Real Estate

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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Isabel Schreyger
Isabel Schreyger
Part­ner
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Cologne
Isabel Schreyger advises German and international portfolio holders, project developers and investors in all areas of real estate law. She focuses on real estate transactions, managing the legal...
Stefan Höß
Dr. Stefan Höß
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Munich
Stefan Höß is a frequently recommended real estate expert and advises real estate companies and investors on their transactions. He also provides ongoing advice to ensure a successful asset management,...
Stefan Voß
Dr. Stefan Voß
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Stuttgart
Stefan Voß specialises in real estate law with a focus on property transactions. He advises portfolio holders on an ongoing basis on all aspects of real estate, landlord and tenant law. His clients...
Volker Zerr
Dr. Volker Zerr, MRICS
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Stuttgart
Volker Zerr advises national and international companies and investors on real estate transactions and financing as well as on commercial leases. His practice includes all aspects of construction...
Sebastian Orthmann
Dr. Sebastian Orthmann, EMBA
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht (Certified lawyer for commercial and corporate law) | Head of Real Estate & Public Group, CMS Germany
Germany, Hamburg
Sebastian Orthmann provides advice to national and international investors and project developers on the acquisition and sale of companies as well as real estate and real estate portfolios (domestic...
Philipp Schönnenbeck
Philipp Schönnenbeck, LL.M.
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Duesseldorf
Philipp Schönnenbeck advises German and international investors on real estate transactions, property-related M&A transactions, real estate finance and project developments. His practice also covers...
Heinrich Schirmer
Heinrich Schirmer
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Frankfurt
Heinrich Schirmer advises on national and international real estate transactions and assists clients in the commercial and residential real estate sector with their asset management, project developments...
Matthias Kuß
Dr. Matthias Kuß
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt, Notary Public | Fachanwalt für Verwaltungsrecht (Certified lawyer for administrative law)
Germany, Berlin
Matthias Kuss advises German and international investors on the structuring of real estate transactions (asset and share deals) as well as on real estate portfolio development and optimisation in...
Heinz Joachim Kummer
Heinz Joachim Kummer
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Cologne
Heinz Joachim Kummer advises investors on project developments, national and international real estate transactions as well as on property finance. In his more than 25 years of practising as a lawyer,...
Christian Reuter
Christian Reuter
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Hamburg
Christian Reuter specialises in real estate. He regularly advises clients on property transactions, including share and asset deals as well as sale and leaseback structures. He also assists private...