References & Clients

KUCERA advised DIC Asset on the purchase of an office property. The eight-storey building is located in Hanover at Podbielskistraße 343 and was last renovated between 2000 and 2002. The total of around 9,350 m² is used by a company in the financial sector. The selling price was around 47 million euros. Read more… KUCERA […]

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KUCERA advised the Deutsche Hospitality on the franchise agreement for the Zleep Hotel Zürich-Kloten. The hotel is part of a neighbourhood development near the airport, together with a restaurant, retailers and condominiums. It will have 90 guest rooms, a lobby with breakfast area and bar. In addition, 15 hotel parking spaces are planned, as well […]

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KUCERA advised the Deutsche Hospitality on the franchise agreement for the Zleep Hotel Zürich-Kloten. The hotel is part of a neighbourhood development near the airport, together with a restaurant, retailers and condominiums. It will have 90 guest rooms, a lobby with breakfast area and bar. In addition, 15 hotel parking spaces are planned, as well […]

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KUCERA advised DIC Asset on the purchase of an office property. The eight-storey building is located in Hanover at Podbielskistraße 343 and was last renovated between 2000 and 2002. The total of around 9,350 m² is used by a company in the financial sector. The selling price was around 47 million euros. Read more… KUCERA […]

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Clients

Are you in the business of holding, structuring or managing real estate portfolios? Or are you a user of commercial properties? We have the right legal solutions for you.

We advise companies from the real estate industry such as investors, property developers and managers as well as property users. More specifically, these include: investment managers, portfolio managers, asset managers, property managers, facility managers, building contractors, banks, insurance companies, private equity funds and family offices, trusts, loan servicers, hotel & leisure entities as well as lessees of commercial properties..

Real estate investors / financial institutions

We advise investors in connection with real estate investments, in particular regulated investors such as funds, banks and insurance companies, as well as private equity companies and family offices. We also act for winding-up vehicles (bad banks) and special servicers.
KUCERA possesses many years of experience in providing legal advice in the fields of real estate financing and refinancing as well as restructuring of real estate portfolios in crisis.

Service offering:

  • Identifying potential risks of investment decision
  • Structuring of investment funds giving regard to the special regulatory requirements
  • Advising on and establishing corporate law structures
  • Optimising investment structures, in particular in terms of tax law aspects
  • Sale and realisation of loan receivables together with collateral in real estate financing and refinancing measures
  • Non-performing loan situations, particularly in the case of insolvencies, foreclosures and receiverships

Real estate managers / investment managers

We provide investment managers with ongoing legal advice relating to their management of assets of private and institutional investors in the investment class “real estate”.
In this regard, our advisory relates to tax structuring and optimisation of investments, regulatory issues and the establishment of efficient corporate law structures. We escort foreign investors entering the German real estate market.

Service offering:

  • Advising on optimised acquisition structures
  • Establishment of fund structures
  • Review of regulatory issues

Asset managers

We advise real estate managers on managing existing properties with a view to preserving and increasing their value. Our advisory activity relates to all factors that can increase or stabilise the earnings strength of the property. That particularly includes conclusion of new lease agreements or conclusion of contracts with service providers relating to the property.

Service offering:

  • Drafting and negotiating lease agreements and amendments to lease agreements
  • Advising in connection with all legal issues that may arise in the course of the lease relationship, e.g. with operating cost invoices or questions relating to the differences between the obligations of lessor and lessee in the area of preventative and corrective maintenance as well as basic repairs
  • Service agreements relating to the property, such as asset management, facility management or broker agreements
  • Advising on lessor or lessee insolvencies
  • Acting as counsel in litigation, representation in court

Property developers

KUCERA provides ongoing advice on the development and realisation of real estate projects. We are involved in all phases of a project development transaction, starting with the feasibility study and financial viability review right through to the realisation and commercialisation of the project through sale, lease and management. Our advisory also includes ensuring legal certainty through the project’s documentation, making it clear and comprehensible to both commercial and technical staff.

Service offering:

  • Founding and managing property companies
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Drafting agreements with parties involved in construction, particularly with general planners, project managers, architects and engineers, as well as with building contractors
  • Drafting loan agreements for bridge financing
  • Letting
  • Purchasing and securing project properties
  • Urban development contracts, public services and infrastructure development contracts
  • Project documentation, preparation and ongoing advice on due diligence and Q&A processes (sell side legal due diligence)

Real estate users

We advise operators of commercial properties, particularly with regard to concluding and amending lease agreements for retail space as well as the acquisition of properties as part of site expansions.

Service offering:

  • Lease agreements, primarily in the retail sector
  • Legal advise in connection with site development
  • Contracts for services and work as well as property-related service agreements

Hotel operators

KUCERA is one of the few law firms in Germany with a strong and long-standing practice in the hotel area. Our clients include reputed hotel operators, hotel project developers and hotel investors.

Service offering:

  • Advising on lease agreements
  • Management and franchise agreements
  • Acquisition and sale of properties
  • Takeover of existing hotel businesses
  • Reservation and contingent contracts as well as marketing agreements
  • Service agreements (outsourcing)
  • Restructuring and takeovers as well as developing and implementing exit strategies for distressed properties
  • Advising prior to legal disputes with a view to dispute avoidance
  • Representing the interests of our clients before the courts and arbitration tribunals
  • Enforcement of creditor rights in insolvency proceedings