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Chinese investors seize on cheap Berlin properties

Investors 'unaware' that tough tenancy laws limit potential for rental growth

These luxury apartments under construction at the KU136 Kurfuersten Strasse Berlin building are being marketed in Beijing and Shanghai. (Photo by Jens Kastner)

BERLIN -- To Berliners, Kurfuersten Strasse, in the district of Schoeneberg, is synonymous with prostitution and the drugs trade. But to Premium Finance Group, a Chinese wealth management company selling 127 apartments in the KU136 Kurfuersten Strasse Berlin project, the area is "very desirable for those with families due to the excellent local facilities."

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