München – Werksviertel
Technical Project Controlling, Technical Consulting
2018 – 2023
We provide technical and commercial real estate consulting services. We work with our eyes set firmly on your success and will remain your trusted partner. Sustainability, cost security and on-schedule completion of high-quality projects are "business as usual" for us.
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BRAND BERGER is built on a foundation of long-standing experience in the field of technical due diligence. We also provide both institutional and private investors, banks, insurers, builder-owners, portfolio managers and users with comprehensive technical advice on all issues encountered during the property life cycle.
Our technical controlling services are characterized by conscientiousness, thoroughness and reliability and see us assume responsibility for the fulfilment of periodical monitoring and reporting tasks within the framework of development projects. Targeted, effective project management and project lead is another key element of our service portfolio.
BRAND BERGER experts and in-house MEP specialists have already delivered successful solutions within the framework of well over 3,000 real estate consulting projects. Our comprehensive expertise, commitment, lots of passion and proven reliability ensure the sustainable success of your real estate projects.
In addition to transactions in Central Europe, BRAND BERGER has regularly participated in 5 to 10% of all real estate transactions throughout Germany. Technical Due Diligence and ESG property assessments are core elements of any professional real estate transaction. continue reading >
The services delivered by BRAND BERGER in this area cater to three specific sets of requirements:
RED FLAG REPORTS
TECHNICAL BUYER / VENDOR DUE DILIGENCE
ESG PROPERTY ASSESSMENT
DATA ROOM PREPARATION / DUE DILIGENCE
may include some of the following components:
Preparations for real estate transactions, the management and execution of real estate assessments and the supervision of the transfer of rights and obligations require the expertise of specialists with both extensive knowledge and long-standing experience.
The BRAND BERGER team specializes in this complex area of activity both construction and MEP and can already look back on many years of success. These strengths ensure the delivery of consistently high-quality services in an increasingly challenging sector – and have gained Martin B. Berger, Sebastian Brand and their team a strong reputation throughout the real estate market.
Continuous monitoring of the capital invested is an essential part of real estate investments. In addition to project management BRAND BERGER also offers an extensive range of services in the fields of technical financial monitoring and investment controlling. continue reading >
This involves a comprehensive project analysis to evaluate the contractual target in terms of the scheduling, cost and quality targets to be achieved. The extent to which parameters are still within the required range and capital is being used as agreed is monitored throughout the project. In the event of deviations, we will provide you with clear recommendations on countermeasures.
BRAND BERGER assumes responsibility for the controlling and the management of your project, fulfil all project organization tasks and ensure adherence to defined costs, schedules and qualities. Our brief can be expanded to include other services at any time.
BRAND BERGER offers the following project controlling models:
BRAND BERGER experts are not only experienced project controllers and project managers but also enjoy an excellent reputation at a range of banks, insurers and real estate investment firms.
In addition to our methodological expertise we also draw on a wealth of construction and MEP experience in the management of complex projects; thus enabling us to generate vital added value for both you and your partners.
Due to the broad range of real estate specific experience of our highly qualified experts at BRAND BERGER, we can successfully advise you on all your questions in the life cycle of a property and on project-specific issues with foresight and expertise. continue reading >
In addition to technical due diligence and technical project controlling or project management, BRAND BERGER experts are your reliable consultants in a wide range of technical advisory, sustainability guidance (ESG) and investment analysis as well as data room management.
The services described here represent just a few of the ways in which we create added value. This wide field of possible applications enables BRAND BERGER to deliver nothing but the highest quality inintegrated, sustainable solutions – we take responsibility for your projects and properties throughout all phases of their value-added chain!
Civil engineers, architects, ESG professionals, real estate economists, MEP experts, geographers, facade technicians, urban planners, sustainability assessors and technical advisors. BRAND BERGER real estate consultants are highly qualified, have years of professional experience and enjoy an excellent reputation throughout the real estate sector.
