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ECB / Robert Metsch

The latest outlook for European Commercial Property from research group Capital Economics contains a good piece written by senior property economist Kiran Raichura in a new update, which suggests that widespread availability of debt and equity... Read more

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Commercial real estate

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More and more investors are willing to take on development risk, with project developments and forward deals surging in popularity, according to JLL’s New Business Report: Real Estate Financing, Germany, published this month. Read more

Investment

Dr. Steffen Sebastian - IREBS

Universität Regensburg

Long-term interest rate levels have dropped to a new low point. At the same time, the housing policy debate is, sadly, far from over. Read more

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Mario Draghi - ECB

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The year 2018 was marked by low base rates and very little movement in long-term interest rates. Both rates could rise in 2019 – but only slowly and gradually. The ECB remains the dominant factor when it comes to interest rates. Read more

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Germany - Transparency, Logistics

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Capital Economics issued a note this week saying that the cooling in German export growth was leading to a poorer outlook for the German economy and increasing the downside risks for occupier markets. Read more

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Munich

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German cities are becoming too expensive for many investors, in a sign that they are not prepared to pay absolutely any price for prime assets, according to PwC’s ‘Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2019’ report, published this month. Read more

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Manuel Köppel - BF.Direkt

BF.Direkt

Sentiment among German lenders has reached an annual high, in a sign that lenders are moving towards 2018 in a positive mood, according to the latest BF.Quarterly Barometer published this month. Read more

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Lending Market

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Germany’s lending market appears to be losing its mojo, according to a raft of data published over the summer. Read more

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London

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Japanese banks Nomura and Daiwa recently indicated they are moving their EU base to Frankfurt and are applying for the appropriate regulatory licences. The announcements follow similar ones from Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, among others. Read more

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Investment

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Germany could be headed for a bumper year with up €100b in deals, according to Fabian Klein, head of investment Germany at CBRE in Frankfurt. ‘We’re expecting a record year in Germany this year, with at least €50b of deals. If enough supply comes... Read more

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Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

As Gary Lineker famously commented, “Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.” Nowadays, in the shadow of Brexit, the world of real estate is beginning to feel a little bit like... Read more

Opinion

Marine Le Pen

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With Marine Le Pen through to the second round of the French presidential elections, the prospect of Frexit, which is at the centre of her economic policies, is beginning to spook financial markets. While the possibility of Le Pen winning in the... Read more

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Barometer Trend

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The quarterly barometer issued by the Stuttgart-headquartered financing consultant BF.direkt on German real estate financing sentiment showed a sharp downturn in a number of its key indicators for its Q1 2017 survey – a clear sign that many... Read more

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Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

This week we learned from national property association IVD that the rate of increase in rents and housing prices in Germany has actually accelerated over the last two quarters. Prices for apartments, particularly in the larger cities, rose 6%... Read more

Opinion

Thomas Kuhlmann - Hahn Group

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Investor willingness to commit more re- sources to German retail is at its highest level in six years, despite the interven- ing rise in prices and emerging signs of overheating in the market, according to the latest issue of the very useful Hahn... Read more

Markets

Markus Kreuter - JLL

JLL

After seeing an improvement in sentiment at the turn of the year, German property financing sentiment has fallen back in the second quarter to levels seen last autumn, according to the latest reading of the DIFI Index, managed by property advisor... Read more

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Pfandbrief

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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

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ECB

ECB / Robert Metsch

A new report on European Commercial Property predicts that the European Central Bank will feel compelled to take even more stimulus measures above and beyond last month's loosening, resulting in more benefits for prime property as a high-yielding... Read more

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Dr. Thomas Herr

REFIRE - Florian Glock

Expo Real is over and, following the stress of the trade fair, everyone is returning to the frenzy of workaday life. What can we take with us from Munich? Where does the German real estate sector stand as 2015 draws to a close? A new transaction... Read more

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