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German cities are becoming too expensive for many investors, in a sign that they are not prepared to pay absolutely any price for prime assets, according to PwC’s ‘Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2019’ report, published this month. Read more

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Housing market

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The boom in investment into the student and micro-housing market in German shows no sign of any let-up, with transaction volume for the first half of the year up a whopping 224% to more than €1.6bn, shows the latest study by property brokers CBRE. Read more

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Wohngemeinschaft

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Students flocking to study in Berlin will have to face an unwelcome truth: rents in the city have rocketed more than in any other German city, up 39% since 2011, according to a study of 160 German cities and student rents between 2011 and 2018... Read more

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Frankfurt Weihnachtsmarkt

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The future of German offices looks rosy, according to a survey carried out this autumn by Freiburg-based Center for Real Estate Studies (CRES) and Gesellschaft für Immobilienwirtschaftliche Forschung (gif). Read more

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Student living

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Student housing deals are expected to break through the €1b barrier for the first time this year, according to Savills’ report ‘Spotlight: Student housing Germany’, published this month (June). Read more

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Student living

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Student housing rents in Germany are soaring due to both a lack of existing supply and adequate new housing, according to a study published this month by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW), German Real Estate Funds (DREF) and real... Read more

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Student living

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Student accomodation has become less of an investment niche sector than an accepted mainstream asset category over the past three years, as investors seek out yield in areas they might not have considered investing in previously. Germany, in... Read more

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Berlin - Germany

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A useful study published by real estate portal Immowelt.de looks carefully at price developments in real estate across Germany's eastern states since 2010, and throws up a number of surprising highlights. Read more

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Scout24 AG

Germany's Scout24 Group, which includes ImmobilienScout24, the largest property website in Germany, debuted on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange this week. The company placed 38.64m shares, including 7.6m new shares in the form of new capital raising... Read more

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Mietpreisbremse

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With most of Germany having only introduced the Mietpreisbremse, or rental cap, over the summer monthts, it's still a little too early to generalise about the effect the measure is having in Germany's most in-demand residential rental markets. Read more

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IPO - Stock

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Rumours in Frankfurt financial circles are intensifying that an IPO flotation of German market-leading web portal Scout24 is imminent. The group, which includes the property website ImmobilienScout24, is thought to be preparing an autumn listing... Read more

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Autostadt Wolfsburg

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A close correlation between the degree of dynamism in Germany’s cities and a corresponding increase in property prices and rent levels is clearly evident in the latest annual ranking on Germany’s cities by business magazine Wirtschaftswoche, this... Read more

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Scout24

Scout24

German telecoms operator Deutsche Telekom has sold a 70% stake in digital portal Scout24, which includes Germany’s largest property portal, to US private equity business Hellman and Friedman LLC, for about €1.5bn in cash. Read more

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German residential

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Two key trends seem to be evident on the German residential market – at least in the larger cities – at the moment. The rate of increase in rents appears to have slowed in the third quarter, or rents have actually decreased for the first time in more Read more

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ImmobilienScout24

Immobilien Scout GmbH

Another company that has access to a huge database of residential transactions is Berlin-based ImmobilienScout24, the largest internet portal in Germany. The group has also been matchmaking lenders with mortgage seekers for a couple of years now... Read more

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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

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House-buying process

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One of the arguments frequently mustered by defendants of the prudent German financial model – as a bulwark against the encroaching culture of lower credit standards and sub-prime financing more readily associated with the Anglo-Saxon cultures... Read more

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Deutsche Bank real estate subsidiary RREEF and its partner Prelios are reported by Bloomberg this week to be lining up the sale of the DGAG residential portfolio in northern Germany... Read more

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