Real Estate Due Diligence

Evaluating Real Estate Opportunities and Risks

The strong and weak points of a building are decisive factors in its sale or purchase. They are the only means of reliably evaluating the opportunities and risks associated with real estate transactions. Our experts can conduct technical due diligence and environmental due diligence reviews for you. In doing so, we provide you with a comprehensive analysis of your real estate from a building services and environmental perspective. Our experts can also provide you with expert reports and assistance as a contact during negotiations. We are your one-stop shop for real estate transaction services.

Benefits at a Glance

With TÜV Rheinland’s technical and environmental due diligence reviews and expert reports, you can:

  • Increase your certainty about the genuine value of real estate
  • Get a thorough evaluation of building rental prospects
  • Learn whether there are any hazardous substances in a building and whether they entail special opportunity risks for a real estate transaction
  • Be prepared to plan future real estate costs arising from technical problems
  • Get services that complement other due diligence reviews, such as legal and business reviews
  • Take advantage of the comprehensive expertise of our employees and receive support for your real estate transaction from a single source

Our Due Diligence Reviews for Real Estate

Our specialists conduct due diligence reviews for real estate in two areas: technical due diligence and environmental due diligence.

Technical Due Diligence

We take a summary of the strengths and weaknesses, taking the following criteria into consideration:

  • Location characteristics
  • Areas and volumes
  • Structure and technical equipment
  • Required repairs
  • Fire protection
  • Energy efficiency
  • Building rights
  • Initial suspicion of environmental risks

Environmental Due Diligence

A summary of strengths and weaknesses is based on a review of:

  • Location characteristics
  • Subsoil contamination
  • Hazardous materials in the building
  • Risks such as flooding or lightning

The environmental risks are analyzed in compliance with the standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM, Phase 1, 2 ESA.