Advice of Kildare partners on the sale of a Frankfurt property
Acquisition of Mercartura from Hochtief by TH Real Estate
Advice of Real Estate Private Equity Fund on the sale of „Atricom“ and „Le Byro“
Sale of Union Center in Saarbrücken - Situs (Hatfield Philips)
Sale of Vattenfall‘s former headquarter to „Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben“
Irish Family office disposes Meininger hotels in Frankfurt am Main und Berlin
Kildare sells Technopark Grasbrunn to Sirius Real Estate
JLL’s future German headquarter at „sono west“ in Frankfurt am Main sold to Generali– KUCERA advises Patrizia and OFB
Purchase of a local supply center in Wiesbaden by TH Real Estate
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.
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.
Advising on optimised acquisition structures
Establishment of fund structures
Review of regulatory issues
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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