Property manager award: Michael O. Schmutzer is Mind of the Year

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At this year's presentation of the Property Manager Award on 21 February in Cologne, our CEO and founder Michael O. Schmutzer was named Mind of the Year. The prize was presented by Gero Bergmann of Berlin Hyp at the festive gala evening held at Dock.One in Cologne.

In the Mind of the Year category, the jury recognises outstanding personalities in the property sector. The jury's rationale was as follows:

“The founder of Design Offices was one of the first to see the changes that digitalisation would bring to the world of work and offices. He picked up on the trends towards flexible working, short-term rental contracts and agile project teams and integrated these in the business model for his co-working concept. In spite of competition from international providers, Schmutzer has succeeded in making Design Offices the market leader in Germany – with 25 sites and almost 100,000 square metres of floor space.” 

Now in its 11th year, the award presented by the publishing house Immobilienmanager Verlag is among the most acclaimed in the industry. Outstanding companies, services and individuals in the property sector in Germany, Austria and Switzerland receive honours in a total of 14 categories.

More informations about the award and winner here.