Frankfurt am Main, the place to invest

The Frankfurt Rhine Main Region is the most international region in Germany.

Frankfurt has the largest German airport, is one of the most important financial centers and economically most successful locations in Europe.

Frankfurt Metropolitan Area is fundamentally strong

The polycentric densely populated area around the Rhine and Main rivers includes numerous large cities and municipalities with a wide variety of characteristics. Framed by varied natural landscapes, Frankfurt forms the functional and geographical center of this area.

Around 5.7 million people live and work in Frankfurt Rhine Main today. More than twice as many trade fair visitors and tourists visit the city every year.

More than 400,000 companies keep the economic engine of the metropolitan region running, 2.2 million employees carry out their daily work, and every twelfth euro of Germany's gross value added is earned here. Measured by the purchasing power index, the economic power in FrankfurtRhineMain is 9.2 percent above the national average. The gross domestic product per inhabitant amounts to 39,250 Euro.

Thanks to a very diverse sector and cluster structure, FrankfurtRhineMain is one of the strongest economic areas in Germany. Four European institutions have their headquarters in the metropolitan region, including the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC). 38 international trade fairs and 31 international and bilingual schools complete the picture of a "global region".

Nearly all of the 200 nationalities from around the world are represented in FrankfurtRhineMain, 13.4 percent of residents hold a foreign passport, and the proportion of young academics is similarly high. A total of around 220,000 students study and research at 39 university locations and benefit from numerous renowned research institutes.

839 kilometers of freeways (a 3 and A 5), 14 long-distance train stations, 7 inland ports and, of course, Germany's largest commercial airport ensure that people move to, in and through FrankfurtRhineMain.

Short distances lead into the green, and around 574,000 hectares of forest and recreational areas are available for sports and leisure activities. This corresponds to almost 39 percent of the total area. Numerous renowned museums, institutions and festivals ensure a lively cultural offering.

With its high-rise buildings and skyscrapers, Frankfurt offers an almost unlimited variety of investment properties, especially for institutional investors. The rapid development of the Frankfurt real estate market over the last ten years will remain comparably rapid in the coming ten years.

  • Vacancy rate for living space in the city average clearly below one percent
  • Unemployment rate at around five percent
  • Developed building land costs from just under 500 euros upwards up to 800 euros/m² and more depending on the city location
  • Residential property costs from 4,000 euros to 7,000 euros/m² in good locations, up to over 10,000 euros/m² in top locations
  • Cold rents for smaller apartments in normal locations from 12.50 euros/m² with an upward trend without limit

Housing Markets Statistics

Strong population growth, the economic strength as well as the low interest rates in Europe drive rental and property price growth during the last years.

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