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Germany Property Investment: strongest economy in Europe?

Germany Property Investment:  Why invest in the strongest economy in Europe?

Have you considered investing in German real estate?  When it comes to Germany Property Investment, it’s worth considering the numbers first.



Berlin is a German hotspot. It is still growing rapidly whilst its housing markets are developing just as dynamically. Rents and prices are rising and there is an increase in new development projects. These developments are fairly diverse with public housing corporations and private developers to exclusive city centre projects to international buyers.

Berlin’s economy and population are growing, rents and property prices are rising. The population has been growing at more than one percent a year without taking into consideration the refugees. In 2015 alone, the population increased by 48,000. This is expected to continue for the next 5-10 years. A healthy economic standard and employment demand all contribute to these numbers. The city is also very attractive, lots of amenities and space for all types of lifestyle, education, leisure, culture and creation.

It wasn’t long ago that by socio-economic standards that Berlin was below the other top six locations in Germany. Berlin is now catching up. The Housing Market Report Berlin 2017 shows that many of the stereotypes about the Berlin housing market are incorrect. The number of employees in the City has increased by 29% between 2205-2015. Unemployment has significantly reduced during the same period. Not to mention the GDP rising.

Around 15,000 new apartments are being built each year. This only accounts for 0.7% of the stock! Supply is still growing much slower than demand. Asking rents in Berlin have been rising for years too.

In fact new construction relaxes the market. Expensive apartments contribute to the highest level of segments in the market.  They in turn free up existing and more affordable apartments or provide housing for newcomers or first time buyers.

Take a look at the numbers for Germany Property Investment

400,000 new apartments needed every year to eliminate housing shortage

120,000 by which the target misses each year

4,400,000 apartments needed to be built by 2030 to meet demand

Number 1
largest economy in Europe

Number 1
export powerhouse

Number 1
Largest budget surplus in Europe

Do the signals look positive for investors considering Germany Property Investment?

Investment news germany

Investment News Germany September 2016

Investment News Germany September 2016

One huge German market is about to be hit by a perfect storm of zero-interest rates and low inflation

While low inflation can pose a problem for many sectors, it is helping to reinvigorate Germany’s housing market, Sean Darby and his team at Jefferies said in a note to clients on Wednesday (emphasis added):

A combination of firm wage growth, negative bund yields, dormant inflation and a booming current account surplus is allowing the German real estate market to reflate. In comparison to Western markets, the German property market starts from a much lower base and also relatively favourable price comparison. We are bullish on the real estate sector as well as the DAX.”  To read more click HERE


Germany, the Eurozone’s largest economy, grew 0.4 per cent, compared with an impressive 0.7 per cent growth rate during the first three months of the year, albeit that was a better result than expected. Growth was supported by net trade as well as private and government consumption, according to Destatis, the German statistics office. The second-quarter expansion took year-on-year growth to 1.8 per cent on a seasonally adjusted basis. The unemployment rate stands at 4.2 per cent, the lowest level since reunification in 1990 and one of the lowest rates in the European Union. The labour market has now little slack and is set to tighten even further as the baby-boom generation retires.

Strong Domestic Growth Keeps Germany’s Economic Outlook Upbeat

There have been some notable external risks mentioned in the economy because the British vote to leave the EU may still have some ripple effects. Some uncertainties exist because there may be some downsides that may not be experienced immediately but will only be realized when it is too late. The German finance ministry mentioned that there have has been slower economic growth than had been expected in the three months ended in June. To read more click HERE

Further Investment News Germany. Dolphin Trust Project Update: Windorferstraße, Leipzig
As Dolphin Trust goes from strength to strength as an investment, we can provide details on one of the projects our clients have invested in. The city of Leipzig is also known by the Leipziger Messe, which is one of the oldest trade fair venues in the world and its tradition dates back to the year 1165. The most famous one is the annual “Leipzig Book Fair”. With a settlement of international renowned companies such as Porsche AG and the BMW Group, Leipzig is an attractive business location as well. The existing infrastructure with efficient transport routes such as the airport in Leipzig / Halle, modern offices, commercial and residential buildings suggests that Leipzig as a great city for economic growth.

The building is located in Kleinzschocher area and was built in the second half of the 19th century. It was the residential and commercial building of cigar manufacturer Gustav Boehme and was one of the first new buildings in the street. Dolphin Capital redeveloped the listed building from 2015-2016. Extensive work at the façade as well as at the historical stairwell were made to complement the modern furnishings of the refurbished apartments.  See this project in more detail HERE

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