Recovery for former whipping boys

In 2009, most of the major German real estate shares appreciated in value. Shares, which had gone to rack and ruin in 2007 and 2008, performed particularly well.


Hamborner on the home stretch

The Duisburg-based company has submitted the documentation required for registration as a REIT and will assume this status retroactively to 1 January 2010.


German real estate companies reduce their portfolios

In 2009, the figure for completed sales was twice as high as that for purchases. Overall, far fewer and smaller transactions were conducted last year.


Hamborner can become a REIT

The Annual General Meeting has approved the changes needed to the Articles of Association to allow the conversion by a large majority.


Crisis hits leading trade fair

Expo Real 2009 will probably be a smaller affair than in 2008. However, organisers say that the fall in booking figures has been limited.


Study: mood is improving

If you believe the current King Sturge Real Estate Economy Index, the mood in the property sector is continuing to brighten.