Sabrina Konrad studied Geography at the Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg until 2012 before gaining a Master of Science in Real Estate Economics at the International Real Estate Business School (IRE|BS) in Regensburg in 2015. Since 2021 she is a certified expert for damage to buildings.
After gaining initial practical experience in the fields of real estate consulting and asset management at firms including Savills (Berlin) and GRR (Erlangen), Sabrina strengthened the Real Estate Consulting team at Drees & Sommer’s Munich office upon her arrival in early 2015.
Sabrina has been a Senior Consultant at BRAND BERGER since 2016, and uses her real estate expertise in areas such as technical due diligence, property valuation and technical project controlling to successfully fulfil our clients’ demanding requirements.
Michael Fischer is a graduate architect and gained experience at architects from 2001 onwards. After planning and site management of residential developments and healthcare projects he switched to real estate management in 2007.
From 2008 Michael worked for a Munich-based international fund initiator. As a Technical Asset Manager, he was responsible for a portfolio of office, logistics, retail and hotel properties and transaction processes. He also led a number of restructuring and development projects around Europe.
BRAND BERGER welcomed Michael as a Senior Consultant in 2018. His main area of focus is the delivery of consultancy services within the context of project controlling assignments and real estate transactions. He also advises our clients on all issues they face as tenants or lessors.
Toni Ser completed his vocational studies in 2011, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering - Façade Technology from DHBW Mosbach and the Open University in Milton Keynes (UK). He went on to gain a Master of Business Administration in Industrial Engineering from Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, where he specialized in the construction sector.
Having already gained a wealth of specialist experience in the field of façade technology at TREFZ GmbH and aluplast GmbH, Toni’s decision to move to AECOM Deutschland GmbH in 2013 enabled him to continue his successful project management career in an international context.
Toni has been a Senior Consultant at BRAND BERGER since 2016. His main areas of focus are project management and controlling.
Genoveva Graff studied Architecture at TU Wien, where she graduated from the Institute of Architecture and Design under Prof. William Alsop in 2007. She has been a member of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects since 2010.
Having already enjoyed success in a number of project and site management roles specializing in the construction of airports and hotels, from 2011 onwards Genoveva was the Managing Director of a general contractor and oversaw the planning and construction of a range of buildings. In 2016 she joined Duff & Phelps REAG, where her remit included construction monitoring and technical due diligence for both buyers and vendors.
BRAND BERGER welcomed Genoveva as a Senior Consultant in 2018. Her outstanding expertise in the fields of technical due diligence and technical project controlling enables her to make a decisive contribution to our customers’ success.
Philipp Nigges studied Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Having graduated with an M.Sc. in 2014, he spent the next 5 years as a Technical Asset Manager at the Munich-based firm Real I.S.
His role focused on the management of an extensive portfolio of office, hotel, retail, logistics and residential real estate. This involved participation in transactions as well as responsibility for major refurbishment and conversion projects at portfolio properties.
He has been an EIPOS-certified Surveyor of Structural Damage since 2019.
Philipp joined the BRAND BERGER team as a Consultant in 2020. His main areas of activity are technical due diligence and project monitoring as well as technical asset management advisory.
Eva-Maria Ullrich studied Business Economics – specializing in Real Estate Economics – at University Regensburg and the International Real Estate Business School IRE|BS. Her strong profile is rounded off by specialist knowledge in the fields of real estate development and economics. Ms. Ullrich was certified as a specialist planner and specialist site supervisor for preventive fire protection (TÜV) in 2020/2021.
BRAND BERGER welcomed Eva-Maria Ullrich in 2017. She has already successfully tackled a range of tasks in the fields of technical due diligence and project controlling
Mirko Kirch graduated from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology with a BSc in Civil Engineering before gaining an MSc in Civil Engineering (specializing in Construction Process Management, Massive Construction and Project Development) from the Technical University of Munich in 2018. He has also been a certified expert for damage to buildings since 2021.
A variety of roles in the construction sector both in Germany and overseas have enabled Mirko to gain wide-ranging experience and develop his expertise in the fields of project and site management. Working on behalf of developers and contractors alike, he has successfully tackled a variety of tasks in serveral projects.
