The Drees & Sommer Group collaborates with leading partner companies to offer customers specialized, interface-free services.
Cooperation projects take place at both company and project level when the same specialist expertise is required for typical projects. Drees & Sommer is also a member of temporary cooperation projects in education and research. The aim is to promote innovation and advance socially relevant initiatives.The key cooperation projects on these three levels are described in brief below.

Cooperation projects at company level

Years of experience, in-depth training and an open ear for its customers – these are the hallmark of bulwiengesa.  Social scientists, real-estate economists and other experts work together at four locations. The company’s independence is founded on the corporate tradition that the leading employees are partners and company shareholders. Customers can rely on the company´s high quality standards: bulwiengesa data is used, for example, by the German Bundesbank for the ECB, BIS and the OECD.

EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung (Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency, International Environmental Research) was founded by Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart. As a scientific research and consulting institute operating internationally, it works with players from industry, politics and the scientific community, and assists them with the introduction of cyclical processes and ecological design. Drees & Sommer works together with the institute to promote Cradle to Cradle® in the construction industry, bringing together principals, investors, architects and manufacturers to advance the concept.

Cooperation projects at project level

With 250 employees at three locations in Germany, Carpus+Partner AG provides consulting and planning services internationally. With a focus on corporate properties, the company provides consulting, expertise and general planning services for complex construction projects – from the initial idea through adding value to the properties.

Operating internationally, gempex GmbH is an independent service provider specializing in consulting on and implementing GMP requirements in life sciences. Headquartered in Mannheim, the company maintains offices in Sisseln, Switzerland, and Guangzhou, China.

Based in Switzerland, Maxmakers is an international real estate consultancy specializing in project planning for mixed-used and vacation destination developments.



Cooperation in research and education

With some 44,000 students in 2015 and a range of over 150 courses, the Rhineland-Westphalian Technical University of Aachen (RWTH Aachen) is Germany’s largest university for technical courses.