A blueprint for success.
For me real estate is a lot more than concrete, steel and glass. When I founded the Becken company 40 years ago, my principle belief was that real estate is first and foremost living space for people. It still is my maxim that people should enjoy living and working in the buildings we create. It is for that reason that property should be viewed not just from an investor perspective but also with the architect’s eye.
percent Becken: Development, Asset Management and Property Management
Million Euro of total project volume realized
Square meters have been built every day for 40 years
Our company values.
We are only as good as the team that surrounds us.
Real estate is a people´s business. Ultimately it‘s people – not the market – who make the final decisions. At the end of the day it‘s not companies that we trust, it’s the people sitting across from us. We‘re certainly not the only ones who claim to give our personal attention to every project, but not many can say they always act like owners as opposed to service providers. And that’s why we always provide advice with the client‘s perspective in mind, just the way we like to be counseled.
An eye for detail. And for the big picture.
As a real estate company we are involved in the entire value chain of a construction project, from development to financing right through to the construction of residential and commercial properties stable in value.
This knowledge makes us an excellent point of contact for private and institutional investors looking to do great things with us. It’s only by seeing the big picture that you can get the small details right.
The most important resource for the future is experience.
The history of Becken dates back 40 years. Over this period we have introduced and realized many development projects. But what‘s most important is the fact that along the way we have never stopped learning. Of course we constantly come across things that are new to us, but our experience gives us the assurance that we know how to react, even to unanticipated challenges.
Independence is the most important currency in the world.
Many impressive construction projects will never be realized. Insufficient funding is one of the most common reasons. Thankfully that is quite rare in our case. The reason for this can be found in our financial independence which enables us to realize real estate projects on our own terms and almost single-handedly. This not only gives us real strength, it gives us flexibility. And it adds to our company’s attractiveness to potential partners.
Greatness lies in taking responsibility.
Throughout our company history we have learned the importance of taking responsibility. The more we grow, the more crucial this responsibility becomes – especially in such a sensitive area as the development of working and living spaces. We build for people who have consciously chosen the city as the centre of their lives. We challenge ourselves to give them every opportunity for personal development in this environment. After all, we live here ourselves.
Our management team
A history of real estate since 1978
Dieter Becken founds the company and starts its first projects.
First real estate development in the City-Süd district: Heidenkampsweg
Together with renowned architects Hadi Teherani and Jan Störmer, iconic Hamburg office buildings are created such as the Berliner Bogen, the Deichtor Center, and the Berliner Tor Center.
BECKEN builds the new central police headquarters for the city of Hamburg – ahead of schedule and under budget.
Dieter Becken is a consultant on the team of experts for Hamburg mayor Ole von Beust.
FIABCI Prix d’Excellence for the high-rise office building Doppel XX, Hamburg
Completion of Berliner Bogen
Office of the Year: Deichtor Center
MIPIM Award: Berliner Bogen
Sale of the entire real estate portfolio to Morgan Stanley.
Restructuring of BECKEN group: under the umbrella of the holding company individual business divisions – project development, construction management and administration – offer the full spectrum of real estate services.
Completion of Süd-Carré, the first project of Becken Projektentwicklungs GmbH.
Completion of the office building complexes Hanse Atrium, An der Alster and Neue Rabenstraße by BECKEN Projektentwicklungs GmbH.
BECKEN Projektentwicklungs and Baumanagment GmbH merge into BECKEN Development GmbH.
Bertha Berlin – first project in Berlin.
Mühlenquartier – first neighbourhood development with an emphasis on residential.
Completion of various BECKEN projects in Hamburg:
Fleet Office, Esplace and Finnlandhaus (offices), Mühlenquartier,
Becken develops its first residential project in Munich.
Becken rejuvenates and expands its management team and appoints three new directors to the Management Board.
Completion of the Bertha Berlin project.
Becken enters the Düsseldorf office real estate market and develops its first project on Kennedydamm.
Becken moves to new company headquarters, located in the “Finnlandhaus” in the heart of Hamburg.
Becken shows clear growth in 2017 and continues its successful expansion throughout Germany.
Becken plans three residential towers on Frankfurt’s Zeil, with 500 apartments.
Becken concentrates the business areas Investment Management and Funds within a new company.
Completion of Meine Königsreihe.
The Becken company celebrates its 50th birthday.
»A former monofunctional office complex has been transformed into a vibrant business and residential quarter with views of the waterfront that befit the name „Boa Vista“. The office façade was endowed with narrow balconies to take full advantage of the view.«
Niels Vagt, KPW Papay Warncke und Partner Architekten mbB
»I would like to express my thanks for your contribution to the urban and cultural heritage of Hamburg through the personal commitment you have shown and still show.«
Prof. Jörn Walter, Chief Planning Director, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
»Within a family company like Becken, values like reliability and the “Hanseatic handshake” still are upheld. What’s more, we have always enountered competence and foresight when working together. This is why we are looking forward to being on hand as a finance partner in the future.«