GSE, the global contractor in commercial real estate
The commercial real estate specialist with more than 40 years’ experience, GSE builds everything from logistics platforms and factories to shopping centres, office buildings and cinemas. We support your construction and renovation projects from beginning to completion.
From the search for land to the building’s handover, GSE is your single point of contact for your project’s management – with strong commitments on price, quality and deadlines.
Relying on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and 3D models, we customise our buildings to the precise needs of our clients in the logistics, industrial, retail and services sectors.
Key figures for 2022
GSE has 611 employees in Europe and Asia, including 344 engineers.
We carry out some 50 projects a year. GSE is recruiting: join us!
47 years of experience
million m² of commercial
real estate built
€1021 M revenues
83% of customers are satisfied
73% certified projects
years of presence
54 projects per year
Founders Michel and Jean-Pierre Hugues created GSE in 1976 and invented a new line of work: the General Contractor. This profession covers the design and turnkey construction of commercial buildings.
It offers contractual guarantees on price, deadlines and performance. Since then the offer has expanded to include land sourcing, to design & build and servicing post delivery. We called this comprehensive approach “Global Contracting”.
Today, with the GSE Group operating through a network of entities in France and abroad, our global contractor approach has been widely imitated across the commercial real estate industry.
Birth of GSE
Founders Michel and Jean-Pierre Hugues create GSE and invent a new profession: the General Contractor.
GSE earns the trust of major clients, such as Auchan and Danone, and carries out a string of large projects.
Development of logistics platforms
GSE helps build major logistics platforms and supports its clients in Europe and China.
Industrial facilities and expertise in controlled environments
GSE extends its offering to industrial operations with high technological content, thanks to the takeover of Michel Ferrier Engineering (MFE).
A local service across France
GSE creates Compagnie des Contractants Régionaux (CCR) to support companies across the country through local branches.
A founding member of the Global Compact France
GSE joins the UN’s Global Compact France and sits on its Board of Directors until 2020.
Launch of the Cecodia and Modulog products
GSE creates the Cecodia concept of eco-friendly, high-performance offices, followed in 2010 by Modulog, which capitalises on all our expertise in logistics buildings.
Diversification into retail
GSE acquires GAM Ingénierie to design & build retail premises in France and abroad.
Idea'Park concept and development of XXL warehouses
GSE introduces Idea'Park: modular space for SMEs and professionals. The group also specialises in extra-large logistics warehouses.
GSE becomes the umbrella brand
All companies of the Group come together under the single brand GSE. CCR becomes GSE Régions and GAM becomes GSE Ingénierie.
Creation of GSE’s innovation department, The Lab
The Lab brings together experts on the environmental transition, BIM technology, digital innovation and building design.
Birth of the GSE Foundation
GSE creates a foundation to back humanitarian, educational, cultural and social projects around the world.
Goldbeck acquires 100% of GSE’s capital
Goldbeck, a leading turnkey construction company based in Germany, acquires GSE from Towerbrook Capital Partners and the minority shareholders.
The Supervisory Committee is the group’s steering body for all decisions relating to strategy, changes to the business model, and matters of financial health.
The Supervisory Committee’s members represent the shareholder, GOLDBECK. It meets upon request by Chairman Roland PAUL or one of its members.
Members of GSE’s Supervisory Committee:
Chairman of the Supervisory Committee
Hans Jörg FRIEAUFF
Member of the Supervisory Committee
Dr. Benedikt Benjamin KRINGS
Member of the Supervisory Committee
GSE, a GOLDBECK company
GOLDBECK builds future-oriented commercial properties throughout Europe. The company regards buildings as products, which it realizes efficiently by serving as a one-stop shop: from design and construction to services during operation. Since its foundation in Germany in 1969, the company has successfully completed more than 10,000 projects.
In May 2019, GOLDBECK acquired a 100% share of GSE. This successful acquisition established GOLDBECK and GSE as European leaders in commercial construction. Together the two companies employ over 10,000 employees at more than 70 locations.