European investors partly withdraw their shares from the British real estate market. Photo: Ivan Marc : Shutterstock
UK puts on a brave pre-Brexit face
2. July 2018
With less than a year to go, the risk of a hard Brexit is still on the horizon for the UK. So far there have been few signs that foreign investors are turning their back on Europe’s largest real estate investment market, but some believe the UK has ‘sliced off a big chunk of its competitive advantage’.
In Poland, also smaller cities like Legnica are very interesting for real estate investors. Foto: Henryk Sadura / Shutterstock.
Poland attracts foreign real estate investments
25. June 2018
Polish exhibitors have been participating in EXPO REAL since its very inception. Poland is meanwhile leading the statistics of exhibitors from CEE countries. This is consistent with the country’s significance at the international level. Here are some fresh impressions of a trade fair and conference in Warsaw. 
Real Estate Innovation Forum 2018: startups introduce themselves
Real Estate Innovation Forum 2018: Meet selected proptech startups
18. June 2018
The digitization of the real estate branch is in full swing. This year, the Real Estate Innovation Forum at EXPO REAL again gives young proptech startups a platform to present their promising ideas and have a look at the industry's future. Alongside 25 pitch winners, up to 50 more young technology enterprises will present themselves at Tech Alley. A selection of these startups present their ambitions and plans on our blog. Have fun reading, commenting and sharing!
The focus of EM-Power is renewable energy production and efficient energy usage.
Storing Instead of Feeding In – Smart Energy Supply for Buildings
7. June 2018
According to the latest United Nations statistics, 55% of the world’s population live in cities; by 2050 this share is expected to go up to 68%. This means that cities have a key role to play in the energy transition. Renewable energy sources, efficient technology, and digitalization produce a wide range of solutions. Decentralized energy generation seems to offer particularly great opportunities.
Regarding cyber security, the real estate industry faces big challenges. Photo: Rawpixel.com / Shutterstock.
Transitioning to Digital, But Doing It Safely
4. June 2018
New business models, network processes – the digitalization of the real estate industry is gaining momentum, but is enough thought being given to data security? This is an area where many companies need a real culture change, one that starts at the top.
Will high-rise residential buildings soon come to Germany? Photo: Serghei Starus / Shutterstock.
High-Rise Residential Buildings – Somewhere Between Metropolis, Blade Runner and Star Wars
28. May 2018
Anyone who has ever lived in New York, Singapore, Tokyo, Sao Paulo or Hong Kong, very probably, i.e. in nine out of ten cases, lived in a high-rise building. A sign of things to come here in Germany as well? A guest contribution by Thomas Beyerle of Catella Research.
Hof Galerie: the new construction project in the bavarian city of Hof.
Who knows Hof?
14. May 2018
An investor from Luxembourg is putting money into a project in the Bavarian city of Hof, and not just any project, but a shopping center, though only few are now being built in Germany. That was worth taking a closer look at.
Germany's outdated property tax needs a reform. Photo: Teo Angelovski / Shutterstock.
Property Tax: Which Model Will Lawmakers Choose?
7. May 2018
German property tax is unconstitutional according to the Federal Constitutional Court. Which reform model will replace it?
Real Estate Innovation Network - The winners are decided.
Twenty-five top start-ups at EXPO REAL 2018
3. May 2018
After its successful premiere in 2017, the Real Estate Innovation Network (REIN) is going into its second round. Twenty-five start-ups have won the REIN contest and are already included as exhibitors at EXPO REAL 2018.
Rents in big cities like Berlin are rising. Photo: JuliusKielaitis / Shutterstock.
The Country Needs New Housing
23. April 2018
Rents in big cities like Berlin are rising fast. Nevertheless fewer apartments are being built: Good property is rare and who wants to build needs to consider 20.000 building regulations in Germany.
The hotel branch in Europe is booming. Photo: Rommel Canlas / Shutterstock.
Hotel Investments – They Don’t Always Have to Be on the Boardwalk
16. April 2018
Europe’s hotel market is booming – at every level: both the figures for overnight stays and the popularity among private and institutional investors are showing stable upward trends.
Stationary retail invigorates city centers. Photo: pisaphotography / shutterstock.com
Retail shops: indispensable for urban life
9. April 2018
“Retailers as partners of the communities. Urban development through lively marketplaces” is the title of a new book published by the ZIA Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss (German Property Federation). A review by Manuel Jahn, Head of Business Development, Habona Invest.