The management of municipal real estate serves to provide land and to implement urban development goals and infrastructural measures. The focus is on the consolidation and provision of building land to promote the construction of housing, economic and structural development, and the promotion of sports, cultural, social and other municipal purposes. Due to the limited supply of land, however, the department's ability to make a significant contribution to the development of commercial and residential sites is limited.
The Real Estate Department coordinates investor projects of significance for the city's development, as well as the entire purchase and sale of land for public and private purposes; it markets municipal building plots, manages heritable building rights issued by the city, and manages undeveloped real estate that is not assigned a specific public function. Contractual management of the city's catering establishments of a commercial nature, the allocation of managed areas and the leasing of areas for temporary use are also part of the department's tasks. Another focus of the department's work is the maintenance of the geo-information system with regard to the balance sheet allocation of land.
The department consists of approximately 25 employees and aims to guarantee optimal management of municipal land and properties in accordance with political requirements and to provide impetus for the implementation of urban development goals and infrastructural measures. In 2021, many vacant positions could be filled. In addition to traditional real estate issues, the topic of digitization is being driven forward and work processes further optimized.