The CBRE Office Leasing team uses its comprehensive market knowledge to advise owners and tenants on the leasing and letting of office space.
Whilst we place our entire real estate knowledge and expertise at the disposal of owners who instruct us on lettings, we also analyse the relevant office market for suitable properties for tenants, and negotiate office space for them on the best possible lease terms. If required, we also assist them to optimise the commercial terms of existing leases. As leases expire, we negotiate follow-on leases on the best possible terms. We develop a structured acquisition process for the procurement of optimal office space, which our experts then implement consistently. Our advice focuses generally on effective cost reduction through the optimisation of office space and targeted cost control.
We use our excellent market knowledge to enable owners to position and let their office space on the best possible terms. To do this, we create individualised marketing strategies and detailed business plans, aimed at particular target groups.
Office teams in the top German office locationsWe are represented by our own Leasing teams in the most important German office locations. Our experts are based in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne and Munich, where they use their detailed knowledge of local office markets to provide our clients with comprehensive advice on leasing and letting office space.
International consultancy networkCBRE has a global network of professionals, whose services can be accessed by our local teams at any time. This means we can also support our clients with advice on leasing and letting in other domestic and international locations.
Superior knowledge: a competitive advantage in office marketsAs the world’s leading provider of real estate services, we can provide our clients with a sound market analysis at both local and global level. For the most important office markets, we maintain the most up-to-date studies, with key performance indicators on rents and take-up as well as available office space and vacancy levels. Not only do these analyses provide our clients with an overview of the various office markets, but they also offer them a deeper insight into their local office market.
You are welcome to test our expertise in the local and international office property markets for yourself. We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding office lettings and office property markets.
Our Leadership Team
The business unit of CBRE’s Landlord Representation division is letting commercial properties, specifically from the owner’s perspective. Landlord Representation also offers its clients additional asset management services (landlord solutions). Experienced real estate experts who have themselves worked on the owner side advise on every aspect of professional lettings management and provide individual asset management services for commercial properties.
Letting from the owner’s perspectiveOur consultants specialise in the requirements of owners, investors and landlords. CBRE’s Landlord Representation division is staffed by specialists who have themselves negotiated and signed leases on behalf of owners or have managed complex projects and expansions earlier in their careers. We talk to our clients as equal partners, and ensure that optimal solutions are achieved across a broad range of challenges. Innovative and individualised letting concepts and a focused letting management guarantee the best possible letting results for our clients. Working closely with our clients, we develop the best business plans for commercial properties if required. We represent owners and investors on a fiduciary basis and impartially. Co-operating with all market participants in the interests of our clients forms an important part of our work. Ultimately, all that matters for us is achieving the best results for both the particular asset and our clients.
Full range of services from professional asset managersIf required, we can offer valuable services as early as in the property acquisition phase. Thanks to our experts’ many years of market experience, we know which locations and locational factors or levels of efficiency will satisfy the requirements of prospective tenants. We ensure that properties offer the necessary scope for expansion. Particularly where properties are poorly let, we identify weaknesses and develop an individually tailored package of initiatives so as to let them successfully during the holding period. We position and reposition commercial properties sustainably, which contributes to optimising the client’s exit strategy as well as boosting expected returns. We also provide support on ESG-related issues, and we can organise and co-ordinate this for our clients.
Collaboration with other CBRE business divisionsLetting office buildings on behalf of owners and investors is central to our business. We have in-depth experience in asset management and we network closely with other CBRE business divisions to offer a complete range of services in order to optimise the performance of commercial properties. Thanks to our close contacts with our other business lines, we can be the gateway to a one-stop shop offering commercial property owners a holistic service approach under one roof.
Innovative solutions - landlord solutionsActing for our clients, we closely examine the requirements of prospective tenants. If required, we also work with specialists from other CBRE business units to implement agreed planning phases - for example, conversions and extensions – in order to achieve the best possible result for our clients. We work proactively to add valuable impetus to the successful letting of commercial properties, including innovations which significantly increase their competitive positioning, and therefore their lettability. This includes innovative marketing concepts and initiatives, as well as new space utilisation concepts and improvements in relation to ESG-related matters.
A contact for investors from all over the worldWe operate in the five most important core markets in Germany - Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg and Munich - and with our lettings and asset management expertise we can provide effective, pro-active and meaningful assistance to domestic and international owners when they require operational support.
Professional cost optimisationManaging a portfolio of commercial properties is very labour-intensive and requires extensive professional knowledge. Outsourcing to an experienced service provider saves both time and money. It also allows for innovative solutions, freeing our clients to concentrate on their core business.
As well as searching for a suitable location and building, tenant solutions such as real estate transactions and lease management make up an important part of the real estate economy. Not only do these tasks tie up a lot of resources – extensive expertise is needed to achieve really good outcomes and, ideally, effective optimisation. This is where external professionals come in.
Concentrating on the core businessAs an internationally positioned real estate services provider, on behalf of our clients we also take care of portfolio, lease and transaction management and designing and implementing sale-and-leaseback structures. Our commercial property services for our corporate clients allow them to concentrate fully on their core business. Besides classic tenant solutions, we also set up a project management presence on the ground to co-ordinate the strategy underlying our individual services.
Broad range of servicesOur tenant solutions contribute to a systematic reduction in transaction costs and reveal potential for savings in the shortest possible time frame. We also develop an optimised long-term lease management service. By consistent implementation, this reduces occupancy costs, and it makes an important contribution to enhancing property values. Our broad range of services means that our teams of experts contribute directly to the achievement of our clients’ business objectives.
- Strategy development
- Managing commercial property holdings
- Managing purchase and sale instructions
- Developing sale-and-leaseback strategies
- Leasing and letting
- Lease surrenders, extensions and amendments
We make it possible for our clients to form a full overview of their commercial property portfolios and provide them with expert advice on all portfolio management issues. We also develop a portfolio strategy for their real estate holdings aligned to their business’s current and future space requirements.
Our professional lease management allows our clients to save on transaction costs and ensure compliance with contractual terms. Our Tenant Representation service ensures that the interests of the company and property occupier are optimally represented vis-à-vis the landlord.
Our experience and specialist knowledge and expertise enable us to organise commercial real estate transactions in a highly efficient manner. This saves our clients time and money – whether we are working on a one-off transaction, a global management instruction or the ongoing management of the leases in their portfolio and their leasehold obligations. This allows us to ensure the best possible outcomes when new contracts are concluded and existing commercial leases are extended or renegotiated.
Our clients’ resources can be freed up by concentrating on their core business and efficiently outsourcing functions which are not related to it. A sale-and-leaseback structure is a good example of this: real estate owned by the business is sold to a property company specialising in the management of commercial real estate. It is then immediately leased back for continued occupation. This frees up liquidity for the company’s actual commercial objectives. We also carry out feasibility reviews of sale-and-leaseback projects and assist our clients to implement them.