• Sustainable upswing on German real estate markets Thanks to economic boom
  • Growth rate of GDP is set to rise by 2.2% (2017) - economic uptrend is set to continue at a vivid pace in 2018 as well and gain a broader footing
  • Transaction volumes on the German commercial investment market 2017 exceeded the €57 bn mark; for 2018 we assume that despite limited supply the market dynamic will remain high
  • Record in office letting take-up 2017 - veritable excess demand, reduced vacancy and moderate new build activity lead to further rising rents in 2018
  • Overall German retail take-up volume in 2017 is anticipated to exceed the €500 bn threshold - demand of (inter-)national retailers still high, but more focused on locations and concepts - challenge of growing e-commerce
  • Due to strong expanding online-trading, new logistics property types for the last mile are increasingly in discussion in urban locations
  • Fiercer competition for core hotel products in prime locations is expected -  investors will focus more on economically strong major provincials, secondary cities and new property developments.
  • Care homes establish themselves more firmly as an investment alternative – even for classic, conservative core investors
  • Residential markets remain strained despite risen building activity - increasing rents and purchasing prices in the high-influx regions.