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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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15.06.2019 Author/s: André Adami and Antonia Wecke

Happy Holidays at the Baltic Seaside

The market for holiday properties has seen upward growth, as the Baltic seaside is highly attractive for many potential buyers. On behalf of PRIMUS Immobilien, we put together a comprehensive portrait of the Baltic seaboard in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and outlined the investment potential. All holiday trends suggest that the market opportunities will stay as auspicious as they are
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10.05.2019 Author/s: Felix Schrader

Real Estate Economies in France and Spain Quickest to Recover

The Euro Score of the Deutsche Hypo REECOX index brightened noticeably in Q1 2019. The upward trend is manifest in all six of the countries studied. Indeed, market evidence suggests that the trends were virtually analogous even in the past, and shows how close the ties among European countries are
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02.05.2019 Author/s: Felix Embacher

European Rental Housing Markets: Where to Invest?

We studied the conditions for landlords and investors in 14 European countries. Would you have guessed the country with the highest investment recommendation?
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22.03.2019 Author/s: bulwiengesa

Fast Growth in Office Projects

Our 2019 Property Developer Survey will not be published until early April, but the key findings are already in. Yesterday, they were presented at an online press conference
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15.03.2018 Author/s: Sven Carstensen

The Mortgage Lending Value – Stabilising Anchor or Deadweight?

The mortgage lending value is the basis for the security of mortgage bonds. As is well known, reliance on this model helped Germany get through the financial crisis more or less unscathed. Yet the rigid limits do not represent an adequate response to the widening gap between fair market value and mortgage lending value. Or do they?