The Berliner Bau- und Wohnungsgenossenschaft von 1892 eG was founded on 9 March 1892. We have approx. 6,830 apartments in Berlin and Wandlitz. At the moment we have a good 17,600 members.

We can offer very different properties which are located in the following neighbourhoods:

Membership

You need to purchase a share in the Cooperative worth €300 to become a member. If you rent an apartment you will need to buy further shares. Living in a cooperative allows you to feel very secure because you have a lifelong right to stay in our property.

In addition to the first share, an entry fee of €300 is charged. This does not apply to spouses, civil partners and minor children of members (see also our statute, Articles 5 (2)).

Current notice: We are currently only accepting new members if they also make use of our cooperative’s direct service. The children, grandchildren, spouses and civil partners of our members are still welcome as we want to further support the identification with the cooperative idea and the family connection to the cooperative.

Democracy in a cooperative

A key characteristic of a housing cooperative is that members can exercise a voluntary right to have a say and become involved. Our members have this option with regard to the properties themselves and the organisation as a whole.

More than places to live

Our range of services allows us to offer our members more than just a roof over their heads:

Savings bank

We also offer our members the opportunity to invest their money in our savings bank. It’s a facility that used to and still does benefit both our members and the Cooperative. Our members and their relatives (see clause 15 of the Abgabeordnung – German Taxation Ordinance defining a relative) can place their money in the Cooperative’s savings bank at exceptionally reasonable conditions. We’d be happy to advise you.