Greater Copenhagen is great for business. Here you will find some of the best property investment opportunities – high yields, low transaction costs and major new urban development areas.
High yield on property investments
The yield on investments in Copenhagen is high compared to most other European countries. For example, the yield on the best located retail properties in Copenhagen is around 1 percentage point higher than in Munich and Paris – and up to 2 percentage points higher than in London.
Low transaction costs
Property investment transaction costs in Denmark are highly competitive. In Copenhagen, the costs amount to 1-2% of the cash price. In many other European countries, the costs are 5-6% of the cash price.
The Danish economy has performed well before, during and after the financial crisis. The national debt is low, and the development of the Danish economy is significantly less volatile over time than most other European economies. As a result, Denmark gets an AAA rating by Standard & Poor’s.
Unique mortgage system
Denmark is the European country with the lowest borrowing costs for the first 60% of the property value, owing to Denmark’s unique mortgage system. The current annual interest payment is 0.8-1.5% in comparison to 1.5-2.5% in many other European countries.
Major new urban development areas
Greater Copenhagen has 20 new urban development areas to offer, many of them near the city centre. The urban development areas include former commercial harbour and industrial areas which are being transformed into attractive residential areas complete with schools, day care institutions, sports and leisure facilities as well as modern office buildings. Moreover, many of the urban development areas will be transformed into climate-friendly city districts.
Free business services
Founded as non-profit organisations, Copenhagen Capacity
and Invest in Skåne
offers free business consulting services to foreign-owned businesses contemplating investing or locating in Greater Copenhagen.
Copenhagen Capacity is Copenhagen’s official organisation for investment promotion and business development.
Invest in Skåne is the official investment promotion agency for the southernmost part of Sweden, Skåne.