Real Estate

Spotlight on real estate

Real estate has become further established as its own asset class in recent years and has gained considerable ground on the international capital markets.

Despite the tough environment shaped by regulation and the sovereign debt crisis, investors’ focus has shifted to real estate as an attractive capital investment.

We support clients including large groups, banks, institutional and private real estate investors as well as the public sector, helping them succeed in this market where opportunities are abundant but risk is rife.

Our global real estate team will help you overcome the complex hurdles associated with real estate and exploit the hidden potential of every property.


  • Real estate investment market

    All companies need capital – to respond to their operating environment, remain agile and secure success.

    It is our business to support clients with their individual capital needs and requirements, helping them optimize their capital management as a basis for reaching the right strategic decisions.

    What is happening on today’s real estate transaction market? Are the conditions good or bad? Who’s selling, who’s buying and what’s available? These questions and many others are the subject of close scrutiny in our annual real estate studies.

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  • Real estate management

    With competition mounting in today’s shifting landscape, public sector companies need to operate efficiently – and this pressure is set to increase.

    Professional real estate management can play an important role in adding value for the company while also raising shareholder value. At the same time, companies need to understand that success depends on having effective organizational and process structures in place.

    Our professional teams are on hand to support you in an environment where owner efforts to boost profit are not always compatible with tenant needs. Targeted analysis of your company's organization allows us to suggest measures to align your real estate strategy to your corporate strategy.

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    • Real Estate Asset Management 2011 – Insourcing oder Outsourcing: Was will der Markt? (Bestellung via E-Mail an Kirsten Landwehr)
  • Sustainability

    Sustainability is now a serious consideration in the real estate industry with many companies already including it as a component of corporate strategy.

    The question of how to measure sustainability has become an important one. After all, how can companies evaluate the advantages of green buildings unless precise data is available?

    Measurement results can be used as a basis for both successful portfolio management and sustainability reporting. Against this background, the significance of key performance indicators will grow and grow.

    Sustainability issues are also rapidly making their way into rental agreements and are on course to become a fixed feature of purchase agreements as well.

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  • Real estate trends

    The real estate industry is significantly impacted by the general economic situation, turbulence on the capital markets, the sovereign debt crisis and shifts in the legal and regulatory environment.

    First issued in December 2011, our regular Real Estate Newsletter explores trends and developments in the industry and deals with the entire spectrum of relevant issues.

    We do not simply look at the main types of use such as residential, office, trade, hotel and logistics but also put the spotlight on special real estate such as care homes, company property, universities and even churches.

    We also examine new developments in the real estate industry, from asset, property and facility management to the debate on sustainability in real estate investments.

    Our clients appreciate that we go beyond merely commenting on market happenings; we discuss how tax, accounting, legal and other regulatory changes can significantly affect the sector.

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