German Corporate Real Estate
We are an investment boutique specialising in corporate and light-industrial real estate and advise investment funds as well as medium-sized entrepreneurs in acquisition and sales processes and implement these holistically for them.
Our concept is based on three building blocks:
In addition to the sale and leaseback of corporate real estate, we generally focus on the purchase and sale of light industrial real estate nationwide.
After studying real estate management, Alexander worked as an analyst for a listed investment company specializing in the purchase of light-industrial properties. During this time, he was responsible for a large number of due diligence reviews and was able to acquire real estate with a volume of approx. EUR 100 million for the company. Alexander has successfully completed numerous sale and leaseback transactions in which he has developed strong expertise in corporate real estate strategy development.
Philipp is responsible for risk management and financial planning at GCRE, in addition to his role as CFO of the Singular Group consultancy. Before joining the international management consultancy, Philipp worked in the construction industry for several years and contributes significantly to the company’s success with his many years of experience. Philipp holds a degree in business administration.
The sale-and-lease-back is a bank-independent financing option for owner-occupiers or investment funds. In doing so, he releases liquidity through the sale of his property and at the same time secures a long-term rental and usage scenario, which he designs according to his requirements through a lease agreement – the seller changes from owner to tenant. This does not result in any changes in his utilisation situation.
Investment funds (private equity funds, family holdings / offices), owner-occupiers / medium-sized entrepreneurs
Best practice for the equity fund
Your fund has purchased a business and thus holds the property as an asset at the same time, which generally results in an increased capital expense. The owner-occupied property merely serves the purpose of a rent-free utilisation.
The Sale-and-Lease-Back of corporate real estate offers the opportunity to release unproductive capital with an attractive arbitrage to the enterprise value.
The marketability as well as the real estate value increase because of the lease contract. At the same time, this is leading to increased interest by real estate investors. In addition, the market value of the property is well above its book value due to the cash flow collateral in the Sale-and-Lease-Back, resulting in additional revenues.
Best practice for the entrepreneur / owner-occupier
You are an entrepreneur and find yourself in a liquidity bottleneck, are planning a partial exit of your company or need growth capital.
The Sale-and-Lease-Back converts hidden reserves into liquidity. In this case, the market value of the property – due to the conclusion of a rental agreement – is far above its book value. The sale-and-lease-back stands out as an efficient value lever to maximize the sale price of the property.
Investor interest in the property increases due to rent security. You as an entrepreneur or owner-occupier generate fresh capital from the fixed assets and can hand over the management of the property and concentrate on the core business.
We develop a sales strategy and design the lease agreement together with you in preparation for the Sale-and-Lease-Back process. The goal is to maximize liquidity through the sale of real estate, with a calculable leaseback risk. In doing so, we holistically implement the relevant processes for you.
Light-industrial properties are production and logistics properties and established business parks, some of which are rented to individual or multiple tenants. Due to the heterogeneity of these properties and the lack of transparency on the commercial real estate market, various challenges arise in the valuation approach and a potential sales scenario. The special property conditions should be considered in an opportunity / risk analysis and a sales strategy should be developed based on this.
We support – unlike traditional real estate agents – the sales process holistically. In doing so, we rely on an individual sales strategy.
Starting with the documentation setup and the filling of the data room, we take over the data screening for you from the perspective of investors and offer you proactive optimization approaches for the indicators that influence value. After the value optimization of your property has been successfully completed, we approach our selected investor network with the KPI package and carry out the transaction for you through to the conclusion of the contract.
Asset management plays a central role in optimizing the value of light industrial properties. In practice, however, asset management often becomes pure administration, which may result in decreasing rents and problems with tenants and/or vacancies. An individual value strategy can be a remedy and increase the property’s potential.
We analyze the property conditions and try to identify appreciation potential. In this context, we develop a strategy concept, which we implement for you on request in order to maximise the value of the property.
Evaluation status quo
In real estate appraisal, we generally review the following criteria:
- Macro and micro location
- Object condition
- Existing rental agreements
- Historic vacancy rates
- Return on equity and rental income
- Utilization of the object
- Investment needs/Capex
- Third-party usability
Identification of value levers
We identify possible levers to maximize the value of your property
Derivation of strategic options
We develop strategic options that are tailored to your property
In principle, we assume that a properties character is comparable to a company. There are always options for increasing productivity and improving efficiency.
With this approach, we have developed a benchmarking tool to maximize property value based on different value levers that have varying influence on the value of a property.
