Drees & Sommer at a glance

Drees & Sommer at a glance

Innovative partner for consulting, planning, construction and operation

For more than 45 years, Drees & Sommer has supported public- and private-sector owners and investors in all aspects of real estate. Managed by partners and headquartered in Stuttgart, the company has 41 offices worldwide. The focus is always on profitability, whereby we promote sustainable building to the greatest possible degree. We call this approach ‘the blue way’.

The construction and real estate experts always have the goal of producing measurable added value for the client. This could mean, for example, streamlining the implementation of a construction project, making the operation of a property more economical, or cutting energy costs through innovative concepts. Currently, the company with its approximately 2,150 employees is acting as an independent project manager for more than 960 construction and real estate projects.

Drees & Sommer and EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung Hamburg are jointly committed to Cradle to Cradle®, bringing principals, investors, architects and manufacturers together to promote the approach.

"the blue way"

‘the blue way’ is the approach that Drees & Sommer takes to all services. Combining economy and ecology and thus reducing investment and operating costs while enhancing functionality and process quality – as well as taking design, health, well-being and user-friendliness into account – are the goals for all projects. Only in this way can value-add be secured for the principal over the entire life cycle of the property.

Company Organization

The Drees & Sommer Group is characterized by a flexible, decentralized company structure and a corporate philosophy that puts people first. For over four decades the company has developed and pioneered innovations in every phase of its history. 

The Aktiengesellschaft (stock corporation) comprises 35 active Partners who, together with former Partners and employees, are the shareholders of Drees & Sommer AG. This allows the Group to operate independently of third parties and to provide unbiased consulting to clients. As Managing Directors, the Partners are responsible for the operational units as independent entrepreneurs.

In their Managing Director roles in regional offices, the Partners operate as independent entrepreneurs. Partners Peter Tzeschlock, Dierk Mutschler and Stefen Szeidl form the Executive Board. Prof. Dr. Hans Sommer is Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Company information (as of June 2016)

Employees: approx. 2,150

Offices: 41

Group sales 2015: 300.7 million Euro

Operating result 2015: 37.1 million Euro

Number of construction Projects 2015: 968  

Annual construction volume supported 2015: 11.8 billion Euro

Project volume supported 2015: 35.4 billion Euro

German offices:
Aachen, Berlin, Bremen, Dresden, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Hamburg, Hanover, Kiel, Cologne, Leipzig, Mannheim, Munich, Münster, Nürnberg, Stuttgart and Ulm

International offices:
Atlanta, Barcelona, Basel, Beijing, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dubai, Istanbul, Jeddah, London, Milan, Moscow, Munsbach/Luxembourg, Paris, Riyadh, São Paulo, Shanghai, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, Vienna, Zurich