Business sectors

Construction and real estate sector

The real estate sector is one of the largest sectors of the German economy. Real property is used for private capital investment, institutional investment or as a business asset. Properties are acquired to generate a stream of income or as a speculative investment, as an item of working capital and as a commodity.

BMT provides its clients with full-service advice in the real property sector. Based on our many years of practice in this area, we take a holistic business approach in crafting well-considered legal solutions for our clients. Our advisory services include purchases and sales of property, property development and commercial utilisation of real property. We draft purchase and sale agreements, site development agreements and other contracts in the arena of municipal planning. Our lawyers draft and negotiate project development and project management agreements, deal with issues of planning, handle construction and property development agreements, architectural services agreements, general contractor and subcontractor agreements and, of course, appear in court on behalf of clients.

A further major area of focus of our property practice is real property finance. In this area, we review and negotiate a whole range of transactions for clients, such as asset deals, share deals, and portfolio transactions. BMT’s strength is its ability to integrate the knowledge and experience of a wide array of legal specialists on a given matter within minimum time. For this reason, our advisory services in the property sector can include, in addition to German real estate law, consideration of relevant aspects of tax law, company law and civil procedure. BMT advises property owners, landlords, investors, property developers, building contractors, estate agents, real property fund issuers, property managers, etc.