26

Nov

FOUR Frankfurt Receives DGNB Certificate for Dismantling

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important topic not only in society, but also in the real estate industry. The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) has been awarding certificates for many years as one of various providers that are intended to confirm sustainable development in the real estate sector. As a rule, these green building certificates

07

Nov

Will the New High-Rise Development Plan Be a Laughing Stock for Frankfurt?

In the last few weeks, Head of Planning Mike Josef (SPD) has brought the update of the Frankfurt high-rise master plan on its way. Coincidentally, shortly before the Hessian local elections will take place in March 2021. Since the new locations went through the local press a few days ago, there has been noticeably little

05

Nov

Two Planning Teams Are Working on a New High-Rise Master Plan

The development of the updated high-rise master plan is picking up speed. The City of Frankfurt was able to formally assign the processing of the urban planning concepts to two teams of architecture and planning offices. These are 03 Architekten GmbH and Thomas Müller Ivan Reimann Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH with EBP Schweiz AG and

05

Nov

Marienturm Gains Five New Tenants

The office tower Marienturm in Frankfurt’s Central Banking District has gained further prestigious tenants in 2020, too. After Bank of America Europe DAC and a Chinese bank signed rental contracts in December last year and the premises were formally handed over to the tenants on time, in the summer of 2020 two consultancy companies were

19

Oct

Flying Over the Frankfurt Skyline With a Cessna Plane

There are many different ways to experience Frankfurt from the air. Whether by helicopter, zeppelin, or by plane: fascination is guaranteed in any case. At the beginning of October 2020 there was once again a spontaneous opportunity to fly on a sightseeing flight from the Frankfurt-Egelsbach Airport. And so our co-editor Konstantin von Wedelstädt took

18

Oct

RFR Holding and Signa Acquire Prime Portfolio From Allianz

In a 50:50 joint venture, SIGNA Prime Selection AG (SIGNA Prime) and RFR Holding GmbH (RFR) have acquired a unique portfolio consisting of the two properties Opernplatz 2 in Frankfurt and Beursgallery in Rotterdam from Allianz Real Estate GmbH. The building Opernplatz 2 offers the opportunity to develop a high-quality mixed-use property consisting of office,

16

Oct

Expo Real Hybrid Summit 2020 Canceled

EXPO REAL is the largest trade fair for real estate and investments in Europe and, along with MIPIM in Cannes, is one of the most important leading trade fairs in the real estate industry. Due to the corona crisis, EXPO REAL was planned in a slimmed-down format for October 2020, with a presence section on

02

Oct

UBS: Risk of Overheating in the Frankfurt Real Estate Market Is High

Munich and Frankfurt are at the forefront worldwide when it comes to the risk of the real estate market overheating, according to the major bank UBS. The two German cities showed clear signs of overheating among 25 metropolises examined, said the Swiss money house. “No other city in the world is as exposed to the

01

Oct

High-Rise Development Plan 2021: Three High-Rise Clusters for Frankfurt

For many decades, a number of urban master plans have defined where tall buildings can be built in Frankfurt. Since 1998, the city has been trying to group high-rise buildings into defined clusters instead of letting them spread uncontrolled across the city. The result is today's dense Frankfurt skyline. In the last twenty years or

01

Oct

Architecture Competition for “Millennium Area” Started in Frankfurt

The real estate company CA Immo, in cooperation with the City of Frankfurt, has launched an architecture competition for the so-called “Millennium Area” in Frankfurt's European District. The aim of the competition is to develop a mixed-use building ensemble with two high-rise buildings and a perimeter block development with a total gross floor area of

29

Sep

Drone Film About Frankfurt Wins International Award

Every year, drone filmmakers and photographers from all over the world are invited to submit their works in various categories at the Siena Drone Photo Awards. In 2020 there was for the first time - and hopefully only once - the category "Living under Covid-19". Among the submissions from metropolitan Poland such as New York,

