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Germany’s Federal Cabinet has adopted the law on property tax - orGrundsteuer- reform by ‘circulation procedure’, paving the way for a discussion in the Bundestagthis week. Read more


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Florian Glock - REFIRE Ltd.

Berlin-based independent investment manager FAP Invest last week formally launched its €250m mezzanine fund focused on real estate existing, refurbishment, and development projects in Germany, as well as selectively in the Netherlands and Austria. Read more


Investment Logistic

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US investment giant Blackstone Group is betting big on global logistics with its acquisition this month of New York- based Gramercy Property Trust in an all-cash transaction for $7.6b, marking the second multibillion takeover ... Read more


German Bundestag

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Germany’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the country’s Grundsteuer(land tax) is obsolete, it announced earlier this month, paving the way for a much-needed shake-up in the market. Read more


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


Friedemann Weck - ADO Properties

Friedemann Weck - ADO Properties

Berlin’s Landgericht, or District Court, has taken Germany’s Mietpreisbremse to the Bundesverfassungsgericht (the Federal Constitutional Court) this month, marking the latest step in a protracted battle to have Germany’s much-maligned rental brake... Read more


Ali Otmar - Tristan Capital Partners

Tristan Capital Partners

European investment manager Tristan Capital Partners' CCP 5 ‘long-life’ core-plus fund has made its first investment in Germany with the acquisition of an office complex in Bonn occupied by Deutsche Telekom for around €35 million in an off-market... Read more



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Adler Real Estate has acquired a majority stake in the ‘Wasserstadt Mitte’ development comprising around 700 apartments in Berlin for €120m. Read more