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A passion for real estate
ECE – A successful family business
Mail-order pioneer Werner Otto founded ECE in 1965 in order to realize his group's real estate projects more successfully and to bring the idea of shopping centers to Germany. Today, under the leadership of Alexander Otto, we develop, realize and operate real estate in all asset classes and entire city districts. We offer comprehensive services including fund management from a single source.
ECE in figures
€ bn. assets under management
€ bn. constant construction and planning volume
countries we are active in
shopping centers under management
DGNB, LEED, and BREEAM certifications for our properties
100% family owend
And 100 percent values that we live by: as an owner-managed family business, we build simultaneously on the Hanseatic values of the respectable merchant as well as on creativity, entrepreneurial thinking and customer focus. By bundling our entire know-how under one roof, we create significant added value for our customers.Learn more
The Otto family as investors
Even as a service provider we think and act like an investor. Because the Otto family is personally involved in many projects and partners and, thanks to its international network and strong financial power, enables us to be highly flexible, think long-term, have considerable growth opportunities and be highly reliable.Learn more
Giving something back to society
We know that we are not solely responsible for our success. But that we have a responsibility for our work and its effects. That is why we use our expertise and resources time and again to review and improve our work and to commit ourselves to society.
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The organization – how we are structured
The structure of the ECE
The ECE Group under the leadership of Alexander Otto (CEO) and Claudia Plath (CFO) is responsible for the strategy and management of the entire group. The two market divisions ECE Marketplaces (shopping centers) and ECE Work & Live (residential, hotel, logistics, office) offer their services independently. In addition, there is the fund company ECE Real Estate Partners as an independent, regulated Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) and ECE Living as a strategic partner for residential investments of national and international institutional investors. As a substructure, ECE Group Services provides all services within the group.Learn more
International subsidiaries and joint ventures
In addition to our headquarters in Hamburg, we also operate additional branches and/or subsidiaries and joint ventures abroad.Learn more
As a company, we take responsibility for our actions, for the environment and society, and for our employees. This is why our approach to business and our day-to-day operations have always been focused on our customers’ expectations and needs. In this context, we view ourselves as partner who always acts with integrity, is reliable, fair, and is committed to clearly defined fundamental values and a strict code of conduct.