Spotlight

Politicians and civil society think differently to those from the real estate industry. Therefore establishing correct interactions between these groups is the key to the critical lever of value - whether in investment or development. The Spotlights of bulwiengesa focus entirely on these interdisciplinary key issues.

Spotlight

Although we might be facing a protracted negotiating phase to implement the British vote to leave the EU, and although the UK's future relations with the rest of the EU will remain unclear for some time yet, bulwiengesa is not aware of any major short-term consequences this might have for the... more
This year's International Conference of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) will take place in Berlin on 16 and 17 June. Organised by bulwiengesa, among others, and headlined “Financial and Planning Challenges in European Cities,” the event will discuss major inner-city projects such as Grand Paris... more
In order to make major German cities more attractive for its residents, municipalities should freely mix the various types of use. This is the upshot of the fall report published by the real estate experts of the ZIA German Property Federation. The experts argue against strict quotas of residential... more
It is quite possible to pin a price tag of 20.5 billion euros to the West-German city of Krefeld. This is a finding that Andreas Schulten, member of the board of bulwiengesa, shared during a talk he gave at the real estate forum hosted by the Krefeld Chambers of Industry and Commerce. Schulten... more
In addition to retail warehouse parks and shopping centres, commercial buildings represent the third mainstay for retail property investments. In some instances, trophy properties were traded for acquisition multipliers beyond 30 times the annual rent, which reduces the rate of return to a level... more
“Logistics and Real Estate 2015” is the first independent survey in Germany that comprehensively analyses the investment class of logistics real estate from a variety of angles. The analytics firm bulwiengesa studied the relevant market movements during the years 2010 to 2015, and evaluated them in... more
The Ruhr metro region, with more than 5 million residents Germany's largest conurbation, offers every kind of potential from a real estate industry perspective, much of it still untapped. The sheer size and complexity of this market makes it hard for outsiders to identify and exploit potential... more
In an interview with the Berlin daily TAGESSPIEGEL, bulwiengesa board member Andreas Schulten unambiguously stated that the so-called rent freeze, while effectively putting a lid on rent revenues, will do little to check the price growth for condominiums. In his eyes, the most plausible way to calm... more
A new trend that originated in the United States is to combine different environments, such as housing, work, shopping, and leisure, in a single place. On the one hand, the trend picks up on changes in our modern work environment, including the increasing flexibility and mobility, and the need to... more
Retail activity remains concentrated in emerging markets of the CEE region with Russia, Turkey and Poland leading the trend and Romania and Czech Republic rising on the priority list of foreign investors.Currently Russia has overtaken the UK in terms of retail space, but unstable geopolitical... more