The German real estate market has seen a strong development throughout the last years. A good economic situation, population growth through immigration and the low interest environment have driven demand for retail, office and housing space. The German property market is also less volatile than in other European countries due to a property-speculation tax.
Rents and multiples are rising, especially in prime locations
Rents and property prices in big German cities like Berlin or Munich have risen sharply. From 1997 to today, retail rents in prime locations have almost doubled. Also residential rents have risen from 9 EUR per sqm in 2007 to more than 13 EUR per sqm today. On the residential market, there is a gap between the high demand and the actual new homebuildings.
Source: BulwienGesa, DZ Bank
How German Real Estate Developers are prospering
As mentioned before, there is a gap between demand and actual supply on the German property market. This leads to a good environment for German real estate developers like “Art Invest“, creating record-high returns for investors. Art Invest, for example, is focused on creating high-class buildings in top locations. Through taking a look at the company’s portfolio, you will get to see many different top-notch properties like the “Kaiser Hof” in Cologne, which won the German design award 2018. Consulting firm Bulwiengesa estimates that German real estate developers realized buildings at the amount of 122 billion euros in 2016.
Directly get in touch with property developers
For foreign investors, the German real estate market might be interesting but difficult to grasp. There are several hundred property developers active on the German, creating promising projects in top-locations. Unfortunately, it’s hard to identify the largest firms and to get in touch with them. That’s what our list of Germany’s biggest 750 real estate developers has changed. Our list enables you to filter the suitable firms for your needs within seconds, for example: “Show me all top real estate developers focused on retail projects”. In case of any questions about our list or investment opportunities, feel free to get in touch with us anytime through our live-chat or via contact [at] researchgermany.com.
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