The German real estate market is regarded as Europe’s safe haven for investments. This makes residential and commercial real estate increasingly attractive for national and international investors and causes declining yields in all real estate investment classes. While the commercial housing investment market achieved the third-best result in recent years, transaction volumes on the German commercial real estate market rose to an all-time high in 2018. The construction industry is booming and the volume of real estate backed loans issued by banks is rising. But it is not only since the Bundesbank has warned against the real estate price spiral that it is important to keep a close eye on the market. What happens if the European Central Bank continues to reduce its bond purchase programme and finally starts to raise base interest rates? The recent turbulence on the global stock markets was caused by concerns about rising interest rates. What happens if rental and purchase prices drift further apart?
If you as a real estate investor or bank do not deal with these questions in time, you may sooner or later get into difficulties. We support you in finding the right answers, for example by repositioning properties, aligning the interests of the bank and the owner or restructuring loans (NPL). We always aim to maximise the profitability and value of the property.
As an owner-managed and customer-oriented company, we advise banks, financial institutions, insolvency administrators and property owners on all aspects of real estate and its financing. In the field of distressed real estate and non-performing loans, we rely on years of experience to find individual, tailor-made solutions to preserve existing alongside raise potential value.
Banks & Financial Institutions
While advising banks and financial institutions on the management of non-and sub-performing real estate backed loans and portfolios, our focus is always fixed on the goal of maximising recovery. As the link between investment and financing, we promote effective and goal-oriented communication. By implementing targeted value-add strategy on distressed properties we create value and thereby ensure a higher repayment rate.
Real estate investors benefit from our cumulative years of experience in asset management and real estate financing. We reduce complexity so you are able concentrate on the essential. Our holistic approach simplifies the solution-finding process. Based on individual analysis, we offer one-stop servicing, ranging from taking over communication with your bank to managing the entire turnaround of your real estate investment.
With our substantial expertise in managing non-performing loans and real estate in insolvency, we aim to reduce your time and effort while maximising the proceeds from liquidation. We develop and implement tailored strategies that will speed up your insolvency proceedings and increase payouts to creditors. Our team, having enjoyed many years of successful cooperation with insolvency administrators, understands your specific requirements.
Companies & Enterprises
With our holistic approach, we enable companies to concentrate on their core business. We bring the management of your corporate property in line with your strategic business objectives. You save resources and will be in a better position to react to future requirements of the markets. For both tenants and owners of corporate real estate we offer the opportunity to optimise their assets by way of forward-looking portfolio analysis and the implementation of measures.
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We employ years of expertise in non-performing loans and real estate, creativity and a broad network of experts in the real estate and financial sector to provide our clients with professional and above-average consulting quality. We guide projects from strategy development to implementation. With one-stop servicing and a pragmatic approach, we look forward to finding the right solution with you and will not abandon you in times of crisis.
Real Estate Management
Increasing value and stabilising distressed real estate assets as well as investment and business properties.
Analysis of real estate portfolios to derive concrete recommendations.
Realisation of a pre-set strategy along the value chain as a central point of contact between all parties.
Management of letting as well as sales of commercial and residential real estate.
Optimisation of debt obligations, improvement of reporting and negotiation with banks and financiers.
Loan & Credit Management
Management of non-performing real estate loans and loan portfolios with the aim of maximising repayment and minimising related risks.
Advice on valuation and acquisition of real estate and NPL portfolios.
Analysis and loan servicing of non-performing and sub-performing loans, as well as loan workout.
Structuring of real estate debt transactions.
Reporting & Analysis
Conception, transformation and aggregation of real estate and credit-related reporting.
Interim & Project Management
Engagement as external consultants to bridge temporary personnel deficits and to provide additional competence at project level.
Our team consists of experienced consultants with expertise in
- asset and portfolio management of commercial and residential investments with a focus on non-performing real estate,
- credit monitoring and analysis,
- workout of loans secured by real estate collateral,
- insolvency and tenancy law,
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We founded Steinberg Real Estate Management GmbH in 2017 with the motivation to advance our partners’ interests and to take over responsibility. With our experience and knowledge, we want to contribute to the success of our clients. Using the diverse abilities of our team, we analyse complex problems in a structured manner, develop solutions and implement them successfully.
With flat hierarchies and management by the shareholders, we are able to make decisions at short notice and, thus, react flexibly to current market developments. We pursue the goal of providing consistently high consulting quality. In doing so, we aim to reduce the time and effort of our customers and to be your reliable partner in difficult situations.
Antje Mertig MRICS
With more than 20 years of experience in the banking and real estate sector, Antje Mertig has extensive experience in structured finance, distressed real estate and non-performing loans. As a qualified banker, graduate of BA, Bankakademie/School of Finance and through continuous training in real estate management, she has not only substantial practical experience, but also a sound knowledge of the real estate and finance sector. She has already worked for various banks in the field of financing and transferred to loan workout in 2004. At Hudson Advisors and then at Situs (formerly Hatfield Philips), she held management positions on extensive and highly complex credit portfolios consisting of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and non-performing loans of up to EUR 6 billion. She is fluent in German and English. Due to her membership in the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), she is distinguished as a professional member with proven expertise and competence. Additionally, she has been recognized for her adherence to the highest standards and ethical principles with international character.
Michael Schäff has more than 7 years of professional experience in real estate and finance. After graduating as an economic engineer (FH), he began his career as a trainee at CORPUS SIREO, one of the largest German real estate asset management service providers. Prior to joining Steinberg Real Estate + Finance, he held various positions at the international consulting firm Situs (formerly Hatfield Philips) where he was responsible for the loan workout of 20 complex securitised (CMBS), non-performing (NPL) and syndicated commercial real estate loans. In recent years, he has advised on more than 40 transactions for institutional investors, banks and financial investors on the buyer and seller side, as well as financing on the borrower and lender side in excess of EUR 3.1 billion. He combines his commercial and real estate management training and expertise with his proficiency in loan servicing for international investors and advises our clients in a structured and goal-oriented manner. He is fluent in German and English.