Munich (Pressweb) - TÜV SÜD supplies services for the real-estate sector which span the entire life cycle of buildings, providing maximum transparency and a sound basis for objective decision-making. TÜV SÜD's presence at Expo Real 2014 will focus on due diligence assessments, the TÜV SÜD Objektbrief TGA documentation system, energy planning and consulting, real estate valuation and the 2014 Market Report on Industrial Properties. TÜV SÜD will join forces with Munich Re to debut Project Risk Rating, a system that simplifies assessment of complex investment projects in the real estate and infrastructure sectors (Hall C1, Stand C1.322).
"We have long observed a trend in increased demand for system-based services in the field of real estate management, and are continuing to optimise our range of services in this direction", says Dr. Ulrich Klotz, Head of the Real Estate & Infrastructure Division at TÜV SÜD AG. The international technical services provider recently acquired cgmunich Group, a leading specialist in real estate consulting and facility management, and will now complement its presence at Expo Real 2014 by adding strategy and process consulting in connection with professional management of properties and sites.
Due diligence assessments and Project Risk Rating: Basis for secure investments
Due diligence assessments are part of TÜV SÜD’s "classic" range of services. Assessments produced for corporate and real estate transactions frequently neglect risks arising from existing building stock, the state of maintenance of technical systems, toxic load, contamination and pollutants, and general environmental influences. "Based on our long-standing experience and multi-faceted expertise, we are able to provide the real estate sector with tailored packages of solutions for integrated corporate, property and infrastructure assessments in the form of Environmental Due Diligence, Real Estate Due Diligence und Technical Due Diligence assessments”, explains Timm Hahn, Head of the Competence Center Due Diligence Service at TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH. In addition, at the trade show TÜV SÜD will join forces with Munich Re to present Project Risk Rating – the companies’ jointly developed system to simplify assessment of complex investment projects. "PRR has a modular structure that enables individual aspects of a project to be broken down into various risk modules", says Gerhard Klein, Head of Technical Due Diligence at TÜV SÜD Industrie Service. The risk assessment system combines the comprehensive technical know-how of TÜV SÜD and the broadly based risk expertise of Munich Re. Klein describes Project Risk Rating as the ideal complement to a due diligence assessment, because an integrated risk assessment strategy provides vital support for decision-makers considering investment in a project.
TÜV SÜD Objektbrief TGA: MEP database system as a foundation for cost-effective operation on a sound legal basis
Real estate should offer security with respect to investment, planning and use. Reliable data on properties and their mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems (MEP; in German "TGA") throughout the building’s life cycle are required to achieve this. "The structural approaches that are widespread on the market all too frequently result in incomplete or poorly coordinated data that may be the cause of major follow-up costs and serious liability risks", warns Dr Uwe Forgber from the Real Estate & Infrastructure Division at TÜV SÜD AG. TÜV SÜD Objektbrief TGA is a standardised documentation system developed by TÜV SÜD that enables building systems data to be recorded in a standard format as a basis for expert assessment and provides access to the data through open interfaces such as GAEB and CAFM-Connect for further processing. TÜV SÜD Objektbrief TGA has already been used successfully in a host of projects in the real estate, housing, industrial and public sectors. TÜV SÜD's experts support companies in recording and structuring data, in assessing inspection duties and identifying responsibilities for systems, and in establishing a legally valid reporting system.
Energy performance certificates and energy inspections: Obligatory details of energy consumption
The energy consumption of a property in heating, cooling and ventilation operations is a critical factor in decision-making for many transactions, such as rental or sale. Under the 2014 German Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV), all commercial property advertisements have had to include all necessary information on energy consumption since 1 May 2014. This information includes the type of energy performance certificate, the final energy consumption or requirement, the main energy sources for the heating system, the property’s year of construction and the energy efficiency class. In addition, energy performance certificates must include proof of registration. "Advertisers failing to list these details or provide evidence of registration are committing an offence”, warns Christian Matt, Head of the Center of Competence Energy Efficiency at TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH. The transition period expires on 1 May 2015. "The same applies to cooled ventilation and air-conditioning systems in buildings", notes Matt. "In this case, proof of energy inspection with registration every ten years must be provided." TÜV SÜD supplies energy performance certificates for residential and non-residential buildings in compliance with applicable laws, provides support in planning energy-related refurbishment and modernisation schemes, and assists with subsidy applications. The experts also perform energy inspections of ventilation systems.
2014 Market Report on Industrial Properties (Marktreport Industrieimmobilien): Overview of the national large-unit market
TÜV SÜD and IndustrialPort will present the 2014 Market Report on Industrial Properties at Expo Real. The new edition of the market report, first published in 2013, provides a Germany-wide overview of the entire large commercial unit market by municipal district. To produce the report, over 22 million square metres of modern large commercial unit space were analysed and classified into three main types of use: storage, logistics and production. "In the new edition of the Market Report on Industrial Properties, we compared key data on market demand for modern large units with rents and land prices", explains Peter Salostowitz, Managing Director of IndustrialPort GmbH & Co. KG. "By doing so, we succeeded in creating an even more accurate picture of the large commercial unit market throughout Germany", adds Rüdiger Hornung, Managing Director of TÜV SÜD ImmoWert GmbH. "Our national perspective therefore extends significantly beyond the scope of the core locations usually featured in market reports." The information on properties, land values, rents, years of construction and types of unit was drawn from IndustrialPort’s database, while TÜV SÜD ImmoWert contributed its essential long-standing experience in assessing and valuing industrial property to the report. While the 2013 Market Report on Industrial Properties investigated large units with medium-quality fit-out, the 2014 edition now focuses on properties with high-quality fit-out (Class A in the classification system used in the report).