Hanns-William Mülsch

Partner, Real Estate & Corporate - Berlin

"He understands the commercial side and knows how to handle deals, get over the numerous hurdles and expedite the process." (Client quote, Chambers Europe 2016)
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8 shopping centre transactions total deal value £1.5 billion
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  • 15+ years’ experience in real estate and corporate related notarial work such as (cross-border) mergers, conversions and spin-offs.
  • Specialised work includes corporate real estate transactions, real estate related private equity transactions, open-ended real estate investment funds, real estate restructurings, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions. 
  • Experienced with capital markets transactions related to real estate on behalf of major international real estate sponsors.
  • Previous projects include advising an institutional investor on the sale of the famous Alsterhaus, a department store in Hamburg; the sale and lease back of the Gothaer Headquarters (Insurance); a large number of shopping centre acquisitions and disposals; inter alia the “Alexa” in Berlin.
  • Clients include CBRE Global Investors, Hines, Aurec Capital and Union Investment Institutional Properties GmbH.
  • Regularly recognised in Chambers Europe for Real Estate in Germany as well as in Who's Who Legal and in the leading German directory JUVE

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Examples of Work

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Advising IVG on the sale of the Alsterhaus department store in Hamburg to a subsidiary of SIGNA-Group.


Union Investment Institutional Property GmbH

Advising Union Investment Institutional Property GmbH on the acquisition of a portfolio of 6 mixed use properties (mainly offices) in Luxembourg and Germany on behalf of one of their institutional funds.


CBRE and TRS of Texas

Advising CBRE and TRS of Texas on the acquisition of the “Leine Centre” in Laatzen/Hannover from LaSalle and Fay Projects.


CBRE Global Investors

Advised on the acquisition of a shopping centre in the city centre of Düren, North Rhine-Westfalia as well as on the subsequent disposal of the centre after a holding period of four years to Union Investment for EUR 70 Mio.


Aurec Capital Ltd.

Advising Aurec Capital Ltd. on the sale and leaseback of the Gothaer headquarters in Cologne, consisting of four office buildings and a parking garage (approx. 100,000 sq. m.).


Career Timeline

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Graduated from Free University of Berlin