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Francesco Fedele

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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Francesco Fedele

BF.direkt AG

The latest reading of the widely-watched BF.Quarterly Barometer showed a sharp rise in sentiment among German property finance providers in Q3, although overall it remains in slightly negative territory. The Index is compiled by market research... Read more

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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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Barbara Knoflach - SEB

SEB Investment GmbH

The third outing of the Jahreskongress Finanzierung für die Real Estate Industry took place at the end of April, this time for the first time in Berlin after two previous stagings in Frankfurt am Main – perhaps in itself a statement... Read more

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MIPIM Cannes

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This year's MIPIM saw Germany again confirming its position as Europe's most attractive investment market, across most asset categories and geographically, across it’s A-, B-, and even smaller urban and regional markets. Prices have risen since... 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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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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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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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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Barometer Trend

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Banks' willingness to finance German real estate has improved significantly, according to the latest BF.Quartalsbarometer carried out by market researcher BulwienGesa. 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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Barometer Trend

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The latest reading of the quarterly BF.direkt financing barometer for German real estate indicates little or no measurable 'Brexit' impact on German market sentiment, with the index down only slightly to 0.52 points from the previous quarter's... Read more

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Dr. Steffen Sebastian - IREBS

Universität Regensburg

The 1st Annual Congress on Financing for the Real Estate Industry kicked off in the Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt at the end of April, presented by financial structuring adviser Berlin-based BF.direkt AG and the IREBS International Real Estate... Read more

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Hans-Günther Nordhues - K-Bonds AG

Farideh Diehl

REFIRE sat down just before Christmas with the Frankfurt-based finance advisory K-Bonds AG to learn more about a number of its recent transactions. K-Bonds, founded and headed by the erudite lawyer Hans-Günther Nordhues, provides mortgage-backed... Read more

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Autumn

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The German financing trend barometer now managed by Stuttgart-based BF.direkt AG (previously the FAP Barometer) shows a slight decline in the willingness to finance real estate in its latest quarterly reading. Read more

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