Long-term and predictable profits are core criteria for the owner of a business property. Sustainable plans and concepts and firm rental partnerships are thus high on the list of priorities.
We examine the owner’s vision and draw up an estimated rent in accordance with current market conditions. This allows us to market the property in a targeted and coordinated manner until the contract is signed.
Branch closure / Relocation
If changes in company expansion strategy mean that the premises it has rented no longer meet demands, we are there to provide flexible solutions.
These include organising negotiations with the owner on early termination of rental agreements including drawing up termination agreements and looking for a suitable subsequent tenant.
Our focus lies on prime commercial property locations in Germany’s major cities. We have many years of experience and success in selling property to top-rated national and international investors and private investors.
For most landlords and investors, purchasing and commercialising premium real estate in prominent locations is no everyday matter. Leveraging our profound knowledge of the market enables us to support and conduct these marketing activities in an optimal manner.
Our business philosophy is to serve and communicate our knowledge to our partners. Candour and keeping our word represent our central commitment as a company.
They define how we work and establish the basis for our special position in the real estate market.
As part of our consulting service, we assist national and international investors right from the preliminary stages of the project to the planning and implementation of marketable project designs.
This support reduces the costs for and time required by potential investors and has a lasting effect on the value added.
That is why our consultancy services are as comprehensive as they are detailed:
1. Preliminary examination of the location as part of the project verification phase (micro and/or macro-analysis)
2. Conceptual design, optimisation and structuring of retail premises.
3. Monitoring of buyer and seller due diligence
4. Valuation of properties used mainly as retail premises
5. Portfolio analysis / Portfolio consultancy
We support international brands wanting to expand onto the German market. Our brand customers often lack established expansion management strategies of their own, or they are retailers desiring to expand – either as franchise partners or based on their own devised concept.
Our expansion management not only provides valuable market knowledge and close contacts to shopping center developers, landlords, investors, corporations, and key specialized dealers, but also offers additional experience in operative retail, including merchandise planning, personnel, and visible merchandising.
IKP develops professional expansion strategies with the following services:
- location analysis and planning
- contractual negotiation support
- space realization and optimization assistance
- franchise partner acquisition
- development and monitoring of franchise, shop-in-shop (SIS), and concession concepts applicable for the German market
REWE-Markt GmbH will open a grocery store in the new building at Bonner Friedensplatz in 2013. The ‘anchor tenant’ for the attractive gallery solution has therefore been confirmed. IKP Immobilien-beratungsgesellschaft mbH, a Düsseldorf-based real estate company specialized in marketing retail spaces throughout Germany, was com-missioned to commercialize and develop the concept for the retail spaces.
In its new location, REWE will offer a full-fledged, qualitatively appealing supermarket range on approx. 1,200 m2 of sales floor area. Total retail space in the new building is approx. 6,400 m2.
A pharmacy will also reside in the basement next to the grocery store. Well-known textiles, shoes, books, and gastronomy sector tenants fill the short list for locations on the ground floor. Either consumer elec-tronics or toys will be selected to round off the broad sales offering on the upper floor.
“The gallery solution offers considerable and sustainable advantages over having one large individual tenant because it allows merchandise to be offered for daily, midterm, and long-term needs. Strong synergies therefore arise among the merchant tenants. This directly leads to high customer and pedestrian flow and generates the magnetic effect that is so important for the retail market,” says Lars Kuchenbuch, Managing Director of IKP. This effect will be amplified by exclusively using the approx. 9,300 m² of Sparkasse space for customer-oriented areas. The new branch office of the Sparkasse bank in Bonn will set the tone with a two-story reception lobby, including an integrated self-service area with 24-hour access. “This makes the historic Friedensplatz location even more attractive and vital for the citizens of Bonn and its many visi-tors,” says Michael Wygand, Managing Director of the Sparkasse sub-sidiary ProBonnum GmbH, which was commissioned to do the project development.
If all goes as planned, the new building should be ready for occupancy by early 2013. This will mark the Sparkasse’s 100th year at this central Bonn plaza.
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