german residential housing

Andre Schmöller

Domicil Real Estate GmbH

The Munich-based Domicil Real Estate Group remains very positive about German residential housing, and is gearing itself up to take on further mandates, after jumping up a couple of divisions with some sizeable deals earlier on this year. Read more


Martin Eberhard - Bouwfonds


There had been rumours swirling around for a couple of weeks that the justice minister in the Berlin coalition government had been weighing up further measures designed to water down the effects of the coming Mietpreisbremse legislation, the new... Read more


Patrizia Düsseldorf

PATRIZIA Immobilien AG

The postponement of a major deal announcement , along with what it described as the costs of complying with the European Union’s AIFM directive, led to the listed Augsburg-based Patrizia Immobilien issuing a warning that it would miss its profit... Read more



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With Germany’s residential housing markets still bubbling along for at least the fourth year in a row, all manner of housing and investment-related indices have sprung up in Germany to track the market’s progress. A new study published by property... Read more




The trend has been clear for several years – German’s steady demand for residential housing has helped drive down the number of homes ending up at forced auctions, as distressed owners avail of buoyant demand to bail out before the courts order... Read more


Stefaan Gielens - CEO


We report elsewhere in this issue on new studies focused on the market for managed- and elderly care homes in Germany, and looming shortages in Germany’s regions. This month saw the first move into the German market by Belgian REIT Aedifica, who... Read more


Rising rent rates

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Studies from two of Germany’s leading internet portals Immowelt and ImmobilienScout24 provide strong evidence that the rate of price increases for residential housing in Germany’s larger cities is rising now much faster than the rate of rental... Read more


Berlin Argentinische Allee

Deutsche Wohnen

One company which has been riding high in investors’ affections has been Deutsche Wohnen AG, the Berlin-based residential housing manager, who has now managed three successful cash calls on investors over the last fifteen months. Read more


Real Estate Headlines

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REFIRE knows from long experience that newspaper headlines highlighting the latest acquisition by foreign private equity real estate investors in Germany of residential housing invariably elicit a volley of responses from social housing associations Read more

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Deutsche Wohnen AG

Deutsche Wohnen AG

Listed Berlin-based German residential housing group Deutsche Wohnen AG more than doubled its consolidated net profit in the first half, due to rising demand in its core markets and improved asset sales. Read more