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Real Estate Economics Workshop 2013

At the site of the coal-mine Zollverein 30 years ago the coal was mined. Today, this site is a UNESCO world heritage. It is used as an event site as well as a museum. Instead of polluted air you can breathe clean air - the Ruhr area is nowadays the most green metropolitan region in Germany. The structural change happens here live and also the Real Estate Economics Workshop took place here on 12th and 13th of September 2013.

In this setting there were exciting discussions about the structural change, the real estate markets and the valuation of real estate: Which real estate funds are profitable? Why is there a real estate vacancy at all? How does the sustainable building and the building of public goods affect the value of a real estate? Does the consent for climate protection measures change if the structure of the city changes?  Interesting questions, interesting answers. The program was rounded off by an excursion inthe coal-mine Zollverein and with Currywurst and Fine Dining à la Ruhrpott. Only the swimming pool was not in use, contrary to expectations..

This workshop is a continuation of the Real Estate Workshop in Hamburg (2011) and in Berlin (2012). The event was organized and carried out in cooperation with  the University Duisburg-Essen, the Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg and – of course – the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). Special thanks also go to the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.