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 means for us and our investors. We are firmly grounded in property investment but are asking ourselves if and how we should re-allocate or diversify to be more robust in times of crisis. We are looking beyond the current challenges to position ourselves for the next phase of the crisis. Read more
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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 seeing good initial yields (>6% gross initial) and assets with upside potential in many regional markets in Germany. Read more
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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. Read more
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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. Read more
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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 a specific event that put our business within such a definition. Read more
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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 opportunity), the only other common denominator is the involvement of a family.
So, what actually is a family office and are they all the same or, if not, how are they different? Read more
This post was inspired by a blog post I read on corporate social responsibility for small businesses. The article is based on the premise that most small businesses do not have a formal social responsibility programme and that there is a perception that it is quite cumbersome and tedious to set one up. Read more
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One of the questions that comes to mind when setting up family governance structures is whom to include in such a structure. In other words: who are the members to be governed? Read more
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I recently read an article by Kim Iskyan on Truewealth Publishing that was titled “Investing solely in your home country is like juggling live dynamite”. The article is geared towards publicly traded investments but got me thinking about its applicability towards property investment.
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In my experience, spanning over 20 years of working in the property investment industry, I have observed recurring problems in the process of handing over real estate assets to the next generation. The list of the top 5 mistakes identified are as follows: Read more
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Without having any claim to completeness, I have found a number of things to be important to the success of philanthropic activities. This list of key points resembles a list that could be drawn up for any business venture and that is one of the key conclusions I have come to: treat your philanthropic activities as you would treat a business venture!
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The Four Dimensions to Consider in Family Governance and Succession
Substantial writing has been done about the three dimensions “Family”, “Business” and “Ownership” when setting up a family governance structure.
However, the prevailing Three-Circle Model of the Family Business System as developed at Harvard Business School by Renato Tagiuri and John Davis in the 1970s is not entirely complete. Read more
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Christmas is that time of the year when people start to think about giving, caring and being nice while at the same time everybody seems to be stressed out in the run-up to Christmas.
This morning, I had a little moment that really moved me. Read more
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Continuing on from my last blogpost, I want to expand on the responsibility theme.
As outlined in the previous blogpost, I strongly believe it is crucial to give your wealth a purpose and a meaning, I also touched on the responsibility that comes along with controlling wealth.
This responsibility can best be understood if you look at yourself as a steward who takes care of the wealth on behalf of others, such as future generations. It becomes even more plastic when you look at our responsibility as humankind to take care of the planet we live on. Read more
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Let us assume you have run a successful business for a number of years or have come into an inheritance and enjoy a significant level of wealth at your disposal. You can afford a good lifestyle and have accumulated all the properties, cars, boats and jets that you can possibly enjoy.
If you do not have direct successors in place to take over or you think they are not worthy of your wealth or you think your wealth will spoil them, you may start asking yourself some serious questions. At some point, you are likely to come up against the question that keeps nagging in the back of your mind: “What does it all mean?”.
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