GRI Club Deutschland
Andreas is responsible for the real estate business for Blackstone in Germany. He has over 20 years of experience in asset management, fund management, acquisition & sales and project development. Before joining Blackstone, Andreas has been Managing Director at Valad in Berlin, Director Central Region at Goldman Sachs RMD/Archon in Frankfurt and Fund Director at Alpha Real Capital in London. He started his career at Deka Immobilien Investment in Frankfurt. Andreas holds an MSc from Nottingham Trent University and a degree in Real Estate Economics from Akademie der Immobilienwirtschaft, where today he is an advisory board member. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Knobloch studied Law & Business Administration and is admitted to the German Bar. From 1979 until 1991 he was a Managing Partner of Allgemeine Bautraeger GmbH Cederbaum. In 1991 he joined the Frankfurter Hypothekenbank and was Chairman of the Managing Board of Directors of Eurohypo AG until 2008. From 2006 until 2008 he was Member of the Board of Managing Directors of Commerzbank AG. From November 2008 until August 2009 Knobloch was Member of the Supervisory Board of Hypo Real Estate Holding AG. From 2009 until 2012 Knobloch was Board Member of Josef Schörghuber Foundation. He is Non Executive Director of Palatium Investment Management Ltd. and Deputy Chairman of Citycon and Gem. Hertie Stiftung. He is also Partner at Continuum Capital.
Laura is organising the GRI meetings in Germany. Prior to GRI, Laura spent three years as Event Manager at the Congress Center Basel in Switzerland, where she organised events for Art Basel and BASELWORLD. She graduated from the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg, Germany with a degree in Economics. Currently, she is training for a half-marathon in Kopenhagen.