Reiner Reichel covers real estate and capital markets for Handelsblatt.
The government provides €2 billion a year in subsidies to encourage Germans to make homes more energy-efficient and shrink the huge CO2 footprint of residential housing.
The transaction volume of office and commercial space in Germany will likely reach €60 billion this year, an all-time high. Most experts expect it's downhill from here — they just don’t want to say it too loudly.
Germany’s property market is starting to get too expensive for investors, according to a new study. The focus is shifting to Portugal and Finland.
There are billions of euros available to help homebuyers in Germany, especially first-time buyers and those with children or disabilities. But be prepared to hack through thickets of bureaucracy.
With ever fewer Germans professing a belief in the almighty, repurposing former places of worship is proving difficult.
Housing companies are crowding into the German stock market. As prices go through the roof, analysts say the only way is up – for now.
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.
As prices of commercial real estate continue to soar, banks are lending money more freely than ever. Is the market set for a meltdown?
Despite constant talk of a German housing price bubble, a new expert-penned study assures that it’s unlikely.
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.