JLL: Sentiment in real estate financing still subdued

In the second quarter of 2017, the German Real Estate Finance Index (DIFI) increased from minus 12.0 to minus 5.5 points; this is the first time the financing barometer has improved for over a year. Nonetheless, it has remained in negative territory for two consecutive quarters. Thus, sentiment in the market for commercial real estate … Continued

JLL: Increase in new business higher than expected

The volume of €41.6 billion is an incr ease of 15% compared to 2015. Two institutes exceeded the €5 billion new business threshold in 2016: Helaba with €5.1 billion and DG Hyp with €7.1 billion, and therefore heads up the list. Even loan portfolios were on the increase: after reaching a total volume of €196.2 … Continued

JLL: Subdued sentiment in the commercial real estate financing market

The German Real Estate Finance Index (DIFI) has fallen by 16.4 points to -12.0 points in the first quarter of 2017. After the fourth fall in succession, the index was back into negative figures for the first time since the fourth quarter of 2012. Sentiment in the Commercial real estate financing market has become noticeably … Continued

JLL: Real estate investment markets weaker at the mid-point of 2016

In order to analyse new business deals by banks, it is necessary to take a look at the Investment markets. In the first two quarters of 2016, there was a significantly reduced transaction volume compared to the same period last year. The volume of new business concluded in the commercial real estate financing segment in … Continued

DIFI Q2/2016 falls again after reaching a brief high

The German Real Estate Finance Index (DIFI) has fallen by  6.7 points to 8.3 points in the second quarter of 2016. After a brief high, the index has once again returned to its Autumn 2015 level, falling by around 20 points in the past year. This fall is due both to less optimistic assessments of the … Continued



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