Real estate builds wealth – and it is important to protect and increase this wealth and to realise returns. Investors who wish to obtain ongoing attractive returns have to make smart decisions based on facts. Should I buy, hold, refurbish or sell? Knowing exactly where a property is in its lifecycle provides certainty – and helps to build high-yield portfolios that are digital, sustainable, innovative and economical.

Do you want to increase the yield from your portfolio? Are you looking for properties that can meet future requirements? Flexible, high-quality space is already highly sought-after – in all asset classes. We are experienced with excellent networks, and with our market knowledge combined with technical and economic know-how, we can set up a high-yield future for your portfolio.

Völklinger Strasse office building, Düsseldorf

Drees & Sommer supported WestInvest Gesellschaft für Investmentfonds mbH – represented by Deka Immobilien GmbH – with the repositioning of an established property in Düsseldorf. Built in 1995, the property in Völklinger Strasse comprises two six-storey blocks that now feature modern, attractive office space.

Millennium portfolio

Extensive Technical Due Diligence is required before a multi-billion dollar real estate portfolio changes hands. The Real Estate Consulting team at Drees & Sommer examined the  vendor’s portfolio of nearly 50 properties and provided advice on the transaction.

Real estate strategy for Düsseldorf

Drees & Sommer undertook a thorough examination of some 750 buildings for the City of Düsseldorf. The findings form the basis for a long-term real estate concept (or strategy) for the city council’s properties.


Sustainable: High-yield portfolios rely on sustainable properties. Energy-efficient buildings featuring natural and recyclable materials achieve higher rents and sale prices.

Digital: Digital methods increase transparency and help to reduce costs. This starts with the digitisation of the Technical Due Diligence that precedes every transaction. It continues with refurbishment projects, where the BIM2FM approach ensures that data from planning and execution is available for use in building operation.

Economic: High-yield portfolios have a stable Real Estate Management organisation and efficient processes. Whether they are looking at operating costs or space requirements, the real estate managers rely on CAFM systems to identify potential at the press of a button.

Innovative: The real estate market is also impacted by disruption. For this reason, high-yield portfolios rely on flexible, high-quality space that can quickly be adapted to changing needs. This applies particularly to second-tier properties  – innovative leasing models such as ‘Space as a Service’ concepts quickly bring these into the spotlight.