Germany

Germany is strategically located in the center of Europe and is the economic powerhouse of the continent. Germany boasts a strong and stable economic infrastructure. It is one of the world's leading exporters and fourth-largest economy.

The German real estate market has in recent years emerged as one of the most attractive investment destinations, both in terms of real estate classes-residential, commercial, industrial and property funds as well as the many lucrative locations. Interest rates have remained low, good all-round governance, solid economy as the powerhouse of Europe and cities such as Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Berlin all have unique aesthetic and economic attractions that have helped towards stable and attractive yields for investors seeking safe-haven destinations in a hard currency.

The short to even long-term projections for real estate remain extremely favorable despite a very dynamic market. The fundamentals of the German economy in general and the real estate market, in particular, make for positive future prospects. The correct advice by local expertise together with proper due diligence remains the cornerstone of our investment philosophy and the German team is professionally qualified to guide you on this journey.

When Germany announced its plan to eliminate all university tuition fees for both German students and international students,it sparked a worldwide collective proclamation of, “Let’s move to Germany!” And why not? Top-notch education and a future without any sort of student loan debt? We think that’s a great plan. Supercities will give you non-stop entertainment whilst the incredibly diverse landscapes will not disappoint. In addition, a great food and wine culture, child-friendly and super safe and close to every major European city.

Capital
Berlin
Population
83,02 million
Official Languages
German
Religion
Christianity
Climate
Germany has a temperate climate, ranging from oceanic in the
north to continental in the east and southeast.
Currency
Euro
Timezone
GMT + 2
GDP (PPP) 2019 Estimate
Total $3.863 trillion
Per capita $46,653

Germany is Europe’s largest market, a global leader in innovation – and much more. Below are 10 enticing benefits of why you should invest and/ or live in Germany:

  • Leading Economy – Germany is Europe’s economic engine. Investors profit from the economic performance of the world’s fourth largest economy. Germany offers a large domestic market and easy access to growing markets in the enlarged European Union.
  • Global Player – Germany is the world’s number three exporter, neck and neck with China and the US after six years at the top spot. And with EUR 469 billion FDI, Germany also proves to be an investment magnet and one of the top regions for foreign investors.
  • High Productivity – One of the highest productivity rates in the world, German quality, and steadily decreasing unit labour costs are the decisive factors for the country’s competitiveness. A series of social and market reforms have further contributed to Germany’s continued economic growth to make it one of Europe’s most cost-effective production locations.
  • Excellent Workforce – Germany is incredibly attractive if you are looking to get ahead in the job market, as their salaries can be double and even triple the salaries in other European countries in similar job roles.
  • Innovative Power – Germany is Europe’s nnumber 1 location for research. German R&D is backed by billions of euros in annual federal funds, helping to make Germany the world’s leader in innovation. It’s this commitment which also makes it Europe’s leading patent applicant and the leading global force in high-tech solutions.
  • First Class Infrastructure – Germany is centrally well located at the heart of Europe and Europe’s number one logistics market. A sophisticated energy and communications infrastructure and first-class transportation networks ensure on-time delivery and short roads to success.
  • Inviting Incentives – Germany provides attractive incentives to all investors. A comprehensive range of programs support the broad spectrum of business activities at all stages of the investment process. Support ranges from cash incentives for the reimbursement of direct investment costs to incentives for labour and R&D.
  • Competitive Tax Condition – Germany has significantly reduced its corporate tax levels. A far-reaching reform of company taxation is helping companies invest, and secure new business. The Federal Government’s raft of reforms to improve the general tax framework and keep indirect labour costs down are opening doors of opportunity to ever more investors.
  • Secure Investment Framework – Highly developed economic and political frameworks provide the necessary security for your business investment. The judiciary and civil service institutions are professionally regulated to ensure consistently excellent service. Contractual agreements are secure and intellectual property is strictly protected.
  • Quality of Life – Germany is a modern, tolerant, and cosmopolitan society with an excellent standard of living. Superior health and education provision, endless opportunities for sports and recreation in the beautiful landscape, and a vibrant cultural scene are just some of the reasons why more than seven million foreigners have made their homes in Germany.
  • Residency by investment in Germany

    The German passport is considered one of the most powerfulin the world – citizens enjoy visa-free access to 177 countries. Unlike some other European countries Germany doesnot offer a golden visa for investment. However, Germanydoes offer an entrepreneur visa to encourage investment inindustry.

    Foreign nationals wishing to invest and become a resident ofGermany must comply with immigration laws related toself-employment, by taking up an economic activity in alocal municipality. Investors are required to eitherestablish their own company or invest a significant amountin a German company.

    Visa holders can obtain a three-year residence permit which can be extended to a permanent residence permit once applicants prove their business is successful. A residence permit can be extended to spouses and underage children or other dependent family members.

    A permanent residence permit is possible after three years if company still running and in a good financial position. Residency can also open the path to citizenship. For a resident to become a citizen you must be a legal resident of Germany for at least 8 years.

    Contact us to learn more about the available investment options and the application process.