In 2018, the residential property investment market achieved its second-best result in history. Also 2019 starts promising.
Today, investments in residential real estate pay off more than ever before. According to a report by BNP Paribas Real Estate (BNPPRE), the transaction volume increased last year by 16 percent to 16.3 billion euros. Similarly strong growth was recorded by CBRE (+10 percent to € 17.2 billion) and JLL (+19 percent to € 18.7 billion)
Of this purchase amount 77.4 percent, more than three quarters, are invested by buyers from Germany. At the same time, the brokerage firm also set a record for the specific residential forms of micro apartments and student apartments. In 2018, more than 1.7 billion euros were invested in these modern living concepts.
Due to the increasing population of b-locations, the residential investment market has also grown strongly outside the metropolises, in comparison to the previous year. Portfolio acquisitions in the top seven cities increased by four percent, while growth in other regions was at 27 percent, and therefore more than six times higher.
This positive outlook also extends to the year 2019. According to BNPPRE, investments in residential real estate are also expected to remain the most popular real estate investments in the coming months.