DE | EN | TR

Make a request

Do you have individual questions or want further information? Our experts will be happy to help you.



Space to live in


You offer land, we look for land. You can find our selection criteria in the info sheet.

Infoblätter herunterladen

Project development living:
Thinking more intelligently about living space

A new and more intelligent way of thinking about living space – this is our credo in residential construction. Following the design model of the Bauhaus, we are developing efficient and flexible living space solutions in all segments – from subsidized rental apartments to condominiums – that can adapt to people’s current living habits and that are affordable. Even whole city quarters are part of our repertoire.

Our Offer


Neighborhood development

Large urban development projects are not only about the development of individual buildings, but they also create a lively neighborhood. Therefore, it is important to us to cleverly mix different segments, such as residential, retail, office, and hotel, as well as to include in this mix community facilities. This requires sustainable transportation concepts, the close involvement of all stakeholders and neighbors – and last but not least an urban area that connects everything and everyone.

Learn more

Operation and leasing of furnished apartments

People today are much more mobile than ever before. The demand for living space and comfort depends very much on the respective lifestyle. However, people still wish to live in a central and well-connected location at an affordable price. This is possible in modern build-to-rent apartments such as those that we operate in Birmingham, Leeds, and Manchester in the UK. The buildings, which include 2,100 modernly furnished apartments, offer residents the comfort and flexibility of a hotel combined with the feel-good character of their own home in a precisely customized all-round carefree package. Numerous services, such as a fitness center, package acceptance, co-working areas, bicycle parking, resident lounges, and additional bookable rooms for meetings, events, or guests as well as a 24-hour concierge service, augment such a living experience. 

Wohnprojekte Shopping-Center auf dem Stern-Center Potsdam

Shopping centers as residential locations

As a forward-looking real estate developer, we are constantly reimaging our shopping centers and their functions. Where space was once reserved for ever more cars, the revolution in mobility has created an urgent need for space for apartments. With advantages for both sides: Shopping centers acquire new customers. And the tenants have direct access to stores, doctors’ practices, and fitness studios.

Wohnprojekt Alstercampus Hamburg mit Blick auf die Alster

Development of rental apartments and condominiums

Not every location is so large that an entire city district has to be developed. And yet we think the same way about every project: How does it integrate into its surroundings? Which uses fit together? How can it be operated in an economically and ecologically sustainable manner? And how can we offer the best possible added value to not only the future occupants and owners but also to the city?

Climate-neutral and social - We point the way to the future

Residential Code

With our residential code, we would like to demonstrate our holistic commitment to the asset class "residential". This is a voluntary commitment, valid for all residential developments, and the sustainable portfolio maintenance as well as purchases under the responsibility of the ECE Group.


We point the way toward a climate-neutral future. The cornerstones of our ESG Code: We develop real estate with a max. CO2 emission of 20 kg/m², aim to be at least 10% above the legal building standards and strive for a value of 300 kg C02/m² in the reduction of "gray emissions".

German version ESG Code

Successful partnerships 

CEO at Art-Invest Real Estate

“‘101 on Cleveland’ is our first project in the UK following the establishment of our London office in early 2019. We believe in the strength of the UK market where we will pursue our proven investment strategy together with our experienced London team. We are pleased to have gained a strong joint venture partner in ECE for our first investment.”

Markus Wiedenmann

Our residential construction projects 

Living in a prime HafenCity location: the TIDE

ECE Work & Live is developing TIDE as a major part of the mixed-use building ensemble: several residential buildings with around 600 high-quality condominiums and rental apartments in a double waterfront location facing the Elbe and Baakenhafen harbor and with views over the city. Another building will house a student dormitory with 260 apartments and the UBS Digital Art Museum as a cultural and tourist attraction. In addition, there will be a daycare center, commercial space and restaurants.

learn more


On a plot of land of about 45,000 m² in the west of the Italian capital Rome, ECE Work & Live, together with local partners, is developing, planning and realizing an exclusive residential complex in a park-like location with a total of about 160 apartments in six buildings. The investment volume amounts to more than 65 million euros.

