Impact of Public Policy Measures on the German Real Estate Market

  • Christopher Yvo Oertel

Part of the Essays in Real Estate Research book series (ERER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Christopher Yvo Oertel
    Pages 1-9
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 77-106

About this book


Christopher Oertel studies the impact of public policy measures on the German real estate market and confirms the assumptions, which imply that a city can influence its economic position in relation to nearby cities in the short run by making use of this tax instrument. His analyses begin with an examination of the German residential real estate market from a consumption good perspective. The findings indicate that the home-ownership allowance had a distorting effect by capitalizing into residential real estate prices, although at lower than expected rates. Then the author studies the German residential real estate market from an investment good perspective. Investigating an important amendment of the German tenancy legislation, there is a positive, yet insignificant relationship between the tenancy law reform act and the development of the cap rate. The analysis is completed by focussing on the German office market and investigating how its rental levels and gross purchase prices are affected by changes in the municipal trade tax multiplier.


  • Home-Ownership Allowance and Residential Real Estate Prices
  • Tenancy Law Reform Act of 2001 and Risk Perception of Residential Real Estate Investments
  • Municipal Trade Tax Multiplier and Office Purchase Prices and Rents

Target Groups

  • Researchers, students and practitioner in the field of real estate investment

About the Author

Dr. Christopher Yvo Oertel wrote his dissertation at the Real Estate Management Institute (REMI) of the EBS European Business School.


German real estate market economic position of cities consumption good perspective residential real estate prices investment good perspective German tenancy legislation municipal trade tax multiplier

Authors and affiliations

  • Christopher Yvo Oertel
    • 1
  1. 1.Real Estate Management InstituteEBS Business SchoolWiesbadenGermany

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