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Residential/Commercial Property Overview - 2020/2021

Apartment rentals continue to be popular in Germany in 2020. The country’s ownership rate has barely shifted despite high transaction volumes in the residential sector and continues to be one of the lowest in Europe. Nevertheless, the housing segment recorded roughly €186bn in transaction volume with multi-family properties accounting for around €58bn. Not only does this make housing the largest real estate asset class but also one that is very close to people’s lives.

The latest 2020/2021 Residential Investment Report comprehensively analyzes and evaluates 42 German cities. The findings: Germany is one of Europe’s most secure and most stable residential markets, even in these times colored by previously unknown certainties due to COVID-19. Megatrends like urbanization remain strong despite the current challenges being faced by the economy and the real estate sector.

Download the report: „Residential Investment – Residential/Commercial Properties Overview“

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Christian Kadel

Head of Capital Markets | Germany


I have been active in the real estate sector for more than 20 years.

At Colliers, I am Geschaeftsfuhrer (=Managing director) and leading the capital markets business of Colliers in Germany with over 90 people, responsible for c. € 50m of revenue. Exemplary transactions: Silberturm Frankfurt(600m) for Samsung SRA/Hines, TPK Cologne(300m) for EQT and Thales Stuttgart (250m) for Samsung SRA / LF. I am likewise part of Colliers Global Capital Markets Group connecting global capital flows and improving our global capital markets practice.

Previously, Managing Director at Eastdil Securd I was repsonsible for growing the company’s business throughout Germany. Prior to that I worked at JLL, where most recently I was Regional Director and Head of their Frankfurt Office Investment team, responsible for large volume transactions such as Commerzbank Towers (EUR 700mn) to Samsung, Messeturm (c.300mn) to Blackstone and Skyper to Allianz (c. EUR 300mn). Beside portfolio and single asset investment sales I have experience in corporate finance, letting/tenant representation and valuations. 

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