Here is a spectrum of our work based on different case studies. Perhaps you will discover solutions for your tasks.
Marketing of a problematic inner-city plot in Dresden
The history of a € 200 m. severe residential portfolio
Consulting and transaction advice for inner-city development site
The development of a real estate strategy for a public association
de-escalation measures of pension reserves
Handling of a needy residential portfolio
Of course, we are not only working for big names. It is much more important to us customers recommend us to others. And at 100 percent.
We work on varying sizes and types of deals: sometimes larger, sometimes less great, but always challenging. To be clear, we would not receive mandates, if it were easy. How many transactions we have actually worked on in 50 years, we can not honestly say. In a developed market, the opportunities have narrowed a bit, but the opportunities that do exist are good ones and this will not change anytime soon.
We were exclusively instructed by the shareholder of the “Alexander Stift” to sell the vacant retirement home with ca. 14,200 sq m in Großerlach, a small rural community with 2,624 residents in the greater Stuttgart area. This has not been a simple task, because the municipal body had a pre-emptive right to the purchase of the property and preferred a further use as a Senior Center. With a regional Investment Management Company, which will revitalize the buildings according to the previous use concept, we found an ideal buyer and could thus meet the interests of all participants involved.
We had already successfully marketed several residential portfolios for the seller, a Dutch asset manager, in previous years. Due to the good cooperation, he also instructed us to sell this portfolio, consisting of 185 units in Oldenburg and Goslar. We found a suitable buyer within 8 weeks, based upon a valid market access. A real estate management firm from the Greater Munich area, which is specialized on properties with value added potential, is expanding its portfolio by almost 10,760 sqm with these 10 properties.
Acting as a sole advisor for a national real estate fund, we marketed an industrial and logistic park in Cologne North. The production complex with ten tenants from the automotive industry, built in 2001, has a total area of more than 65,000 sqm and is almost fully leased. In addition to two production buildings, the object of sale also included a multi-storey car park on the adjacent land with an heritable building right. The buyer is an international fund.
This modern property built in 2002 near the pedestrian zone in Essen was part of the SWAN Portfolio sale, for which we had been exclusively instructed by an international fund company. We separated this asset from the Office portfolio to increase our marketing opportunities. An existing client of us, being familiar with mixed use real estate, acquired the building complex with approximately 12,625 sq m and Welcome Hotel as an anchor tenant to put it into a Special Investment fund under Luxembourg law.
The residential portfolio with 22 semi-detached houses in Bernau, northeast of Berlin, is the second transaction realised as part of the acquisition mandate of Alpha Asset Invest GmbH & Co. KG, which entrusted us with the exclusive mandate at the end of 2017 to identify residential investments in Germany with development potential on the market and to examine for purchase. The package comprises a plot area of approx. 5,965 sqm and a total living area of approx. 2,500 sqm. The proximity to Berlin, the very good infrastructure and sustainable growth prospects in Bernau were decisive reasons for the investor. The seller is a community of owners from Lower Saxony.
This 7-floor office building, built in 1960, in the Mülheim district on the right site of the Rhine was sold to the previous owner. For the single-tenant, FlowFact GmbH, the approx. 3,600 sqm property was chicly renovated and repositioned as FUTURE OFFICE. As part of an exclusive mandate, we have now marketed the long-term rented property to publity AG, which has thus expanded its portfolio to 603 properties. This was the fourth successful transaction with publity.
As part of the long-time support of RWE AG, we successfully accompanied the real estate and project transaction for the new company headquarters in Essen. The energy group is planning a new office quarter on the existing, approx. 20,500 sqm plot in Altenessen, directly adjacent to the existing Trading Center, which is used by RWE Supply & Trading Center. We advised RWE extensively in the planning and tendering process as well as in the selection of the project developer and the sale of the property. Lang & Cie. Rhein-Ruhr Real Estate AG will build an ensemble of three buildings with around 21,700 sqm of rental space on the new RWE Campus Essen in the Eltingviertel, which RWE will move into from the first quarter of 2020.
In Ladenburg on the river Neckar, not far from Mannheim and Heidelberg, a new residential area with 68 units and around 5,774 sqm of living space is currently under construction. The project developer had exclusively mandated us to place the residential complex on the market as an asset or share deal. A regional residential real estate company has acquired the project with 6 apartment buildings as a forward investment.
A long-standing client, a residential real estate company operating throughout Germany, again exclusively mandated us to broker a selected portfolio and carry out the transaction process. The property package in Saarbruecken with 220 residential units, divided into 5 properties and a living space of 14,560 sqm offered a solid and stable cash flow, but also potential for rental growth and development. The buyer of the portfolio is an investor from the Rhine-Main region who will transferred the properties into a special AIF.
In cooperation with Invariant Immobilien & Consulting GmbH, we brokered this office property in the Berlin industrial park ‘Pankow-Park’ to a regional architectural office. The property with approx. 7,825 sqm total area was built in 1997 by ABB for own use on the former production site of Bergmann-Borsi. There existed a leasehold contract which was terminated in the course of the sale. Due to the special contractual requirements, the transaction process took a year and a half. Together with our cooperation partner, we provided intensive support to both buyers and sellers.
The 50,000 sqm commercial area on Fabrikstraße has a long tradition, which began with the foundation of Elektroarmaturenwerk JWH (later: VEB Hochspannungs-Armaturenwerk (HAW)). Under an exclusive commision from the RIBE® Group, we have now brokered the industrial and commercial park in Radebeul near Dresden, to a project developer. For the 12 buildings built between 1916 and 1985, of which the office and administration building is a listed building is plans a revitalization.
For the previous owner of this property, a real estate investor and asset manager active throughout Germany, we have already successfully fulfilled many mandates. With the brokerage of the almost fully rented residential complex in Delmenhorst-Deichhorst with 33 units to a real estate company for a special AIF housing fund located in North Germany, we completed the fifth deal within one year.