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Modern asset managers should use digital technology to cut costs, to increase efficiency and to benefit from collaboration. Photo: adriaticphoto/Shutterstock.
Let’s make asset management fun again!
10. December 2018
A lack of skilled workers, inefficiency, and insufficient collaboration: These are the challenges that asset management is facing today. The digitization and automation of processes presents an efficient solution.
Junior staff is rare in construction. Can ConTechs help the industry? Photo: JP Wallet / Shutterstock.
Is ConTech the new PropTech?
1. October 2018
Now that PropTechs have arrived in the real estate industry, are ConTechs the “next big thing”? In view of the lack of skilled personnel, the employment situation on construction sites could get tight unless we have smart support – and this time around, the real estate industry should not abandon the field to others.
Hotel assets offer big return rates but can also attract greedy newcomers. Photo: Hadrian / Shutterstock.
Hotel properties: full of life, but volatile
3. September 2018
At this year’s EXPO REAL, the “hotel” asset class will be one the liveliest. Forget the days when people invested in hotels only once all other asset classes had ceased to function.
Leipzig is one of the most popular B locations in Germany. Photo: travelview / Shutterstock.com
International Property Investors Eye Germany – It is only the beginning
27. August 2018
Since the financial crisis 10 years ago, Germany has become increasingly popular with international property investors. This is due to its economic stability and polycentrality.
With Emmanuel Macron in power, foreign investments into French office buildings are on the rise. Paris profits in particular. Photo: Feel good studio / Shutterstock.
Paris profits from Macron effect 
13. August 2018
With Emmanuel Macron in power, more and more foreign investors target the French property market. Especially Asian investors, among them Japanese capital, are interested in the French office sector. Meanwhile, local investors lay their hopes in coworking spaces.
With Deutsche Bank's departure, the London stock market would lose half of its euro clearing business. Photo: dade72 / Shutterstock
Fear of “no deal” for UK would spur City exodus
6. August 2018
Deutsche Bank announced to move half of its clearing activities from London to Frankfurt, weakening one core branch of the London stock market. A prospect of things to come?
The Edge produces more energy than is needed for heating, cooling, charging electronical gadgets and vehicles of the co-workers.
Smart Beacons: The Edge and Cube Berlin
30. July 2018
Artificial intelligence and sustainable construction revolutionize the way we build offices. We take a look at two smart office complexes: The Edge in Amsterdam and cube berlin in the German capital.
“Financial politics will not be next year’s biggest problem”
23. July 2018
A look at the prospects for interest-rate policy and its consequences for the (international) property industry by Dr. Gertrud R. Traud (Helaba).
Once completed, Whisper Valley will comprise 7,500 residential units in zero-energy single- and multi-family homes arranged over an area of more than 2,000 acres.
Whisper Valley: Sustainable Showcase Project in the USA
16. July 2018
Once completed, Whisper Valley will comprise 7,500 residential units in zero-energy single- and multi-family homes arranged over an area of more than 2,000 acres.
Supermarkets like Lidl are increasingly active in the property business.
Interview: The “Living Above a Supermarket” Strategies of REWE, Lidl & Co.
10. July 2018
More and more, supermarkets are digressing into the real estate business. Stephanie von Keudell interviewed Stephan Koof, Germany Expansion Manager of the Rewe Group, and Alexander Thurn, Property Manager at Lidl Deutschland, and asked them to explain where the trend toward “living above a supermarket” is headed.
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