2018 was one of the liveliest years on the German market seen to date. Activity on the investment market continued to soar for the ninth year in a row driven by a roaring leasing market and setting a new all-time record high of over €60bn. A more lively investment environment is difficult to imagine and the markets are hitting their limit, but in a good way. The real estate market is at full capacity. 2018 was not the first year to see properties for rent and for sale become a rarity, and this trend is currently a key factor behind market activity, even limiting it in some areas such as diverse office hubs and established logistics regions.