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Werfthaus - Frankfurt

OFB Projektentwicklung GmbH

Korea’s Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA), the pension manager with 6 trillion won (€4.5 billion) in assets, is to invest approximately €250m million into prime German real estate via Canadian listed company Dream Global REIT... Read more



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Investors in German real estate in the northern federal states of Berlin, Schleswig-Holstein, Bremen and Lower Saxony will have to brace themselves for a further increase in the Grunderwerbssteuer, or property transfer tax, a sort of stamp duty... Read more


Higher Risk

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Large investors in German real estate are showing an increasing appetite for taking on bigger risks for smaller yield, according to Ernst & Young’s annual real estate barometer. The researchers also expect to see a rise in cross-border... Read more


German Investment

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Total turnover in the German commercial real estate market could reach €30 billion in 2013, outstripping the 2012 volume of around €25.3 billion, according to property adviser Savills. Read more



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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


The Toronto-based Dundee International REIT, the investment trust focused exclusively on investing in German real estate, said earlier this month that it is raising about €95m (C$125m) in fresh funds for further acquisitions. The share allotment... Read more


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Deutsche Hypo

A recent report by Hanover-based mortgage bank Deutsche Hypo points to the extent to which foreign investors have returned in strength to directly investing into German real estate, following a period in which investing indirectly via the stock... Read more


Parking House

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Real estate and infrastructure investment manager Bouwfonds REIM, part of the co-operative Dutch Rabo Real Estate Group and parent company Rabobank, has certainly not been letting the grass grow under its feet since establishing its original... Read more


While the talking heads were grappling over the thorny issue of who is financing what in German real estate these days in Ashurst’s law offices last week, the nascent FAP Barometer of property financing... Read more


The Grand Hyatt Berlin

Hyatt Hotels

A measure of how far the German real estate market has developed as a magnet for international capital flows is the extent to which the world’s all powerful sovereign wealth funds now look to include prime German assets among their holdings. Read more


Unicredit subsidiary iii-Investments is building on its recent launch of a dedicated debt fund by launching a second debt fund, and has already raised €100m in its first closing, saying that it intends to increase the equity total to €250m. Read more


Residential assets in Berlin

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The debt crisis, ongoing fear of inflation and low interest rates will continue to fuel demand for German real estate through 2013, according to the 7th annual Trend Barometer German Real Estate Investment report recently published by E & Y... Read more


Mietwohnungen Berlin

Lizzy Rother

Rent and the cost of property continue to rise in Berlin. The price range is getting wider too. Figures released by the German Real Estate Association (IVD) show that the average rent before bills in more attractive areas has risen... Read more


Frankfurt by night

Moritz Sirowatka

If there is one subject that the German real estate press has been busying itself with throughout the summer, it is the big question of whether there really is a credit crunch for German real estate, and if so, how serious is it? Read more

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