Mirko joined the BRAND BERGER team as a Consultant in 2018. His main areas of focus are project management, technical project controlling and technical project monitoring.
Christina Jao completed her apprenticeship as a hotel manageress in Essen (Germany) before embarking on an international career at the prestigious London Hilton on Park Lane hotel (UK).
Christina switched to the real estate sector in 2006, soon assuming responsibility for the administration of large residential portfolios. In 2013 she joined Drees & Sommer’s Munich office, where she supported the Real Estate Consulting division in her role as a Project & Team Assistant.
Christina has been an Office Manager as well as an active Project Assistant at BRAND BERGER since 2015, and is primarily responsible for assisting the firm’s managing directors.
Matthias Hierl graduated with a master’s degree in Building Services Engineering from Munich University of Applied Sciences in 2012. His programme included a foreign study at the Dublin Institute of Technology. During his studies he also gained valuable practical experience in the field of building services at planning and surveying offices.
Matthias began his professional career in 2012 as a Project Engineer responsible for planning and energy efficiency at Imtech. In 2014 he moved to Climaplan, where his role as a Consultant Engineer included the planning of building services.
In 2020 Matthias joined BRAND BERGER as a Consultant in our Building Services Consulting & Technical Controlling team. He has already taken on responsibility for a number of challenging consulting projects in the field of building services.
Sophie Peter studied Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Munich (Germany) before gaining a Master of Science in Civil Engineering at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg (Sweden) in 2012. She rounded off her studies with a further master’s programme in Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Munich in 2014.
Sophie began her professional career at a firm of experts in Aachen. In addition to the surveying of structural damage and structural biology, her work primarily focused on property valuations for banks, project developers, investors and family offices.
Sophie joined BRAND BERGER as a Consultant in 2016. Her main responsibilities are technical project controlling and the provision of support to our clients within the context of transactions and property valuations.
Having already gained his bachelor’s degree, in 2016 Johannes Maß graduated with a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Munich (specialized in building construction, construction process management, real estate development and economics). During his studies he gained a wide range of practical experience at various building contractors, the Chair of Construction Process Management & Real Estate Development and as a Project Manager.
2016 saw Johannes start his career as a Project Manager at Hitzler Ingenieure, where he supported municipal, communal and private clients in the completion of their construction projects. This enabled him to consolidate his experience across all project phases.
In 2022 Johannes joined BRAND BERGER as a Consultant in our Project Management and Technical Due Diligence team.
Bernd Obermeier qualified as an electrician in 1987. After gaining 2 years of professional experience and spending 8 years with the German armed forces, in 1998 he qualified as a state-approved electrical engineer (automation technology).
From 1998 to 2012 Bernd was head of department responsible for measuring, control and regulation technology at Neuberger-Anlagen-Technik AG. In 2012 he joined PORR (calculation and site management). From 2016 onwards his career took him to Drees & Sommer - appointed the firm’s Head of Technical Consulting & Controlling. Since 2021 Bernd Obermeier is a certified expert for electrical damage assessments on building services as well as planner and consultant for smart buildings.
BRAND BERGER welcomed Bernd to our Technical Advisory team as a Senior Consultant in 2019. His main area of focus is the delivery of specialist consulting in connection with building services.
Martin B. Berger studied Construction Engineering in Munich. Having begun his career at Boh Bros. Construction in New Orleans (USA) in 1997 he went on to join Kaiser Baucontrol in 2001. Martin B. Berger was recruited by Drees & Sommer in 2007 in order to set up the real estate consulting division at its Munich office, where he successfully held the position of the Managing Director for three years ending in the autumn of 2015.
In addition to his technical and commercial expertise (he has been an EBS-qualified Real Estate Manager since 2013) Martin B. Berger is also characterized by his great commitment to sustainability and ESG subjects. He has been an Energy Efficiency Expert since 2007 and a DGNB Auditor since 2009.
