benchmark. Consult offers innovation and restructuring consulting


Frankfurt am Main, 14.April 2020

benchmark. Consult offers innovation and restructuring consulting

  • benchmark. Real Estate and Stefan Heidenblut found consulting company
  • Construction and real estate-related management consulting for public and professional private builders, banks, and project planners and controllers
  • Focus on strategies, processes and contracts from design to implementation for quality improvement, efficiency and restructuring

Frankfurt am Main, 14.04.2020 – benchmark. Real Estate GmbH main shareholders Götz U. Hufenbach and Martin Hantel and Stefan Heidenblut, former partner of Ernst & Young Real Estate, Stefan Heidenblut have founded the benchmark. Consult GmbH. The real estate and construction management consultancy is aimed at public and private developers and banks, among others. benchmark. Consult also offers its consulting expertise to owners of larger real estate portfolios or CREM managers. The company also aims to ensure further innovations in the construction process within the benchmark. group.

benchmark. Consult services range from advice on innovative contract models and implementation approaches for construction projects to the restructuring of real estate projects in regards to the real estate product, construction and financing. Strategy, process and risk management consulting, product development, claim management and litigation support as well as construction and real estate auditing and transaction support are also part of the company's services.

"Clients from the real estate industry and from outside are facing numerous challenges today. Massive undercapacities in many areas with corresponding consequences for construction times and costs, changing legal and regulatory frameworks as well as the need for digitization and a volatile market environment are just a few examples. With our innovative and holistic consulting approach, we can increase productivity and shape and accompany changes," says Managing Partner Stefan Heidenblut.

Stefan Heidenblut previously worked as a partner for the consulting firm Ernst & Young Real Estate. There, the 48-year-old headed the Real Estate Risk Advisory Services division. During his almost fifteen years with the company, Stefan Heidenblut was responsible for a large number of consulting mandates, including restructuring, risk management and claim management. Heidenblut gained further experience in management consulting and construction project management at Drees & Sommer, Arthur Andersen and Hochtief AG. While working for Ernst & Young Real Estate, he also met Götz U. Hufenbach 13 years ago, at that time still a member of the executive board of a group-led project development company. Since then the contact between the two has never been broken off.

"With benchmark. Consult we will be able to offer our know-how in external projects. Thanks to the expertise of our renowned co-shareholder Stefan Heidenblut, we can increase our vertical integration for more sophisticated and efficient construction processes. This also benefits our the whole company," says Götz U. Hufenbach, managing partner of benchmark. REAL Estate. His colleague Martin Hantel adds: "With the founding of benchmark. Consult, we want to create significant added value for companies with ties to real estate and construction. At the same time, we are strengthening the technical and procedural competence within the benchmark group".