Housing companies are crowding into the German stock market. As prices go through the roof, analysts say the only way is up – for now.
Jan 25, 2018 in
With a reform-minded French president in office, Vonovia is betting on a privatization wave like the one that made it Germany’s largest landlord. Teaming up with French peer SNI will help.
Oct 19, 2017 in
With high property prices blocking further takeovers, Germany’s largest residential real-estate owner has to show it can keep growing earnings on its own.
May 17, 2017 in
Despite the doom and gloom in Britain over Brexit, foreign investors – in particular the Germans and Chinese – are seeing opportunities in the country’s fast recovering commercial property sector.
Apr 16, 2017 in
The high-end, luxury real estate market in German cities is growing fast as ultra-rich investors from around the world come looking for stable growth opportunities.
Mar 10, 2017 in
Open-ended real estate funds are having trouble spending their investors' money as fast as it is pouring in. A young fund wants to do things differently.
Feb 09, 2017 in
The apartments owned by Germany's big four corporate landlords are gaining value fast. But with rising interest rates the high valuations are being questioned, hitting share prices.
Feb 02, 2017 in
The real estate sector is doing better than ever, according to a new survey. But the future outlook isn't quite as rosy.
Dec 16, 2016 in
Britain’s vote to leave the E.U. triggered expectations of an exodus of banking jobs from London and a resulting real estate boom for other financial centers such as Frankfurt. But as the London market stabilizes, there are growing doubts whether that will happen.
Oct 06, 2016 in
The real estate boom means more and more speculators are hoarding prime urban building sites. Some observers are calling for counter-measures, either with taxation or new laws.
Sep 20, 2016 in
Most banks hesitate to give home-building loans to young married couples, older people close to retirement or freelancers. So how can customers prove they are creditworthy?
Aug 07, 2016 in
With urban housing in short supply in Germany, former military barracks are being transformed into apartments and homes. Large-scale revamps in Freiburg and Tübingen show what's possible.
Apr 26, 2016 in
If the British decide to leave the European Union, German real estate funds that have heavily invested in London would likely lose out.
Apr 05, 2016 in
Germany's largest real estate firm Vonovia has failed to convince shareholders to back a hostile takeover of its biggest rival Deutsche Wohnen. It marks the end of a long and bitter fight to create one of Europe's largest players in the build-to-let market.
Feb 10, 2016 in
German property companies are caught up in frenzy of mergers and takeovers, culminating in Vonovia’s €14-billion hostile bid for rival Deutsche Wohnen. But shareholders aren't biting, forcing Vonovia to extend its tender deadline.
Jan 26, 2016 in