Martin B. Berger is married and lives with his wife and four sons in Munich county. Together with Sebastian Brand he is the owner and managing director of BRAND BERGER.
Felix Sacksen graduated with a BA in Architecture from the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden in 2014.
Having gained extensive project management experience while working at a firm of architects in Wiesbaden during his studies, Felix began his professional career as a Project Manager at Preuss GmbH in Munich in 2014. Two years later he moved to Hitzler Ingenieure, where he supported prestigious developers in the realization of their projects in the role of Project Leader.
BRAND BERGER welcomed Felix in 2018. He looks forward to successfully tackling a range of tasks in the fields of project management, corporate real estate management and controlling.
Doreen Heinzelmann studied Civil Engineering at Biberach University of Applied Sciences (Germany), and can already look back on 20 years of success in the real estate sector. In 2008, she gained her MBA – specializing in International Real Estate Management – from Bauakademie Biberach, Institute of Real Estate Management in Zurich (Switzerland) and Southbank University in London (UK).
Having begun her career at Hochtief AG in Stuttgart, Doreen later joined Drees & Sommer, where she held the roles of Project Manager, Senior Project Partner and Team Leader in the Real Estate Consulting division before moving on in 2016.
BRAND BERGER welcomed Doreen as a Senior Consultant in 2017. Her main areas of focus are financial and investor controlling and the project management of real estate developments and construction projects.
Sebastian Brand studied Architecture, Urban Planning and Real Estate Economics in Germany, China and the USA. He began his career in 2001 as an architect with both planning and site management responsibility for a wide range of projects involving both existing and new buildings. In early 2008 he was recruited to the role of Real Estate Economist by Drees & Sommer in order to strengthen the firm’s real estate consulting activities.
Sebastian Brand has been a full member of the internationally renowned Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) since 2012. He is also a registered member of theBavarian Chamber of Architects (reg. no. 185.679).
Sebastian Brand is married and lives with his wife and son in Munich. Together with Martin B. Berger he is the owner and managing director of BRAND BERGER.
Thomas Heppe qualified as an HVACR engineer in 2000 before gaining a degree in Building Technology at Biberach University of Applied Sciences in 2004. He completed his academic career as a graduate Industrial Economist at the Technical University of Munich.
Thomas started his career as a Project and Division Manager at Imtech (2004-2014), where his main areas of focus were project planning and energy efficiency. In 2014 he moved to Drees & Sommer as a specialist in technical economic controlling. 2017 saw him take over the management of MEP planning at Seidl & Partner, and in 2018 he was appointed Munich Branch Manager at ZWP Ingenieur AG.
BRAND BERGER welcomed Thomas Heppe to its specialist MEP Consulting Team in 2018. As a Senior Consultant he is responsible for providing technical advice on all building services.
Torben Riepenhausen will graduate from the Bauhaus University in Weimar in 2021 with a bachelor´s degree in Management – specializing in construction, real estate and infrastructure. He will then aim for a master's degree in Real Estate Management at IREBS in Regensburg. He has already gained in-depth experience in the fields of project controlling, project management at a variety of German real estate companies since 2015.
BRAND BERGER welcomed Torben Riepenhausen as a Junior Consultant in 2021. His main areas of focus are project management, controlling and technical due diligence.
Dr.-Ing. Monika Fischer completed her degree in Processing Technology for Construction Materials in Weimar in 1977. She gained her doctorate from the Bauhaus University in Weimar in 1982. After a 3-year lectureship at the University of Maputo, Moçambique, she returned to Weimar with a lectureship in thermal process engineering. Since 2021 she is also a consulting engineer (Bavarian Chamber of Engineers).
Monika began her professional career at CBP in 1992, where her work focused on the planning of building services and soon she was appointed Head of Division for HVAC. Her move to Drees & Sommer in 2002 was followed by 15 years as Head of Technical & Commercial Controlling.
BRAND BERGER welcomed Monika as a Senior Consultant in 2017. Among other responsibilities, she is establishing the team specializing in MEP consulting and technical controlling.
