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Berlin im Sommer

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The latest edition of property broker JLL's Global Real Estate Transparency Index sees Germany in 12th position among 102 countries surveyed - the same position as in the last survey two years ago. This must surely be a big improvement on where... Read more


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German insurer Allianz Real Estate has had to radically review its strategy of reaching €30bn in property assets under management by the end of this year, and has put that target back by four years to 2018. According to CEO Olivier Piani in a recent Read more


Money Investment

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The question of how Germany's troubled open-ended and closed-ended funds would fare this year was at the centre of this year's gathering of the Association of German Real Estate Valuers BIIS, against a global background where 10% more... Read more


German logistics real estate

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Several reports coming in from the various property brokerage groups seem to underscore that the logistics real estate sector in Germany is enjoying a boom, with this year’s transaction volume already ahead of all of last year’s, and practically... Read more


Australia harbour bridge

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Prior to the financial crisis Australian funds were a common sight in Europe – particularly Germany – as they roved around looking for suitable investments to meet their long-term pension return needs, with their own domestic market essentially... Read more


Logistic business

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Blackstone, the world’s biggest manager of alternative assets such as real estate and private equity, has invested in nearly all property asset classes as part of its enormous investing footprint and experience – but it has so far not invested in... Read more


German debt project

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A year ago it seemed as if all the tales of emerging new sources of financing for real estate to replace the retreating banks were more wishful thinking than rooted in hard reality – but it’s clear that something more substantial has been underway... Read more



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Two different reports – from Jones Lang LaSalle and from Colliers - on the state of the hotel investment market in Germany have crossed our desk in the last few weeks, and both point to the rude good health of the sector over the first three... Read more


Logistic funds

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Cross-border European real estate investment in the logistics sector has risen by a whopping 22% in the first six months of this year, and the heightened interest in the sector is set to be reflected in a number of logistics-oriented discussions... Read more


Fairmont Four Seasons Hotel Hamburg

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It’s been a blistering start to the year for the German hotel sector, which has veered right back into the cross-hairs of institutional investors after a lengthy period of being decidedly out of fashion. At €596m in new deals this year, that’s a... Read more



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As is our wont at this time of year, REFIRE has now sat down to review turnover figures for the past twelve months and the first quarter with many of the larger property advisory groups, including Jones Lang LaSalle, Aengevelt Immobilien, CBRE and... Read more


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The value of German hotel acquisitions in the first half of this year fell precipitously by around 65% with buyers finding it more difficult to borrow money, according to property advisor Jones Lang LaSalle... Read more