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Konstantin Kortmann

Dr. Andreas Mattner

Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss (ZIA)

The German government is loosening its immigration laws to make it easier for highly-skilled vocational workers outside the EU to work in Germany - including in the real estate sector - in a move designed to address Germany’s burgeoning skills... Read more

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Jürgen Michael Schick - IVD

Immobilienverband Deutschland IVD

Germany has been fighting a two-tier housing system in recent years, with rapidly rising prices in the ‘Big 7’, against a backdrop of falling prices in rural communities as more and more people flock to big cities. Read more

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Berlin

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Germany’s residential market is becoming increasingly differentiated as interest in the sector heats up, Dr. Konstantin Kortmann, head of residential investment at JLL Germany, told REFIRE. Read more

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Friedemann Weck - ADO Properties

Friedemann Weck - ADO Properties

Berlin’s Landgericht, or District Court, has taken Germany’s Mietpreisbremse to the Bundesverfassungsgericht (the Federal Constitutional Court) this month, marking the latest step in a protracted battle to have Germany’s much-maligned rental brake... Read more

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Mietpreisbremse

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Germany’s much-maligned Mietpreisbremse, or rental price brake law, is unlikely to survive Germany’s still to be determined new coalition government in its present form, real estate experts have told REFIRE, in light of the tumultuous federal... 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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Andreas Dombret - Bundesbank

Deutsche Bundesbank

Is a German property bubble on the cards? Germany’s central bank (Bundesbank) seems to think so and sounded an alert earlier this month, citing low interest rates and banks chasing yields. 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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Frank Pörschke - JLL

JLL

Property adviser JLL in Germany has taken over Berlin-headquartered Zabel Property, a broker group best known for selling high-end residential in cities such as Berlin (mainly) and Frankfurt to high net worth domestic and international buyers. Read more

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