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Aesthetic and affordable: The St. Anna quartier is currently being built in Tettnang/Baden Württemberg
Optimizing construction costs – how the practitioners do it
11. June 2019
What can the construction industry do to keep rising housing costs in check?
miniature houses standing on euro bills with tiny crane in the background
What could benefit affordable housing in Germany
29. April 2019
Hardly ever has the property industry been so much in the focus of public attention as it is now. But unfortunately – particularly in Berlin – this mainly takes the form of calls for the expropriation of housing companies. What is needed instead is a real construction offensive to create more housing.
senior woman rolling through her sunlit accessible apartment in her wheelchair
Age-friendly living – how can a building assist its inhabitants?
15. April 2019
The high demand for new-build age-friendly housing offers an opportunity to take the needs of this target group into account right from the start—from holistic accessibility to smart assistance technology.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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