In an interview with Handelsblatt, Rolf Buch, CEO of the largest German housing group Vonovia, commented on the current situation on the German real estate market and project development. He emphasized the prevailing excess demand in metropolitan areas, which makes new construction urgently necessary and will inevitably make rents more expensive. He left it open how much his company wants to increase the rents. He explained the lack of new building projects of his own with increased financing costs: a square meter has to cost 20 euros in order to be able to cover costs. One solution is government-sponsored, low-interest building loans; Buch believes that the measures adopted by the Berlin Housing Alliance are not sufficient to close the supply gap. This affects all generations, but above all the promise of advancement to the young generation to be able to purchase home ownership. In the meantime, property owners could be happy about the recently stable ratings and the positive long-term market prospects, according to the general sentiment.