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HIH Property Management Further Expands its ESG Unit


HIH Property Management Further Expands its ESG Unit

  • HPM hires young sustainability professionals as Business Development Managers Sustainability
  • HPM to upgrade 291 electricity meters at nearly 180 properties for smart metering in Q2 2021
  • New sustainability clause integrated in HPM employment contracts
  • HPM has been a member of the ICG Institute for Corporate Governance since 1 January 2021

Hamburg, 17. March 2021 – HIH Property Management GmbH (HPM) implemented its next ESG steps at the start of this year. On 1 February 2021, Felix Sasse (29) and Stefan Klingenberg (32) assumed their position as Business Development Manager Sustainability at HPM. Both sustainability managers have a “green” academic background, Felix Sasse having graduated with a B.Sc. in sustainability science and Stefan Klingenberg having taken out a B.Sc. in nature conservation and landscape planning.

The company’s new sustainability clause was already integrated in their employment contracts. On 1 January 2021, HPM started writing it into all employment contract of HPM’s new recruits and will have added it to all existing employment contracts by mid-year 2021. The purpose of the clause is to stipulate, in line with German labour law, that both employer and employee will structure the employment relationship according to sustainability criteria and will strive to conserve energy and other resources as much as possible. Employees moreover agree to implement the measures and recommendations of the company’s sustainability initiatives. By the end of February 2021, as many as 85 percent of the 240 employees of HPM had already added sustainability criteria to their employment relationships in writing.

Christian Kypke, member of the senior management and responsible for ESG, stated: “Our ambition is to become one of Germany’s most sustainable property managers. The only way to accomplish this is by bringing in the necessary know-how and adequate human resources. With this in mind, we are very glad that Felix Sasse and Stefan Klingenberg are reinforcing our ESG unit. One aspect of their work will be to push forward with our ongoing smart metering projects (electricity, gas, clean water and wastewater, district heating).”

Smart metering is a key component in the digitisation of the nationwide meter infrastructure. During the second quarter of 2021, HPM will be replacing 291 meters at nearly 180 properties with smart meters. These will be connected to an online platform so that meter readouts and consumption data can be digitally reported and automatically evaluated. In early March 2021, the contract to provide this service was awarded to a nationally operating service partner. It is one of the prerequisites for efficient and ESG-compliant reporting.

In keeping with its ESG mission, HPM became a member of the ICG Institute for Corporate Governance in the German Real Estate Industry on 1 January 2021. “We are looking forward to reviewing its guidance for value-based sustainable corporate governance,” said André Vollbach, Managing Director. ICG members are committed to the principles of fair and ethical business conduct, integrity, transparency, professionalism, control, accountability, and value-based, sustainable corporate governance.

“Our ambition is to become one of Germany’s most sustainable property managers. The only way to accomplish this is by bringing in the necessary know-how and adequate human resources. With this in mind, we are very glad that Felix Sasse and Stefan Klingenberg are reinforcing our ESG unit. One aspect of their work will be to push forward with our ongoing smart metering projects (electricity, gas, clean water and wastewater, district heating).”

Christian Kypke, Member of Senior Management
HIH Property Management

“We are looking forward to reviewing its guidance for value-based sustainable corporate governance.”

André Vollbach, Managing Director
HIH Property Management



HPM Increases Real Estate Assets under Management by 22 Percent


HPM Increases Real Estate Assets under Management by 22 Percent

  • Management mandated for 3.7 million square metres (+12 percent)
  • 9.86 billion euros of real estate assets under managements
  • Claim to leadership role in the ESG implementation in property management

Hamburg, 15 February 2021 – HIH Property Management (“HPM”), a high-quality provider of commercial property management, had c. 9.86 billion euros worth of real estate assets under managements by year-end 2020 (+21,7 percent; 2019: 8.1 billion euros). The combined floor area totalled 3.7 million square metres, which means that the usable area under management increased by 12 percent year on year (2019: 3.3 million square metres). In the course of the past year, HPM raised the number of its mandates to 189 (2019: 179 mandates). Several key accounts expanded their mandates with HPM at the same time. Commerz Real retained HPM for another five properties with a combined floor area of around 108,000 square metres, bringing the total number of Commerz Real assets in the care of HPM up to 13. Real I.S. also added a mandate for another property to its account. Among the recently acquired accounts was a mandate for five properties held in an investment fund of Tristan Capital.

“The 22-percent growth surge is a nice way to reassure us in our work and strategy. During the past year, we divested ourselves of several legacy clients whose mandates had become unprofitable for us because of their low volumes. Inversely, quite a number of properties were newly entrusted to us by new and existing clients. They include prestigious accounts such as the new office high-rise ‘The Westlight’ in Berlin,” said André Vollbach, Managing Director at HIH Property Management.

