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Konstantin Kortmann

Residential assets in Berlin

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ADLER has agreed to acquire all the shares of ADO Group, a Tel-Aviv listed holding company and shareholder in ADO Properties, a €4.4bn GAV German-listed, residential real estate company focused on Berlin. Read more

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Jacopo Mingazzini

ESTAVIS AG

The number of first time buyers is falling in Germany at a time when the average age of first time buyers is rising, according to a Housing Costs 2019 report published this month by residential privatization group Accentro... Read more

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German Bundestag

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The German government is in the final throes of agreeing on a new Grundsteuer, or land tax law, in a move that could end more than a year of political wrangling. Read more

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Commercial real estate

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Last year marked a record year for German real estate, with around €77.3bn invested in real estate, of which €60.1bn was invested in the commercial real estate market, an increase of 6% y-on-y, according to CBRE. Read more

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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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