22.09.2021 Author/s: Björn Bordscheck

The 5-second price

Whether an unrenovated old building in Leipzig, a detached house in Miesbach or an entire residential portfolio - our new tool "RIWIS Prospect" determines rental and purchase prices in just a few seconds. The algorithm is based on almost 10 million offer data that we have been evaluating since 2009. In many countries, by the way, such hedonic price models have long been established and recognised as a valuation method. Test it
04.06.2021 Author/s: Felix Embacher, Dr. Maximilian Schlachter

New Basic Study on Urban Quarters

The urban quarter has become an important component of modern urban planning. And a 200 billion euro market that offers enormous potential for investors and developers, not least due to megatrends such as urbanisation or sustainability. With Corestate, we have for the first time compiled a compendium of German urban quarters and provide an overview here
27.05.2021 Author/s: Sigrid Rautenberg

Our Spring Forecasts - Second Attempt at Recovery?

In a webinar, we presented our spring forecasts to around 550 clients and partners. Four of our experts for residential, office, retail and logistics as well as our chief economist gave an outlook and look at the biggest challenges for their segment. Read the summary here
18.05.2021 Author/s: Ellen Heinrich

"We're moving to the hinterland"

On the surface, new construction activity in the seven A-cities is stable, as shown by the 15th Project Developer Study. In detail, however, there are major shifts. The office segment is growing only listlessly, more and more apartments are being built by public developers, and traditional project developers are moving into the surrounding areas
03.05.2021 Author/s: Anna Buchmann and Felix Werner

Hanover: The Glass Is Three Quarters Full

We have once again prepared the property market report for the region and city of Hannover. The crisis has not left this basically stable location unscathed. The logistics sector received a gold star A. The trade fair city recorded declines in the office segment and - unsurprisingly - in the retail and hotel property business
03.02.2021 Author/s: bulwiengesa

Corona Crisis: Expert Statements Reloaded

Mid-March 2020: Home office had been in place for a few days, stores and schools remained closed. The shock was deep-seated, as was the conviction that everything would be back to "normal" in a few weeks, or at most months. Under enormous uncertainty, 10 division managers had dared to take a look into the future for their segment. Now, hand on heart: Have the forecasts come true? And what are their current assessments?
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
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
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: 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
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
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
17.03.2020 Author/s: bulwiengesa

Coronavirus Crisis: 10 Expert Statements

In what ways does the coronavirus crisis affect the various real estate segments? How are economy and labour market developing? What effect does the crisis have on valuations? Our division heads will help you assessed the situation by sharing share their insights
03.02.2020 Author/s: Jan Finke

Real Estate Prices Have been Rising for the Past 15 Years

The 44th bulwiengesa Property Index shows: The growth of German real estate prices slowed slightly to 4.7 percent. But there is no reason to speak of an actual downturn. The office market is positively booming while prices for plots zoned for residential and commercial development have soared. Below you will find the five main takeaways from this year’s index
03.02.2020 Author/s: Björn Bordscheck

Scores for 400 Districts and 127 Cities

Together with Bayern LB, the state bank of Bavaria, we developed the Deutscher Immobilien Score (DISco). It records present and future strengths/weaknesses profiles of all German real estate markets in the segments office, residential and retail. So, if a small town like Miesbach suddenly outperforms a large Class B city, there are verifiable reasons for it
06.01.2020 Author/s: Martin Steininger

The Impact of Demographics on the Real Estate Landscape

A growing number of elderly, a widening gap between affluence on the one hand and poverty on the other: Housing and living conditions in Germany are changing. The effects are felt not least in the real estate landscape. Together with Berlin Hyp, we compiled a compact market report on demographic trends
25.10.2019 Author/s: Ellen Heinrich

Build to own

The trend is impossible to overlook: Fewer developments in Germany’s “Big Seven” cities are built to be re-sold—the “classic” approach—while more are destined for the proprietary portfolio upon completion instead. The companies pursuing this approach have sound reasons for doing so
11.09.2019 Author/s: Sven Carstensen

Desperately Seeking Property Investment Opportunities

The fifth 5 % survey shows: Rates of return (IRR) took another nosedive in every asset class except shopping centres. Demand for German real estate remains as high as ever, even as uncertainty factors are stacking up. Investors accept the steadily declining returns
21.06.2019 Author/s: Björn Bordscheck

Off the Beaten Track

Transport links and accessibility are essential, or perhaps even the most essential, location criteria to be considered when deciding for or against a given site. They also have massive financial ramifications for a given property. And this is true for virtually all types of use