Issue 1-2020

Investment climate: German secondary cities favoured by foreign investors

Germany takes pole position in the acquisition strategies of European real estate investors. Alongside the top seven locations, there is also strong interest in the country’s second-tier cities.

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Growth spurt for Amsterdam

Union Investment is developing a €460 million mixed-use project directly opposite Amsterdam’s central railway station on the north bank of the IJ River, which will be anchored by a new Maritim Congress Hotel – set to become the city’s second-largest conference venue. The Y-Towers project will transform the skyline of the Overhoeks district in Amsterdam North, until recently a rundown industrial area cut off from the 17th-century historical centre by the river. By Judi Seebus

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“Known as a reliable player”

The run on European real estate continues in 2020, which is increasing the demands placed on investors. According to Martin Schellein, this makes reliable partnerships more important than ever. By Birgitt Wüst

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New sources of energy

Housing markets in major European cities are under pressure: one of the most urgent challenges is the implementation of the EU climate protection targets. Investments in energy-positive residential towers are seen as a promising solution. By Steve Hays

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On the trail of tourists

The European tourism industry is characterised by sustained growth rates. Real estate investors are asking themselves how they can best profit from new demand trends and Europe's outstanding position as a travel destination. By Paul Allen

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