Just like previous years, 2018 saw significant excess demand for office space. In view of the high preleasing rates at newbuild developments, we do not expect the vacancy rate to increase significantly in the next 1 to 2 years. Based on these general conditions, 2019 will likely bring with it rather subdued leasing activity while rent levels will remain high.

Demand on the Stuttgart investment market is set to remain high in 2019 across all asset and risk classes. This ongoing trend can be attributed to the general conditions on the investment market, which remain favorable, a lack of alternative investments and solid overall economic conditions.