Between Alster and Elbe

As a Hamburg-based family business, we are true Hanseatics. And this in two respects:

Firstly, Hamburg is our home: whether in the middle of Alsterdorf, Barmbek, Harvestehude, Niendorf, Othmarschen, Winterhude or Wilhelmsburg - we create space to live and work in 15 districts. We have been developing, building and letting properties on our land for over 100 years. The needs of our tenants are our top priority. That is why we are constantly investing in their residential and working environments. To date, we have around 1,900 rental apartments and almost 100,000 m² of commercial space in our portfolio. 

On the other hand, the virtues of the reputable businessperson are the benchmark for our daily work. We value and live reliability, expertise, consistency and a spirit of cooperation - both with our tenants and business partners as well as within our team.

years of experience



  • 1883
    Founding of the estate agent company Adolph J. A. Freudendahl by Hermann Freudendahl
  • 1942
    Robert Vogel takes over the company at the age of 23 after the death of his uncle and becomes sole owner
  • 1951
    Founding of the company Freies Wohnungsunternehmen Anna M. M. Vogel by Robert Vogel
  • 1952
    Realization of numerous construction projects with over 300 apartments
  • 1954
    Founding of the ROBERT VOGEL Kommanditgesellschaft
  • 1981
    Expansion of the ROBERT VOGEL Kommanditgesellschaft into the US market
  • 1984
    Robert Vogel's nephew Robert E. J. Leyba becomes a personally liable partner
  • 1993
    Merger of the two companies to form today's ROBERT VOGEL GmbH & Co Kommanditgesellschaft
  • 2002
    The managing partner Robert E. J. Leyba passes away
  • 2008
    The company founder Robert Vogel passes away
  • 2021
    John Patrick Leyba is the fifth generation to take over the management together with Peter Pfeffer
  • 2023
    Iris Hahn succeeds Peter Pfeffer as managing director alongside John Patrick Leyba