New Strategies in Real Estate Advising
Real Estate Advisors
- Owner managed real estate advisors specialising in office and logistics spaces in Berlin, Potsdam and surrounding areas
- More than 2300 properties in all price categories and locations
- Extensive information network, knowledge about all current and planned building and renovation projects
- Spaces between 250 Sq M and 46,000 Sq M
- Properties for rent and sale
We see what’s not
yet visible on the market.
Kasten-Mann Real Estate Advisors offers its services to companies, NGOs, NPOs and administration looking for a new location in Berlin, be it a classic office space or creative loft.
The Kasten-Mann family’s entrepreneurial spirit was the basis for the real estate advising business, which has made a name for itself as owner and developer of attractive office and appartment properties in Berlin.
This owner managed family company has built a unique network in the capital over the past decades. It is because of this that we are able to offer our clients preferential access to the local office real estate market. Our portfolio comprises more than 2300 office and logistics properties from over 1300 owners.
We offer independent real estate advising.
No hidden agendas.
With strategies that will take you where you want to go
at the right time.
Tradition and Experience
in Real Estate Advising
The Berlin real estate market is our home.
The Kasten-Mann family has been active in the Berlin real estate market since 1954. Kasten-Mann Real Estate Advisors GmbH & Co. KG has its roots in project development and property management founded in 2002.
The success of this owner managed consulting company is due to the Kasten-Mann Gruppe reputation in Berlin and in particular, our roots in the local real estate market are an added value for our clients.
Kasten-Mann is synonymous with efficient prospecting for office spaces, a highly committed team and an exclusive service right up until the rental agreements are successfully signed. Our holistic service approach saves our clients time and money and is what differentiates us from other real estate agents.
Dr. Ehrbeck is the new CEO as of 2017 and will enrich the company's portfolio with her extensive knowledge and experience in office rental marketing in regards to landlord representative mandates. Kasten-Mann will take on medium and large mandates on both the landlord's and the lessee's side. The business segment will be expanded by an investment department with a special focus on buying and selling prime Berlin commercial real estate.
Being the NAI apollo group’s exclusive partner in Berlin, we have one of the world’s leading real estate service agencies behind us. It is 375 branches and 6700 employees strong on a global scale and offers 9 locations in Germany. This gives us the opportunity to offer our clients first class services that extend far beyond the Berlin market.
"Thanks to our excellent contacts with all relevant players in the German real estate market we have been able to provide a significantly higher number of offers of prime real estate to you for generations. We are also specialists in finding the perfect lessees for your real estate property. We act on your behalf - wherever we can achieve the most for you."
Dr. Dorkas Ehrbeck (Ass.iur.)
Real Estate Economist (ebs)
Dirk C. Kasten
Real Estate Advisors
- Owner managed 4th generation Berlin family business
- 60 years of experience and expertise in project development
- Holistic, independent real estate advising tailored to the client
Focussing locally, acting nationally
The NAI apollo group is the leading network for independent real estate consultancies in Germany.
Problem solving with quick decision making processes and interdisciplinary approach
"One-stop-shop" for Investment, Letting, Asset Management, Property
Management, Construction Management, Corporate Finance, Corporate Service, Valuation and Market Research
Access to the entire German market
More than 81 million square meters of office space in Germany
At the right place
at the right time
New strategies in real estate advising.
We will find the perfect office property for you on time and with minimal waiting time. How do we do this? By utilising our excellent network - and with systematic precision work.
1. Saving time through profiling
You rarely have time to go through a vast number of offers. We will conduct a detailed needs assessment and then present an exclusive selection of the best properties on the market specifically geared to your search profile. Not “approximately” what you are looking for but exactly what you are looking for. We will accompany you to the showing of the properties in a set timeframe.
2. More offers through networking
As established project developers on the Berlin real estate market we are always first to know where new projects are built or old buildings are renovated, which is why our database has significantly more entries than other market players. Our clients are always one step ahead thanks to our excellent contacts with owners, property managers and investors.
3. More quality thanks to investigative research
We put a lot of time into research and into initiative inquiries with owners, which is why we not only know of properties ready for occupancy, we also know when and where premium spaces will become available. The same applies to premium office spaces in prime locations in Berlin as it does to top jobs in international businesses: They are hardly ever advertised. You have to be in the know in order to get them.
Office spaces are rare in Berlin’s top locations.
We will still find you premium properties in highly sought-after locations.
We will give you
the optimum experience
- Needs assessment
- Space planning
- Site procurement
- Space optimisation
- Contract management
- Removals coordination
We will be with you throughout the entire process, and if you wish we can also assist in drafting the contracts.
Maximising quality, lowering costs:
This is how we work for you.
Benefit from our substantial experience and knowledge as project developer and owner: We will review your rental agreement and modification costs for transparency and savings opportunities. We negotiate on par with landlords to get you optimal contract conditions. This is how we capitalise on valuable optimisation potential for your new office real estate.
1. Compiling a needs assessment
Efficiency through structured planning
We will develop a detailed requirements profile based on a structured needs assessment and create ideal space concepts according to your needs. Kasten-Mann Real Estate Advisors will always keep an eye out for the best possible space and cost efficiency for you.
2. Finding ideal spaces
Systematic real estate search
A good network is a key advantage especially in the field of property procurement. Thanks to our excellent contacts we can broaden our search to properties not yet on the market: leased properties where there is a possibility for change in tenancy, as well as current and planned building and renovation projects.
