International real estate advisor Savills has acquired German workplace specialist Brickbyte, which combines services and consulting with digital space proptech to create sustainable office concepts.
Marcus Lemli, CEO Germany and head of investment Europe at Savills, said: 'The hybrid world of working has led to an increasing demand for flexible office space concepts. With the acquisition of Brickbyte we are further strengthening our client offering and expanding our in-house business line workplace consulting.'
In 2019, Norman Romeike founded Brickbyte; Tobias Hetfleisch joined in 2020 und Alessia Finckenstein in 2021. The business operates at the intersection of real estate consulting, architecture and digitalisation. Clients include Adac (the German AA), Porsche and Edge.
Brickbyte combines workplace and corporate real estate management (CREM) consultation with digital modules. The digital tool Brickbyte X helps clients with analysis, strategy and concepts as well as implementation and operation.
Amongst others, this includes workplace usage and capacity studies, office space analyses supported by artificial intelligence, 3D visualisations and organisational change management.
Brickbyte will continue to operate under its own name, with teams operating from Munich and Berlin and all staff set to be retained.
Norman Romeike, founder and managing director of Brickbyte, said: 'As one of the leading international real estate advisors, Savills offers a strong network that opens up new possibilities and growth opportunities for Brickbyte. By being part of the international group, we can further expand and strengthen our position in the market.'
Added Lemli: 'Going forward, we will focus more on the strategic development of office space as well as the occupier demands placed on it. The planning tool will make it easier for us to offer our clients tailor-made solutions and implement them more quickly. Occupiers and landlords will be able to benefit from our know-how. We are pleased that we were able to secure Norman Romeike and his team for the long term.'