Leader of German Offices Real Estate

Dr. Fabian Hartwich, LLM

Restructuring, Real Estate, Portfolio Leasing & Ancillary Asset Management

"Dr. Fabian Hartwich is always available, extremely solution-oriented and able to moderate a transaction process excellently."
Legal 500 EMEA, Germany


German and international investors, asset managers, banks, funds and family offices look to Dr. Fabian Hartwich for his considerable experience providing interdisciplinary legal advice on real estate transactions of all sorts. His work includes the acquisition and sale of real estate assets (either by way of portfolio or single asset transaction) as well as the structuring of project developments, joint ventures, lease agreements and all other real estate related contractual relationships (e.g. asset management agreements, building agreements).



  • Commerz Real AG on the acquisition of a listed ensemble of office and commercial buildings with a total lettable area of approx. 6,100 sqm at Maximilianstrasse 12-14 and Falkenturmstrasse 5-7 in Munich's city center. Commerz Real is acting on behalf of a private investor as part of an individual mandate. The seller is a subsidiary of the project developer Centrum.
  • Berenberg Real Estate Asset Management on the acquisition of the multi-tenant office building Brooktorkai 20 located in Hamburg's HafenCity. The property comprises approx. 15,000 sqm of rental space.
  • Generali Deutschland Versicherung AG on the sale of a development site in Martinsried on which a new life science center is to be built from 2024. The Purchaser is Aventin Real Estate.
  • Principal Real Estate Europe on the acquisition of a retail park in Bonn for the account of the Novapierre Allemagne 2 SCPI fund managed by PAREF Gestion. The retail park has a total rental area of approx. 13,500 sqm.
  • The Carlyle Group on the acquisition of the German self-storage operator myStorage including a portfolio consisting of seven self-storage properties. The acquisition was made as a joint venture together with the British self-storage operator Safestore.



  • "Recommended lawyer" for Real Estate – Legal 500 Germany
  • "Perfect negotiator, deal maker" – Legal 500 Germany
  • "Outstanding perception, very good negotiating skills" – Legal 500 Germany
  • "Excellent professional advice. Support even in challenging negotiation situations" – JUVE Handbook
  • "Often recommended" for Real Estate law – JUVE Handbook
  • "He's available, knows what he is doing and is always good." (client) – Chambers Europe
  • "Ranked Lawyer" and "Notable practitioner" for Real Estate in Germany – Chambers Europe


  • Doctor's Degree (PhD in Law), (“Tax Information Requirements for Financial Services of Investment Advice and Investment Brokerage”), University of Halle-Wittenberg
  • Second State Law Examination (bar exam), Berlin
  • Legal Clerkship (Referendariat), Berlin, New York
  • First State Law Examination, Berlin


  • Frankfurt am Main, Germany


  • German
  • 英語
  • フランス語


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