PROGEDO mobility GmbH & Co. KG
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Managing Partner: Frank Faggo
Frankfurt – The capital of Germany’s financial services is one of the most important economic cities in Europe. The fifth largest city of Germany has more to offer than airport and business district though.
PROGEDO’s Frankfurt team does not only know the city itself, but also supports with all matters concerning relocation in the Main-Taunus area and from Darmstadt to Mainz.
Our team in place offers highly competent advice, goal-oriented service, and information on relocation, settling-in and immigration of international employees and their families to companies as well as private individuals.
Established companies or young start-ups – our experts are by your side!
The stock exchange city in the German state Hesse is a commuter city with international charm. The airport in Frankfurt is the biggest in Germany. The branches of many banks and Frankfurt’s stock market exchange add to the reputation of a finance-city. The European Central Bank has its headquarters in Frankfurt as well. And yet, Frankfurt is a surprisingly green city: More than 40% of the city grounds are agricultural or forest areas. The city at the river Main attracts people with apple wine and Hessian calmness. The green, hilly surroundings of the Taunus shape the land- and cityscape and form a relaxing contrast to the canyons of houses in the inner city.
Frankfurt is growing: By 18 additional inhabitants daily (Source: https://www.fr.de/frankfurt/einwohnerzahl-frankfurt-waechst-waechst-11769049.html). Salaries are attractive, the economy flourishes and the city experiences a building boom but it can’t quite keep up with the pace of the increasing demand. So here, as in the rest of Germany, the housing market gets more tense daily. Our local experts are experienced with the housing market and can find a suitable home for you, thanks to our well-build network of 25 years. Be it an apartment for rent or to buy or prefer a bigger home in one of Frankfurt’s green suburbs: We help you to come out on top of your competitors.
Furnished or unfurnished apartment, small or big home- our relocation specialists will find the perfect home for you with their know-how.
Additionally, to our professional support of home search, we provide you with services concerning daycare for your children, organizing your driver’s license transformation, and dealing with authorities.
We provide you with all necessary information on the application of a residence title. Be it checking your degree in Anabin, requesting a pre-approval letter from the federal employment agency, obtaining a visa or the application for an electronic residence title at the responsible department.
We will gladly provide you with further information. Just send us a request and we’ll get back to you immediately.
We are “the first friend abroad. “
Progedo Profile Frankfurt
Frankfurt in figures
Frankfurt is the fifth biggest city of Germany and has approximately 763,800 inhabitants. It is divided up into 16 districts. The Rhine-Main region surrounding the city is populated by approximately 5.3 million people. First settlements date back to the Neolithic and the first mentioning of the Frank’s ford was in a certificate by Charlemagne in 794.
Further information can be found here: www.frankfurt.de
Housing market in Frankfurt
Mainhattan or Bankfurt, Frankfurt has many names. The city merges tradition and modernity – The inner city, skyscrapers, banks, and money, right next to the old opera building. Modernity of an economic sector adjacent to traditional culture.
The international city with the famous skyline and the charm of the river Main, which runs through the city, is rising in popularity, also because of its attractive job offerings. The downside of this is a shortage in living spaces: city villas, townhouses, apartments, all are popular among new and old Frankfurt-inhabitants. In general, the demand exceeds the offer. Our consultants in place are very familiar with the local housing market and know how to face these challenges so you benefit from their experience.
Be it because of work-related or private reasons. Thanks to our professional support, you will feel cared for best.
Average rental prices in Frankfurt
The average rent in Frankfurt is approximately 19.50€ per square meter and has risen significantly during the last couple of years.
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More about Frankfurt
School and Kindergarten
Schoolsystem: The hessian school system, which is the applicable one for Frankfurt starts with elementary school (grades 1-4). The elementary school is usually determined by residential district. After that, children continue with secondary school (certificate of secondary education after 9th grade, general certificate of secondary education after 10th grade) or grammar school (diploma after 13th grade). Aside from state schools, there are 20 international and bilingual schools in the region of Frankfurt, where we advise our customers to apply early, because capacities are limited.
There are clerical and public as well as private and bilingual day care institutions in Frankfurt and its surroundings. A legal claim for cost free daycare in a public kindergarten can be made for children aged three, up until they enter school. Before that, the cost depends on the amount of care, type of care and the parent’s income. There is also a discount for siblings, with which one can lower the costs for the daycare fees.
Further information can be found here: https://www.kindernetfrankfurt.de/start?4
Living in Frankfurt
Frankfurt’s landmark is the skyline. Be it high skyscrapers that reflect in the water of the river Main or the view from the Maintower over the whole city where you can see the hills of the Taunus when the weather is good. Frankfurt aims high: It is no surprise that nine out of ten of Germany’s highest buildings are in Frankfurt. The highest one is the Sir Norman Foster Commerzbank Tower with a height of 259 m.
The dynamic metropolis offers a high standard of living. The city is surprisingly green, has a lot to offer when it comes to cultural events and an interesting nightlife. Culinary, Frankfurt offers a lot as well. Maybe due to the international community and its influences or the traditional local apple wine and its accompanying food, no one knows, but it makes for a diverse scope that can fulfill anyone’s needs.