“At the same time, our talks with other potential clients have progressed to an advanced state. This makes us confident of our ability to continue along our growth trajectory this year,” added Bettina Höffmann, member of the senior management of HPM. “We also intend to keep developing in qualitative terms, not least in the area of technical facility management. Here, the plan for 2021 is to increase process efficiency through digitisation.”

Christian Kypke, member of the senior management of HPM, said: “Going forward, we see ourselves as one of the most sustainable property managers in Germany. At the start of this year, we cleared another important milestone en route toward this goal: We supplemented our facility management agreement for third-party service providers with a section on green building management. We thereby integrate external partners into our ESG strategy. In 2021, we will moreover build up our human resources in the ESG area in order to underscore the rising importance of this subject by creating an adequate staff base.”

“The 22-percent growth surge is a nice way to reassure us in our work and strategy. During the past year, we divested ourselves of several legacy clients whose mandates had become unprofitable for us because of their low volumes. Inversely, quite a number of properties were newly entrusted to us by new and existing clients. They include prestigious accounts such as the new office high-rise ‘The Westlight’ in Berlin.”

André Vollbach, Managing Director
HIH Property Management

“At the same time, our talks with other potential clients have progressed to an advanced state. This makes us confident of our ability to continue along our growth trajectory this year. We also intend to keep developing in qualitative terms, not least in the area of technical facility management. Here, the plan for 2021 is to increase process efficiency through digitisation.”

Bettina Höffmann, member of the senior management
HIH Property Management

“Going forward, we see ourselves as one of the most sustainable property managers in Germany. At the start of this year, we cleared another important milestone en route toward this goal: We supplemented our facility management agreement for third-party service providers with a section on green building management. We thereby integrate external partners into our ESG strategy. In 2021, we will moreover build up our human resources in the ESG area in order to underscore the rising importance of this subject by creating an adequate staff base.”

Christian Kypke, member of the senior management
HIH Property Management



HPM Develops Green Facility Management Agreement


HPM Develops Green Facility Management Agreement

  • Sustainable operation and management now governed by contractual provisions
  • Green clauses becoming mandatory for internal contracting guidelines

Hamburg, 19. January 2021 – HIH Property Management GmbH (HPM) upgraded its facility management agreement for third-party service providers to include a green section mandating sustainable use and management. Christian Kypke, member of the senior management and responsible for the development of the green facility management agreement, elaborated: “We are effectively integrating third-party service providers into our ESG strategy. With the new contractual model, we are laying the foundation for a comprehensive, sustainable property management. For us, HPM, it represents another important building block on our way to become a property manager with one of the most sustainable performance envelopes in Germany.” Starting immediately, use of the green facility management agreement will be mandatory for contracting third-party services in the areas of technical and infrastructure-related facility management.

Contractors will be contractually obligated to observe the aspects of sustainable use and management when providing their services, and to align their activities to sustainability criteria as much as possible. Client and contractor will agree, inter alia, to keep each other up to date about significant technological advances in sustainable facility management. Kypke said: “We have no intention to freeze our standards and rules. Rather, it is of the essence for us to exploit any potential that the future state-of-the-art in sustainable property management may have to offer. We consider sharing the same learning curve with our partners a boon in the sustainability context.

In analogy to already introduced green lease agreements in the rental sector, the green facility management agreement also regulates the forwarding of information and documents – in this context, most notably consumption data that are necessary to determine the carbon footprint of a given building. “This is a key aspect,” said Kypke,“that helps us create the prerequisites for ESG reporting.” Other topics include the use of environmentally harmless cleaning agents and the use of sustainable building materials, for instance in maintenance and refurbishment works.

“This takes us a big step forward while still leaving our contractors sufficient leeway to adjust to our sustainability standards. Nonetheless, the agreement is unambiguously phrased and instructs the other party to ensure, to the best of its ability, an environmentally friendly and resource-conserving occupancy and management of buildings,” emphasised André Vollbach, Managing Director of HPM. “We seek to achieve our targets in a joint effort, equally addressing the economic, environmental and social aspects.”

“We are effectively integrating third-party service providers into our ESG strategy. With the new contractual model, we are laying the foundation for a comprehensive, sustainable property management. For us, HPM, it represents another important building block on our way to become a property manager with one of the most sustainable performance envelopes in Germany.” “We have no intention to freeze our standards and rules. Rather, it is of the essence for us to exploit any potential that the future state-of-the-art in sustainable property management may have to offer. We consider sharing the same learning curve with our partners a boon in the sustainability context.”

Christian Kypke, Member of the Senior Management
HIH Property Management

“This takes us a big step forward while still leaving our contractors sufficient leeway to adjust to our sustainability standards. Nonetheless, the agreement is unambiguously phrased and instructs the other party to ensure, to the best of its ability, an environmentally friendly and resource-conserving occupancy and management of buildings. We seek to achieve our targets in a joint effort, equally addressing the economic, environmental and social aspects.”

André Vollbach, Managing Director
HIH Property Management