Microanalysis real estate market Berlin
Micro market report Tegel

Tegel is the first station of a trip to Berlin for around 20 Million Berlin-visitors per year who check in and out in the airport Tegel “TXL”.
Since 2001 Tegel is officially part of the district Reinickendorf. It is known for the airport but is far more than that: an important industrial location and "future location" regarding the energy, traffic, mobility and the production industries. The senate is currently working on plans for the development and utilization of the airport Tegel once it has been closed. The area is supposed to become an industrial and research park with the motto “Urban Technologies”.

The quality of living will go up even further once the airport has been closed in Tegel. The access to the public transport system (BVG) and the traffic infrastructure in general are both well-developed.
One of Tegel’s popular settlements is located at “Tegler Hafen” (harbor) and was built between 1984 and 1987. The postmodern architecture was awarded by the international construction exhibit (IBA). Besides Tegler Hafen, the district has beautiful old buildings located in charming old streets. Residents enjoy the greened areas everywhere around the houses and apartment complexes. Almost one quarter of the total area of Reinickendorf-Tegel consists of forests. The quote of vacancy in Tegel is really low. Visitors and locals like spending their free time at the many parks and the lake Tegeler See, which are one of Berlin’s most popular recreation areas and centers for watersports (besides Spandau).

The architecture in Tegel is a mixture of modern, well-kept apartment buildings from the 50s and 80s and beautiful old buildings. It is a very good location and the home to the good middle-class.
Real estate in Tegel definitely has a lot of increase potential and usually is very well-kept and shows a high quality.
Companies like Motorola and Herlitz are based in Tegel. The castle “Schloss Tegel” is one of the attractive sites of the district. Two very well-known men, the brothers Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt, grew up, lived and worked in Tegel.

60,16
%
Percentage of people between 18 and 65
21,89
%
Internationality
51.975
Population (2015)
35,84
sqm
Living space per capita
7,56
%
Unemployment levels (06/16)
+763
Balance of migration (2016)

Real estate market in Tegel

In the past years the real estate market in Tegel was dominated by uncertainty. Since the closing of airport Tegel was originally planned for the years 2011 - 2013, the prices for real estate went up drastically. The delay of the opening of Berlin’s new airport “BER” led to continued operating in Tegel airport and low rate of price increases since 2014. The low increase was also registered in 2015 but seemed overcome in 2016.

Evolution of the real estate market in Tegel

Chart above: The three different price segments show how the price structure in the district has changed between 2007 - 2017. It also describes how many apartments have been offered in each price segment. The curve represents the development of the average offering price of all apartment types and their price segment.

Real estate prices in Tegel

According to our research around 330 Tegel apartments were offered in 2016. The average price was at 2.500 EUR/sqm for all apartment types. With 2.350 EUR/sqm simple apartments were slightly cheaper. In 2016 the rate of price increase was around 9 percent, which means that the decrease of 2015 has been overcome. The airport in Tegel plays an important role for the further development of prices in the district and still keeps forecasts uncertain. Nevertheless it is still a district of the future. In case of an airport closing, the technological center will most definitely lead to a dynamic development of the real estate market. Although the performance of Tegel is uncertain at the moment, it could be an interesting investment strategy.

Population of Tegel

Tegel’s population has been constantly growing since 2011. In 2015 a growth of 5,26 percent was registered. Scharnweberstraße and Alt-Tegel are the highest populated neighborhoods of the district. The area around Scharnweberstraße shows an even proportion of children and teenagers under 18 years and seniors over 65 years (both groups have a representation of ca. 16,6 percent). In contrast to that about 30,95 percent of all residents in Alt-Tegel are seniors, whereas only 10,89 percent are between the age of 0-18 years. The sociocultural indicators in Tegel are heterogeneous. Compared to Alt-Tegel the population in the quarters around Klixstraße is very international.
The number of single-households is below the average compared to other districts in Berlin. With ca. 57,28 percent the highest number of single-households can be found in the area of Scharnweberstraße. The area where the most people tend to live in their housing unit over 10 years is around the quarters of Mellerbogen (47,5 percent). In general 40,94 percent of Tegel’s residents live in their housing unit for more than 10 years.

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