Rüdiger Brunschlik studied Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology in Munich before graduating as an Industrial Engineer in Kaiserslautern.
A certified expert in the valuation of built and unbuilt properties and the assessment of soil contamination, from 1994 onwards Rüdiger worked for Sakosta Euro Consult and HypoVereinsbank AG in Munich. In 2004 he joined AMEC Earth & Environmental, where he specialized in real estate consulting and held the roles of Branch Manager and Authorized Signatory. In 2012 he was recruited by Duff & Phelps REAG to set up the firm’s Munich office.
BRAND BERGER welcomed Rüdiger as a Senior Consultant and Head of Transaction Advisory in 2018. His main areas of focus are technical due diligence, project controlling and the establishment of data rooms for property transactions.
Florian Benning graduated with a master’s degree in Geography from FAU in Erlangen/Nuremberg in 2013. He also studied at the Wilhelm Büchner Mobile University of Technology in Darmstadt, where he qualified as a Professional Software Engineer in 2018.
From 2013 onwards Florian gained valuable practical experience in the field of real estate consulting at BNP Paribas Real Estate in Berlin and Frankfurt. He then moved to the Duff & Phelps Real Estate Advisory Group in Munich in 2016.
Florian joined the BRAND BERGER team as a Consultant in 2019. His main area of focus is transaction consulting, and in particular data room management.
Angela Jao completed a degree in East Asian Studies at the Gerhard Mercator University in Duisburg (Germany) in 1999 before gaining a Master of Arts in Pacific Asian Studies at the University of London (UK) in the year 2000.
Angela started her professional career as a Senior Market Researcher at the London-based firm Datamonitor plc in 2001. She subsequently relocated to Switzerland, where she was a Project Manager at ALSTOM Ltd and Ernst & Young AG. Her last role before joining us saw her gain further international experience as an International Sales Executive for the German-speaking area, Asia and Eastern Europe at Quick SpA in Ravenna (Italy).
Angela has been an Office Manager at BRAND BERGER since 2016.
Tobias Wittmann successfully completed his Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Munich in 2021.
He is currently studying for a Master of Science in Civil Engineering – with a focus on energy-efficient and sustainable planning and construction, building physics and construction process management – also at the Technical University of Munich.
Tobias Wittmann joined BRAND BERGER as a junior consultant in 2021 and his main areas of focus are project management, technical due diligence and ESG management.
Felix Hofmann will obtain his Bachelor degree by the end of 2022 in Real Estate Management with focus on project development and real estate marketing at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in Munich.
He gained his first practical experience in the area of project development and management at an architecture firm in Karlsruhe.
BRAND BERGER welcomed Felix Hofmann as a Junior Consultant in 2022. His main areas of focus are project management, controlling and technical due diligence.
Josefine Keulers successfully completed her Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Munich in 2020. She is currently studying for a Master's degree in Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Munich - with a focus on building physics, building process management, timber construction and real estate development.
Josefine joined the BRAND BERGER team as a junior consultant in 2021 and is successfully active in the field of project management and technical due diligence.
Agnieszka Karolczak studied at the WSB University (Faculty of Finance and Management) in the Polish city of Wrocław, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Management & Business Administration in 2008.
Having started her professional career at BHW Postbank Finanzberatung in Munich, in 2010 Agnieszka moved to 2Net IT GmbH in the role of Office Manager responsible for actively supporting the firm’s managers and project team.
In early 2014 she was appointed Assistant to the Branch Manager at engineering firm ZWP Ingenieur AG in Munich, where she expanded her areas of expertise to include project controlling.
Agnieszka joined the BRAND BERGER team as an Office Manager and Controller in 2019.
Fred-Rainer Rack completed a degree in Architecture at TU Berlin in 1972.
Rainer spent the start of a career now spanning four-and-a-half decades as a planner of large projects at Heinrichs and Partner (Berlin) and von Gerkan, Marg and Partner (Hamburg, both Germany). He went on to join Drees & Sommer GmbH in 1989, working out of the firm’s Hamburg, Cologne, Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich offices as a Project Manager, Construction Supervisor and Quality Controller for prestigious projects such as Potsdamer Platz, the Olympiastadion (both in Berlin) and the Infineon Campeon in Munich-Neubiberg.
