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It’s been a good month for German property fintech startups, with several big new fundraising rounds, including online broker McMakler and crowdfunding specialist Exporo. Read more

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Alexander Eggert - Warburg-HIH

Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH

Rents for Industrieimmobilien,or industrial properties, soared by 8.7% last year, according to the latest IWIP Index, published earlier this month by consultancy IndustrialPort and the German Economic Institute (IW Köln), amid news that the sector... Read more

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Kai Wolfram

Engel & Völkers

German investors are paying a premium for residential portfolios, due to their scarcity, according to an internal study published this month by Engel & Völkers. Investors paid, on average, a premium of 1.6 times the annual basic rent in the first... Read more

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Real estate residential expert

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As has now become almost tradition, Engel & Volkers Investment Consulting hosted a lively discussion at the recent Expo REAL in Munich – this time dealing with the German residential market, and how investors are approaching the market after... Read more

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Hotel

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The market value of investable hotels in Germany increased by 8.3% last year to €51b, according to research published this month by fund manager Union Investment and consultancy Bulwiengesa. Read more

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Stefan Giesemann - JLL

Jones Lang LaSalle

In the first quarter of 2017, €1.1b of hotel deals were transacted in Germany, up 50% on the same quarter a year earlier, thereby hitting a new high, according to Stefan Giesemann, senior vice president of the Hotels & Hospitality Group at JLL in... Read more

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Hotels and hospitality groups

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Hotel rates per night in key German cities are on the up, due to the increasing popularity of the German market, according to Heidi Schmidtke, executive vice president and head of advisory at JLL Hotel & Hospitality Group in Germany. Read more

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Property Boom

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It seems to have become a tradition now that REFIRE attends the usually lively "Expert Talk" organised at the Expo REAL in Munich by Engel & Völkers Investment Consulting. The session brings together a good cross-section of German real estate.... Read more

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Thorsten Brogt - Engel & Völkers

Engel & Völkers

Engel & Völkers Investment Consulting (EVIC), an umbrella organisation set up for the network of more than 300 estate agents working across Germany for Hamburg-based real estate broker group Engel & Völkers, has gained its first Non-Perfoming... Read more

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Kai Wolfram

Engel & Völkers

Engel & Völkers Investment Consulting GmbH (EVIC) has acquired student residences in Germany with a market value of €85 million for the Luxembourg-based student housing investment manager Deutsche Real Estate Funds (DREF). Read more

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André Heimrich - BVK

Bayerische Versorgungskammer

Germany's occupational pension funds have been stepping up ever more assertively to provide finance for real estate deals as part of their asset allocation strategies, which envision increased exposure to the real estaate sector over the long run. Read more

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Real Estate

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Last year sales of luxury residential properties in Germany's top 7 cities topped €3.7bn, amounting to about 3,000 luxury properties (those generally in the top 0.5% category, and costing €750,000-plus). This was a rise of nearly 25% over the... Read more

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Michael Rauhe

The Hamburg-headquartered, up-market brokerage group Engel & Völkers, which largely operates its worldwide business on a franchise basis, said that it saw first-half overall commission revenues of €181.7m, up fully 36.5% on the €133.2m booked in... Read more

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Jürgen Michael Schick - IVD

Immobilienverband Deutschland IVD

The law on rental commissions in Germany changed fundamentally on June 1st with the introduction of the “Bestellerprinzip”, or agency principle – in other words, he who orders, pays. Read more

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Shanghai

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It’s not just the Qataris who are looking ever closer at the German real estate market. Part of the increase in demand - particularly for residential property - is now coming from Chinese investors, attracted by Germany’s stability and robust... Read more

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