29

Sep

Eurotower Receives Leed Certificate for Sustainability

The Eurotower in Frankfurt's Financial District has received LEED gold certification for existing properties. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building certification for real estate. Both the building performance, e.g. energy consumption, water consumption, as well as the building operation with purchasing and disposal strategies as well as technical operation. Alexandra

11

Sep

Porsche Design Tower Has a New Project Developer

The Frankfurt project development company Gross & Partner has acquired the property Europaallee 65-67 including the high-rise project development ready for construction from the P+B Group from Sankt Augustin near Bonn. Both sides have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. P+B Group has developed the Porsche Design Tower project in Frankfurt on the property

09

Sep

FAZ Tower: Ceremonial Laying of the Foundation Stone in the European District

Today the foundation stone for the new headquarters of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.) was laid, one of Germany's largest newspapers. In a solemn ceremony in the presence of some politicians, i.a. Hesse's Prime Minister Volker Bouffier and Frankfurt's Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann buried the traditional time capsule on the construction site in the European

04

Sep

Frankfurt Takes Off: Meetup of SKYLINE ATLAS on the fly

There is a growing number of people interested in drone flights over Frankfurt. Our information portal SKYLINE ATLAS is receiving inquiries from copter pilots every now and then. These are either experienced drone pilots who have been flying over Frankfurt for years, or people who already have a drone but have not yet dared to

01

Sep

Tower at the Old Police Headquarters in Frankfurt: Winner Presented

The area of the former police headquarters in Frankfurt (top left in the picture), which has not been developed for a long time, is to be rebuilt. For many years there was a dispute between the State of Hesse and the City of Frankfurt about the project. The property is currently owned by the project

31

Aug

ABG Real Estate Group and Hansemerkur Grundbesitz Jointly Acquire Oddo BHF Tower in Frankfurt

ABG Real Estate Group has now acquired ODDO BHF Tower in Frankfurt together with the joint venture partner HanseMerkur Grund Vermögens AG from Hamburg. After the sole tenant ODDO BHF moved out in 2024, the protected high-rise tower is to be redesigned and revitalized to the highest quality. The expected total investment volume is over

30

Aug

New High-Rise on the Grounds of St. Matthew’s Church

In July 2020, a somewhat inconspicuous message ran over the ticker. The Hamburg project developer Becken announced that it had acquired an area of around 2,450 square meters (26,371 square feet) of the St. Matthew's Church (Matthäuskirche) on the corner of the Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage and Hohenstaufenstrasse streets. The remaining part of the area, around 650 square

30

Aug

High Expectations and a Lust for Returns: CA Immo’s Difficult Decision

There is movement in the Millennium Tower project. Since its original presentation in 1998, the Millennium Tower has fascinated and moved people, and not just in Frankfurt. Proposed in the 1998 high-rise development plan, the tower was originally supposed to reach 369 meters (1,210 feet) and was intended to be Europe's tallest skyscraper. What remains

21

Aug

The Tallest Skyscraper in the World Is in Frankfurt

The tallest skyscraper in the world is currently called Burj Khalifa and is 828 meters (2,716 feet) high. This super high tower is located in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and was built by the project developer Emaar Properties according to plans by the architect Adrian Smith from the American architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.

14

Aug

We’re crafting the Frankfurt skyline!

Tall buildings fascinate people. This was the case with the pyramids, then with churches, and it is particularly true of skyscrapers today. No city in Central Europe has such a compact high-rise skyline as Frankfurt. The skyline has become the trademark of the hip European metropolis.In times of Covid-19, people are more dependent on digital

25

Jun

Deutsche Bundesbank Campus: Architect Competition Decided

The architect competition for the planned new builds on the campus of the Bundesbank’s Frankfurt Central Office has come to a close. A jury of 13, made up of renowned architects and representatives from the Bundesbank and the City of Frankfurt, concluded two days of deliberations by selecting six prize winners and awarding two honourable

20

Jun

Architectural Competition Decided for Construction Site North in the Harbor Park Quarter

The B&L Group (B&L Gruppe in German) from Hamburg is planning a 17-storey office building as part of its Harbor Park Quarter development (HPQ; in German: Hafenpark Quartier) on the Hanauer Landstrasse street, which will mark the beginning of the district. On a floor space of approximately 10,500 square meters (113,000 square feet), more than

17

Apr

How Severely Does the Corona Virus Paralyze Construction Activity of High-Rise Buildings?

