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Asset management for investors

We pursue a holistic approach regarding the Asset Management of your real estate property, in short: the active development of your project. This includes management, leasing, marketing, facility management as well as sustainability during operations. Our Back Office focuses on the requirements of the investors with regard to controlling and reporting and can provide support for acquisition and sales processes. We do not "just" manage properties; we provide, on request, refurbishment services in order to achieve an increase in value.

ECE has been managing large commercial properties for decades. As European market leader the company sets new standards in the center management and has a unique know-how of operating and marketing shopping centers.  ECE experts do not only take over management assignment for company properties but also for third parties. more

ECE does not only provide leasing services for its own shopping centers. This service is also offered to other investors or owners of shopping centers. more

Against the backdrop of the continuously growing e-commerce it has become even more important to get the customers enthused about the brick-and-mortar trade and to attract their attention. For this purpose ECE has established a professional center marketing ensuring that our shopping galleries are continuously accepted and visited by our customers. The basis of successful marketing by ECE is the establishment of the shopping center as a brand. more

We do not only manage your properties but develop them as well. Your property is outdated and turnover and footfall are declining? There are vacancies and deficits in leasing and marketing? Or do you simply have the impression that the property's potential is not yet exhausted? ECE is a specialist in leveraging potential. Everything is possible from giving the branch mixture a new direction, a specific rebranding up to refurbishment projects which give the center a complete new splendor. Our center, leasing and asset managers rely on the decades of experience in the headquarters. We don't only provide recommendations for action but also ensure realization within the agreed timeframe and budgets.

The investors' requirements become more and more complex – we are prepared for them. Our highly professional, investor-specific reporting keeps you informed about all developments regarding the property and informs you well in advance about upcoming issues. Services such as multi-annual planning, regular forecasts and ongoing budget monitoring are a matter of course.

Facility management is about responsibility – towards your money and the tenant but also towards the environment. Thanks to forward-looking concepts and long-term planning we are able to e.g. keep energy and waste disposal costs at a low level. Intelligent ancillary costs controlling also means that we constantly test new technologies in order to reduce the expenses for cooling, lighting etc.

We are thoroughly convinced that long-term economic success can only be achieved when we face the ecological and social challenges to the same extent. The sustainability issue is a holistic approach for us, i.e. we firmly integrate the equal consideration of ecological, social and economic dimensions in our daily work. Special attention on sustainability is placed during the planning and operation of our properties. The benefits for the environment are thereby accompanied by the long-term effect that we keep our ancillary costs stable and reduce energy consumption.

Upon request we obtain sustainability certifications for our properties already during their development or when in operation. We preferably, but not exclusively, work with the certificates issued by the DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council) and with the world's foremost assessment method BREEAM. These certificates also publicly document the property's long-term intrinsic value.

If you plan to sell your property it is important to look at the property's complete life cycle in order to develop a special sales strategy with regard to a project's benefits and unique selling points. The ECE experts specialize in reflecting changes and new requirements in the market and to assess and adjust the performance of the project accordingly. To do this, they do not only rely on theoretical knowledge but on decades of experience in the development and operation of management properties.

As part of the selling process, ECE offers the following services:

• Assessing the situation of the existing property with regard to building law

• Assessing the projected rent level with regard to the long-term view

• Determination of the potential for value growth (e.g. by means of restructurings or extensions; new leasing concept; sustainability certification)

• Compilation of all relevant documents and data in a specific data room (due diligence check for value assessment of the property)

• Applying valuation methods with regard to current market values

We also happily accompany the acquisition of a property. We provide advice for due diligence processes and asses the current property as well as its potential for value growth based on our experience. Procuring debt capital can also be realized via ECE. The Hamburg-based specialists develop financing models in consultation with investors, negotiate loan agreements and process these loans from application to payment and even beyond.