The surge of Germany’s capital as a cultural hotspot and hotel stronghold as well as its geographic position with short distances to the German states in the North and East, were some of the reasons for opening our second German office in 2005. This step proved to be successful as the multitude of successful transactions closed through our Berlin office illustrates.
Berlin’s transaction specialists Stephan Brüning
and Jebo Samuels
, both Senior Consultants Investment & Letting, are responsible for the development of partner relationships as well as for monitoring hotel transactions for owners and investors. Team Assistant Kirsti Müller
is entrusted with a variety of administrative tasks, including the office and human resources management and accounting. She supports the team in Germany and Warsaw.
Since opening, the Berlin team has facilitated a large number of transactions, both on behalf of individual hotel owners as well as institutional investors and funds, including major single asset and portfolio deals – often on an international scale. We also frequently advise domestic banks and lenders with their exposure in Germany. Major transactions include:
- Sale of the newly-built 4-star hotels Holiday Inn and Indigo at Berlin’s Alexanderplatz to the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) on behalf of Azure Properties UK Limited
- Sale of the lease of design boutique Hotel Klee Berlin to exe Hotels, a business hotel brand by the Spanish Hotusa Group
- Sale of the operation of 4-star hotel D.O.M.I.C.I.L.