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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?
"making us think about changes": discussions at the Real Estate Innovation Forum of EXPO REAL.
Innovation in the real estate industry: more than digitalization and PropTech
27. May 2019
Unleashing the innovation potential of the real estate industry in three steps: as Head of Digital Innovation at CBRE, Thomas Herr has a clear plan for that.
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.
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.
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.
Plans for the future from Poland’s Echo Investment. Photos by Conny Mirbach /
Moving the Pieces
4. March 2019
Andrew Curry reporting from Munich: At Expo Real, a three-day real-estate extravaganza in Germany, investors, developers and urbanists come together to thrash out the deals that will shape our cities in the years to come.
Empty churches can be transformed into something new – libraries, museums or apartments. Photo: dvoevnore / Shutterstock
Living in Churches and Offices – City Revitalisation through creative Repurposing
18. February 2019
Under the motto “Dio non abita qui?” (Doesn’t God live here anymore?), delegates from 36 countries recently looked into the problem of disused and soon-to-be disused churches at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Nobody knows exactly how many houses of worship have already been abandoned – in Germany, around 500 Catholic churches have been deconsecrated in the past 20 years according to the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.
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!
Climate change is changing the environmental awareness of society – and thus the future of real estate. Photo: Rawpixel / Shutterstock
3 totally new areas real estate will have to get its head around
21. January 2019
In order to keep up with technology and societal change, real estate as an industry will have to get its head around some totally new disciplines. Here are three new areas to think about.
Architecture will be made accessible for all during Munich's Long Night of Architecture. On January 18, 50 buildings will be hosting thousands of visitors – among them the Showpalast München. Photo: © Showpalast München
Architecture Made Accessible: Munich’s Long Night of Architecture
7. January 2019
Architecture will be made accessible for all during Munich's Long Night of Architecture. On January 18, 50 buildings will be hosting visitors, with some of them, such as the city library Monacensia in Bogenhausen or the Steelcase Innovation Center, making their debut.
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.
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