Real Estate & Construction Law

We provide comprehensive advice relating to real estate and property. Our specialized lawyers have decades of experience and industry knowledge. Our focus lies on efficient and holistic consultations on all real estate issues. Our key areas comprise of drafting and negotiating real estate and sale-purchase contracts – from individual property to real estate portfolios – including the implementation of due diligence checks throughout the purchasing process, as well as lease agreements, developer contracts, and condominium agreements. Furthermore, we provide support in obtaining relevant public law permits.

Our clients include institutional and strategic investors, property developers, building contractors and construction companies, housing associations and cooperatives, international trading groups, industrial corporations, as well as family offices. We have extensive experience in all asset categories and provide advice with respect to office buildings and towers, residential housing projects and revenue houses, the retail sector (rent, franchise, shopping centers, retail parks), hotel projects (acquisition, lease, operation and management agreements), industrial properties, logistics halls, and building plots.

A special focus of our operations is consulting on complex project development processes. We draft and negotiate the relevant contracts (structured acquisition of property, financing, general contractor and general planner agreements, subcontractors, Austrian building inspection authorities - ÖBA). Furthermore, we obtain the relevant public law permits, deal with neighbors, assist with the handovers, process warranties, claim management, as well as deal with the utilization of land.

Moreover, we continually represent clients in complex, property-related disputes – both on behalf of the tenant or the landlord/owner.

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The lawyers of that team are extremely capable and goal-oriented. We felt very understood and respected. Nikolaus Pitkowitz and Martin Foerster are key contacts for clients.

Chambers Europe (2017)

Contact

Martin Foerster

Dr. Martin Foerster

LL.M. (LONDON) | Partner
T +43 1 401 17 - 0
Nikolaus Pitkowitz

Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz

M.B.L.-HSG | Partner
T +43 1 401 17 - 0

Team

Martin Foerster

Dr. Martin Foerster

LL.M. (LONDON) | Partner
Lisa Hintner

Lisa Hintner

LL.M. | Associate
Nikolaus Pitkowitz

Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz

M.B.L.-HSG | Partner
Stefanie Swatek

Mag. Stefanie Swatek

LL.M. (Wien/SCU) | Attorney-at-Law
Armenak Utudjian

Dr. Armenak Utudjian

M.B.L.-HSG | Partner

Areas of expertise

  • Real estate transactions in the form of asset and share deals
  • Due diligence for properties and real estates
  • Project development
  • Real estate financing including collateral agreements
  • Developer and condominium agreements
  • Building rights agreements
  • Rent/lease (commercial and housing), leasing, and special license agreements
  • Legal disputes: conflict resolution before courts and arbitration courts
  • Austrian property transaction law (Grundverkehrsrecht)
  • Estate agent law

Publications

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