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Berlin: How to Invest in Europe's Fastest Growing Property Market
Tue 18 October 2016, 18:30 – 20:30 HKT
Berlin is fast becoming the most talked-about city for real estate investment. Germany’s capital has taken London’s crown as the location of choice for overseas property investors, and for good reason. Free university education, no capital gains tax* and low prices are driving the city’s growth in foreign direct investment.
In this seminar, you will learn the Why, How and Where of investing in Berlin property.
Our panel of expert speakers from Hong Kong and Germany will discuss the economic case that supports property investment in Berlin as well as the processes involved. They will share their insights on the property market, covering entry-level units through to luxury real estate, and from residential to commercial. There will be a spotlight on the ins and outs of the German tax system and an open Q&A to wrap up the evening for any questions you may have on the topics discussed.
* No capital gains tax is payable once the property has been held for at least ten years
Jonathan Benarr, director and founder of Fifth Element, will be discussing the macro economic case that underpins the potential success of investing in Berlin. Mr Benarr has worked in property investment for over ten years. He has been highly successful at identifying and negotiating multi-million dollar off market acquisitions across major European markets including London, Manchester and Berlin.
Darrell Smith, an entrepreneur for over 25 years, is the director and founder of Buy Berlin and he will be discussing property investor sentiment in Berlin and the processes involved in purchasing in Germany’s capital. Mr Smith established Buy Berlin over ten years ago to assist international investors and global fund managers in purchasing real estate in Germany’s capital city.
Jan Hoepper will be discussing the luxury and premium real estate market including its trends, developments and what to look for in this burgeoning market. Mr Hoepper works for Engel & Volkers, the market leader and largest luxury and premium residential property company in Germany and Berlin.
Angela Haupt will be discussing how investors can access the commercial real estate market in Germany. Ms Haupt, an economist who attended the MIT Centre for Real Estate in the US for professional development and has a Master’s degree from the University of Regensburg in Germany, is Managing Partner at MRAG Projekt in Berlin, which she co-founded in 2003. Ms Haupt specialises in linking real estate with capital markets for German operators and international investors, and previously worked for Deutsche Bank Realty Advisors and Allianz Global Investors Advisory.
Oleg Schneider will share insights into Germany’s tax system and how it specifically applies to Berlin property investors. Mr Schneider founded GermanAdmin4You to help non-residential investors with all levels of administration associated with purchasing property including tax, translation, banking and property management liaison and support.