Paul HARTMANN AG Establishes Global Real Estate Management

Paul Hartmann AG is developing a global real estate management system and at the same time aiming to achieve a modern working environment in sustainable buildings.

In future the company Paul Hartmann AG, a manufacturer of medical and care products, will implement a global real estate management system (REM). Up to now, the companies and global locations of the Hartmann Group have largely operated independently in defining their roles, tasks and their responsibility for their properties. Drees & Sommer will support the new real estate management structure by providing REM consultation services in areas such as the reorganization of computer-aided facility management (CAFM) and in recording the details of the properties and evaluating their condition.

In future, the company aims to apply its innovation mentality to the corporate real estate management system which creates transparency, develops standards and offers the Hartmann Group significant added value in the strategic development and operation of the global property portfolio. Drees & Sommer will support the company and help it to attain the goal of combining its real estate activities in areas such as planning, building, operation, rental management and controlling. The aim is to design new processes for cooperation between the group companies and to develop a suitable operating model for an internal and external procurement strategy. A further goal is to establish a dedicated control system which reflects the relevant demands placed on Hartmann's real estate management system.

First organize, then digitize

To link information meaningfully at both the property level and the portfolio level and use it for centralized real estate management, a standardized and consistent data concept is needed which will guarantee reliable and up-to-date data. Hartmann is extending its CAFM system to cater for the effects of digitization on the real estate management system. The existing data are collected, harmonized, digitally stored, linked and centrally controlled. The points of contact between owners, service providers and users can then be defined more clearly and used more effectively and efficiently.