May 2019

Strong locations at the click of a mouse –

gwSaar wins Location Award 2019

gwSaar (Saarland Economic Promotion Corporation) received the Location Award 2019 on Tuesday at the ‘Tage der Expansion’ commercial real estate event in Frankfurt on the Main. The gwSaar team had entered its project ‘Germany’s Saarland: Flächen | Immobilien | Service’ (Sites | Real Estate | Service). This is a web-based site research portal for investors and project developers that is unique in Germany and to be found at www.portal.germanys.saarland. It displays up to the minute information on all the available commercial and industrial sites and real estate in Saarland makes it easier for companies that are considering moving to the area to quickly identify a suitable location – including the fastest possible personal advice from the gwSaar support team.

At the awards ceremony in Frankfurt, Ute Petersen, Authorised Signatory at gwSaar, said: “The Location Award affirms our strategic approach to the development of the portal. We provide high-quality data here that is user-oriented, easy to process and always up to date. Our partners in the federal state support us continually in this regard”.

The Portal
The jury was convinced by the fact that this is the first time that all commercial and industrial sites and real estate in an entire federal state have been presented from a sales-oriented perspective in a way that is relevant to investors and can be customised. This is all done in a clear, fresh manner – without any longwinded information or insignificant details, like an orderly drawer. It allows interested parties to quickly identify and select suitable sites. The target group comprises investors and project developers who need to determine the optimum location for expansions and relocations.

A further advantage of the portal: the centralised system means that even sites in smaller municipalities with small marketing budgets are publicised. This free web service is also attractive for intermediary agencies such as real estate agents, banks or insurance companies.

The platform currently displays approx. 140 available commercial sites and approx. 90 real estate offers for office and laboratory use as well as halls and industrial buildings.
Overall the portal has already proved itself effective: it receives more than 3,000 visitors per month and an average of five enquiries per week.