Your partner for retail investment

Creating value

About Blank Real Estate

We are experts in providing sound and successful transaction advice for German-speaking countries. We specialise in the marketing of high-yield retail properties such as super- and hypermarkets, local supply and retail centers, DIY stores and mixed-use properties.

We have worked with a well-established international network of owners, developers and capital partners for over 15 years. A fundamental part of our success has been the creation of long-term partnerships with sellers and investors based on mutual trust.

Our Philosophy

We create value by identifying the needs of interested parties and tailoring the buying and selling processes accordingly. We do this creatively, transparently and with a focus on results, but always keeping in mind the bigger picture – for all of the parties involved.

The question as to what businesses and individuals can contribute to make a positive impact on an increasingly complex world inspired Johannes Blank to initiate a symposium in July 2015 entitled: Individual Responsibility - The Basis of a Fulfilled Life and a Supportive Community, which attracted several eminent speakers.

Our Team

Johannes Blank

Johannes gained a degree in business economics, specialising in civil engineering and real estate, at the University of Leipzig.

He founded BLANK REAL ESTATE in 2005 with its head office in Frankfurt, having worked before in an architect's office and also with Jones Lang LaSalle.

The Managing Director is the initiator of the “Fachmarkt Star”, an award scheme for the German retail property industry.

Gabriele Hipp

Having initially started a joinery apprenticeship in Stuttgart, Gabriele then gained a diploma in architecture at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.

She worked in project management for Arthur Andersen (now EY) both during and after her studies. She joined BLANK REAL ESTATE in March 2007 and manages the Frankfurt office.


Over the past 15 years we have built up a highly professional and efficient team.

We work hand in hand with a network of experts across Germany to deliver a fully tailored, results-oriented service.



Our Services

BLANK REAL ESTATE offers a comprehensive, collaborative advisory service for developers, property and portfolio owners and investors.

We analyse the strengths and weaknesses of locations and their respective properties. Tenants, investors, customers and communities value sustainable, functioning properties. Key drivers for success include a coherent integration into the local community, a high quality of visitor stay and experience, a convincing tenant mix, flexible building regulations, as well as reasonable non-recoverables.

The application of our expertise and experience is committed to your long-term success.


E-Center Bremerhaven – Blank Real Estate

Retail Park E-Center & Aldi

Kaufland & Media Markt Amberg – Blank Real Estate

Kaufland & Media Markt

Marktkauf Speyer – Blank Real Estate

EDEKA Portfolio

Cologne, Bonn & Düsseldorf
Rewe-Center Höchberg – Blank Real Estate

REWE with Neighbourhood Centre

Hornbach Berlin – Blank Real Estate

HORNBACH Portfolio I & II

Berlin & Fürth, Berlin & Osnabrück
Scheunenhof Pirna – Blank Real Estate

Mixed-use Property Scheunenhof

Residential and Office Building Mannheim-Käfertal – Blank Real Estate

Mixed-use Property

Kaßlerfelder Kreisel Duisburg – Blank Real Estate

Kaßlerfelder Kreisel

Convenience shopping center Traunstein – Blank Real Estate

Neighbourhood Centre

EDEKA & dm Saarbrücken – Blank Real Estate

EDEKA & dm

UEZ Unterschleißheim – Blank Real Estate


Auerbach-Center – Blank Real Estate





Hochstraße 33
60313 Frankfurt am Main

T: +49 69 689 70 430
F: +49 69 689 70 432