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Twentieth EBS Real Estate Congress

1 April 2019 | By: Pressestelle EBS Universität
20. EBS Immobilienkongress
Students organise anniversary congress

Rents seem to be spiralling upwards and affordable accommodation in cities is becoming increasingly scarce. How long will this trend continue and how are the real estate industry and the government going to react to this problem? Last Friday, under the motto “Endless Growth - or Burst of the Bubble”, students, professionals and academics came together to discuss the potential risks of yet another real estate bubble at the 20th EBS Real Estate Congress organised by the EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht. The aim was to make the various challenges transparent, assess developments, exchange opinions and outline ideas for solutions.

The 20th Real Estate Congress, the largest real estate convention for professionals, academics and students organised entirely by the students themselves, was held at the EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, this year with about 450 participants. The European capital and real estate market was viewed from different angles in presentations and panel discussions. Top-class speakers from academic life and practice were invited. These included Gero Bergmann, Member of the Management Board of Berlin Hyp AG, Prof. Alexander von Erdély, Chief Executive Officer, CBRE Deutschland, Torsten Knapmeyer, Managing Director Fund Management, Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH and Ali-Reza Momeni, founder and owner of the MOMENI Group. New this year were the Real Estate Research Talks, in which top-class academics from the real estate industry presented current innovation topics and research focuses in compact form.

“Many exciting months of planning and organisation now lie behind us. We are very proud of the great feedback we have already received on the congress today and the interesting discussions we have had with renowned practitioners and academics,” said Leah Maicher and Victor Steindl, Heads of the EBS Real Estate Student Initiative.

“It’s fascinating what our students have put together this year. The EBS Real Estate student initiative was extremely motivated to take responsibility for the planning, organisation and implementation of the congress within the shortest possible time and successfully tackled many challenges. The program was convincing and sustainable: ample insights into current real estate topics were provided from both practice and science. It is a pleasure for me to see how students, scientists and professionals use the opportunity to exchange and network in a relaxed atmosphere,” said Prof. Kerstin Hennig, Head of EBS Real Estate Management Institute, reviewing the day’s events.

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