Well connected with research institutes and associations

METRO PROPERTIES has numerous contacts with associations and research institutions in the commercial and real estate industry. The aim is to define industry standards, implement relevant innovations at an early stage and strengthen our own market position.

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The Arbeitsgemeinschaft Industriebau e.V. (AGI)  ("Industrial Construction Working Group") is the association of construction and property departments of German commercial enterprises. Its members include product manufacturers, planning offices and universities that work in industrial and commercial construction. The Construction Management Division of METRO PROPERTIES is also represented here.

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The Bundesarchitektenkammer e.V. (BAK) ("Federal Chamber of Architects") is an association of the 16 state Chambers of Architects in Germany. At the national and international level it represents the interests of approximately 124,600 architects towards politicians and the public. As a real estate company, METRO PROPERTIES is also one of its members.

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EHI is a scientific institute of the retail and wholesale trade. The members of EHI include international retail and wholesale companies and their industrial associations, manufacturers of consumer and capital goods, as well as various service providers - including METRO PROPERTIES.


Creating knowledge, setting standards: As a member of the German Facility Management Association (GeFMA) METRO PROPERTIES works on the professionalisation and development of the real estate industry.


Commitment at the highest level: METRO PROPERTIES supports the German Council of Shopping Centers (GCSC).

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Close integration of theory and practice: METRO PROPERTIES  is a member of the Gesellschaft für immobilienwirtschaftliche Forschung e.V. (gif). As an active member, it constantly exchanges experience and information with universities and technical colleges, real estate funds, developers and other important industry representatives.


METRO PROPERTIES also represents its international shopping centers in Turkey and Poland at the ICSC International Council of Shopping Centers.


METRO PROPERTIES has also decided to join the European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles INREV.

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Strong representation towards politicians, the public and media: As a member of the Industrie- und Handelskammer in Deutschland (DIHK), METRO PROPERTIES is part of a strong community.


Many employees of METRO PROPERTIES are also represented as members of the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) organisation. This independent institute is committed to maintaining high standards of performance and regulations in order to preserve land, property and buildings.

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Award for an innovative development project, which goes hand in hand with the needs of society: METRO PROPERTIES is a member of the Urban Land Instituts (ULI) and received the 2008 "Award for Excellence" for the Meydan Shopping Square.


Representation of regulatory and economic policy interests: As a member of the ZIA Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss e.V. METRO PROPERTIES oversees measures to maintain and improve the economic, legal, political and fiscal environment of the real estate industry.

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