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Home Building - Construction site

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New figures released this week by German’s Statistische Bundesamt show that the number of building permits issued for new apartments sunk in the first half of the year to 164,600, down 2.3% on the same period last year. Permits issued for... Read more

Markets

Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

Billionaire startup investor Peter Thiel made headlines when he bought an estate on New Zealand’s South Island as a bolthole in the event of global apocalyptic Armageddon. Luckily for him – and fellow futurologists like Elon Musk... Read more

Opinion

Jürgen Michael Schick - IVD

Immobilienverband Deutschland IVD

Germany has seen the number of building permits issued fall for the first time in ten years, while the construction industry is heading towards a dip towards the end of the year, according to statistics published by German official sources. Read more

Markets

Ulrich Höller - German Estate Group

German Estate Group

In the largest single German property deal so far this year, the Frankfurt-based German Estate Group (GEG) bought the landmark property IBC International Business Campus in Frankfurt for €400m in an off-market transaction. Property lender Berlin... Read more

Investment

Wohnen65plus

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The Hanover-based market research institute Pestel has just published a new study highlighting a massive shortfall in the number of homes suitable for elderly people across Germany over the coming years, and is calling on the government to provide... Read more

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