Advice on questions concerning the development of location, retail trade and property for bodies including:

  • the Department of Trade and Industry of the German State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • the state government of Salzburg
  • a number of city councils in Germany and Austria
  • national and international trading companies in a wide variety of sectors
  • project developers, operators and investors
  • renowned brand manufacturers

Expert reports on questions concerning the spatial compatibility of large-scale retail trade projects, as well as questions concerning antitrust law, compiled for bodies including:

  • various administrative courts in Germany (e.g. Stuttgart AC, Mannheim HAC, Schwerin AC, Halle AC, Koblenz HAC)
  • district and regional courts in Austria (e.g. Eisenstadt RC, Vienna HRC)

Lectures on questions of trade development, the property markets and urban development delivered to bodies including:

  • the German Institute of Urban Studies (difu)
  • the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • the Swiss Council of Shopping Centers (SCSC)
  • the German Central Real Estate Committee (ZIA)
  • the Architectural Association of Saxony-Anhalt
  • the Austrian Association for Landscape Planning and Landscape Architecture (ÖGLA)
  • the German Association for applied Geography (DVAG)
  • the Federation of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHT)
  • various Chambers of Trade and Industry in Gemany and Austria
  • the Troyes and Aube Chamber of Commerce and Industry (F)
  • government executive committees and ministries
  • different retail trade associations, including the Chief German Retail Trade Association (HDE)
  • renowned business estate agents
  • a large number of towns, municipalities, city and town marketing organisations

Participation at expert hearings on questions of trade for bodies including:

  • the European Union
  • the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Republic of Austria
  • the Regional Governments of Salzburg, Lower Austria, Carinthia, Saarland and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

From 2000 to 2003, we worked with the research group for "Spatial relevance of new forms of offering goods and services for sale" at the German Academy of Spatial Research and Regional Planning (ARL)

Since the beginning of 2008 chairmanship of the research group for "Definition of retail floor space" at the Society of Property Researchers (gif); since February 2009 chairmanship of the research group "Retail"

Since 2017 member of the workgroup "Integrated Location Development" (AG_IST) at the advisory board for community development of Rhineland-Palatinate

Lectureship at the International Real Estate Business School (IREBS)

External Examiner at the Vienna University of Techology, Department of Real Estate Management

Member of the Trade Committee at the Wiesbaden Chamber of Industry and Trade 

The carrying out of feasibility studies, location studies, retail trade structure analyses, utilisation concepts, etc. commissioned by investors, project developers, trading companies, center operators, etc. at a wide variety of locations in

  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Luxembourg
  • Belgium
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • Hungary
  • Slovenia
  • Croatia
  • Romania
  • Bulgaria
  • Serbia
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Albania
  • Ukraine
  • and other countries.

Contributions to publications including the following:

  • Federal Office for Civil Engineering and Spatial Planning (publisher): Information on Spatial Development

  • Institute of Finance and Infrastructure Policies at Vienna Technical University (publisher): The Public Sector

  • Paul-Heinz Vogels & Joachim Will: Land-Use Planning and Urban Development Effects of Factory Outlet Centers. Basic research in the framework of the research field "Centers" of experimental residential and urban construction, commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Spatial Planning, Civil Engineering and Urban Development, Bonn. Birkhäuser publishing house, in the series Current Town Research, Vol. 70, Basel/Boston/Berlin, 1999

  • Arnold Hertz (publisher): Boundary-Free Real Estate. New Developments and Methods in Inner-City Project Development. Hamburg, 2000

  • Dietrich Fürst & Hans Joachim Kujath (publisher): Land-Use Planning Challenges Due To Changes in Trade, Logistics and Tourism. Reports on research and meetings of the German Academy for Spatial Research and Regional Planning. Vol. 222, Hanover, 2004

  • Immoconsult Leasing (publisher): Factory Outlet Centers in Europe. Market Report. Vienna, 2006

  • Gabriele Bobka (publisher): Special Properties from A - Z. Evaluation, Models, Benchmarks and Examples. Bundesanzeiger publishing house, Cologne, 2007
  • Bernd Falk & Wolfgang R. Bays (publisher): Shopping-Center-Handbook. Development, Management, Marketing. Starnberg / Ludwigsburg, 2009

  • Friedrich Mair (publisher): Retail and Local Supply. Materials for Spacial Planning. Vol. 23. Salzburg, 2011
  • Joachim Zentes, Bernhard Swoboda, Dirk Morschett & Hanna Schramm-Klein (publishers): Handbook Retail. Strategies - Perspectives - International Competition. 2nd Ed. Wiesbaden, 2012
  • Gabriele Bobka (publisher): Special Properties from A - Z. Evaluation, Models, Benchmarks and Examples. Bundesanzeiger publishing house, 2nd revised edition. Cologne, 2014
  • gif Society of Property Researchers (ed.): Definitions for Retail Analysis. Definitions for the Assessment of Retail Real Estate and Locations as well as for the Creation of Retail Analyses, Impact Assessments and Local Retail Concepts. Wiesbaden, 2014

  • Bernd Falk & Momme T. Falk (eds.): Shopping-Center Future. Starnberg, 2014
  • Gabriele Bobka (publisher): Special Properties from A - Z. Evaluation, Models, Benchmarks and Examples. Bundesanzeiger publishing house, 3rd completly revised edition. Cologne, 2018

(The titles of the above publications have been translated from the German.)

Press reports on the results of studies, often including statements and interviews, have appeared in publications including

  • ARD
  • Berliner Morgenpost
  • Berliner Zeitung
  • Corriere della Sera (I)
  • Der Facility Manager
  • Distribuzione Moderna (I)
  • Financial Times Deutschland
  • Focus
  • Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)
  • Frankfurter Rundschau
  • German Real Estate Review
  • Hamburger Abendblatt
  • Der Handel
  • Handelsblatt
  • Handelszeitung (CH)
  • Immobilien Focus (A)
  • Der Immobilien-Bewerter
  • Immobilien Business
  • Immobilien Magazin
  • Immobilien Zeitung
  • Immobilien weekly
  • Immobilienwirtschaft
  • Impulse
  • Key Account (A)
  • Kurier (A)
  • La Stampa (I)
  • Lebensmittel-Zeitung
  • Manager Magazin
  • Markt intern
  • MDR
  • Modaes (E)
  • N24
  • Neue Züricher Zeitung (CH)
  • Österreichische Textilzeitung (A)
  • Die Presse (A)
  • Property Magazine
  • Regal (A)
  • RTL
  • Salzburger Nachrichten (A)
  • SAT 1
  • Der Spiegel
  • Der Standard (A)
  • Schweizer Immobilienbrief (CH)
  • Schweizer Sport & Mode (CH)
  • SRF (CH)
  • Süddeutsche Zeitung
  • Textilzeitung
  • Tiroler Tageszeitung (A)
  • Trend (SK)
  • Wirtschaftswoche
  • Value Retail News (US)
  • Die Welt
  • WirtschaftsBlatt (A)