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- June 1, 2019: Vol. 13, Number 6

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Teutonic stars: Germany’s strong secondary cities continue to bolster the country’s reputation as Europe’s most polycentric office market

by Kai Wolfram

When it comes to German real estate, the majority of investors see no end in sight for rising asset prices.

A recent online survey of semi-professional and institutional investors, conducted by Engel & Völkers Investment Consulting, has found that close to two-thirds of investors expect prices to further increase. The results stand in stark contrast to a similar survey conducted in 2018, which recorded that 60 percent of respondents were expecting stagnating or decreasing prices in the short and medium term. The survey’s latest incarnation has discovered that only one-third of respondents now believe that the German market has reached its price peak.

Even fewer participants thought this to be true for B and C locations. This estimation has led nearly half of all surveyed investors revealing that they plan to focus on acquisition. Approximately 52 percent of investors plan to invest in the suburban area of megacities and 48 percent want to further engage in inves

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