101 on Cleveland London

In the heart of London’s West End, we are developing and implementing, together with Art-Invest Real Estate and Dukelease, a residential project with 88 high quality condominiums, 15 subsidized apartments, and 3,500 m² of retail space. The project is scheduled for completion in 2021. With this joint venture project, we are gaining further valuable experience in the British market and at the same time contributing our extensive know-how in the development of properties.

Learn more

Build-to-rent apartments in the UK

Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester – in these three economically strong cities in England, we are contributing our many years of experience and expertise in property and asset management and, with the acquisition of 2,100 residential units from the British build-to-rent developer and manager Dandara, expanding our residential activities in the United Kingdom. The centrally located and fully equipped apartments of various sizes and with modern furnishings combine the service and comforts of a hotel with that home-like feeling and offer their residents numerous services, such as a fitness center, co-working areas, and community events.


Aston Place Birmingham

324 of these residential units, which comprise two apartment blocks and up to 24 floors, are located in the heart of Birmingham, Britain’s second largest city. In addition to their central location very close to Birmingham New Street Station and the main business and retail districts, the intelligently designed, spacious, and modern studio apartments captivate their residents with plenty of storage space and high-quality furnishings, making them feel at home.

Aston Place Birmingham

Leodis Square Leeds

In Leeds, which is considered the second largest legal services center outside of London and is also an important banking city, with Leodis Square we offer build-to-rent apartments in a first-class central location. The complex comprises four buildings with up to 12 floors and 744 studio apartments. The variety of apartment designs is as large as the number of apartments: With a total of 36 different apartment floor plans, every prospective tenant will definitely find the ideal home.

Chapel Wharf Manchester

The Chapel Wharf, which we operate and lease, is located in the northern English business metropolis of Manchester. In a prime central location next to the five-star Hotel Lowry, the Chapel Wharf comprises 995 built-to-rent studio apartments spread over four blocks of up to 22 floors. The inner-city project is within walking distance of the Spinningfield business district and the main retail locations.

Chapel Wharf Manchester

FREEPORT: Condominiums with a view of the Elbe

Together with STRABAG Real Estate (SRE), we have realized a three-part building ensemble in the heart of Hamburg’s HafenCity. It consists of the 70-meter-high office tower, WATERMARK, the seven-storey office building, SHIPYARD, and the residential building, FREEPORT. FREEPORT has a total of 46 condominiums that have an unobstructed view of the Elbe, all of which are furnished with balconies. 

Apartment sizes Completion Outlook
60–200 m² 2018 Priceless
Wohngebäude Freeport im Intelligent Quarters HafenCity Hamburg

Living in a prime location: Alstercampus Hamburg

Apartments and offices with a view of the Outer Alster Lake in Hamburg: This is what the Alstercampus offers: a lively city neighborhood with around 250 modern rental apartments and approx. 23,000 m² of office space. Here, we were entrusted with project development, general planning, and project management. 

Area Completion Rental apartments
52,000 m² 2013/2016 Approx. 250
Wohnprojekt Alstercampus Hamburg mit Blick auf die Alster

Urban development project Mitte Altona Hamburg

Together with our partners, we have developed “Mitte Altona”, which is comprised of 1,600 apartments on a former railway site in Hamburg. After HafenCity, Mitte Altona is the second largest urban development project in Hamburg. In addition to residential buildings with subsidized and rental apartments, as well as condominiums, the new district includes a park, local squares, day-care centers, and a school.

Mitte Altona

Your contact persons 

Katja Freese

+49 (0) 40 60606 - 7421

Simon Querndt

(040) 60606-7407


Peter Schmidt

+49 (0) 160 914 771 52

Daniel Steiner

+49 (0) 151 418 940 20