8 Net Income from Fair Value Adjustments of Investment Properties
Investment properties are measured according to the fair value model. Any gains or losses from a change in fair value are recognized in the income statement. The measurement of the investment properties led to a net valuation gain during the 2017 fiscal year of € 3,434.1 million (2016: € 3,236.1 million). The high valuation result for 2017 is mainly due, in addition to the strong development of Vonovia’s operating business, to the dynamic market conditions for residential properties in Germany at the moment. These are reflected both in rental price developments and, in particular, also in an increase in real estate purchase prices triggered, among other things, by yield compression on the demand side.