GUDE! New in Frankfurt
Frankfurt, January 2018
This past January, a new joint venture was set up: ZIEGERT Knight Frank Frankfurt GmbH. Having previously
specialised in Berlin, ZIEGERT paired its comprehensive marketing competencies with the global
network of real estate consultancy Knight Frank to work the market of Frankfurt, one of the country’s gateway cities. Sven Henkes and Elvin Durakovic head the joint venture as its managing partners. The local office in Frankfurt is headed by Dorothea Metasch.
Dorothea Metasch, you are in charge of the
day-to-day operational business in Frankfurt. What sort of benefits and potential do the joint venture and Frankfurt as location offer?
Opening this office marks ZIEGERT’s first step outside the Berlin market. In my eyes, the company ZIEGERT Knight Frank Frankfurt GmbH and the location of Frankfurt as Germany’s “hidden champion” perfectly supplement ZIEGERT’s existing focus on Berlin’s
housing market. Frankfurt is, after all, an internationally established city with plenty of style and class. On the one hand, the Rhine-Main metropolis will impress you with its tremendous economic strength, the plethora of banks and insurance companies, while, on the other hand, it is characterised by an exciting art and culture scene.
What does the new company specialise in?
The focus will be on major new development projects of international significance and mixed types of use, plus on the re-sales of luxury condominiums in Frankfurt. We are currently in the process of setting up a 360° spectrum of services that will cover apartment retailing, product consultancy, financing, letting, and an interior design.
In what ways does Frankfurt’s real estate market differ from the one in Berlin?
The centre of Frankfurt is defined by modern high-rise architecture in a concentration found nowhere else in Germany. The unique selling proposition enhances the international character of the city.
Personally, what do you like most about Frankfurt?
I find the Bahnhofsviertel quarter exciting because so much is happening there at the moment, and because you keep discovering and learning new things. Another thing I like to do is strolling through the Kleinmarkthalle
market hall or enjoying on the excellent food at Stanley Diamond.