The German real estate finance index is based on a survey conducted by ZEW. In the first part of the survey, experts in the market for real estate finance are asked to evaluate current financing conditions as well as to inform about their expectations of the market's development within the next six months. Financing conditions in the office, retail, logistics and residential real estate market are covered along with general re-financing conditions. The index is calculated based on the experts’ evaluations of the current market situation and their expectations about the future development of different market sectors. A second part of the survey covers variable up-to-date topics in the real estate market.