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work & live – all about real estate & project development

In this blog category we keep you up to date on our residential, logistics, office, hotel and special projects. Since the 1970s, we have also been very successful in these asset classes. In the meantime, we are among the top 3 hotel and top 20 logistics developers in Germany.

Office of the future: How will we work after the pandemic?

Daily work changed considerably at the start of the coronavirus pandemic for many people who work in offices. Most have set up a workspace at home, where they collaborate with their colleagues digitally. But how will the office look in the future? Will people continue to work from home after the pandemic, or will there be an increasingly hybrid form of working? Where will we work in the future, and what new office concepts will meet the flexible and modern needs of the working world?

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Affordable Luxury: How Ruby makes luxury hotels affordable

Casual, lean, and highly efficient – the Munich-based Ruby Group is breaking new ground in the hotel market with its “Lean Luxury” philosophy. With a streamlined structure and a focus on the essentials, the brand, founded in 2013, offers a modern, affordable take on the luxury hotel experience. The Otto family has held a 25 percent stake in Ruby since 2019. In an interview, founder and CEO Michael Struck reveals how Ruby is also growing during the pandemic, why ECE is a role model for him, and why his guests don’t care about golden faucets.

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Urban development: The future belongs to mixed-use

Diverse, compact, sustainable: The mixed-use city based on the classic European model is experiencing a true renaissance. The future belongs to clever mixed-use concepts. In our blog conversation, Klaus-Peter Hesse, Director City Development & Acquisition at ECE Work & Live, and Valentin Hadelich, Head of Department Creative Design - Urban Planning at ECE Group Services, discuss what makes a good mixed-use property, why resilience is important for a neighborhood, and what hidden potential lies dormant in our cities.

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Cities of the future

The trend towards urbanization is permanent and steady. The millennia-old concept of the city is proving to be consistent and resilient. In times of climate change, digitalization, and demographic change it provides the blueprint for the development of green cities of the future. In his guest article, Prof. Dr. Tobias Just, Chair of Real Estate Management at the International Real Estate Business School (IREBS) of the University of Regensburg, explains what has always made cities attractive to people and which factors will shape the way we work, shop and live together in urban spaces in the future.

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Gray energy

What is gray energy? And what role does this "invisible" energy play for the real estate industry? In the course of European climate protection, the emissions from the production of building materials and the associated energy consumption are increasingly coming into focus.

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Green Deal Real Estate Industry

Sustainability is one of the most important topics of the future - also in the real estate industry. Maria Hill, Director Sustainability & Corporate Communications at ECE, talks about sustainability in times of Corona, the European Union's Green Deal and the role of renewable energies.

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Project development real estate: Full competence in all asset classes

Since the 1970s, ECE has also been very successfully developing projects in the office, residential and logistics sectors. We are now among the top 3 hotel developers and top 20 logistics developers. We asked Florian Sauer, Managing Director of ECE Office Traffic & Industries, about current and future projects.

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