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The latest monthly report from the Bundesbank deals with housing prices outside the biggest German cities, and concludes that while price rises have slowed in the big cities, they have been gathering pace in urban hinterlands. Read more

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Hotel

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As we reported back in November, the Latin American hotel chain is currently scouting locations for its concept hotels in Germany, which are targeted at the millennium and digital nomad generation. Read more

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Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

The news this week that Caterpillar, often viewed as a bellwether industrial group, reported a sharp slow down in sales in China will have been widely noted in Germany, many of whose leading exporters will shortly be perusing their own results for... Read more

Opinion

Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

Chaos in Berlin, with numerous political parties vying for power, each following its own agenda with nothing but contempt for the others. Thousands of people flooding into the city, driven to explore the arts, humanities... Read more

Opinion

Mietpreisbremse

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Germany’s SPD party is pushing for a 12-step ‘Mietenstopp’ to cap residential rent hikes in the country, in a move it is hoping will curb excessive rental increases following the abject failure of the Mietpreisbremse, or rental brake law. Read more

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Regensburg

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German lenders are becoming more flexible against a backdrop of miniscule margins, which are making it increasingly challenging for them to position themselves strategically, according to Markus Hesse... Read more

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5 Top-Cities

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European office take-up in the second quarter was the highest on record, driven by an extended cycle in occupier markets, according to JLL’s Office Property Clock published last week. Read more

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Dr. Andreas Mattner

Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss (ZIA)

Figures released earlier this month by Germany's Federal Statistics Office show that revenues in Germany's construction industry rose in the first 10 month of 2017 with order books remaining high, fuelling hopes that Germany's broad-based economic... Read more

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Dr. Andreas Mattner

Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss (ZIA)

As Germany’s coalition partners the SPD and the CDU/CSU union look set to finally agree on a new programme for government, there may finally be some movement in attempts to address the issue of share deals when buying property. 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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Peter Barkow - Barkow Consulting

Barkow Consulting GmbH

2017 is proving to be another major growth year for the German listed real estate sector, which has been growing in leaps and bounds since being viewed as the EPRA 'problem child' just a few years ago. 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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Andreas Ibel - BFW

BFW

Residential building permits issued in Germany fell by 7.3% in the first six months, in a sign that the construction sector is heading for a slowdown in the second half of 2017. Read more

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Andreas Schulten - BulwienGesa

BulwienGesa

Whatever about the shortage of quality office buildings in German cities to meet investors's needs, it's now becoming increasingly difficult for companies, enterprises and even start-ups to find suitable accomodation in the biggest cities... Read more

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Money Euro Sale

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Net capital inflows into German indirect property investment vehicles are down more than 6% year-on-year over the first nine months of 2016, according to new data compiled by Düsseldorf-based real estate capital markets consultancy Barkow Consulting. Read more

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Dr. Thomas Herr

Florian Glock

A great enthusiasm for innovation has gripped the German real estate sector, as experienced at the recent ZIA Innovation Congress in Berlin. It is reminiscent of the more desire than fact-driven euphoria that had the industry toiling away at the... Read more

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Dr. Gabriele Lüft - VALTEQ

VALTEQ

This year’s ZIA Real Estate Industry Day was both well attended and highly interesting. Besides representatives from all major industry players, a small group of activists had also made its way to Berlin to demonstrate loudly in favour of more... Read more

Guest Columns

With all the macro-economic talk surrounding Brexit and the doomsday scenarios being painted by each side's proponents, it's never long before parallels with marriage and divorce are being drawn by anyone giving a speech on the subject. Now all... Read more

Opinion

Alexander Dexne - ZIA Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss e.V.

ZIA Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss e.V.

Last year saw a further sizeable rise in the market value of German listed property holdings, with the market capitalisation of firms in the sector jumping fully 17.2% over the previous year to total €78.2bn, according to figures released by... Read more

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Hotel

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There has been so much interest in German hotel deals this year that this issue of REFIRE will have to report on even the most recent deals in a series of separate articles here. Read more

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