What used to be regarded as a highly specific asset class has become one of the most versatile business segments in the commercial real estate sector: industrial and logistics. Today’s occupiers and investors place high demands on the quality and location of logistics properties.
Germany enjoys great popularity as a logistics destination, particularly due to its geographic location, extensive infrastructure and high quality real estate. Whether you are a property developer looking for a partner to assist you in your project from finding a land site to property valuation or a company looking to lease the ideal logistics property or buy industrial real estate for manufacturing, we are there to advise you throughout all phases of your project. Locally, nationally and globally.
The European logistics market is currently the largest trading bloc worldwide in terms of import and export and is mainly characterized by mega trends such as rapidly growing e-commerce, a shift in economic growth towards Eastern Europe and the elimination of trade barriers. Tapping new markets offers internationally active companies fresh growth perspectives, calling for adjustments to corporate strategy and triggering growing demand for industrial and logistics properties abroad.
A central point of contact
The German Logistics Desk is our answer to this increasing demand. Our experts act as your central point of contact and are available to advise you on cross-border real estate projects. From finding a strategic location and leasing suitable space to purchasing land sites/logistics or industrial property, we guarantee efficient management of your projects and provide you with custom advisory services.
Direct Access to local market expertiseWe work closely with our local industrial and logistics colleagues, giving us first-hand access to the markets, and, thanks to a structured search and selection process, guaranteeing maximum transparency and direct access to local market knowledge for your target location. Our team of experts also includes a logistics consultant specialized in supply chain management and real estate-relevant processes. Our combined expertise provides you with a sound basis for making important decisions.
Looking for a new logistics or production site? Take advantage of our end-to-end services. We are there to assist you throughout the entire process: From finding a strategic location and buying or leasing property to planning and getting everything up and running.
Our cooperation with Malorg Consulting, founded as a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML), enables us to provide you with our combined real estate advisory and logistics planning expertise. Learn more about our partnership and services to assist you in all project phases.
Our corporate real estate services (CRES) embody an end-to-end approach in which we accompany you in all project phases from portfolio analysis and strategy creation to effective implementation. Our integrated service platform combines market-leading technologies and market expertise with professional process management and excellent service provided by our dedicated experts to provide you with the perfect solution.
At the heart of our services are reliability, transparency and a strategic approach combined with innovation and understanding our clients. We dedicate our time to you right from the start. One face to the client: This slogan serves as the basis for all of our corporate solutions services and is a guarantee that we manage complex activities sustainably, something you can always rely on wherever you are.
Head of Industrial & Logistics | EMEA
In 2002, I began my career as a consultant in the field of office letting and was responsible for clients with a space requirement of up to 500 sqm. I was able to considerable exceed the targeted sales performance in the first years in this position and gradually was put in charge of larger projects and customers with more complex needs. As a result of the high vacancy and low absorption of space, I developed a new approach together with my team. The idea was to involve the respective lessors of our clients in the process and not just pursue relocation as the only alternative in the traditional sense of a real estate agent. In doing so, the current lessor had the chance to equally participate and compete with the other alternatives in the selection process. Many times, this allowed the tenants to optimize their lease agreement without the need of relocation. Over the years, with over 100 signed lease contracts and lease prolongations, I was able to gain a lot of market insight and experience, which I benefit from today in the acquisition process and when guiding my team through complex challenges.
Partner | Head of Industrial & Logistics Investment Germany
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS AND PROJECTS
Represented Robelco in the sale of Kievipleien in Antwerpen to KanAm (purchase price approx. € 220 million)
Represented Union Invest in the acquisition of Campus Nydalen in Oslo (purchase price approx. € 54 million)
Represented Commerz Real in the acquisition of Charles Square in Prague (purchase price approx. € 90 million)
Represented SEB in the acquisition of the Platinum Building in Shanghai (purchase price approx. € 200 million)
Represented a private investor in the sale of Leitzstraße 54 in Stuttgart to Credit Suisse (purchase price € 18 million)
Represented a family office in the sale of Wienerstraße 42 in Stuttgart to German Property Holding (purchase price approx. € 17 million)
Represented Europa Capital Partners in the sale of Schickardstraße 30 in Böblingen to Invesco (purchase price approx. € 14 million)
LOGISTICS & INDUSTRY:
Represented a family office in the sale of Robert-Bosch-Straße 8 in Urbach to Kenmore (purchase price approx. € 4.2 million, tenant: Coca Cola)
Represented MAN AG in the sale of Vaihinger Straße 118-122 in Stuttgart to Häussler, purchase price approx. (€ 9 million, formerly NEOPLAN development site)
Represented NXP Semiconductor (formerly IBM) in the sale of Schickardstraße 25 in Böblingen to a private investor Privatinvestorb (site of some 25 hectare)
Represented NXP in the sale of Georg-Heyken-Straße in Hamburg to AMB Property (purchase price approx. € 7 millionm site approx. 48,000 m², development site logistics)
ADVISOR ON LEASE OF:
- Heilbronner Straße 7 in Stuttgart to the University of Stuttgart, some 16,500 m² office space
- Schickardstraße 30 in Böblingen to Daimler AG, some 9,500 m² office space
- Wienerstraße 42 in Stuttgart to Robert Bosch GmbH, some 9,000 m² office space
- Ingersheimer Straße 20 in Stuttgart to Alcatel E-Business, some 9,000 m² office space
- Am Römerfeld 2-4 in Bondorf to REWE, some 53,000 m² logistic space (central warehouse)
- Schickardstraße 25 in Böblingen to LGI, some 27,000 m² logistics space
- Wiesenstraße 49 in Schorndorf to Schmalz & Schön, some 14,000 m² (for Porsche)