JLL DIFI Report – Solid Sentiment But Tightened Refinancing Conditions for Banks
The German Real Estate Finance Index (DIFI) has increased by 1.9 points in the first quarter of 2016 to a current reading of 15.0 points. The index thus continues the upward trend that has started in the previous quarter. The increase is attributable to a more favourable assessment regarding the financing situation of commercial real estate in the past six months. The corresponding balance of positive and negative assessments has improved by 6.8 points to a current reading of 31.7 points. The forecasts for the coming six months are less optimistic. On balance, the index has fallen by 2.9 points to a current reading of -1.7 points. Despite the slightly negative balance, a large majority of 70.8 per cent of the survey participants still expect financing conditions to remain consistently positive in the coming six months.