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November 22, 2016

Starting shot for Mendelssohn-Palais bidding procedure

The international bidding procedure for the historic Mendelssohn-Palais in the center of Berlin is now open. Investors will now have the opportunity to submit bids for this unique building that is closely linked with the history of the Mendelssohn banking family. Bids may be submitted until December 23rd 2016, following registration for the bidding procedure on the website at The ABDA - Federal Union of German Associations of Pharmacists commissioned the consulting company BÜRO DR. VOGEL GMBH with the execution of the bidding procedure.

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November 1, 2016

Housing in Berlin - even more density?!

Berlin is growing and the real estate market is still booming. How is the housing market developing as a result? What urban development concepts and political framework conditions are necessary to cater for continued demand? Are high-rise buildings the solution? These, and many other issues, will be discussed by the participants of “Wohn-Dialog Berlin – Berlin’s Housing Feat of Strength: The Densified City as a Destination” on December 1st 2016 in Berlin. The event is being moderated by Dr. Markus Vogel, managing director of the BÜRO DR. VOGEL GMBH .

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October 12, 2016

Town, Countryside, Escape! Happily, to and fro...

In his current contribution to “Wohn Dialog Berlin” (Accommodation Dialog), Dr. Markus Vogel, managing director of the BÜRO DR. VOGEL GMBH discusses the topic of urban densification. Central to this are the alternating phenomena of urban and rural depopulation in Berlin and the question as to whether this can be controlled.

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September 23, 2016

Dreieich / Frankfurt am Main decides to form a housing association

The town of Dreieich, lying just outside Frankfurt am Main, is founding a housing association. This was decided by the town council last Tuesday. In founding the town’s own housing association as an Institution of Public Law (AöR), the council followed the recommendations of the BÜRO DR. VOGEL GMBH. “The founding of a housing association will allow the city to actively drive urban development and cover the urgent need for social housing. This is a great opportunity for the city and its inhabitants. Moreover, in the future the housing association can even expect to generate surpluses", says Hauke Fischbeck, the responsible partner at the BÜRO DR. VOGEL GMBH.

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June 24, 2016

The Mendelssohn-Palais comes onto the real estate market

Open bidding process in the 4th quarter of 2016 - Advance notice for the sale of one of the last available, and faithfully preserved, Berlin palaces in the direct vicinity of the Gendarmenmarkt. The sale of the Mendelssohn-Palais in an open bidding procedure offers the international real estate market a unique investment opportunity. Built between the years of 1891 and 1893, the historic former banking house of the Mendelssohn family has retained its historical character to this day. After more than 13 years of use as its headquarters, the ABDA - Federal Union of German Associations of Pharmacists, commissioned the BÜRO DR. VOGEL GMBH with the sale of the property in a bidding procedure specially developed for this purpose. Interested parties can get immediate information about the property and form an impression of the building’s unique qualities, by visiting As of the fourth quarter of 2016, interested parties will be able to acquire this historic building in the center of the German capital in the bidding process free of commission.

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May 2, 2016

“Urbane Mitte” at Gleisdreieck takes shape

With the decision in favor of the architects Ortner & Ortner Baukunst, the vision for the “Urbane Mitte” center at Gleisdreieck is becoming a reality. In November 2015, the jury chose the first two winners for their visionary designs for a vibrant quarter, where art, culture and networked working environments are all intertwined. After the evaluation of the first participation steps, the project developers decided to continue the project planning with Ortner & Ortner.

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March 30, 2016

Start-ups - the end of traditional office rental?

Digitization is changing the world of work. New business models and new forms of business organization are accompanied by new requirements in terms of office rental. What these developments mean for the industry, will be discussed by Dr. Markus Vogel, managing director of the BÜRO DR. VOGEL GMBH, with industry experts in the panel discussion "Space professionals or industry professionals - who’s winning the rental race?" at Forum 1 | 2016 of the Society for Real Estate Research (gif) on April 20th 2016 in Berlin.

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February 11, 2016

ABDA purchases new office building in Berlin’s Europacity

With its new office building in Berlin’s Europacity, the ABDA - Federal Union of German Associations of Pharmacists is expected to get a new prestigious location in the capital by 2019. In January 2016, ABDA signed a contract with the real estate company CA Immo for the lease and subsequent purchase of the future pharmacists’ building. The transaction advisory services for ABDA were carried out by the Berlin consulting company BÜRO DR. VOGEL GMBH, accompanied in legal respects by Schwenke & Schütz and RAUE LLP.

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February 8, 2016

Dr. Markus Vogel is presenting the 5th BFW New Construction Forum on February 24th 2016

The demand for housing in metropolitan areas is growing. Especially in Berlin, the population is increasing faster than expected. This leads to the fact that the existing housing shortage must be addressed in a timely manner and that sufficiently cost-effective housing must be made available. The 5th BFW New Build Forum on February 24th 2016 is dedicated to these issues.

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