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January: Tangible factors determine office property market

The pandemic will have an impact on the office market – but how? Discussions often focus on the topic of home offices and the change of workplace concepts. But other factors weigh heavier
08.01.2021 Author/s: Marcus Badmann

Real estate valuation in times of crisis

When news changes almost daily, transactions are missing and market events cannot simply be extrapolated, real estate valuers also face unusual challenges. In an article for "Immobilien & Finanzierung", we looked at the residential, office, retail, logistics and hotel segments from a valuer's perspective. A summary
18.12.2020 Author/s: Nicole Tietze

Survey on open plan office, home office and coworking

The impact of the crisis on office jobs is enormous. Since spring 2020, the "record chase" on the office leasing market (not only) in Berlin has come to an abrupt end. For the latest market report for Berliner Sparkasse, we not only compiled the classic market data, but also asked decision-makers about the future of open-plan offices, coworking and home offices. The answers: quite ambivalent
03.12.2020 Author/s: Felix Werner

More than Bremen Town Musicians

A construction boom in the housing market, large office projects and remarkable developments in the retail sector - the Real Estate Market Report for Bremen Economic Development provides data and details on current developments and shows where potential lies in difficult times
20.11.2020 Author/s: Felix Embacher

Micro-Living Initiative: Rents Fall Slightly

For the second market report of the Initiative Micro-Living, we evaluated the operating data of around 23,600 residential units in 115 apartment buildings nationwide. This shows that the segment is surprisingly crisis-resistant with an average occupancy rate of 90%
20.11.2020 Author/s: Dr. Joseph Frechen, Ralf Koschny

Different situation, new opportunities

The number of shops, especially in city centres, has been declining for years - now more than ever. What was considered a good retail location yesterday may be vacant today. Retailers and investors have to redesign their location policies. We explain how the changed situation is affecting the locations and rents of city centres, city districts, shopping centres, retail parks and local supply
10.11.2020 Author/s: Dierk Freitag

Good night? Hotel projects in Germany

No tourism, no events, no business trips - the mood in the hotel industry is gloomy, the economic outlook unclear. How does the crisis affect the different sectors? What is happening with project developments? Where are the big players investing anyway, and what is their plan B? A portrait of a shaken industry
13.10.2020 Author/s: Patrik Völtz

Between Demand, New Construction and Sustainability

The 6th study "Logistics and Real Estate" shows: Not only online trade and corona effects will lead to a huge increase in new construction in 2020. Nevertheless, the volume will not be sufficient to meet demand. On the other hand, soil sealing and source traffic are being criticized. The study therefore also shows how logistics real estate can become more sustainable
13.10.2020 Author/s: Dr. Heike Piasecki

Market Perspectives of Commercial Real Estate | Care Properties

For the autumn report of the ZIA, we analyzed investments, office, logistics, hotel and care properties. Here you can read our summary on senior care properties - this market is systemically relevant not only in the crisis
13.10.2020 Author/s: Andreas Schulten, Jeremy Feist

For Insiders: Building in the Ruhr Area

For the first time, the project Developer Study Ruhr 2020 sheds light on the market for project developments in the Ruhr area. Our team has evaluated more than 1,800 projects. The most important findings: Housing construction and logistics are currently in top form - but many well-known players in the Ruhr Area prefer to keep a low profile
09.10.2020 Author/s: Oliver Rohr

Market Perspectives of Commercial Real Estate | Office Market

For the autumn report of the ZIA, we analyzed investments, office, logistics, hotel and care properties. Here you can read our summary of the office market: It is (still) more stable than many people think
09.10.2020 Author/s: Andreas Schulten

Market Perspectives of Commercial Real Estate | General Location and Investments

For the autumn report of the ZIA, we analyzed investments, office, logistics, hotel and care properties. Please read our general assessment and the summary of investments and performance: The spectrum of corona influences is enormous
18.09.2020 Author/s: Patrik Völtz

Growth of Mega Distribution Centers Accelerates

Together with Buck Consultants International, bulwiengesa has analysed the European market for large-scale logistics properties. The most important results were summarised in a joint whitepaper
15.09.2020 Author/s: Oliver Strege

Hamburg, a Pearl

Hamburg is one of Germany's top residential locations with consistently good general conditions and prospects. Rising population figures lead to a growing demand for housing. More is being built than in most other A-cities - and sold well. A short portrait
09.09.2020 Author/s: Sven Carstensen

Buy or Rent?

Many companies willing to move ask themselves what is more economical: purchase or long-term rental? To support this decision, a large Berlin company commissioned the bulwiengesa appraisal. Especially for this purpose, our appraisers developed a comprehensive scenario analysis, which compares the payment flows and includes numerous factors
12.08.2020 Author/s: Ellen Heinrich

Conditions for Real Estate Developers are Changing

Demolition is out of question, according to the answers to our brief survey in April. Now we asked again. Hardly anyone now expects delays in construction and planning, but other factors have worsened
04.08.2020 Author/s: Dr. Joseph Frechen

Eight Trends in Germany's Highstreets

Everyone can see it: the top shopping streets and shopping centres are changing. An interactive tool that we developed on behalf of BMO Real Estate Partners makes future structural changes and opportunities visible for 141 German cities. The report also shows eight trends that will shape our highstreets in the future
09.07.2020 Author/s: Dierk Freitag

Hotels: Consolidation of a Booming Industry

Once again, we calculated the market volume of investable hotels with Union Investment. This has been growing for twelve years, reaching an all-time high in 2019. This is over for the time being, forecasts from 2020 onwards are hardly possible. Provided there’s no second wave of the virus, then at least the holiday hotel market might hope for a reasonably satisfactory second half of the year
10.06.2020 Author/s: Sven Carstensen

Remain Stable. Our Office Market Forecast

Every spring we publish the forecasts for each individual real estate segment; our RIWIS subscribers already know them. A glance at the office markets in class A and B cities shows cautious optimism: The markets will remain stable - despite declining employment, increased home office space and record completions
14.04.2020 Author/s: Ellen Heinrich

Signals For a Slump in New Construction

Within ten years, project developers have increased their space in the seven class A cities by around 30 percent - not enough to meet the demand for apartments and offices. And now our study "Real Estate Developers 2020" shows: Even before the Corona crisis, the total volume had already fallen significantly. Here are the most important results
23.03.2020 Author/s: Tobias Kassner und Patrik Völtz

Coca-Cola Vacates Logistics Facilities – How We can Assist Your Site-Finding Effort

Zoning land for logistics developments keeps getting harder in Germany. Which makes it all the more interesting to find out who is abandoning logistics sites and thereby releasing them for use by others. All it takes is a quick search in our real estate database