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Property transactions “made by CMS Germany”

Our team specialises in all matters related to real estate transactions. This applies to all aspects of the acquisition, sale and financing of properties, both in the context of share deals and asset deals. We also support our clients with regard to asset management of their property portfolios.

The transactions on which we have advised in recent years have a total value of many billions of euro and include a range of headline deals.

Our "Real Estate service" portfolio

  •  Property transactions
    • Asset and share deals, individual or portfolio transactions as well as sale and leaseback
    • Buyer and seller due diligence
    • Design, negotiation and conclusion of leases
    • Design and negotiation of the LOI and purchase agreement
    • Support for completion
    • Tax structuring of the acquisition
  • Legal asset management
    • Strategic advice on restructuring the tenant portfolio
    • Legal advice on disputes with tenants
    • Legal support for conversions and refurbishments
    • Dividing up residential property and selling it off (notarial aspects in particular)
  • Real estate finance
    • Acquisition finance
    • Refinancing
    • Regulatory law issues
    • Negotiating with banks
  • Structuring real estate funds

How our expertise can help you

Our teams work across multiple locations, areas of law and national borders. Together with our comprehensive service portfolio, this means we always have the capacity required to ensure that large and time-critical transactions are handled promptly and efficiently.

What others say about us

"Frequently recommended law firm for real estate law, a leading player with regard to the key market trends."
(JUVE, 2012/2013) 

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October 2019
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2019
Draw­ing on data from 1,516 real es­tate trans­ac­tions ad­vised on by CMS in 14 European coun­tries from the start of 2010 to the end of 2018, we used a stand­ard eval­u­ation form to cap­ture, cat­egor­ise and sys­tem­at­ic­ally ana­lyse the in­di­vidu­al con­tract clauses.
7 October 2019
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2019
CMS ad­vises Com­merz Real on the largest Ger­man real es­tate trans­ac­tion...
Com­merz Real AG has ac­quired the Mil­len­ni­um port­fo­lio from Gen­er­ali Lebens­ver­sicher­ung AG for its open-ended real es­tate fund Haus­in­vest. The port­fo­lio com­prises 49 of­fice, res­id­en­tial and re­tail prop­er­ties with a total rent­al area of over 352,000 square
CMS ad­vises Lux­cara on ac­quis­i­tion of 750 MW on­shore wind farm pro­ject...
As­set man­ager Lux­cara has ac­quired the Önus­ber­get wind farm pro­ject, which is part of the Markby­g­den 1101 cluster, from the de­veloper Svevind AB...
CMS ad­vises on sale of prop­erty port­fo­lio by Senioren-Wohnen Hold­ing to...
Senioren-Wohnen Hold­ing GmbH has sold a real es­tate port­fo­lio com­pris­ing twelve re­tire­ment homes to a sub­si­di­ary of French as­set man­age­ment com­pany Primo­ni­al. Five prop­er­ties are already op­er­a­tion­al, while sev­en oth­ers are still at the pro­ject plan­ning st
CMS ad­vises prop­erty de­veloper Aure­l­is on ac­quis­i­tion of 18-hec­tare in­dus­tri­al...
Aure­l­is Real Es­tate has ac­quired the site of the former Gen­er­al Elec­tric Power AG tur­bine fact­ory in the Käfer­tal dis­trict of Man­nheim from GE...
CMS ad­vises DIC As­set AG on suc­cess­ful on­ward sale of DIC High­Street Bal­ance...
SDAX-lis­ted real es­tate com­pany DIC As­set AG has for the first time re-sold a fund un­der its man­age­ment by selling units to Swiss Life Deutsch­land...
CMS ad­vises Al­li­anz on sale of Zoll­stock-Arkaden prop­erty in Co­logne
Al­li­anz has sold the Zoll­stock-Arkaden res­id­en­tial and com­mer­cial build­ing in the Zoll­stock dis­trict of Co­logne. The ten­an­ted prop­erty was ac­quired by aik Im­mob­i­li­en-In­vest­ment­gesell­schaft mbH for one of its spe­cial real es­tate funds...
CMS ad­vises Cofin­immo Group on ac­quis­i­tion of two care home prop­er­ties...
Bel­gian group Cofin­immo is con­tinu­ing its ex­pan­sion strategy in Ger­many by adding two care home prop­er­ties to its health­care port­fo­lio in the coun­try via deals worth EUR 26.5 mil­lion...
September 2017
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2017
The European in­vest­ment mar­ket con­tin­ued to per­form well after the pre­vi­ous re­cord-break­ing years. In 2016, total in­vest­ment volume was around EUR 230bn, less than 10% be­low the re­cord amount of the pre­vi­ous year...
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2017
The European prop­erty mar­ket re­mains stable des­pite geo­pol­it­ic­al ten­sions...
06 July 2017
Al­li­anz Real Es­tate ad­vised by CMS on ac­quis­i­tion of land­mark of­fice pro­ject...
Al­li­anz Real Es­tate has ac­quired 100% of the land­mark of­fice pro­ject “THE ICON VI­ENNA” at Vi­enna’s new cent­ral rail­way sta­tion on be­half of sev­er­al Al­li­anz com­pan­ies...