green belt running around Frankfurt’s... Read more