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About us

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Who we are

As the business development bank of the Federal State of Berlin, we work every day to make our city an even better place to live. Berlin is more than just part of our name, it is our home and our destiny.

As one of 16 federal business development institutions, we do not compete but actively cooperate with other banks. This means that support and development are at the core of our mission.

Committed to Berlin

‘Committed to Berlin’ is our mission and this means providing the best-possible support for Berlin-based businesses through tailored financing and grant programmes. In this way, we are helping our growing city to provide more secure jobs and affordable housing and to make Berlin even more liveable in the long term.

What we stand for

In addition to promoting Berlin’s economy, housing and urban development, we are involved in a variety of economic and social projects in the city. In this way, we are helping Berlin on the path to a sustainable future.

The big issues of our time are sustainability and digitalisation. That is why our support programmes aim to make the city fit for the future, to promote economic innovation and, above all, to ensure sufficient affordable housing. Our top priority is to use our resources efficiently and to act sustainably – under the motto #jetztfürberlin.

Dr. Hinrich Holm

Chairman of the Board of IBB

IBB’s offers and services

As a business development bank working for Berlin, we support investment projects in the city. In addition to business development and housing and urban development, our portfolio was expanded in 2022 to include labour market promotion.

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IBB’s latest reports and figures

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IBB Annual report

IBB’s annual report contains all important figures, data and facts for the 2023 financial year.

IBB Jahresabschluss und Lagebericht 2023 (PDF) (in German only)

IBB Wohnungsmarktbericht 2023

2023 IBB Housing Market Report

Our annual analysis assesses the housing market in the capital city.

IBB Housing Market Report 2023 (PDF)

Hashtag "Jetzt für Wohnraum" auf einem Laptop-Bildschirm, Schrift auf blauem Grund

All IBB financial reports

Discover more facts and figures about Berlin’s business development bank and what we have achieved in the respective financial years.

IBB’s corporate governance

We are part of the IBB Group and subject to the Law Establishing Investitionsbank Berlin as an Incorporated Institution under Public Law (IBBG, Investitionsbankgesetz). This provides the basis for both our organisational structure and IBB’s governing bodies.

We are part of the IBB Group

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Since 2021, we have been part of the IBB Group, which was created through the restructuring of IBB and the establishment of IBB Unternehmensverwaltung (IBB UV).

Our history and motto

The history of Investitionsbank Berlin is closely linked to the history of Berlin. The company’s history spans from the overcoming of housing shortages in the 1920s to measures designed to compensate for structural shortcomings after German reunification to financial business support measures in the 21st century.

IBB’s co-operation and network

We work hand in hand with competent partners and Internet portals. Our ties with reliable financing institutes and close co-operation within the scope of the Berlin location management programme ensure optimum financing. In this way, our offers can help attract new companies to Berlin, promote successful investment and create jobs.