Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft

Torsten Kracht - Instone Real Estate Group

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Listed German residential property developer Instone Real Estate made two significant moves in August, further consolidating its in-house competencies and geographic reach. Read more



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Germany's federal states hauled in a record €12.4bn in Grunderwerbsteuer (property transfer tax), a rise of 10.2% over 2015, based on the €240.5bn of property transactions across the country last year, itself up 9.6% on the previous year... Read more


Charles Kingston - REFIRE


The Brexit debate is certain to be a major topic of discussion at the upcoming Expo Real in Munich. It’s three months since the actual referendum, the initial ysteria has died down, the markets have recovered their sang-froid, and circumspection... Read more


Immobilienwirtschaft 2016

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The issue of Germany's housing shortage in the country's largest cities was much discussed at the recent annual Handelsblatt Immobilientagung in Hamburg. Delegates were unanimous that only a broader building programme had any hope of providing a... Read more


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


Charles Kingston

REFIRE - Florian Glock

2015´s unseasonally warm weather has provided us in Germany with the absurd sight of winter revellers hugging their Glühweins at the traditional Christmas market clad in nothing more than short-sleeved summer shirts. Read more



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REFIRE tuned in to listen to Niklas Karoff, the CEO of listed eastern German commercial property specialist TLG Immobilien, in a conference call with journalists on the occasion of TLG's annual market review "Property Market Berlin and eastern... Read more


Rural residential accomodation

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Too little residential accomodation is being built in Germany's big cities, while too much is being built in rural areas, according to a new study published by the Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft (IW) in Cologne. The authors of the study are... Read more


Michael Hüther - Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft

Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln e.V.

We carry a number of articles in this issue about engagements from either new or existing debt providers in real estate financing, moving into to areas of lending that would typically have been provided by the traditional banks and focused real... Read more


Eigentum, Eigenheim

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The question of whether to rent or to buy has become increasingly common in Germany over the past couple of years, as interest rates remain at rock-bottom levels and swathes of traditional renters are now calculating that it might make sense to... Read more