Preliminary Observations & Opinions by Sascha Janzen as per 28/04/2020 Like most people, I am closely following the news and debates about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the respective responses by governments across the world. As a family business responsible for preparing investment advice and decisions, we keep asking ourselves what the ongoing COVID-19 crisis […]
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Given the rise in property prices across all use classes and regions in Germany and in particular the steep increase in prices in the major cities, our clients who want to invest in Germany increasingly ask the question how they can still find property investments with decent returns. Without hard data evidence, we are still […]
I recently attended a training course about M&A strategies. It was a good course and a good bunch of interesting people came together. In one of the coffee breaks the conversation drifted towards what is required to be financially successful as an entrepreneur.
Federal Structure When talking to international investors of all sorts, one point of misconception has been coming up for decades. Over the years, different waves of international investors have discovered Germany as an attractive property investment location. Although many follow similar strategies, the approaches have varied. However, one common misconception keeps acting to their disadvantage.
Following on from my previous post about how to define a family business, I remembered the moment when we became a family business. Of course, bearing in mind my comments about the difficulty in finding a common definition of the term, the moment we “became” a family business was more in our minds than following […]
In my day-to-day business the term “family office” is frequently used but when the conversation goes a little deeper I regularly find that my counterparts have little or no understanding as to what it actually means. Apart from the notion that all family offices are ultra conservative investors and shy away from any risk (and […]