WIM 2018: the latest from Development

WIM 2018: the latest from Development

With a 35.2% increase in attendance and therefore 6,505 visitors, the Vienna Real Estate Fair (WIM) at the Congress Center in Vienna in mid-March celebrated a sensational visitor record. As in previous years, the BUWOG Group was also there with a lecture by expert Peter Berchtold, head of the BUWOG sales department in Austria, and a state-of-the-art exhibition stand.


The Viennese Real Estate Fair has become established as a fixture on our trade fair calendar over the past few years. It’s not just the WIM’s organisational team that can take pride in the new visitor record this year; all 113 exhibitors including property developers, brokers and financial advisers were quite pleased with the large number of interested attendees. Visitors listened to informative lectures and exciting discussions on two stages. I was also there with a well-attended lecture on the First Vienna Residential Market Report 2018. I would like to thank all of the listeners for their attendance and interest in key aspects of the housing search such as the demographic development of Vienna and Vienna’s households, trends in pricing, development potentials of entire districts, and new building projects which are under construction or in planning.


Our newly designed and modernised exhibition stand has been in use since last year (we reported on it here) and was also a success again this year. That is because, for us, the well-attended trade fair weekend was mainly characterised by a large number of consultations concerning our latest development projects. From the start of construction to completion, we naturally had a few projects in our portfolio that we also presented to our customers on iPads. I would like to present a brief selection of them to you:


City Apartments, Rechte Wienzeile 229, 1120 Vienna

Directly on the river Wien and with a close connection to the U4 and U6 underground stations, we are building 144 privately financed condominiums and buy-to-rent apartments. All of the apartments have open areas such as a loggia or private garden, but I’m reluctant to reveal too much – find out more in our video of the topping out on 18 January 2018.



Grinzinger Allee 6-8, 1190 Vienna

Construction recently began for “Grinzinger Allee 6-8”, the affiliate of our international award-winning luxury project “Pfarrwiesengasse 23”. In a location that’s just as exclusive, 43 privately financed condominiums will be built here on six floors by April of next year. In addition to especially high-quality fixtures and fittings, the property will also have an internal fitness centre.



SeeSee, Seestadt Aspern, 1220 Vienna

In the up-and-coming Seestadt Aspern district, we have three projects in the privately financed property segment. Construction began in summer of last year and the progress is impressive. Only a few days ago, our marketing team created a new showroom on site, where prospective buyers can gain impressions of the fittings and fixtures of the residential units. Completion of SeeSee Tower, SeeSee Home and SeeSee Living is scheduled for spring 2019.


Credit (right): BUWOG / Stephan Huger

RIVUS I, II, III, former Unilever premises, 1230 Vienna

On the property between Breitenfurter Straße, Gregorygasse and Walter-Jurmann-Gasse, the BUWOG Group is building a residential park with around 500 residential units. There will also be a kindergarten, elementary school and retail market. RIVUS Quartus, a part of the overall project featuring 100 rental apartments and 30 privately financed condominiums, was completed last year. The additional segments RIVUS I, II and III celebrated their topping out, or the finishing of the shell, on 15 March. Their completion is planned for summer and fall of 201.

Töllergasse T(h)ree & freiraum:21 in 1210 Vienna

We also have two projects in the 21st district at present: with “freiraum:21” we have built 140 privately financed condominiums on Karl-Nieschlag-Gasse and 96 privately financed units at Töllergasse 3.  Both projects are not far from the Alte Donau and were completed a short time ago. Currently, there are still two apartments on Karl-Nieschlag-Gasse and ten apartments on Töllergasse for sale.


“Töllergasse T(h)ree” (left) and “freiraum:21” (right) projects are especially suited for families. Credit: BUWOG / Stephan Huger


I hope I was able to provide you with an overview of our current activities with this brief report on the WIM and my selection of projects. I’m already looking forward to reporting on subsequent developments at the WIM 2019.


Best regards,

Peter Friedrich Berchtold

Peter Friedrich Berchtold

About the author

Peter Friedrich Berchtold

Responsibility at BUWOG: Director of Sales

Employed at BUWOG since: 01.08.2010

In my position as head of sales at the BUWOG Group I am responsible for the successful placing of our development projects (rental apartments and condominiums) in Austria. In addition to managing the sales team, my area of responsibility includes involvement in the product's success – from acquisition of the land to project development and sales. I am also managing director of the relevant project development companies. At the same time, customer satisfaction takes top priority for me. This is also shown by independent customer surveys, in which we have had a top score of 1.2 for years, which also demonstrates our success at sales.

In the time I have been at the BUWOG Group I have been able to play an active role in a large number of processes and projects. In addition to quality awards for my sales team, I have also been one of the finalists for the "CAESAR" real estate award in the category "Real Estate Brokers" twice (2013 and 2016). A new professional highlight for me was our successful listing in 2014. I find it thrilling to contribute my expertise in such an engaging environment and I am looking forward to many more exciting projects!