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Due Diligence

In this Due Diligence Seminar, you will learn practical and systematic approaches to manage risks in real estate transactions.
Duration of seminar

3 days

Seminar location(s)

Hamburg, Kloster Eberbach (Eltville, near Frankfurt)

Seminar format

In-class Teaching



Seminar Fees

from €1,830


Enhancing Real Estate Transactions:
Mastering Due Diligence in Real Estate

What is Due Diligence and how does it pertain to real estate? In substantial real estate transactions, experts ensure a significant reduction of errors and risks for both buyers and sellers. The analysis encompasses Legal, Tax, Technical, and Financial Due Diligence, which will be addressed in this seminar.

Upcoming Dates
Due Diligence

16. 09. 2024 | Kloster Eberbach (Eltville near Frankfurt)

If you have any inquiries regarding the seminar, please click on your preferred start date for detailed information. Feel free to contact the study management, and we will be glad to assist you with any queries you may have.

Telephone +49 (0) 6723 9950-30
Key Benefits

Discover the benefits of choosing our institution for your education

University-level Education

The IREBS Executive Education is part of the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Management at the University of Regensburg.


You will engage in expert discussions with high-profile and renowned lecturers from academia and industry.


IREBS Executive Education has been in the market for over three decades and has successfully trained over 7,500 professionals.


Achieving certification from IREBS is held in high regard by executives and HR managers in the real estate industry.

Seminar Plus

We provide our students with the necessary materials in digital form.

Optimal Learning Environment

With small group sizes, we ensure an optimal learning environment, leading to higher learning success. Therefore, the available seats are limited.

Seminar Structure

Due Diligence in Real Estate Transactions:
A Comprehensive Digital Seminar

Participants will engage in a digital seminar, conducted in German, spanning four half days. Through the integration of Legal and Tax, Technical, and Financial Due Diligence, they will learn that a holistic view of the property is essential for well-founded assessments. Expert lecturers will guide them through real-world scenarios, empowering them to effectively manage risks in real estate transactions. The seminar offers a valuable learning opportunity for professionals and newcomers alike, providing a flexible and accessible experience.

Content Overview

The Toolbox. Due Diligence - Legal, Tax, Technical and Financial

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Day 1

Day 1

Time: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Lecturer: Aldo Trentinaglia

  • Purpose of due diligence
  • Due diligence methods
  • Content and time structure
  • Key legal due diligence issues:
    • Property cadastre
    • Easements
    • Building charges
    • Contract interpretation
    • Lease agreement
    • Building regulations
    • Zoning law

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm: Lunch break

2:15 pm – 5:30 pm:

  • Contractual risk mitigation
    • Risk mitigation instruments
    • Remedies under German Civil Code (BGB)
    • Contractual design options
    • Liability exclusion
  • Additional modules:
    • Contract clause design
    • Taxes
    • Notice of interest
    • Mortgag
    • Share Deal vs. Asset Deal
    • Building charges
    • Entry into lease agreement case

5:30 pm: End of day 1

Day 2

Day 2

Time: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Lecturer: Dr. Sebastian Reich

  • Concept and framework of Technical & Environmental Due Diligence - the integrated approach: Technology, Environment, Social, Governance
  • Objectives and purposes of Technical & Environmental Due Diligence from the buyer's and seller's perspective. The process - approach and workflow
  • Methodology: Information basis, assessment, cost analysis, cost evaluation of environmental issues in uncertain conditions

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm: Lunch break

2:15 pm – 5:30 pm:

  • Covered areas and topics with practical examples: Surroundings, location, building and management, planning, architecture, building structure and technology, fire protection, energy efficiency & climate change, environmental risks, environmental compliance, contamination, health protection, and occupational safety, Green Building, Governance
  • Report preparation: Content and format
  • Risk transfer based on the results
  • Outlook

5:30 pm: End of day 2

Day 3

Day 3

Time: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Lecturer: Dr. Frank J. Matzen (MRICS)

9:30 am – 1:00 pm:

  • Objectives of Financial Due Diligence
  • Transaction and Financial Due Diligence framework
  • Information foundations

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm: Lunch break

2:15 pm – 5:30 pm:

  • Interdependencies of Financial Due Diligence with other Due Diligence examinations
  • Organization of Financial Due Diligence
  • Legal aspects

5:30 pm: End of the seminar


Expertise from academia and industry

Frank Matzen
Dr. Frank J. Matzen (MRICS)
Executive Director at the management consultancy EY, lecturer
Sebastian Reich
Dr. Sebastian Reich
Managing Director Sebastian Reich Consult GmbH | RKDS & Partners
Aldo Trentinaglia
Aldo Trentinaglia
Lawyer, real estate economist and partner at ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN

Everything you need to know

Structure & Study Formats
  • Duration: 3 days (each from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm)
  • In-class teaching at three locations: Hamburg or Kloster Eberbach (near Frankfurt)
  • Provided: digital seminar materials, refreshments during breaks, and lunch snacks
Tuition Fees
Seminar fees: €1,990
Reduced seminar fees: €1,830*

* For alumni, members of IMMOEBS e. V., or IREBS Core e. V.

All prices are subject to the legally applicable VAT. Discounts cannot be combined.

Target Group & Admission Requirements

The seminar is aimed at the following groups of people:

  • Investors and financiers
  • Also suitable for transaction advisors, such as lawyers and tax consultants
  • Architects and engineers can also benefit from the seminar
Certificate of Completion

Upon completing our seminar successfully, you will be awarded an official certificate of participation, acknowledging your successful attendance and the knowledge and skills you have gained. Our seminars are highly regarded in the real estate industry, earning recognition from industry experts and professionals. Our practical and high-quality training provides you with valuable career opportunities.

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