14. October 2021
According to the German research institute Gewos, 221 billion euros flowed into the residential real estate market last year - a new record. Supply will remain tight in major cities. Stagnating or falling population figures have not changed this situation. The bottleneck is building land. Berlin is the best example of this: year after year, less land is being sold. For 2020 Gewos even reports a minus of about 20%.
14. September 2021
Location is (almost) everything in Microliving. Compact forms of living in German inner cities are in demand, among young and old alike, as a report by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW) shows. With the growing demand, purchase prices have risen everywhere, and so have rents in many places.
EUR 10 billion transaction volume on the German residential investment market in the first half of 2021
12. August 2021
According to a report by Savills, residential real estate in Germany changed hands for around EUR 10.0 billion in the first half of 2021 (transactions of 50 apartments or more).
13. July 2021
The Building Land Mobilization Act has come into force and includes amendments to both the German Building Code (BauGB) and the German Land Use Ordinance (BauNVO). It is primarily intended to expand the scope for action of municipalities in tight housing markets.
9. June 2021
Households are getting smaller in size, but increasing in numbers. This is according to the latest household forecast by the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR). The rising number of single households will fuel demand for small apartments.
10. February 2021
While the hotel industry is dying, the hour of co-living offers seems to have come more and more. Despite Corona, there is a huge growth spurt in this sector. More and more players are flooding into the market and established brands are looking to expand.
12. January 2021
In previous years, the outlook for the coming year was always relatively straightforward. It was less a question of whether the markets would go up, but rather how much they would grow. With COVID-19, that has changed abruptly. Almost nothing is the same as before. Consequently, the World Uncertainty Index has soared to unprecedented heights and reached record levels.
10. November 2020
The Corona crisis has also accelerated digitization in the real estate industry. Solutions from proptechs, previously seen as pure gimmicks, are now being viewed from a different angle. One example are proptechs like KIWI, which offers a digital locking system that allows all doors in the house to be opened with a smartphone or a transponder. These systems are becoming more attractive compared to earlier fingerprinted systems.
16. October 2020
Did you hear about the new grammar reform? it includes a new tense, Futur III, allow us to speak of the completion of Berlin/Brandenburg airport." This is just one of many jokes about the scandalous airport BER in recent years. On October 31st, 2020 this running gag will finally come to an end and the airport will be ceremonially opened.
17. August 2020
Berlin is and remains the outstanding investment hotspot among Germany's real estate strongholds. JLL Berlin Branch Manager Rüdiger Thräne advises “Covid-19 was also unable to shake this remarkable position, the capital did not get through the crisis without investment losses. In the second quarter in particular, we had to cope with a significant slump in transactions.”
12. May 2020
The EPX (The Europace House Price Index) provides the latest evaluation based on completed transactions for owner-occupied houses and condominiums, the data showed that property prices rose by 1.08% on average in Germany compared to the previous month.
8. April 2020
According to RICS Germany, the effects of the corona virus crisis on the residential asset class depends on the length of the crisis. However, this will be comparatively smaller compared to other real estate investments.