BRAND BERGER welcomed Rainer as a Senior Consultant in 2015. Our clients benefit from his wealth of experience in the fields of technical due diligence and quality controlling.
Jan Rokicki studied Sociology at Leipzig University before gaining a degree in Industrial Engineering (Facility Management) at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Dessau in 2004.
Having begun his career in Munich at architects Schnell & Partner, he went on to join Dr. Sasse Facility Management as an Account Manager with nationwide responsibility for the Microsoft Deutschland GmbH account and all facility services. 2010 saw him move to AECOM, where he held the role of Account Manager for Telefónica Germany before being appointed Operations Director in charge of HR, IT, Operations & Projects in 2013.
BRAND BERGER welcomed Jan Rokicki as a Senior Consultant in 2015. His professional experience and expertise enables him to successfully tackle a range of tasks in the fields of project management and CREM.
See what great expertise BRAND BERGER has to offer by browsing the reference projects.
München – Werksviertel
Technical Project Controlling, Technical Consulting
2018 – 2023
FRANKFURT AM MAIN
– CONFIDENTIAL –
Technical Due Diligence, Technical Project Monitoring, Warranty Controlling
2019 – 2023
Technical Project Monitoring
2020 – 2022
– WÖHR + BAUER GmbH –
2021 – 2027
– Bauherrengemeinschaft Czerny –
2018 – 2022
– Real I.S. –
Technical Due Diligence
– HANNOVER LEASING Investment GmbH –
Technical Project Monitoring
2020 – 2021
- Union Investment -
Technical Due Diligence, Project Management
2016 – 2022
- Swiss Life -
Technical Due Diligence, Project Controlling
2015 – 2021
– Invesco Real Estate –
ESG Property Assessment, ESG-Management
2021 – 2024
Frankfurt am Main
– LaSalle IM KVGmbH –
Technical Project Controlling
2019 – 2021
– VOLKSBANK RAIFFEISENBANK Starnberg-Herrsching-Landsberg eG –
2019 – 2022
– Union Investment –
Technical Project Controlling, Real Estate Consulting
2015 – 2021
– Deutsche Pfandbriefbank –
Technical Finance Monitoring
2018 – 2021
– Limehome GmbH –
2019 – 2022
- RLI Investors -
Technical Due Diligence, Technical Project Controlling
2016 – 2022
– Telefónica –
2016 – 2018
– DZ Hyp –
2016 – 2020
We always look for candidates with personality who share our passion for excellence, trust, responsibility and goal achievement – from enthusiastic team players and passionate experts who are prepared to think outside the box (or would like to learn how).
At BRAND BERGER all of these elements combine to provide a basis for successful cooperation, a wide range of development opportunities and a unique chance for employees to take an active role in shaping both their future and that of the firm. We therefore welcome applications from highly motivated candidates with outstanding qualifications whose potential and knowledge will be continuously developed and fostered as they take on increasing responsibility.
At BRAND BERGER construction engineers, architects and industrial engineers with professional experience are given responsibility for key tasks right from the outset. Come on board if you are excited by the idea of taking on a fascinating role with outstanding development opportunities! We offer you the chance to play your part in the most prestigious projects in the real estate sector and work in an attractive professional environment characterized by a unique, dynamic working atmosphere in which goal-oriented teamwork and autonomous project responsibility will both challenge and inspire you.
BRAND BERGER welcomes students and graduates in fields such as industrial engineering, real estate management, architecture, civil engineering and building services who are working their way through university or interested in gaining valuable work experience. Are you keen to start something big? Are you driven by a burning desire to not only find purpose in your work, but also gain maximum enjoyment from it? We offer you a workplace with a view of the Alps, a diverse range of tasks, fantastic projects and constructive mentoring. Twin benefits of a small team and big responsibilities! We look forward to receiving your application.
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