Drees & Sommer is your innovative partner for consulting, planning, construction and operation and has supported private & public clients and investors for more than 50 years in all aspects of real estate. With over 15 years of experience as Project Management Consultants in the Middle East, we have developed a thorough understanding of the local challenges faced in the Commercial and Retail sectors.

Our Commercial and Retail Design Delivery (CRDD) division takes a holistic approach to the management of projects by considering the goals and interests of all stakeholders to provide cost-effective evaluation & monitoring, realistic scheduling & quality maintenance. The client’s individual requirements, goals, and satisfaction are our top priorities, which is achieved through a 360° approach to every project. In all that we do, we adopt a holistic and sustainable approach – we call it ‘the blue way’

We bring you 360° Consultancy Services


Drees & Sommer offers tailor-made services for each phase of the Fit-out Project Lifecycle, we partner with our clients and ensure every project is delivered on time, within budget and to the highest quality. We act as your main point of contact and manage all (sub) contractors, consultants, design processes and landlord communication, while monitoring the project to ensure successful delivery aligned with client expectations and relevant regulations.


By representing the landlord client and their technical teams, the CRDD team acts as the key point of contact and authorises approvals on behalf of the landlord. We ensure the tenant’s design follows the guidelines, that the quality on-site meets expectations, and that the work is completed within the planned grace period before the rent commencement date.


At Drees & Sommer, we combine our team of industry experts from various backgrounds to provide an interdisciplinary design approach to ensure managing project challenges from all angles and develop innovative solutions that address the Client’s needs. Our team consists of creative and skilled individuals, with extensive Luxury Design, MEP and Project Management experience to ensure exceptional design, flawless delivery, consistency and quality.


The dedicated CRDD team handles the preparation of the tenant’s fit-out manual as per the required standards & quality to strengthen the asset’s reputation in the market. With our comprehensive experience in project management and consultancy, the team ensures that all architectural and MEP design guidelines, procedures and HSE regulations are incorporated based on the agreed requirements.


Drees & Sommer delivers a detailed set of Lease Outline Drawings (LOD) for newly built and/or existing assets. Our team of experts drafts the LODs after a site visit and a detailed site survey is conducted for the confirmation of all the provisions and dimensions. Once completed, a tailored set of drawings is developed in line with client needs and requirements.

We offer CRDD services across all project categories

  • Project Set-Up and Project Execution Plan
  • Market and Financial Studies
  • Architectural Design Consultancy Services (Concept & Detailed)
  • Cost Management (Budgeting, Cost Control)
  • Tenant Management (RFP Preparation, BOQ Analysis, Contractor Recommendation)
  • Construction Supervision Services
  • Project Close-Out / Turn-Key Handover Services
  • Fit-out Management Consultancy Services on behalf of the Landlord and/or Developer
  • Design Review of submitted Tenant Drawings
  • Performance of required governmental and landlord inspections during execution
  • Contractor Supervision & Progress Reporting
  • HSE Supervision and Implementation
  • Conduction of Final Inspections and the Preparation Project Closure Reports
  • Preparation of Delay Claim Reports per Tenant
  • Preparation of Tenant Fit-Out Manuals
  • Preparation of Lease Outline Drawings per Unit (Set of 5-8 Drawings)

Take a look at our successful projects in the Middle East

The Meat Co, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

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Taverna, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

© FoodFront

Americano, Dubai

© FoodFund

The Typical Dutch Pancake, JBR, Dubai

© Typical Dutch Pancake

New look Salon, Aswaaq Community Center, Dubai

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CRYO Stay Young, Emirates Towers, Dubai

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Our Portfolio

Drees & Sommer is dedicated to delivering its Commercial and Retail Design Delivery services among assets internationally that offer diverse scope of services as per Client’s requirement. Our CRDD specialists critically analyse and rank the Client's requirements to determine the most convenient approach to structure the services and implement the most suitable workflow for the project to move forward. We identify risk, project cost, effectiveness and quality while maintaining a combination of creative and commercial disciplines, ensuring expectations are met.

Added Value


  • You have more time for your primary tasks
  • We think outside the box & act on your behalf in all matters
  • We create a customised workflow for each asset and project for maximum efficiency


  • Our team thinks and acts independently together
  • We continuously document the progress of the project and report regularly


  • Our integrated management and optimisation is designed to save costs
  • Our team of experts replaces the additional in-house hiring expenses for our Client
  • Together we create mandatory structures for transparent decision-making


  • Our multi-disciplinary team has diverse analytical capabilities
  • You benefit from our in-house technical engineering and design expertise for quality testing and optimiaation
  • We take a holistic approach and consider the entire lifecycle of our Client's units and assets

A look inside Drees & Sommer

As the leading European Consulting, Planning and Project Management enterprise, Drees & Sommer has worked with private and public clients from construction bodies to investors on all types of real estate and infrastructure projects – both analog and digital – for 50 years. With its pioneering and future-shaping consulting, the company offers solutions for successful buildings, high-return portfolios, powerful infrastructure and livable cities.

Your contact

Stephan Degenhart, Managing Director, +971 4 365 2522, Stephan.Degenhart@dreso.com
Sary Azakir, Head of Commercial & Retail Design Delivery, +971 4 365 2522, sary.azakir@dreso.com

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