WHY INVEST IN AUSTRIA?
Rental apartment buildings in Austria

Strong potential, growing interest.

Rental apartment buildings in Austria are a highly attractive and reliable investment.

Property prices and rents in Austria are relatively low compared with the rest of Europe. For example, Vienna is mid-table in a comparison of prices in European capitals. However, Vienna is one of the most liveable cities in the world. The Austrian capital’s economy is also forecast to grow strongly in the next few years. This means there is still significant potential for increases in property values and rents.
Vienna was once again named the world’s most liveable city in the most recent Mercer Quality of Living survey.

Graz (population 286,000) is another Austrian city with outstanding potential: the population of the Styrian capital is expected to grow at the same rate as that of Vienna, by about 10% over the next 10-15 years. This is due to the city’s attractive urban landscape, its extensive range of cultural and educational institutions and favourable location and climate. Famous the world over for its annual arts festival, Salzburg stands out for its picturesque cityscape, cultural scene and convenient location between Zurich, Munich and Vienna. This is reflected in the strong demand for income-generating rental properties.

With a population of 203,000, Linz was primarily seen as an industrial city for some time, and its potential underestimated as a result. However, the Upper Austrian capital boasts an attractive baroque city centre, a wide range of internationally renowned cultural events and an excellent location on the banks of the Danube. The large number of successful global businesses based in the greater Linz area will be key to the city’s growing popularity in future.

Other attractive conurbations in Austria include Klagenfurt (population 99,800), Innsbruck (population 132,000) and Bregenz (population 28,000).

Our comprehensive service portfolio covers all aspects of investing in rental apartment buildings. We also provide professional support for rental apartment building management, in addition to advice on and assistance with executing the various steps in the transaction.
As a professional partner, we provide the support you need to find a property that is perfectly aligned with your investment requirements. Depending on whether your wealth management approach is geared towards the short, medium or long term, we also help you to choose the right investment strategy. We propose a selection of suitable properties and advise you on making the right choice.
We maximise the earnings potential of your rental apartment building, enabling you to increase your returns. We also take steps to ensure that the value of your property rises in the long run. In partnership with the property manager, we systematically identify all of the options for boosting your income, and help you to realise these gains. In line with our cost-neutral approach, we only charge a fee if you achieve higher returns.

Facts and figures

Living conditions are outstanding,

while the cost of living is relatively low: Vienna ranks first worldwide in terms of quality of life, but only 58th as measured by the cost of living. This shows that there is still considerable scope for price increases. The pace of growth in Austria’s cities also points to strong market performance in the future: for example, Vienna had a population of 1.78m in 2014, and this is expected to increase by 16% to 2.06m by 2030, and to 2.22m by 2060, a rise of 24%. All of Austria’s other large provincial capitals are forecast to grow substantially.

Vienna is the most liveable city in the world,

and provincial capitals such as Graz and Salzburg are becoming ever more popular. Measured in these terms, prices in Austria are still relatively modest, especially in comparison with other major European cities. As a result, prices are expected to rise. It is little wonder that more and more foreign investors are turning their attention to Austria as they search for a secure investment that generates high returns in the long term.

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