Commitment

We are shaping the future of city centres. With vision and a holistic focus.

Making property fit for the future: For Midstad, this includes assuming social responsibility. We are driven by the desire to create sustainable buildings and thus places to live, work and experience for people and their needs. And at the same time to provide answers to a wide range of sustainability-related topics.

In our business decisions and processes, environmental, social and societal aspects play just as important a role as economic considerations. For us, this means a wide-reaching focus on what cities really need today and in the future. To this end, we conduct research, provide impetus for change and develop solutions that work in the long term and inspire people. As a partner to cities, pioneers of the Midstad Way, promoter of social initiatives, active participant in research projects, and a member of renowned associations.

Sustainability

Focusing on the future – thinking ahead sustainably.

Buildings influence their surroundings and also the quality of life of the people who use them. For generations. We approach every project development with this in mind. The highest standards of sustainability, energy efficiency and ESG compliance are decisive for us in every new development. When revitalising existing properties, we focus on their great sustainability potential, which we consistently use to the fullest extent.

Midstad maxim for sustainable action:

Resources

Preservation of valuable raw materials through the revitalisation of existing buildings

Climate protection

Through innovative construction and operating concepts

Green energy

Use of renewable energy

Certification

Striving for the highest standards for all developments

Change

Shaping and revitalising city centres

Quality

Customised offerings to suit user requirements

Diversity

Connection and coordination of multifunctional uses in the building

Social

Engaging in socio-political activities

Stable values

Through flexible adaptability of the utilisation concept.

Stable values

Looking ahead – from best fit to togetherness.

For Midstad, sustainability in investments also means being aware of social changes in the context of the city and region. For us, this includes a strategic focus on the “best-fit” use mix of a building. We then derive consistent, flexible and clever floor plans that we can use to react to possible changes in space requirements. In doing so, we rely on an open dialogue and a sustainability strategy in which we exchange ideas with all stakeholders and the urban society as a whole.

Initiatives

Cooperative in research – initiator of the transformation study.

Midstad supports research and is involved in numerous projects. For example, a research initiative has been launched on the further development of city centres. What are the causes and success factors relevant to sustainable city centre development? And how can we identify the success factors for city centre development? Midstad is investigating these questions with the EBS University of Business and Law and TU Darmstadt, among others.

Social Impact

With social responsibility – creating prospects.

Midstad defines itself as a committed company for the future and is involved in various social issues. We want to make a social impact in urban areas, regionally and nationwide. The opportunities of the next generation are particularly important to us with this in mind. Specifically, we are involved with the Off Road Kids – Prospects for Homeless Children project in Germany. This is a foundation and nationwide aid organisation that helps unhoused children and young people in Germany to find new prospects in life. As a strong team player, promoting sport is also an important issue for us. We support the German Sports Aid Foundation, which focuses on support for young German athletes and individual promotion concepts in elite sports.

Memberships

Committed to the future as a member of the ULI

Midstad is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), an international research and educational organisation dedicated to the sustainable development and use of cities. Together with the public sector, the aim is to promote the quality of life in cities and municipalities through the sharing of knowledge and experience. As a member of the ULI, Midstad supports a multidisciplinary forum for property industry experts and assumes social responsibility in various ULI panels. Currently, for example, in Frankfurt.

Networked throughout Europe as a DGNB member

Midstad is a member of Europe's largest network for sustainable construction. We are happy to make an active contribution here, raising awareness of sustainability issues and being part of an active community that represents the entire value chain of the construction and property industry. DGNB quality throughout the entire life cycle: All projects undergo the DGNB certification process. This also applies to our Midstad Karlsruhe project—a combination of demolition and new construction—where we are currently having a DGNB demolition certification carried out.

Vision at the top as a member of the ZIA

Midstad is a member of the German Property Federation (ZIA), the umbrella organisation of the real estate industry and its extensive nationwide network. As an association of companies and organisations, the ZIA is the leading voice of the property sector along the entire value chain, both throughout Germany and at European level.

Committed to good governance as an ICG member

The Institut für Corporate Governance in der deutschen Immobilienwirtschaft e.V. (ICG) is committed to good governance and supports transparency through its own certifications. Midstad is a member of the association, which defines itself as a standard-setting organisation and think tank in the real estate sector for value-oriented and sustainable corporate management in the real estate industry.