Investment and development consulting

Investment and development consulting

Drees & Sommer takes a holistic approach to consulting when supporting investors and developers with the realization of their hotel projects. The hospitality team supports projects from the very beginning, with services including validation of hotel locations, valuation of hotel properties, selection of operators complete with lease/rental and management contract negotiations, and construction consulting and planning.

How relevant is investment and development consulting to you?

  • Does your company invest in hotel buildings and rely on external consultants for location or concept assessment, hotel valuation, or profitability analysis?
  • Do you need due diligence to make an informed purchase decision?
  • Do you require a hotel property valuation by an independent expert prior to sale or purchase?
  • Does your hotel need a performance check, repositioning or modernization to remain competitive?
  • Do you need cost, schedule and quality certainty for your hotel project?
  • Does your company require a reliable partner for 360° hospitality, real estate and technical consulting to support its European expansion strategy?
  • Are you looking for specific solutions for modern hotels that are future-oriented, sustainable and smart?

The following topics are relevant:

  • Investment review
  • Concept and location validation
  • Review of profitability
  • Asset and Facility Management
  • Sustainability
  • Digitization

How we approach investment and development consulting

We conduct a joint workshop to define the customer’s goals and expectations, develop specific service modules, and establish a timeline for the implementation of the defined measures. Our project teams always consider all technical, operational and market-specific aspects in their considerations.

The hotel consulting services offered by Drees & Sommer:

  • Expansion and development consulting with services including market and location analyses, feasibility studies, second opinions, and operational concept development
  • Strategic Real Estate Consulting including hotel valuations, transaction consulting, TDD, Asset and Facility Management, determination of resale prospects, Digital Ready Check, and sustainability concepts
  • Planning and design consulting including investment cost estimates and project management

In addition, our specialists are on hand to address any construction engineering issues. We support your hotel project from the initial investment review and the development and planning of hotel operation through to real estate value creation. Services range from project control and specialist planning to energy consulting and construction management – all in collaboration with our interdisciplinary teams of experts from various specialist areas.

The benefits for you

  • Strategic real estate decisions based on comprehensive analysis
  • A future-proof and economically viable concept for your hotel
  • Cost and quality control and on-schedule development, planning, construction, handover and commissioning phases
  • Added value through cross-industry knowledge of stimuli and trends
  • Single source of interdisciplinary integrated consulting
  • Central contact for your hotel projects worldwide

More Hospitality Solutions

Whether smart hotels, mixed-used concepts, or city or resort hotels – our customers benefit from a comprehensive, well-grounded service portfolio. From initiation to planning and implementation, we set new environmental and health standards for hotels of the future with strategic Real Estate Consulting and sustainable solutions. Our interdisciplinary team has industry-specific expertise and uses digital technologies to optimize operations and the guest journey. We offer innovative goal-oriented customized solutions for every challenge – all from a single source.


Would you like to learn more about investment and development consulting for hotels?

Gesa Rohwedder Head of Hospitality Europe