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Think future. Create now.

Annual Report 2017

Aareal Bank Group is a leading provider of smart financing, software products and digital solutions for the property sector and related industries.


Hermann J. Merkens, Chairman of the Management Board

Aareal Bank Group in 60 seconds

Whether it is office buildings, hotels, shopping centres or logistics and residential properties, whether in North America, Asia or Europe, our customised and flexible solutions support our clients in financing their international property investments.


Our clients in the European property and energy industries benefit from a unique combination of specialised banking services and innovative digital products and services – designed to optimise their business processes, enhancing efficiency.


Our digital platforms also integrate property management with related industries.


Key success factors are our local market expertise, our sector know-how, and our long-standing, close client relationships. Because we look beyond the scope of traditional banking and IT services, we are able to reliably assess material developments, opportunities and risks at an early stage and then implement the insights gained particularly quickly.

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Making progress – from a position of strength

Hermann J. Merkens talks about digitalisation and the opportunities and potentials if offers for Aareal Bank Group.

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Our Group, our synergies

Our two business segments focus on different markets. There are important connections between the two segments: we realise synergies, to the benefit of our clients.

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Our segments

Structured Property Financing and Consulting/Services: we enjoy outstanding market positions in both segments.

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”Aareal 2020“

Adjust, Advance, Achieve: with our "Aareal 2020" programme for the future, we are taking key decisions for the future success of our Group.

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Sustainability as standard

We are convinced that solid corporate action with a sense of responsibility is a material requirement for securing the long-term sustainability of a company or enterprise.

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Megatrend: Urban Future – Living in a Megacity

Rapidly advancing urbanisation is presenting cities with major challenges and is creating completely new business models.

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Megatrend: New Work – New Ways of Collaborating

Digitalisation is fundamentally changing the way we work. It's unlocking new opportunities in temporal, spatial and organisational flexibility.

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Megatrend: Living, reconceived – smart, mobile, sustainable

Digital solutions open the door to new possibilities for our homes and the processes related to residences and properties.

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Megatrend: Reset across the Board? The digital property sector

Apps are just the beginning. It's connectivity – and an always-online infrastructure – that will lead to profound transformation in the property sector.

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Making progress – from a position of strength

Hermann J. Merkens talks about digitalisation and the opportunities and potentials if offers for Aareal Bank Group.

Our Group, our synergies

Our two business segments focus on different markets. There are important connections between the two segments: we realise synergies, to the benefit of our clients.

Our segments

Structured Property Financing and Consulting/Services: we enjoy outstanding market positions in both segments.

”Aareal 2020“

Adjust, Advance, Achieve: with our "Aareal 2020" programme for the future, we are taking key decisions for the future success of our Group.

Sustainability as standard

We are convinced that solid corporate action with a sense of responsibility is a material requirement for securing the long-term sustainability of a company or enterprise.

Megatrend: Urban Future – Living in a Megacity

Rapidly advancing urbanisation is presenting cities with major challenges and is creating completely new business models.

Megatrend: New Work – New Ways of Collaborating

Digitalisation is fundamentally changing the way we work. It's unlocking new opportunities in temporal, spatial and organisational flexibility.

Megatrend: Living, reconceived – smart, mobile, sustainable

Digital solutions open the door to new possibilities for our homes and the processes related to residences and properties.

Megatrend: Reset across the Board? The digital property sector

Apps are just the beginning. It's connectivity – and an always-online infrastructure – that will lead to profound transformation in the property sector.

Finances – Downloads

Find the Annual Report 2017 as a download here...