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Warehouse and logistic space

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Real estate funds active across different parts of the logistics sector are bullish about logistics investment as e-commerce continues to redefine the retail landscape, according to Scope’s latest survey published this month in conjunction with... Read more

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Wohngeld

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Housing subsidies need to become ‘fit for the future‘, particularly given that the number of people dependant on them is on the rise, according to Germany’s Federal Statistical Office this month. Read more

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Student apartment

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Rising rents in German cities, coupled with an overbuild in rural areas could put the brakes on the residential market, the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW) warned this month. Read more

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Real Estate Study

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Germany’s real estate sector will be the ‘anchor of stability’ for Europe, according to a new study published this month. 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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Landflucht - Rural exodus

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An increasing imbalance between supply and demand in German rural communities is decimating the market, causing a dramatic fall in prices, according to new research from the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW) and the German Institute for... Read more

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German housing construction

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German is still suffering from a lack of new housing, despite the completion of 277,700 apartments last year, according to Germany’s Federal Statistical Office (Bundesamt). 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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Grunderwerbssteuer

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The German government is gearing up to abolish share deals that enable corporations to wriggle out of paying the Grunderwerbsteuer - or property transfer tax - that regular citizens are obliged to pay, in a move that would generate a sizeable... Read more

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Grunderwerbssteuer

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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

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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

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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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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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Berlin

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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

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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

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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

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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

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