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Germany’s commercial real estate market falls by half to lowest level since 2017

Standstill mirrors housing situation across European countries such as Ireland, Sweden, and the UK

Commercial property deals in the country declined 50 per cent from the previous six months to €14.9 billion. Picture: Bloomberg

Germany’s market for commercial real estate plunged to the lowest level since at least 2017 in the latest sign of the turmoil triggered by soaring interest rates.

Deal volumes in the first half of 2023 declined 50 per cent from the previous six months to €14.9 billion, according to figures provided by real estate firm JLL. The figure was about two-thirds below the average over the past five years.

The standstill in Germany mirrors developments ...