Berlin: the new investment capital of Europe

At the very heart of Europe, Berlin is a city of compelling contrasts, from its stately concert halls and museums to one of the world’s most innovative art and music scenes.

The German capital’s reputation for youth and vibrancy is no exaggeration – in 2015, 40% of Berlin’s 3.5 million residents were under 35 – and its growing population powers an investment market that is rapidly spreading out beyond traditional areas such as Berlin Mitte and is now rated as the number one European city for property investment.

Why invest in Berlin?

With a steadily growing population and rising property values, the German capital is considered to be one of the best places in Europe to invest. Phillips & Southern have spent time on the ground, building contacts, meeting locals and getting to know not just the areas that are popular now, but the parts that are set to grow and flourish in years to come.

Key facts
Berlin was ranked at number one in a 2016 list of the best European Cities for Property Investment by a report by PwC and the Urban Land Institute.
82% of the people living in Berlin rent rather than own, making its rental market one of Europe’s most attractive for investors.
Germany continues to boast the largest economy in Europe.
Case Studies


Treptow-Köpenick, Berlin’s largest borough, is traditionally a...

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Old Brompton Road

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Paramount House

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