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Philosophy and areas of activity


Areas of activity

Focuses: 

  • Project development
  • Refurbishment
  • Development
  • Property development measures
  • Asset management/management of privately owned property


Categories of use:

  • Office
  • Residential
  • Logistics
  • Retail

Locations:

Munich, Berlin, Lepzig, Kitzbühel, Cadiz, Novo Santi Petri, Toronto, Detroit, New York


Philosophy and areas of activity

Our strength lies in identifying projects that show considerable potential for value creation in the German locations that are familiar to us, generally in a countercyclical way. Consequently Detroit was added to to our portfolio in 209 2015.

We have an exceptionally high degree of market knowledge, excellent networks and a well-integrated team that can, within a very short time, provide a valid and sustainable analysis with regard to the evaluation of locations or project ideas.

Our constant presence in Munich and Berlin also guarantees a professional management of real estate that goes far beyond the usual scope.

In the implementation of projects, we are always looking for solutions that increase the location-specific value of a property. It is not without reason that are our properties and developments generally fully let.

In the past 5 years, a total of around € 1 billion was moved around in the area of purchases and sales. 

In addition to real estate projects, the Group has also always had holdings in companies since its foundation. These holdings have been in the food industry, the automotive supplier industry, pusher boat associations, as well as oil mining rights in Canada. The Group currently has a holding in the area of digitalization within the energy sector (www.limejump.com).


Innovative & conservative

Our solutions for providing a property with a sophisticated and innovative utilisation concept which will also generate long-term profit in the respective market are always accompanied by a conservative company policy and elaborate work on the details.

We generally purchase, on our own account, plots of land and properties that will either be absorbed into our assets or sold to investors from Germany or overseas before/after realisation. 

We currently own or manage around 200,000 m2 of residential and office space, with more than 2,000 units under management. 

Previous projects range from residential buildings to the area of logistics and retail, right up to traditional office buildings. 


Countercyclical activities abroad

To diversify the risks, we have selectively targeted foreign markets for 20 years. 

With our activities in Canada, in Toronto and Montreal, it has been possible to regularly compensate for more difficult market phases in Germany in a countercyclical way. 

The Group's portfolio has included several hundred apartments in Toronto, as well as office buildings in Toronto's financial district. The sales to investors such as Blackstone took place at the height of the North American economic boom in 2006, 

Since 2001, we have also attended to the Spanish holiday property market, as an additional business area. Here, our focus is on the Atlantic region, in particular Zahara des los Atunes, a coastal area between Cadiz and Tarifa that is unique in Europe. Hitherto, several golf villas (St Andres Golf) and apartment complexes, some right on the beach, have been realised.

Since 2014 we have engaged ourselves in the North American real estate market, especially Detroit.


Involved in the entire life cycle

Our services cover the entire life cycle of a real estate investment and range from acquisition and development to the sale or utilisation of real estate and real estate portfolios: 

  • Acquisition
  • Purchase
  • Project development
  • Project management / construction supervision
  • Refurbishment / renovation
  • Letting
  • Sale
  • Owner representation

Our claims with respect to the realisation of projects are based on the guiding principles:

aesthetics,
cost-effectiveness and
ongevity.

We combine architecturally challenging concepts with efficient planning and have so far been able to guarantee long-term occupancy and significant increases in value, even in difficult markets, due to the locational advantages of our projects and a conservative purchasing strategy.

Usually we are working with renowned architects in order to create interesting and sustainable urban architecture.

Within Munich these are: Steidle & Partner, Hillmann Sattler Wappner, Maier Neuberger, oliv architects

Within Berlin theses are: Gewers Pudewill, Pott Architects, Nöfer Architekten

 


Satisfied buyers and tenants

Our buyers and business partners include well-known names from Europe and overseas, including

  • AEW
  • AMB Generali
  • Amundi Fonds
  • Axa
  • Blackstone
  • BNP Paribas
  • Competo Capital Partners
  • Deutsche Wohnen AG
  • LaSalle Investment
  • Morgan Stanley

Our tenants include

Arthur D. Little, CMS Hasche Sigle, Colliers International Germany, Daimler, Dean & David, Edeka, Ermergent, Excellent Business Centers, eCircle AG, Flixbus, Juniper Networks, GE Healthcare, Gymondo, Henning Larsen, MAN, MC Fit, Plastic Omnium, Rewe, Ruetz Technologies, Teradata, SOS Children's Villages, Unicredit Group / Mobility Concept GmbH

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