Frankfurt is considered a commuter’s city. It is calmer on weekends than on weekdays. 300,000 people commute to the city daily. This has led to an excellent infrastructure that connects the buzzing inner city with the outer, greener suburbs of Frankfurt.
Since 1995 Frank Faggo is Managing Partner of PROGEDO Frankfurt and has supported more than 7,000 people to get feel comfortable in the Rhein-Main area.
Whether you reach out to us as a private individual or representing a company – our PROGEDO-team in Frankfurt takes care of all relocation related processes.
So a company can focus on the onboarding of their new employee from abroad or you as a private person have the resources to get acquainted with your new home – we’re there for you to guide you through the process of a relocation.
PROGEDO relocation in Frankfurt is your first friend abroad and we look forward to supporting you with our service.
Our staff and we, in the Frankfurt PROGEDO office, know all of Frankfurt’s corners and its wonderful diversity.
Beyond the pure Immigration & Relocation business we would like to share our knowledge with you and inspire you for our hometown!
10 facts about Frankfurt:
Finance metropolis Frankfurt
196 Banks have their branches in Frankfurt. All together 74,972 people work in Frankfurt’s finance and insurance industry. Frankfurt’s stock market is considered the second important one in Europe and the European Central Bank is also located in Frankfurt.
The commuter-city Frankfurt has much more to offer than traditional half-timbered houses in the inner city and modern skyscrapers which have been forming the cityscape since 1926. The Taunus with its green hills and forests is a popular local recreation area.
Frankfurt’s first mentioning on an official document goes back to the king of Franks. In 794 he came from Würzburg to Frankfurt and resided there shortly. It was considered a major settlement around Mainz and has not lost its significance since.
Apple wine and green sauce
Locals love their so-called Ebbelwoi (Apple wine). There are many traditional apple wine bars, where it can be drunk out of the traditional vessels, called Bembel. It is usually served with Grie Soß (Green sauce) peeled potatoes and boiled eggs. An alternative is “Frankfurt hand cheese with music” It is cheese from sour milk, pickled in vinegar, oil, salt and caraway served with bread and apple wine.
If one were to lay out all luggage conveyer belts of Frankfurt, they would have an overall length of 67 km. Frankfurt airport is the biggest airport in Germany.
Since the 11th century, Frankfurt has been an important place of commerce, because the river Main was significant for freight transport. In 1240 the city obtained the privilege to hold a fall trade fair. Up until today, Frankfurt has remained important as a trade fair city. 37,354 exhibitioners present their goods on 36 trade fairs per year. A further testimony of Frankfurt’s ability to connect tradition with modernity.
There are 427 clubs for all kinds of sports in Frankfurt. 107 of them are for football. Frankfurt’s most famous football club is Eintracht Frankfurt, currently ranking in the middleof the German Bnational league (Bundesliga).
“Frankfurters” are sausages. The type you put in hot-dog buns. So similar to Berliners (sweet buns filled with marmalade), that is a food referencing a German city’s inhabitants.
Gutenberg and Goethe
The inventor of book printing Johannes Gutenberg was originally from Frankfurt. Johann Wolfgang Goethe, one of the most famous German authors and poets, was born in Frankfurt as well. The house where he was born and grew up is a museum nowadays, where people can learn about the creator of “Faust”.
40% of the city grounds of Frankfurt are forest and agricultural areas. The city offers enough room for expansion but the local administrative offices have difficulties to keep up with the speed of rapid growth that Frankfurt is experiencing and that fosters further demands for living spaces.
Applying for a residence title in Frankfurt
Frankfurt’s immigration office in Kleyerstraße 86, 60326 Frankfurt am Main is responsible for the application of electronic residence titles for foreign employees.
Of course, our professional immigration specialists provide our customers with all the necessary information so they can hand in their documents perfectly prepared at the foreigner’s department. Additionally, we accompany you or your employee to their respective appointment.
PROGEDO does not provide legal service according to §2 Abs 1 RDG. If there is need for legal service we work together with independent, competent lawyers.
Finding an apartment in Frankfurt
Finding an apartment or a house in Frankfurt is, like in all major cities in Germany, a challenge. Due to the presence of the European Central Bank and the migration of other banks and corporate businesses who attract employees, the situation of the housing market is tense. Frankfurt offers a wide range of price segments and room for expansion, but in popular locations, demand exceeds the offer and thus determines the price. In the inner city you must pay a lot. In the outer districts, which are popular with young families, there are usually much more applicants to a house or apartment than options available. If one doesn’t speak German, it is close to impossible to keep up with competitors.
Thanks to our know-how it is feasible though. With a little patience, flexibility, and good planning we always find a suitable apartment for our customers!
Frankfurt has many districts with very different price categories. Currently landlords consider one third of your income as a maximum rent payment. A positive SCHUFA-entry as well as a declaration of no rental debts are essential for their commitment.