20 years on the German market with our clients.

Who We Are

Advisers for
individuals in Germany.

Gordon Group is a family-led business, established in 2003 by founder and CEO, Ilya Gordon (MA in Foreign Languages) in Freiburg - capital of Black Forest, biggest German town of the south-west, close to the borders with France (60 km away from Strasbourg) and Switzerland (60 km away from Basel). In 2015, after years of selling luxury Residential Real Estate in Baden-Baden and other resorts of south-west, the company focused exclusively on Commercial Real Estate services, including advisory, sales, bank financing and asset management in the entire western part of Germany. Target group: international Ultra-High-Net-Worth individuals. Closed deals 2015-2023: 26 newly built, freehold commercial real estate assets, pre-let by biggest German retailers, such as REWE Group, EDEKA Gruppe, ALDI Süd, ALDI Nord, LIDL, NETTO, DM, ROSSMANN, ALNATURA. Total volume of investments: approx. 200 million €.

What We Do

“We help international Ultra-High-Net-Worth individuals purchase, finance and manage new, free hold, top-located Supermarkets, rented on a long-term basis by the biggest retailers of Germany, such as EDEKA, REWE, ALDI, LIDL”.

Ilya Gordon, CEO

Questions & Answers
Why Germany?

In a rapidly changing World we offer our international clients unique opportunities on the market of Germany - European economy Nr. 1, a country with a population over 83 million people and a GDP of 4,5 trillion $ (4th economy in the World after China, USA and Japan). Despite growing competition and inflationary pressure, over 1000 German companies remain World leaders in every possible industrial niche. By the beginning of 2022 private wealth in Germany rose to 20 trillion $, making its people one of the strongest purchasing powers on this planet.

Why Food Retail?

No matter what kind of crisis is going to come, people will have to eat, drink and fulfil their everyday needs. Biggest German Food Retail chains, that survived one or even two World Wars, continue showing fantastic stability in turbulent nowadays. Thanks to conservative German customers, who still prefer buying foodstuffs by means of classical "offline" shopping, stationary stores in great locations of this country will remain an attractive tool of saving capitals for international private and institutional investors for many more years ahead.

Why Gordon Group?

Gordon Group is a small, but highly efficient Family Business with an experience of 20 years of closing deals in Germany. During these years we have managed to establish great partnerships with leading development groups, bankers, lawyers, tax advisers, technical experts and other high class professionals. Their vast competence has become a solid basis of successful strategies of our serial Ultra-High-Net-Worth investors in Commercial Real Estate of Germany. Gordon Group plays a role of a reliable bridge for all of the parties.

What (not) to buy?

For various reasons we wouldn't recommend investing in hotels, car dealerships or retirement homes in Germany today. Office buildings seem to us not a perfect solution for a private investor, but it might be the right one for an institutional one. On the contrary, logistics real estate, driven by boom in a non-food retail online segment, can be considered as a reliable long-term investment for anyone, if constructed in the right location, on the land plot, big enough for possible enlargement. Main negative factor of this property type is a very high price per asset, for the logistics buildings tend to be bigger.

All things considered, a perfectly located Food Supermarket or a Drugstore (stand-alone, double asset with a shared parking space or as a part of a shopping centre), rented | leased on a long-term basis by one the famous German retailers like REWE Group, EDEKA Gruppe, ALDI Süd, ALDI Nord, LIDL, DM or ROSSMANN continues being a close to ideal solution for someone who is in search of a top-class Core Plus Real Estate in Germany.

For more information write us at info@gordon-group.de or call us

+49 173 67 33 998.

Where to buy?

Germany is a strongly decentralized country. Its capital - Berlin - the biggest city with a population of 3,6 million people, which is also a Federal State, occupies only the 10th place among 16 Federal States of Germany as a Purchasing Power per each adult inhabitant. Real Estate market of Berlin and other biggest cities of Germany - Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf - called together "Big 7" might abstractly look very attractive, but in reality each micro-location here needs a very thorough expertise, because of an extremely strong competition.

A conservative investor should pay serious attention to so-called B, C or even D-type towns of Germany, where strategic micro-locations play an extremely important role in everyday life of local communities. A new, free hold Food Supermarket or a Drugstore, built and rented | leased on a long-term basis by one of the leading German retail chains in such a place would provide its owner with the highest level of safety of investment.

For more information write us at info@gordon-group.de or call us

+49 173 67 33 998.

How to buy?

After a long period of historically lowest interest rates, commercial loans have become lately so expensive, that it makes no more sense to purchase commercial property in Germany and Western Europe, using bank financing. So, rule Nr. 1 today: "Be ready to pay 100% own capital." Good news for an international investor is that according to local laws one can finance purchasing commercial real estate by his | her German GmbH (equivalent to LTD), using his | her own capital, get interest on the loan and pay taxes on these revenues only in the country of the tax residency ("Shareholder Loan").

Legal system of Germany provides one of the safest purchase procedures in the World both for a buyer and for the seller of commercial real estate. It is obligatory to finalise deals here at the notary's office. Various types of Due Diligence (DD), including Legal DD, Technical DD, Financial & Tax DD and Location Analysis should still never be ignored before taking a final decision, even in case of purchasing a brand new asset.

For more information write us at info@gordon-group.de or call us

+49 173 67 33 998.

Gordon Group in Numbers
  • 26
    successfully closed deals with brand new free hold Retail assets in Germany in 2015 - 2023.

  • 200
    million Euros total investments volume, including financing in German banks in 2015 - 2023.
  • 23
    assets managed by
    Gordon Group in 2023 in
    six federal states of Germany.
Oxana Gordon
Head of Asset Management & The Muse of Gordons' Family Business.
Ilya Gordon
Founder & CEO of Gordon Real Estate Group with headquarters in Freiburg.
Maria Gordon
Founder & CEO of Gordon Group UK with headquarters in London.
Contact us in Germany
Gordon Real Estate Group
Owner & CEO: Ilya Gordon
Kaiser-Joseph-Str. 254
79098 Freiburg

Mobile: +49 173 67 33 998
Web 1: gordongroup.de
Web 2: gordon-group.de
Email: info@gordon-group.de
Contact us in the UK
Gordon Group UK
Owner & CEO: Maria Gordon
The Office Group
8th Floor
One Canada Square
Canary Wharf
E14 5AA London
United Kingdom

Mobile: +44 777 4838 542
Web 1: gordongroup.de
Web 2: gordon-group.co.uk
Email: info@gordon-group.co.uk


Legal Notice | Impressum:

Gordon Real Estate Group

Founder | CEO:

Ilya Gordon, M.A.

Registered Address:

Kaiser-Joseph-Str. 254

79098​ Fr​eiburg​


Licence § 34c GewO

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