Corporate real estate
Young market segment with increasing dynamism
Floor space 2017
29,231 m² FS
Floor space turnover
11.80 euro per m²
Peak rent office space
The commercial investment market has seen the addition of a young, but no less attractive investment alternative: corporate real estate. Corporate real estate is generally defined as mixed-use commercial properties with a typically mittelstand tenant structure. The mixed use incorporates office, warehouse, production, research, service and/or wholesale space. From the viewpoint of investors, the high reversibility of use and associated third-party utilisation as well as multi-tenant capability are benefits of this asset category.
The extensive supply of conversion sites and old industrial sites with administration and production areas mean that the Ruhr Metropolis has great potential for the further development of this real estate category. Many municipalities are already complaining of an increased shortage of supply for commercial sites. In addition, commercial use is constantly competing with other uses. One alternative could be corporate real estate.
The data for corporate real estate in Germany is collected and progressively updated by the Initiative Unternehmensimmobilien, a co-operation of the largest actors in this segment. Deviations from the data status of previous years arise as a result of the improved data situation and the expansion of real estate research in this still-young asset category. The figures have been adjusted retroactively.
"The corporate real estate floor space in the Ruhr Metropolis stood at 1.41 m m² at the end of 2017."
In accordance with the current assessment for corporate real estate, the corporate real estate floor space in the Ruhr Metropolis stood at 1.41 m m² at the end of 2017.
The increase in stock compared to the previous year can be traced to the completion of the engineering company Brabender Technologie in Duisburg.
Floor space turnover
In the regional distribution of turnover Duisburg dominated, with around 16,000 m², ahead of Mülheim a. d. Ruhr with some 5,500 m² and the district of Ennepe-Ruhr with approximately 4,500 m².
Overall, the very scarce supply of available space in corporate real estate led to more vibrant market activity.
Due to the restrained market activity caused by the shortage of space, a low level of dynamism can be noted with regard to rent development in general.