Grossmann & Berger has a long company tradition. Our milestones make us what we are today and what we stand for.
The milestones of our company history:
- In May 2023 Grossmann & Berger continues its expansion strategy by opening a new shop in Reinbek.
- To place ourselves in an even broader regional position, in 2021, we held a majority stake in the E & G companies in Stuttgart and Munich. Through these locations, we're now also represented in the two southern metropolitan regions with our residential and commercial divisions.
- In May 2020, Grossmann & Berger opened a property shop in the southwest of Hamburg in Buxtehude.
- In April 2019, our Norderstedt property shop opened its doors north of Hamburg.
- As part of the largest single property transaction in Hamburg at around €400 Million, in 2018, we acted as agents for the sale of buildings A and B in the "Springer-Quartier“ in Kaiser-Wilhelm-Straße. The seller was a joint venture between the MOMENI Group and Black Horse Investments, with the buyer being a company of professional pension funds.
- From March 2017, the property shop Ahrensburg in the Stormarn district continued the regional strategy started in 2012.
- In August 2013, together with Ellwanger & Geiger from Stuttgart, Grossmann & Berger initiated the nationwide network for commercial property, German Property Partners.
- In January 2012, Grossmann & Berger acquired Johs. Reese Immobilien Consulting GmbH, based in Berlin, to expand its residential and commercial business in the metropolitan region of Berlin. In May, the Hamburg network of locations will be expanded with a property shop in Othmarschen. In September, Grossmann & Berger will be opening its first property shop outside of Hamburg in Lüneburg.
- In April 2011, Grossmann & Berger established itself in Hamburg's newest district with a property shop in HafenCity. In addition, this is the first shop to cover the residential and commercial segments.
- In 2009 and 2010, the property shops in Bergedorf and Niendorf continued the successful concept.
- In 2006 Grossmann & Berger went into business with a property shop in Blankenese, while Eppendorf followed in in 2007, and then in 2008 came Sylt, Poppenbüttel, Harburg und Winterhude, with four more shops.
- In 2004, Grossmann & Berger convinced the Omnicom Group, based in New York, that the "Atlantic House" and St. Pauli were locations to attract the 6,000 Hamburg employees of its subsidiary, BBDO. The agency group set up its existing "House of Communication" on 15,000 m² of office space, thereby contributing significantly to St. Pauli developing into a trendy district.
- In 1999, Grossmann & Berger brought the Spanish Inditex subsidiary ZARA to Hamburg and supported them in entering the German market. Even today, customers can still shop in the store at Mönckebergstraße 10, spread over around 3,000 m².
- In 1994, the two companies Carl G. Grossmann and Claus Berger merged, with the simultaneous participation of Hamburger Sparkasse (Haspa).
- In 1973, Carl G. Grossmann and Claus Berger founded the "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Hamburger Innenstadt". The first major project as part of the collaboration was planning the Hanseviertel in the centre of Hamburg. The shopping arcade, which has been on the monument list since 2018, with its 45,000 m² and around 60 shops, is the first of its kind in Hamburg to set the benchmark.
- In 1965, Claus Berger, at that time still a sole trader, began his business as an estate agent.
- The son and successor of the founder, Carl Gerhard Grossmann, joined the company in 1961.
- The company was founded by Carl Louis Grossmann and has been a major player in the property market since 1930.