Value lever influence
*Capex responsibility: Landlord bears all costs, Double Net: Landlord bears costs to roof and shed only, Triple Net: Tenant bears all costs
With our management, we can now look back on numerous transactions in the light industrial segment and are aware of the challenges of this complex asset class. In doing so, we draw on a broad network of investors and advisors with whom we carry out our transactions in a well-founded and success-oriented manner.
Due to the diverse challenges in the service business, put special emphasis on the bundling of competencies. For this reason, we have decided to partner with Singular Group AG, an independent management consultancy that has been successfully advising private equity funds and family offices on their investment decisions nationally and internationally for almost ten years.
Through the partnership we can deepen our range of services and offer you our consulting services at the highest level.
Information according to § 5 TMG
German Corporate Real Estate GmbH
Commercial register: HRB 263399
Register court: Local court B Munich
Phone: +49 89 20934 750
Sales tax identification number according to § 27 a Umsatzsteuergesetz:
IHK for Munich and Upper Bavaria
Phone: 089 5116-0
Fax: 089 5116-1306
Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy
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1. data protection at a glance
General informationThe following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data is any data by which you can be personally identified. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our data protection declaration listed below this text.
Data collection on this website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the section “Information on the responsible office” in this data protection declaration.
How do we collect your data?On the one hand, your data is collected by you providing it to us. This can be, for example, data that you enter in a contact form. Other data is collected automatically or with your consent by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.
What do we use your data for?Part of the data is collected in order to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?You have the right at any time to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to request the rectification or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. You can contact us at any time with regard to this and other questions on the subject of data protection.
Third-party analytics and toolsWhen visiting this website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is done mainly with so-called analysis programs. Detailed information on these analysis programs can be found in the following data protection declaration.
2. hosting and content delivery networks (CDN)
External hostingThis website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster’s servers. This may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contractual data, contact data, names, website traffic and other data generated by a website. The hoster is used for the purpose of fulfilling contracts with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO). Our hoster will only process your data to the extent that this is necessary for the fulfilment of its service obligations and will follow our instructions with regard to this data. We use the following hoster: 1&1 IONOS SE Elgendorfer Str. 57 56410 Montabaur Germany
Conclusion of a contract on order processingIn order to ensure data protection-compliant processing, we have concluded an order processing contract with our hoster.
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Note on the responsible bodyThe data controller for this website is: German Corporate Real Estate GmbH Kaiserstrasse 14a 80801 Munich Phone: +49 89 20934 750 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Storage periodUnless a more specific storage period has been specified within this data protection declaration, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for processing the data no longer applies. If you assert a legitimate request for deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g. retention periods under tax or commercial law); in the latter case, the data will be deleted once these reasons no longer apply.
Note on data transfer to the USAAmong other things, tools from companies based in the USA are integrated on our website. When these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to the US servers of the respective companies. We would like to point out that the USA is not a safe third country in the sense of EU data protection law. US companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you, the data subject, being able to take legal action against this. It can therefore not be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. intelligence services) process, evaluate and permanently store your data located on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no control over these processing activities.
Revocation of your consent to data processingMany data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke an already given consent at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to object to the collection of data in specific cases and to direct marketing (Art. 21 DSGVO)IF THE DATA PROCESSING IS CARRIED OUT ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 ABS. 1 LIT. E OR F DSGVO, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH PROCESSING IS BASED CAN BE FOUND IN THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU OBJECT, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA UNLESS WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING WHICH OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR THE PROCESSING IS NECESSARY FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT, EXERCISE OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION UNDER ARTICLE 21(1) DSGVO). IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH MARKETING; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING INSOFAR AS IT IS CONNECTED WITH SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING (OBJECTION ACCORDING TO ART. 21 PARA. 2 DSGVO).
Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authorityIn the event of breaches of the GDPR, data subjects shall have a right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, place of work or the place of the alleged breach. The right of appeal shall be without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.
Right to data portabilityYou have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.
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Information, deletion and correctionWithin the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, the right to correct or delete this data. For this as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time.
Right to restrict processingYou have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For this purpose you can contact us at any time. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:
- If you dispute the accuracy of the personal data we hold about you, we will usually need time to investigate this. For the duration of the review, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data was/is unlawful, you may request the restriction of data processing instead of erasure.
- If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or enforce legal claims, you have the right to request restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
- If you wish to lodge an objection pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO, a balance must be struck between your interests and ours. As long as it has not yet been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
Objection to advertising e-mailsThe use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation for the transmission of not expressly requested advertising and information materials is hereby contradicted. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.
4. data collection on this website
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Server log filesThe provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- operating system used
- referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address