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Founded in Great Britain in 1868, RICS is now a global professional organization with over 130,000 real estate experts around the world. RICS stands for professional practice in all areas of the real estate industry, across all types of use. It regulates and promotes the profession on the basis of high professional standards and strict professional ethics. RICS in Germany, founded in Frankfurt am Main in 1994, holds a leading position in continental Europe. Many outstanding, committed personalities of the local real estate industry count among its approximately 1,800 members. With a strategy that brings the strengths of an internationally renowned organization in line with local market requirements, the German national association is the spearhead of dynamic growth in the region.

Tobias Schultheiß FRICS SIOR has been head of the RICS Rhine Main chapter at RICS since 2011 and is responsible for the regular organization of network events.


The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors is the leading global professional office and industrial real estate association. With more than 3,400 members in 686 cities and 38 countries, SIOR represents today's most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists.


The Society for Real Estate Research (gif) was founded in 1993 by 27 members and now has over 1,300 members, who form a complex network of young professionals, specialists and managers. The company promotes research and teaching in the real estate industry. It builds bridges between science and business, creates standards to increase market transparency and drives the professionalization of the industry. An active, voluntary exchange between members and invited guests takes place in a large number of competence groups. Blackbird Real Estate founder Tobias Schultheiß FRICS SIOR has been a member of the association since 1997 and head of the “Real Estate Risk Management” competence group since 2017.

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With around 2,800 members, IMMOEBS is the largest alumni network in the real estate industry in Germany. IMMOEBS e.V. is active nationwide in six regional working groups and one working group in Austria. Immoebs members combine their studies at the two leading (further education) institutes in the real estate sector in Germany, the Real Estate Management Institute of the EBS University for Business and Law and the IREBS Real Estate Academy / University of Regensburg. Blackbird Real Estate founder Tobias Schultheiß FRICS SIOR has been a member of Immoebs since 2001.


The world's most important real estate fair has been taking place in Cannes for over 30 years at the beginning of March. 3,800 exhibitors and over 20,000 participants meet here every year to usher in the new real estate year. Blackbird Real Estate is of course also on site and, from 2021, will be the proud organizer of the German Lounge initiated by our partner Olaf Hütten:


As the largest B2B trade fair for real estate in Europe, EXPO REAL has offered the best conditions for efficient networking since 1998. Blackbird Real Estate has been a stand partner of the "International Investors Lounge" since 2017 and is therefore represented at the trade fair as an exhibitor.

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