Serviced apartments
as sustainable real estate

How sustainable is THE FLAG?

THE FLAG is both - host and home. Our Smart Living concept creates sustainable spaces for people in various life situations. Whether in our student apartments, senior living, or business living, at THE FLAG we meet the individual needs of our guests and employees, and as a midsize company, we think long-term and sustainably at the same time.

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Our Vision
as a sustainable company

Our corporate decisions are based on the concept of sustainability. In order to ensure the future success of our ever-growing family business, we pay attention to social requirements, important trends, and changing market demands. As a sustainable company in the real estate industry, we act in accordance with our ESG guidelines. For THE FLAG, this means specifically:

  • We invest in sustainable use of resources.
  • We actively contribute to the sustainable development of the social environment.
  • We are guided by the principle of good corporate governance, relying on transparent communication and flat hierarchies.

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as a sustainable employer

As a sustainable company, we value not only the well-being of the environment but also that of our employees. The social aspect should have at least the same part of the vision of a sustainable company as the ecological one. Our employees make a significant contribution to the success of THE FLAG, which is why their satisfaction is a key factor of business success. Therefore, we are constantly working on our employee benefits.

Our employee benefits

  • Individual job training programs
  • Varied workplaces in international metropolises
  • Sports programs for health promotion
  • Subsidy for concluding a pension plan
  • Flexible working model for an optimal work-life balance

We also care about promoting young talent. Students from high school and university are welcome to apply for sustainable jobs in the form of internships or study-related work at THE FLAG.

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How to make
real estate sustainable

THE FLAG's focus in real estate construction is on the conversion of existing properties. We consider where it makes sense to build a new one and where existing buildings can be converted in a sustainable way. The design and construction of the sustainable properties are in our responsibility to ensure that all ESG guidelines are followed during both construction and use. For example, to actively protect the environment, we rely on climate-friendly energy sources and purchase 100 % green electricity. Digitalization also enables us to process data externally via a CO2-neutral data center.

As a sustainable real estate provider, THE FLAG wants to make a significant contribution toward the improvement of the living situation in urban centers. Therefore, being close to the city center is an important location factor during the selection process of our properties. A mobility concept adapted to the location supports our residents in living a sustainable lifestyle. By providing training, conversations, and information sheets, we also raise awareness among our suppliers, tenants, and employees to build, occupy and operate real estate sustainably.

Sustainable real estate in Germany

We already use eco-friendly energy sources at all our German locations. The sustainable buildings we own in Munich and Frankfurt are exemplary in this regard. The Munich II property complies with all the guidelines of the city of Munich's Ecological Criteria Catalog for subsidized housing. In Frankfurt, our own combined heat and power system is responsible for heat dissipation in electricity production. For energy and water savings, we have already installed motion detectors and a cistern to collect and reuse rainwater.

Sustainable real estate in Switzerland

Our Zurich location is known as the "Velo City," which is why we decided on expanding bicycle parking spaces here in our mobility concept. Along with charging stations for e-cars, we have used these to replace classic parking lots for promoting a sustainable urban living space.

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Sustainable real estate in Spain

We value natural locational advantages in order to build and occupy sustainable real estate. At THE FLAG Costa del Sol in Spain, our properties benefit from intense sunlight, so we are able to generate solar power. The Mediterranean climate and the relaxing environment offer the residents of our Senior Living Apartments a unique quality of life.

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ESG - Report

Would you like to learn more about the topics of sustainable real estate, sustainable building and living, as well as about us as a sustainable company? For THE FLAG, we are presenting a sustainability report for the first time. This corresponds to the increasing interest of our stakeholders as well as our own claim to contribute to climate and environmental protection, to further improve our cost efficiency, to minimize risks and to conduct our business responsibly.

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