Macro position Munich
"The basis of the more than ten-year boom remains the low level of new construction activity. In our opinion, the imbalance is likely to worsen rather than ease for the time being". (Market Report Deutsche Bank Research on 10.9.2020, p.1)
Large excess demand
The urban development possibilities for expanding the housing supply in Munich are limited. Munich has an average of only 1.72 persons per household, which is undercut among the metropolises only by Berlin. This means that between 2009 and 2019, new housing was created in Munich for around 108,600 people, while the population increased by 155,700.
Europe's fourth most expensive city
The limited supply and good economic momentum have caused Munich's property prices to rise sharply for years. Since 2009, housing prices in the portfolio have risen by almost 180% and new condominiums by almost 130%.
In 2019, too, the prices for existing flats rose by 7.6%, which is a stronger increase than the prices for new flats, which rose by 5.4%.
From an international perspective, housing prices in Munich, Germany's most expensive and probably strongest economic city, are not out of line. According to Numbeo, Munich's average prices per square metre outside the city centre in September 2020 were EUR 7,800, an increase of around 3.5% compared to 2019, putting Munich in fourth place in a European comparison. Only Paris, Geneva and Basel are currently more expensive. In 2016, Munich was still in 14th place at EUR 5,250.