Registration, Networking Breakfast
Market Research presentation by Thomas Veith, PwC
Experts panel discussion, moderated by Richard Betts, Q&A
International investors continue to be attracted to Germany, which for many has replaced the UK as the first port of call in Europe. The country has seen huge capital inflows and increasing competition for assets, which has driven prices higher.
At the market becomes more competitive, are investors going up the risk curve? Office vacancy rates are at a 20-year low, pushing rents higher: will offices remain 'investors' darling'? What are the prospects for other sectors? Is competition in the market becoming too intense? Is there too much capital chasing scarce product? Are high price levels a deterrent to investment? Are there any clouds on the horizon? Are investors worried about the end of the Merkel era or do they see Germany as a safe haven whatever the government? Are they worried about the impact of the current economic slowdown? Will Germany continue to attract record flows of capital in the year ahead? How sustainable is this flow of capital? What are foreign investors looking for? Berlin is foreign investors' favourite destination, while Frankfurt is emerging as the main beneficiary from Brexit, luring thousands of financial sector workers away the UK. To what extent will Brexit benefit Germany? Is it all about the top 5 or 7 cities or are investors looking at secondary and tertiary markets too? Is Europe's largest residential sector still attractive? What about fast-growing alternative sectors like student housing and micro housing? What are the prospects for logistics and how fast is e-commerce growing? What are the latest legislative trends to be considered? Should coming tax changes worry investors?
Come to this time-efficient briefing, hear market experts discuss these and other themes and get to ask your own questions.
Registration is complimentary but places are limited and so please register now to guarantee your place.
Conference host PwC Legal:
"We offer a unique style of integrated legal advice, with access to specialists from across the whole of the PwC network. Whatever your commercial project, we’ll have the right people with the right expertise to solve your business needs. We're the largest legal services network by geography. We have over 3,500 lawyers in 90 countries and immigration law services in 116 countries.
Real estate is one of the core strengths of PwC Legal. As a ‘full service’ provider with more than 50 real estate lawyers in Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf and London we have a profound understanding of the German real estate market. We are consistently able to discover new opportunities and to provide our clients with tailor-made solutions."