10 years Rustler in Mödling


Rustler has been active in real estate brokerage in the south of Vienna for 10 years. With the opening of the brokerage office in Mödling in 2011, further expansion in Austria was initiated, and further locations in various federal states soon followed.

The team around Daniela Andre-Simonnet was able to quickly develop a high market presence and moved into the new Rustler Street Office, the current location in the immediate vicinity of the pedestrian zone in the center of Mödling, at the end of 2018. The team currently has six employees and managed a total of around 100 purchase and rental transactions last year and brokered all types of real estate. In addition to the Mödling district, there are also the western communities of the Vienna Woods and the thermal region as far as the Wr. Neustadt and in the east up to the northern Burgenland in the focus of broker activities.

Rustler celebrated the 10th anniversary in the nearby Guntramsdorf in the famous restaurant “Südufer”. In addition to customers and business partners, representatives from politics and business also accepted the invitation, such as the mayor of the Mödling community, Hans Stefan Hintner, the member of the state parliament Martin Schuster and the vice-president of the Lower Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Erich Moser, with his team. They spent an entertaining evening together in a late summer ambience.

Rustler compares raw attics with and without building permits


Rustler has recorded several hundred raw attic transactions over the past 10 years and indexed the values accordingly. The evaluation clearly shows that the average sales prices for raw attics with a legally binding building permit are well above the sales prices where there was no permit.

“The average value for raw attics with building permits has been around 30 percent higher in the last 10 years than for those without a permit”, says Maximilian Kainz, who is responsible for research at Rustler.

For an unfinished attic with a legally binding building permit, for example, an average of around 2,200 euros per square meter of usable space was achieved in 2020.

“The more living space that can be achieved in an attic, the higher its value per square meter of usable space, since the smaller the usable space results in higher proportionate construction costs and elevator installation costs”, Kainz continues.

“In individual cases, even raw attics without a building permit can achieve a high sales price if an extension is very likely or a submission has already been made to the building authorities. In principle, however, the legal security of a building permit is of decisive importance for the price, in addition to the location and the usable living space that can be achieved”, says Rustler Immobilien Managing Director Alexander Scheuch

25 years of career at Rustler – Brigitte Safka celebrates anniversary


Brigitte Safka is currently celebrating her 25th anniversary at Rustler and can look back on an exem-plary career, from typist in property management to her many years of activity as an real estate manager to team leader. In doing so, she gained extensive expertise in the field of apartment house management and legal aspects..

In the course of this professional field, Brigitte Safka increasingly recognized her talent to pass on her wealth of experience and also to “teach” real estate know-how. For many years she has played a central role at Rustler in the training and education of real estate managers and junior staff. Ms. Safka also pays particular attention to quality assurance in the branches of the federal states.

“We are proud that Brigitte Safka feels at home with us and that she is also able to convey her ex-tensive know-how so skillfully to inquisitive young employees. It is no coincidence that she co-developed and leads our Rustler Academy”, says Rustler partner Martin Troger happily on the occa-sion of the anniversary.

Rustler relies on apprentices


Rustler would like to get even more young people interested in the real estate industry. An important pillar in this is the group’s apprenticeship offensive, which complements the established Rustler Academy, which primarily aims at the practice-oriented training and further education of employees.

Roman Urban, division manager in property management and himself a real estate agent apprentice, acts as an apprentice trainer in Vienna; two further trainers have already been defined. In Graz, real estate manager Jessica Polic is responsible for the training the apprentices.

“As part of our apprenticeship, we currently have four apprentices in training in Vienna and Graz, who we support in getting their careers off to the best possible start in the real estate sector,” reports the managing partner of the property management company Rustler Martin Troger.

Rustler has also had good experiences in the brokerage company. The former apprentice Timo Kohlweiss is currently celebrating his 10th company anniversary and has become the most successful broker for rental apartments in recent years.

With over 700 employees, the Rustler Group is one of the largest real estate service providers in Austria and Central Europe, and this year it was awarded as a “Great Place to Work” in Austria.

Property management Rustler expands management for Styria


The Graz metropolitan area has recorded the strongest percentage population growth in Austria for several years. This has also led to a dynamization of the real estate industry and the real estate market in the federal state capital. In this environment, the real estate service provider Rustler has grown consistently as well. The team around branch manager Georg Habersatter already has over 20 employees and covers all services in the management of properties in Styria.

For optimal support of the individual divisions, the management has now been expanded to in-clude two team leaders in property management. One of these team leaders is Martin Weber (51), who is responsible for the area of apartment buildings management.

