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The interior of a microapartment with sofa, table and lamp in front of a window to the city.
Microapartments: A modern alternative in the battle against the housing shortage? 
4. November 2019
By 2035, the proportion of one-person households living in Germany could well reach 44%. Microapartments offer a potential solution to meeting the increasing demand for compact homes and have already established themselves as a major housing and investment trend – although they are not without their critics.
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“Run for the hills” or “keep calm and carry on”?
28. October 2019
For years, investing in real estate was a safe bet. Signs are gradually increasing that the good times could be about to end – a turnaround in interest rates is not out of the question, and country-specific risks cannot be ignored. How are the professionals dealing with this situation?
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Battle of the asset classes: office vs. residential
29. July 2019
Things aren’t always easy for investors – which segment to invest in when residential takes retail's rank?
Sign with 2 arrows pointing in opposite directions, one reading EU, one reading Brexit
Johnson commits to Brexit ‘do or die’ by October 31st
15. July 2019
The race to replace the hapless Theresa May as prime minister is down to two candidates – Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt. The winner will be known on the 22nd July, and it seems almost certain to be Boris Johnson.
Green funds grow in an improved climate for impact investing. Photo: Nattapol_Sritongcom via Shutterstock.
Improved climate for Impact Investing
1. July 2019
Investors’ increasing awareness of Environmental, Social and Governance issues is shifting to climate change risks – and, by extension, to pro-active impact investing.
Crowdinvesting unites several financiers to invest in one project who eventually will have a share of its financial success. Photo: Miriam Doer Martin Frommherz / Shutterstock.
Cloud helping property investments go digital
21. May 2019
Stronger together: Crowdinvesting unites several financiers to invest in one project who eventually will have a share of its financial success. This investment type inreasingly attracts large investors. Where will this new trend take us? Read more on our blog.
The flow of international investments to Germany 2018 and throughout the past 5 years.
How international capital flows into Germany
1. April 2019
In 2018, the majority of foreign investments flowed from EMEA into Germany while the capital flows from other economic regions recorded declines. The forecasts for subsequent developments are all the more favorable.
7 Experts share their Top Real Estate Trends and Predictions for 2019
7 Industry Experts on their Top Real Estate Trends for 2019
4. February 2019
To start the year off right, we asked 7 renowned industry experts to tell us their top trends, investment opportunities, and most of all their own ambitions for 2019. Enjoy reading, sharing and discussing their statements – and feel free to add your own predictions!
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.
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