Today's property owners are faced with a number of issues including high costs, declining rental income and often limited functionality in older properties. These problems are often caused by the condition of the building itself, but more generally by the rapidly changing world of work, which constantly places new demands on it. However, existing properties are becoming increasingly attractive to investors, not least because of the limited supply of real estate and the low interest rates.
The optimisation of existing properties therefore offers a unique opportunity to revitalise a building and make it fit for the future. However, this requires a technical strategy and a precise action plan.
We examine all aspects of the properties, starting with the analysis of the technical infrastructure, the possibilities for extension and the façades. In this way, we gain an initial overview of the maintenance needs of a building. Based on this initial assessment, we identify its potential and develop innovative solutions to bring it to the fore. Our experts will support you with automated room climate solutions and we will develop modern design concepts and optimise the use of space for you. In addition, we are able to analyse external elements such as existing building plans, building preservation requirements, copyright data, legal ownership structures and building law issues (e.g. fire regulations).
On this basis, we develop scenarios and examine them in terms of their feasibility. Using a sensitivity analysis, we evaluate different application models and rank them transparently.
During this stage, our teams examine the transferability of the various concepts (in particular their feasibility without disrupting the business), investment costs, operating costs, logistics and planning. Each scenario is subjected to a thorough economic analysis, including present value and financing tools (e.g. leasing, sale and leaseback solutions, stand-alone financing or loans). We synthesise all of these elements into readable, transparent documents that facilitate decision-making.
Our involvement does not end with the drafting of a concept. As part of the overall technical design, we draw up a precise schedule and guarantee the quality of the implementation through our Project Management experience. For all existing properties that are already occupied, we accompany the entire Change Management process right up to the move. If the property is to be rented out, we support the rental activity by setting up test areas and providing visualisation tools or specifications, etc.