Approach

Alternative reuse of existing buildings The value of a building is not limited to a single use. A good building has a certain flexibility included in the design. If the current use asks for a new plan, this flexibility must be activated. For alternative reuse of existing buildings HDP Real Estate has a strong vision. Initiatives for new use must come from the market and the authorities will have to be flexible. This is the way to provide a new life to a valuable building. HDP Real Estate is working with fellow entrepreneurs in the process of selecting a new use for existing buildings. Because traditional real estate developers are less able to accept risks and funders increase the guarantee-demands new collaborations are necessary for the rezoning challenges of today. HDP Real Estate enters into these processes as the initiator and organizer with the aim of a feasible plan for a new use in an existing building.

Sustainable existing buildings The realization is growing that sustainability is part of every remodeling, renovation or new construction. This involves not only energy, but refers to the future value of the building as well. Especially when changing buildings, there is great advantage in making sustainability part of the planning process. Sustainable retrofitting of existing buildings for HDP Real Estate stands for an increase in comfort for the occupants, lower running costs and higher value. This is the way to make better buildings. HDP Real Estate helps building owners to make strategic choices and shows the benefit of concrete sustainability with less costs, higher value and better comfort in mind.

Projectmanagement The value of a building is determined mainly in the design-phase. This means that we make important choices in a short time. Often performed by a well-coordinated team of designers and consultants, with an extensive range of conditions. Taking into account the demands of today and prepared for the challenges for tomorrow. This can only be successful with a professional director in charge. The design process is an iterative process and is diffuse. The designers make their first sketches based on the brief and then they integrate this into a preliminary design. But what determines the choices they make? Are these the most optimal choices? The projectmanager is the independent expert who unprejudiced steers the process. He or she will assess whether the design meets the program requirements. Whether this is the optimal design and whether there are aspects that need further study, such as sustainability. The project manager also assesses whether the price-quality ratio is correct and that choices do not lead to higher operating expenses. During the design phase, numerous preconditioned aspects can influence the design and sometimes the process, such as zoning and permits, subsidy schemes, the method of procurement or tax aspects. The projectmanager makes these risks manageable and actively steers them to minimize those risks.