Shortage of Products driving office rents at A- and B-Locations: The CORPUS SIREO “Regional Office Index” study confirms the continuing positive growth of German A- and B-locations on the office markets. In the 19 B-locations studied, asking rents were €8.73 per square metre at the end of the first half of 2017. This signifies an increase of 1.9% compared with the end of 2016. In the top seven cities, asking office rents increased by 2.1% to €13.97 per square metre in the same time period.
The study is carried out by CORPUS SIREO, the German property subsidiary of Swiss Life Asset Managers, and the Bonn-based research institute empirica. Focal city Freiburg Germany’s most expensive B-Location. The full report is available as a free download at corpus-sireo.com
Since our latest rent overview in February 2017, Munich has exceeded the 30 Euro per m² threshold and Stuttgart has pushed Frankfurt from the second to the third place – with a rent of 27.43 € per m². Compared to the second quarter 2016, Stuttgart is also the A-City with the highest rent increase. Since then, only Dresden has seen a (relatively) higher increase. The analysed advertisements are furnished, for temporary use and the rates include ancillary costs.
The total rent in the German A-Cities varies from 1167€ per month in Munich, 992€ in Frankfurt, 968€ in Stuttgart, 902€ in Cologne, 883€ in Dusseldorf, to 820€ in Berlin and 794€ in Hamburg.
Gross rents for microliving / temporary accommodation
The increasing flexibility of the labour market, as well as the internationalization of education and universities, improve the attractiveness of micro living and student housing as an asset class in Germany.