The trained real estate trustee joined Rustler in 2020 and previously worked for well-known non-profit and privately financed property developers and real estate companies, therefore Martin Weber can draw on around 30 years of real estate experience.

“With the current reinforcements in both the apartment building and condominium areas, we have positioned ourselves well for further expansion on the Styrian real estate market”, explains branch manager Georg Habersatter.

Rustler commissioned by ARE – brokerage of rental apartments in Landstraßer Hauptstraße


At the pulse of the city the residential development project of ARE Austrian Real Estate is located at Landstraßer Hauptstraße 148a. In one of Vienna’s most sought-after residential districts, 156 compact rental apartments with fully equipped kitchens and mainly with garden or balcony are offered.

The commercialization of this project has just started, which will be completed by January 2022. The Rustler brokerage team was commissioned by ARE as the exclusive partner for the exploitation.

“New apartments within the belt are in great demand among urban customers. The 3rd district of Vienna in particular has always enjoyed great demand for rental apartments. We are therefore delighted to be working with ARE”, reports one of the two managing directors of Rustler Immobilien, Arno Kunz.

Rustler Sytria with a new team leader


The Graz metropolitan area is currently recording the strongest population growth in Austria. The resulting need for housing and the uninterrupted new building campaign are one of the reasons that the real estate service provider Rustler has grown steadily in this dynamic environment. The team around branch manager Georg Habersatter already has over 20 employees and covers all ser-vices in the management of real estate in Styria.

Taking care of condominium is one of the most important and central areas of business. The smooth operation, professional cost management and sustainable preservation of the value of the properties are key issues for the property management team at Rustler Styria, for which Michaela Jaklitsch (30) is now responsible as the new team leader for condominium. The experienced prop-erty manager moved to Rustler in 2019.

“We are pleased that Michaela Jaklitsch has developed into a leading manager and will help shape our further expansion in the Styrian real estate market,” explains branch manager Georg Habersat-ter.

Rustler Tyrol – Successful apartment building sale in a prime location in Innsbruck


In the spring of this year, the real estate company of Rustler was commissioned with the exclusive exploitation of a historic apartment building from private hands.

Within a few weeks, this property in Innsbruck’s prime location was successfully placed with a Tyrolean investor and real estate developer. It was agreed not to disclose the purchase price, but the seller’s purchase price expectations were exceeded.


“Thanks to the structured process and our portfolio of investment customers, the apartment building was able to be sold quickly and successfully”, says the branch manager of Rustler Tirol, Gerhard Hauer, happily.

“The deal creates additional synergies, as we can continue to support both contractual partners in real estate management”, adds Rustler real estate agent Werner Vorauer.

With this brokerage, Rustler is continuing the successful management of investment properties on the domestic real estate market and has been able to position itself increasingly on the Tyrolean market in recent years.

Another residential building project by Rustler in Vienna Liesing successfully exploited


After several successfully completed residential construction projects in the neighboring district of Vienna Meidling, the property developer Rustler started with two in-house developments in Liesing. After the first project in Franz-Heider-Gasse 10 was recently handed over to the new owners after completion, the sale in Löwenthalgasse 23 took place even faster. The last apartment in the so-called “Twenty3” found its buyer six months before completion.

“The project also impressed our customers with the size of the building, since with a total of 14 apartments it is a comparatively small and easily manageable property for future residents,” says Rustler real estate agent Alissa Oppitzhauser about her experiences with the interested parties. In this way, the project fits perfectly into the partially rural-looking environment.

“Despite the location on the outskirts of the city, Liesing train station as a traffic junction and the Riverside shopping center can be reached in just three minutes on foot,” added the authorized signatory of the Rustler property developer, Alexandra Neumann-Hanns, to the customers’ motives for buying.

Rustler is the strongest property management brand for the sixth time


For the sixth time, the Rustler property management company is the strongest brand in the “Property Manager Austria” category at the so-called “Real Estate Brand Awards”. The awards are presented by the EUREB Institute in several categories for the strongest brands in the real estate industry.

“The high level of awareness and perception of the Rustler brand in the home market of Austria is also manifested in the continuous increase in managed properties in Vienna and at our locations in the federal states,” explains the managing partner of the Rustler property management company, Martin Troger.

“The renewed award is a confirmation of our quality policy, but at the same time motivation to drive further innovations in property management,” said Troger happily at the award ceremony moderated by Barbara Schöneberger in Berlin. With over 100 employees, the property management company Rustler is one of the leading real estate service providers in Austria.