The top 6 issues to watch out for when viewing properties, March 2019

We were interviewed by Hypofriend, the first German mortgage broker to use a combination of advanced technology and finance to help home buyers find the right mortgage. With their detailed online assessment, they guide clients in finding the right mortgage product, then based on these preferences they find which one of their 400 partner lenders offer this product at the lowest price. While most brokers will only ask you what you want, Hypofriend will advise you on what’s best for you.


Our new venture, an advisory service for the ageing community, June 2018

We have been busy establishing a new (ad)venture:

Marigold Living, an advisory service for the ageing community.

As real estate professionals we also have experience and expertise working with seniors' specific needs. Together, we look at different housing options, we assist with home adaptations to enable individual and self-determined living, downsizing, packing, and moving. We focus on the big picture, factoring in financial issues and future care needs. We are experienced property advisors and help our clients reach their best decision about finding a new home.

Find out more about our services and how we can help you, your parents or grandparents in Berlin and surrounding areas at (for now in German only).


Chinese investors seize on Berlin properties. Nikkei Asian Review, September 2017

We were interviewed for an article in the Nikkei Asian Review about Chinese investment in Berlin real estate.


Deutsche Wohnungen sind bei Chinesen heiß begehrt. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, June 2017

We were featured in an article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) about Chinese investment in German property. As a property finding consultancy we are glad that Berlin is on the radar.


JLL Residential City Profile Berlin - 1st half-year 2016, August 2016

The half-year publication provides a detailed market analysis of the residential property market in Berlin. 


German Home Prices Increase the Most in 10 Years., February 2015

German home prices increased by the greatest amount in at least 10 years in 2013, as investors turned to the real estate market.


PwC Emerging Trends in Real Estate: Europe 2015., January 2015

Berlin, Germany, comes 1st as Investment Rank out of 28 European cities. Read or watch PwC's report on "Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe"


On your marks: Berlin launches 2024 Olympic campaign., November 2014

With the slogan, "We want to play," Berlin has kicked off its campaign for the 2024 Olympic Games bid. Dubbed the "Berlympics," the race is on between the capital and Hamburg to represent Germany in the Olympic bid.


Escondito's craft brew giant Stone announces plans for a Berlin expansion., July 2014


House prices: countries with the cheapest and most expensive property markets., May 2014


Asians move into German real estate with $1.27B in investment., May 2014


Asian investment up 916% in Germany., May 2014


Berlin gripped by property boom as Germans turn their back on renting., April 2014

Citizens fear rocketing house prices, fuelled by investors, will end age-old German tradition of long-term home rental.


THE World Reputation Ranking in 2014: Freie Universität Again among First 100 Universities Worldwide. Freie Universität Berlin, March 6, 2014

Freie Universität One of Five Most Highly Regarded Universities in Germany,


"After25" seeks music ties for Tokyo, Berlin, February 25, 2014

From Vincent Van Gogh’s ukiyo-e inspired paintings to novelist Natsume Soseki’s period of studies in the United Kingdom, Tokyo has long cultivated intercity relations with the likes of Paris and London through the mediums of art and literature. However, when it comes to linking Japan and Germany’s respective capitals, you’d be forgiven if nothing immediately came to mind.


Berlin Real Estate Developers Are Hot for the Historic Center., February 20, 2014

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Frank Gehry designs tallest German residential building in Berlin., January 27, 2014




Source: Gehry Partners LLP via Bloomberg __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Mainland Chinese investment in European property triples in 2013., January 15, 2014


Berlin's 'poor but sexy' appeal turning city into European Silicon Valley., January 3, 2014

Startups, venture capitalists and foreign workers descend on city with cheap rent and big investments from Google and Microsoft.

Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images


“Germany property: From Berlin’s no-go area to high-end living”, November 15, 2013

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The top German cities are outperforming by European standards, as evident from a comparison of important European real estate markets. Source: "Real Estate Market Germany 2013/2014", Research Pub

© Tina Mortimer

“Classical Musicians, Too, Make Berlin Their Capital” The New York Times, October 8, 2013


Gordon Welters for The New York Times