Improved operational performance data
Further improvement in operating performance data In the first half of 2019, the Group once again improved its operating performance. As of 30 June 2019, the average contractually agreed rent per square metre per month amounted to EUR 5.54, an increase of EUR 0.14 compared to EUR 5.40 as of the first half of 2018 for the core portfolio (excluding non-core residential assets).
The vacancy rate reached 6.4 percent at the end of the first half of 2019, which translates to a year-on-year decrease of 1.3 percentage points (H1 2018 for core portfolio: 7.7 percent).
Net rental income of the residential portfolio increased by 3.4 percent on a like-for-like basis.