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These are the largest German housing companies

Two industry sizes, a takeover sum of 18 billion euros and a housing stock of 557,000 apartments – 155,000 of them in Berlin alone. If you go by the numbers, the planned merger between the housing companies Vonovia and Deutsche Wohnen sounds like a noticeable change for the German housing market.

The antitrust authorities still have to approve the merger. If you give the green light, Vonovia and Deutsche Wohnen would have a joint market capitalization of around 45 billion euros, the value of the properties alone would be around 90 billion euros. This would make the newly created group the largest private housing company in Europe.

The largest housing company

It is true that the companies dominate their sector, but together both providers will only own around two percent of the housing market in Germany in the future. In the Deutsche Wohnen stronghold of Berlin, too, the housing stock of the two companies is significantly higher – around seven percent of all apartments – but other property owners also have a considerable number of apartments in their stock. These are the private housing associations with the largest housing stocks in Germany:

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