Germany, the economic powerhouse of Europe is amongst the most favoured real estate investment locations in the world. There are many factors at work in continually attracting real estate investment into the country year on year. Underpinning the attractiveness for this investment is the robust and resilient economy and the high degree of political stability. With a population in excess of 80m, its workforce is highly skilled and educated and is supported by a large number of well-educated migrants.
A significant number of the world’s leading companies are headquartered here including the World’s most prestigious car brands such as Mercedes Benz, Porsche and BMW. Sitting in the heart of Europe, it has an extensive and well developed infrastructure allowing highly efficient domestic connectivity as well as immediate reach into the major international markets.
The real estate market in Germany offers immediate investment opportunities suitable for all categories of investors. It is the 2 nd largest commercial property market in Europe. The profile of domestic and international investor’s active in the German real estate market includes large and small, private or semi-private and funds or funds. Whilst the retail and office segments occupy the lion’s share of the commercial market, the country is also home to Europe’s largest residential investment market. The private rented sector and multi-family units are an attractive investment route to this established market. Elsewhere, ready investment opportunities in the leisure and tourism real estate market are spurred on by the circa 30 plus million international tourists who visit Germany annually.