In the past few weeks, the global corona crisis has also been very noticeable in Frankfurt. Everyone feels the everyday restrictions in their personal life, be it at work, in their leisure time or simple things like shopping. But how much impact does the crisis have on the many high-rise construction sites in Frankfurt? The

15

Apr

SILENCE – Frankfurt From the Air During the Coronavirus Lockdown in April 2020

SKYLINE ATLAS regularly reports on news about high-rise buildings and urban development in Frankfurt. This production, which shows the almost empty European banking capital, was created during the Corona crisis. The recent video project by Thomas Gessner, who is an editorial member of the SKYLINE ATLAS, shows how much the corona pandemic has brought life

01

Mar

Does Frankfurt need a commuter tax?

You currently read on a weekly basis about rising prices for real estate. Regardless of whether it is for condominiums or if you live for rent: property prices have almost doubled in many areas of the Frankfurt city region. Although a lot is being built, high-priced apartments or micro-apartments are often built. More and more

10

Feb

Kaiserlei is to become a high-rise district

Anyone driving from the neighboring city of Offenbach to Frankfurt will also pass the Kaiserlei district. The city limits of Frankfurt and Offenbach meet in the Kaiserlei area. The city limits are so irregular here that it is difficult to say which area belongs to one or the other city. Actually, the two cities should

07

Feb

City-Haus on Platz der Republik is higher than expected

SKYLINE ATLAS regularly reviews archives and historical materials about buildings in Frankfurt. During such research we became aware of an article in the magazine Beton- und Stahlbetonbau from July 1975. In the article, written by Dipl-Ing. Raman Kürkchübasche, Consulting Engineer VBI, the structural design of Hochhaus Platz der Republik (today called City-Haus) was described in

10

Jan

Frankfurt and Brexit

Following the Conservatives' clear victory in the UK election in December 2019, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reaffirmed his plan to lead Britain out of the EU by the end of January 2020. With the clear victory, a second referendum on leaving the EU is now clearly off the table. Boris Johnson now wants

03

Jan

MAIN TOWER and Eurotheum almost never came into being

In 1985, Hessische Landesbank (Helaba) commissioned the architectural firm Novotny Mähner Assoziierte (N+M) to prepare an expert opinion for the development of the location where MAIN TOWER and Eurotheum are located today. This design, favored by N+M, was presented around 10 years before the plans for MAIN TOWER and Eurotheum were presented. Fortunately, they were

13

Dec

Who powers Frankfurt? A look at Mainova.

As a matter of course we enter the warm office in the morning, switch on the light and make ourselves a coffee. But what you need for this is complex to produce: heat, electricity and drinking water are among the most important energies of the people, and yet we hardly worry about them in everyday

12

Dec

Frankfurt Today and in the Future

A few dozen tall buildings are currently under construction or planned in the urban area of Frankfurt. But it is not always easy to detect what the current construction progress or planning status is for a property. This information is neither available on Wikipedia nor accessible from the City of Frankfurt. Even die-hard real estate

10

Dec

Gross und Partner is launching GP Log GmbH

Groß & Partner is founding GP Log GmbH, a specialist in construction logistics. The move takes into account the growing importance of efficient construction logistics in the development and control of large projects. GP Log GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of Groß & Partner Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH. The new company will structure and control complex construction

28

Nov

The first High-rise Project in Frankfurt failed due to the Neighbors

After World War I there were plans for the construction of high-rise office buildings in various German cities, following the examples in the United States. Such tall buildings were called Turmhäuser in Germany at the time (tower houses). In Frankfurt, such a building was to be built on the property between Moltkeallee, Bismarckallee and Königstrasse

23

Nov

What’s up With Our Architecture?

