Construction and real estate are among the largest, most risky and at the same time most fascinating industries. In Austria, the construction and real estate industries contribute around 16.4% to GDP (source: Statistics Austria). In contrast to the more profitable real estate development business (if successful), the construction industry has always been struggling with low margins. As a result, the construction industry is the insolvency leader on average in 8 out of 10 years.
Since joining the real estate sector in 2007 I have experienced many challenges in both industries. Fortunately I had the privilege to work together with many smart and experienced people who helped me gain a deep understanding of possible solutions. Following my claim „minimize risks, increase margins“, I regularly publish (building) construction– and real estate– blogs on the following topics:
- Financial structure optimization
- Financing / bank negotiation
- M&A / Post Merger Integration Management
- Commercial project management / result optimization (including fraud prevention)
- Digitization of commercial processes
- System selection and optimization (ERP, DWH and planning systems)
Despite having proved to be successful in a certain setting all approaches described in my blog are somewhat subjective. Feedback and other opinions are therefore always welcome. Please use the comment function below. I am also happy to answer any questions by e-mail or on social media.