Market Data

Growing Demand Faces Limited Supply


Largest GDP – Germany has the largest GDP and population in Europe with four cities having a population of greater than 1 million.


Premium infrastructure – Germany is Europe’s number one logistic market. An excellent transportation and communications network assures just-in-time delivery.


International airports – Germany has nine major international airports in Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig, Hannover and Stuttgart.


Strong legislation – Germany has highly developed economic and political legislation, providing the necessary legal framework for the protection of investments.


Popularity – Germany, based on a 2014 survey of more than 20,000 people in 20 countries, is the world’s most popular.


Exporter No. 3 – Germany is one of the big three global exporters alongside China and the US. This supply-side strength is one of the main drivers in making Germany one of the top targets for international investors.


Low unemployment rate – Germany has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe and worldwide. Alongside this, Germany benefits from an excellent standard of workforce, due to the quality of education and vocational training available.


Diversification – Due to Germany’s federal nature, it has many strong cities; this variety brings with it opportunities for diversification (70 cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants).

The Urbanization Trend Continues…
>70% of Office Buildings Were Built Before 1990…
Office Employment Will Push For Office Space
Positive Net Absorption Steadily Decreases Vacancy

Source: DG Hyp Real Estate Market Germany report 2015/2016; From Obsolescence to Resilience, report