The prospects for a blessed, successful, happy new year may be anything but promising at present, but isn’t there also opportunity and hopeful expectation in a new beginning?
The current challenges – war, rising energy costs, shortages of raw materials and skilled workers, rising interest rates and high inflation – must also be faced and overcome in the real estate sector.
The downward price trend is certainly not yet complete for several asset classes, but that does not mean that interesting opportunities aren’t still available on the market – especially for investors with an interest in long-term opportunities and for those with sufficient equity capital, or that opportunities for entering the real estate market cannot be found.
The current situation once again shows just how crisis-resistant properties in prime locations are and thus underlines that some properties are not subject to fluctuations. ESG criteria, on the other hand, continue to gain in importance and have become an integral part of the office segment as well as corporate presentations.
Meanwhile, the rental housing market in Berlin and the surrounding area remains extremely strained; a reduced number of building permits as well as increased construction costs and high interest rates are making it difficult to build affordable new buildings in particular. The issue of residential construction must become a priority for policymakers – the call for pragmatic solutions is getting more urgent and should certainly keep the industry busy this year. For Berlin, the recent elections could also set the course for the future. It remains to be seen whether there will be a realignment and where it is headed.
I find my personal realignment no less exciting – but here the course is quite clear: I am starting my new company, Moayedi Investments GmbH. A boutique investment firm that creates opportunities for affluent individuals and family offices to become co-investors in promising real estate projects. I support my clients in their purchases and sales and in the active realisation of value creation. What helps me in this regard is the combination of my expertise and a high-quality network that I have been able to cultivate over almost twenty years, including as a Senior Consultant Investment at Engel & Völkers Commercial Berlin, to which I continue to have both business and emotional ties.
Everything remains in motion, suspension is followed by relaxation is followed by … anticipation of how we will master the challenges together.
Your Sascha Moayedi
Managing Director of Moayedi Investments GmbH