Rent-return strength and appeal

The focus of our holdings is on the metropolitan areas Berlin as well as Frankfurt/Main and Rhine-Main. 68 % of our core portfolio is concentrated in these growth-strong core regions. The market potential of Berlin and Frankfurt / Main is enhanced by numerous other advantages in addition to the country-city migration.

Why Berlin?

The German capital offers great innovative and future viability with creativity, highly qualified employees, and increasing economic importance. Berlin's positive image is confirmed by the population which has been growing for years. The capital benefits from a relatively low level of net cold rent costs exclusive of heating so that the amount of low-priced and attractive housing units is an additional locational advantage. However, the demand above all for small housing units is increasingly rising. A growing number of one-person households due to immigration makes for an increased demand for additional housing units. The positive development of lowpriced rents above all of high-value housing units is already becoming apparent now.

BERLIN

Housing units: 24,528
Publicly funded: 12.9 %
Rent EUR / m2: 5.20
Rent development 2009: 4.4 %
Vacancy rate: 2.2 %
Vacancy rate development: – 42.3 %

 

  1. PANKOW
    Rent development 2009: 2.8 % to 5.00 EUR / m2
    Vacancy rate development 2009: 6.5 % to 3.4 %
  2. REINICKENDORF
    Rent development 2009: 2.7 % to 4.83 EUR / m2
    Vacancy rate development 2009: – 73.6 % to 1.4 %
  3. TEGEL
    Rent development 2009: 3.8 % to 5.03 EUR / m2
    Vacancy rate development 2009: – 47.4 % to 2.1 %
  4. CHARLOTTENBURG
    Rent development 2009: 5.4 % to 5.37 EUR / m2
    Vacancy rate development 2009: – 80.1 % to 1.3 %
  5. WILMERSDORF
    Rent development 2009: 3.9 % to 6.16 EUR / m2
    Vacancy rate development 2009: – 39.2 % to 2.7 %
  6. ZEHLENDORF
    Rent development 2009: 7.8 % to 5.94 EUR / m2
    Vacancy rate development 2009: – 38.2 % to 1.5 %
  7. STEGLITZ
    Rent development 2009: 4.5 % to 4.97 EUR / m2
    Vacancy rate development 2009: – 28.9 % to 2.1 %
  8. MARIENDORF
    Rent development 2009: 3.7 % to 4.99 EUR / m2
    Vacancy rate development 2009: – 63.8 % to 0.7 %
  9. BRITZ
    Rent development 2009: 3.8 % to 5.17 EUR / m2
    Vacancy rate development 2009: – 45.6 % to 1.5 %
  10. GROPIUSSTADT
    Rent development 2009: 5.1 % to 4.33 EUR / m2
    Vacancy rate development 2009: – 34.0 % to 1.9 %
  11. TREPTOW
    Rent development 2009: 3.3 % to 5.04 EUR / m2
    Vacancy rate development 2009: – 25.9 % to 5.9 %
  12. OTHERS
    Rent development 2009: 3.9 % to 5.07 EUR / m2
    Vacancy rate development 2009: – 43.4 % to 3.7 %

Why Frankfurt/Main?

The metropolis and banking city on the Main river is characterised by its enormous economic concentration and the economic growth which has been unceasing for years. The population shows an above-average high income and strong purchasing power – two factors that additionally support Frankfurt's appeal.

The level of net cold rent costs exclusive of heating is accordingly relatively high. A growing population with simultaneously sinking construction activity makes for an increasing need for housing units. Above all the number of one-person and two-person households has significantly increased through the individualisation of living in the last few years.

FRANKFURT

Housing units: 4,302
Publicly funded: 6.5 %
Rent EUR / m2: 6.75
Rent development 2009: 2.2 %
Vacancy rate: 3.3 %
Vacancy rate development: – 33.8 %

 

  1. UNTERLIEDERBACH
    Rent development 2009: 1.6 % to 6.82 EUR / m2
    Vacancy rate development 2009: – 44.3 % to 2.8 %
  2. ZEILSHEIM
    Rent development 2009: 2.3 % to 6.45 EUR / m2
    Vacancy rate development 2009: – 29.2 % to 2.5 %
  3. GRIESHEIM
    Rent development 2009: 2.3 % to 6.48 EUR / m2
    Vacancy rate development 2009: – 42.7 % to 2.5 %
  4. WESTEND-NORD
    Rent development 2009: 3.6 % to 6.59 EUR / m2
    Vacancy rate development 2009: – 71.5 % to 0.8 %
  5. FECHENHEIM
    Rent development 2009: 2.3 % to 6.95 EUR / m2
    Vacancy rate development 2009: – 25.4 % to 5.0 %
  6. OTHERS
    Rent development 2009: 2.3 w to 7.24 EUR / m2
    Vacancy rate development 2009: – 20.1 % to 5.9 %

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