3. Raise space efficiency and lower expansion costs
Our team of planners compares and optimises floor plan options of your favourite real estate and develops a detailed expansion plan for you. We reduce the adjacent areas to a minimum by consolidating spaces without sacrificing ambience. We also make sure that arising refurbishments stay within the budget and check that you are getting the best services with excellent conditions.
4. Negotiating your rental agreement
Reducing costs and risks
You can rely on our expert support during rental agreement negotiations. We will be by your side during negotiations, review your contract for hidden costs and risks and our specialists will critically examine facts and circumstances, insisting on optimum conditions for you.
5. Removals coordination
Organising the perfect start
Organising removal services, delivery date coordination and sequencing are the main components of our removals management. We are also happy to get comparison quotes for you.
Berlin: from tenant
to ownership real estate
The shortage of modern office spaces is on the rise.
In 2010 companies in Berlin were still spoilt for choice with a huge number of high quality office spaces in central locations but the tide has turned. The reason for this shortage is the vast number of rentals by NGOs and associations in the federal capital. Furthermore, a great number of new representative offices and start-ups have stimulated the market.
The fact that many companies have chosen to move from the city’s peripheral areas to locations within the inner city railway ring have also had adverse effects on the availability of properties in the city centre. Vacancy was at a record low of 3.8% in February 2016 and there are hardly any speculative office space building projects on the market.
The shortage in available spaces is especially significant when it comes to modern spaces in central locations in Berlin, especially office lofts but even medium and small sized spaces between 500 and 2,000 Sq M are increasingly rare.
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Hubert Burda Media
“You have given us both excellent advice and excellent support during the process of identifying suitable properties as well as the final lease negotiations. Together we have realised an excellent result with regard to the renting of office space in the Potsdamer Platz.”
Real estate director
“Looking back I would say that we were unbelievably lucky the way the search evolved with you. Every day we are delighted with our presence in the new locations.”
Dipl.-Ing. Oliver Schweins
“Always available for our enquiries, provided assistance far beyond just helping us to select a property and at any hour of the day, this reflects the co-operation that we received from Kasten-Mann. Your dedicated advice regarding the negotiations with potential landlords was extraordinarily helpful.”
Relocation co-ordinator, Amnesty International
Financial team manager
“Our centralised search criteria could be implemented without any restrictions. The cost of the tender vetting process and the inspections was surprisingly low and easily integrated into the follow-up work.”
“The consultancy service was well focused and specific. We would like to thank everyone who participated for their competent support and their continual strong commitment.”
ODEG – Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn GmbH
"Your excellent contacts with the property owners enabled you to realise an excellent outcome on our behalf in the contract negotiations. You provided us with superb advice, guidance and information during the period covering the initial contact and right up to the signing of the rental agreement.”
General manager (spokesman)
Allianz pro Schiene
“You provided us with a valuable service during our search for suitable office spaces. Your knowledge of the property market in Berlin has left a deep impression with us. Your excellent relationship with the property owners enabled you to present us an extremely helpful preselection of properties, which saved us a lot of time and nerves! You took all of our specifications into account and acted on them.”
“Your very professional approach to our requirements and the perfect preselection of property has saved us a tremendous amount of effort, nerves and time. Your excellent contacts with the property owners enabled you to realise an excellent outcome in the contract negotiations on our behalf and the upshot is that we now have wonderful spatiality in our head office.”
Notdienst Berlin e.V.
“You looked after us to our complete satisfaction during our search for a suitable location. You presented us with an exquisite and carefully chosen selection of office spaces, from which we were able to select our new location. We are very thankful for your personal commitment.”
“We are especially thankful to you for the ten visits that you organised for NH, which enabled us to complete everything in just two days working with us. We will be able to draw on this positive experience, amongst other things, right from the first office that we visited. KASTEN-MANN’s expertise played a very positive role during the rental agreement negotiations.”
Architect – NH Hotels
P&C Department BU CE
Reporter ohne Grenzen
“We found our new offices in the centre of Berlin in just one week. By working together we have realised an excellent result that complies superbly with the cost-effective price conditions of a donor-supported non-governmental organisation as well taking into consideration the necessity of having a presence in the centre of Berlin.”
We authorised you to search for representative offices that met our needs on acceptable terms. You carried this out to our complete satisfaction. We would recommend your company to anyone without any hesitation whatsoever and we would like to thank you and your team once again for the excellent co-operation!
Dr. Franz Dormann
Mobile Event Guide
“We wanted an office that reflected our growth but still retained our start-up character as well as a presence in a superb location. You not only perfectly fulfilled our requirements but also negotiated a long-term, optimum office solution between us and the landlord.”
Stefanie Anna Rausch
Assistant of Finance
“The inspections were kept to just a few properties in a very time-efficient process. Your very personal commitment, which covered the search for offices, enabled us to learn the advantages of exclusive leasing.”
Real Estate Advisors
Real Estate Economist (ebs)
Dirk C. Kasten
Dr. Dorkas Ehrbeck
Junior Real Estate Consultant
Junior Real Estate Consultant
Tel. +49 (0)30 – 600 31 55-13
Tel. +49 (0)30 – 600 31 55-16
Tel. +49 (0)30 – 600 31 55-15
Tel. +49 (0)30 – 600 31 55-14
Junior Real Estate Consultant
Assistant to the Management
Tel. +49 (0)30 – 600 31 55-18
Tel. +49 (0)30 – 600 31 55-0
Location: Zoofenster · 18th Floor
The Zoofenster, a 118-metre, 32-storey high-rise building, joins the modern Upper West complex to form an architectural ensemble at the foot of Kantstrasse and frame the historic Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church on Breitscheidplatz.
One of the most elegant addresses in Germany, 18th Floor is an ideal place for our business location.