People from all over the world are fascinated by Frankfurt. Not just because of the skyscrapers, but also because of them. We think of specific skyscrapers that have shaped and promoted the acceptance of tall buildings in Frankfurt over many decades.Buildings such as MesseTurm, Commerzbank Tower and Westend 1 are distinctively and for everyone recognizably

19

Nov

Intended, but Not Realized

Idea competitions for architecture are a nice thing. That's because in the end you always get the best result, you might think. But what can be the problem in an architecture competition? Renowned architecture firms are usually invited to a competition to submit their ideas. But it happens again and again that the design that

29

Oct

Additional Editors in October 2019

SKYLINE ATLAS is the information medium about the Frankfurt skyline. Here, the history of the skyscrapers in Frankfurt is thematized: Past, present and future. Today, SKYLINE ATLAS is run by several authors and creative minds on a voluntary basis. For decades, the editorial staff has cultivated networks with experts in the real estate sector. And

24

Oct

Real Estate Event Frankfurt – Iconic Buildings

On October 22, 2019 a real estate event of ULI Germany took place in Frankfurt with the title "Iconic Buildings - Ambassadors of a City". The expert discussion was hosted by the Urban Land Institute Local Council Frankfurt on the 41st floor of MesseTurm. Paul Jörg Feldhoff (Feldhoff & Cie. and ULI Local Council Chair

30

Sep

Quest Investment Partners and Competo Acquire Office Complex in Frankfurt City From Peakside Capital

The real estate project developer QUEST Investment Partners and the Munich investment specialist Competo Capital Partners have founded a 50:50 joint venture and thus acquired an office complex at Baseler Strasse 46-48/Gutleutstrasse 80-82 in Frankfurt from Peakside Capital. The three houses dating from 1957 and 1994 combine almost 13,000 square meters (139,930 square feet) of

15

Sep

Frankfurt Helicopter Tour – Sightseeing Flight over Frankfurt

The editorial team of SKYLINE ATLAS has known Frankfurt's multiple facets for decades. Whether historical information, current events, or real estate trends: there is always something new about Frankfurt. Normally we report from the ground, except for the aerial drone shots of Frankfurt. So we asked ourselves: What does a helicopter flight over Frankfurt feel

23

Aug

Real Estate Breakfast Offenbach: City of Opportunities and Potential

The message has arrived in the real estate industry: something is moving in Offenbach! And those who are smart act quickly. Because Offenbach is innovative, Offenbach is dynamic, but above all Offenbach has one thing: Excellent, extremely exciting commercial space potential that interests investors, project developers and architects alike.It is therefore hardly surprising that this

13

Jul

Frankfurt City Tour in a Different Way

Frankfurt is booming: The population of Frankfurt is going up and up. The number of overnight guests is at a 10-year high. The airport breaks one record after another. As more and more investments flow into Frankfurt real estate, how do investors get local information apart from KPIs, fact sheets, and investment plans?SKYLINE ATLAS is

01

Jun

Comment on the High-Rise Master Plan 2021

Experts see the high-rise master plan as a double-edged sword: the idea of ​​high-rise limitations is fundamentally welcome, for example to protect certain residential areas, but the implementation has not yet been stringent. The problem is that certain locations are cemented for decades and can bypass the requirements. In the last 10 years, many unimaginative

21

Sep

Bürohaus an der Alten Oper Has New Owners

The internationally active project developer, portfolio holder, and investment manager Tishman Speyer is acquiring the Bürohaus an der Alten Oper (lit. "Office Building at the Old Opera"), an existing property with development potential for its own, newly founded capital management company in Germany: Tishman Speyer Investment Management GmbH (TSIM) will set up and manage open