Real estate market: Every second top deal in 2020 supported by Drees & Sommer

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In 2020, Drees & Sommer was involved in 5 of the 10 largest commercial real estate transactions in Germany according to Thomas Daily. The volume of these top deals with Drees & Sommer consulting amounted to around EUR 2.6 billion.

The transactions, which the real estate experts supported with technical and economic know-how, include the Frankfurt office property Grand Campus, the Rocket portfolio and the Roots portfolio. 

Klaus Hirt, Partner and Head of Property Companies at Drees & Sommer assesses the past year and ventures an outlook: "2020 was another successful transaction year despite the adverse circumstances. There were shifts in asset classes due to Corona: While hospitality and retail properties struggled, logistics properties boomed. Opportunistic properties beyond the core segment also have good opportunities in the current market environment. This is where investors see the greatest potential for value creation. We continue to observe increased demand for the two major trend themes of digitization and sustainability – particularly with regard to smart buildings and the implementation of ESG criteria. For 2021, it remains exciting to see how demand and consequently rents will develop."   

Whether technical due diligence or monitoring services, whether purchase or sale: in real estate transactions, the experts of the Property Companies industry team support their clients with technical and economic know-how. In the spirit of Dreso+, they always keep an eye on the connection between economic, digital, innovative and sustainable topics.