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Deutsche GRI

May, 2020
Frankfurt, TBC
Paul Bashir
Paul
Paul Bashir
President & COORound Hill Capital
Paul is President & COO, and has over 20 years of experience in Real Estate Investment management in a wide range of operationally intensive real estate sectors including Residential, Commercial, Student housing and Hospitality. His career includes 8 years at KPMG working on global M&A, Restructuring and Transaction Service engagements worldwide. Paul later moved into an operational career, becoming COO at North Bridge Capital Partners. As President & COO - Paul has operational oversight of the entire Round Hill Capital Group and also heads up the Round Hill Group Executive Committee.
Gerhard Meitinger
Gerhard
Gerhard Meitinger
Head of Real Estate Finance Germanypbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Gerhard Meitinger is Managing Director at pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and is responsible for the Real Estate Finance Business Germany. He has many years of experience in the German Real Estate and Lending business both with real estate professionals as well as international and institutional clients. The focus of his activities is the financing of real estate investments with single properties and portfolios. He also focuses on the financing of development projects in appropriate locations and adequate financing models.

Deutsche GRI 2020 is a senior real estate conference addressing the leading questions in German real estate

As European real estate markets face a credit crisis, diminishing opportunities to find valuable equity at modest yield returns inevitably causes concern in the German market. Where does Germany go from here?

Deutsche GRI 2020 is a senior real estate conference addressing the leading questions in German real estate exclusively for senior investors, developers, lenders and their advisers. Its unique format consists of a series of collegial closed-door discussions which enable you to interact and engage - much like an after-dinner conversation in your own living room. Identify like-minded peers, build meaningful relationships, and continue the conversation afterwards.

SOME PARTICIPANTS OF THE PAST EDITIONS

Andreas Wuermeling
Andreas Wuermeling
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Anna Ginkel
Anna Ginkel
Aareal Bank AG
Audrey Lynn Klein
Audrey Lynn Klein
Corestate Capital Partners
Ben Lehrecke
Ben Lehrecke
Round Hill Capital and RESIDEA Immobilien Mngt
Bernd Ruck
Bernd Ruck
SAX Holding GmbH
Christoph Geirhos
Christoph Geirhos
Bayerische Versorgungskammer
Claudia Nagel
Claudia Nagel
Highrise Ventures - PropTech
David Gingell
David Gingell
PGIM Real Estate Finance
Frank Forster
Frank Forster
EQT Partners
Gerhard Meitinger
Gerhard Meitinger
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Guillaume Bernard
Guillaume Bernard
NATIXIS Pfandbriefbank AG
Gunther Schmidt
Gunther Schmidt
Medici Living Group
Gustav Kirschner
Gustav Kirschner
BayernLB
Heiko Himme
Heiko Himme
WeWork
Horst Lieder
Horst Lieder
International Campus Group
Jill Xiaozhou Ju
Jill Xiaozhou Ju
The Collective
Joseph De Leo
Joseph De Leo
Benson Elliot Capital Management
Karl-Josef Schneiders
Karl-Josef Schneiders
Credit Suisse Asset Management
Mark Münzing
Mark Münzing
ZBI Zentral Boden Immobilien
Markus Reinert FRICS
Markus Reinert FRICS
IC Immobilien Holding AG
Michael Abel
Michael Abel
TPG
Michael Morgan
Michael Morgan
CA Immo
Peter Wendlinger
Peter Wendlinger
HYPO NOE Landesbank für Niederösterreich und Wien
Raimund Paetzmann
Raimund Paetzmann
Zalando SE
Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
Techspace
Samir Amichi
Samir Amichi
Blackstone
Sascha Wilhelm
Sascha Wilhelm
x+bricks AG
Stephan Schlomberg
Stephan Schlomberg
Starwood Capital Europe Advisers
Stephanie Brisson
Stephanie Brisson
Techspace
Stuart Reid
Stuart Reid
Patrizia
Till Diekmann
Till Diekmann
CG Gruppe
Volker Hirsch
Volker Hirsch
Amadeus Capital
Andreas Wuermeling
Andreas
Andreas Wuermeling
Head of Loan Marketpbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Andreas Wuermeling is Head of the business area Loan Markets Real Estate and Public Investment Finance and has worked for HRE Group since 2006. The Group is looking after large loan arrangement, loan trades (club and post, in and out) and structured solutions (incl. Mezz and Equity) for all global pbb exposures. Andreas has worked in this and similar roles, but also on the securitization side for 15 years. He is a qualified lawyer for German Law.
Anna Ginkel
Anna
Anna Ginkel
Head of Loan Markets & SyndicationAareal Bank AG
Anna Ginkel has 20 years of experience in Real Estate Finance ; thereof focusing on syndication since 2002. In October 2013 Anna became head of the Syndication Department at Aareal Bank. Before joining Aareal Bank and after working in various positions at Frankfurter Hypothekenbank (former Eurohypo), lastly being in charge of Syndication Execution & Agency, Anna was responsible for the set-up of the European Syndication desk at Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank. She has been directly involved in large-volume club-arrangements and syndication of a wide variety of real estate loans nationally and internationally.
Audrey Lynn Klein
Audrey
Audrey Lynn Klein
Managing DirectorCorestate Capital Partners
Managing Director for Equity Raising for Institutional Investors globally (ex-Germany), Responsible for Establishing (new) client contacts for the Corestate Group within institutional investors outside of Germany; advising, supporting and implementing product ideas; leading our London-based client relations team; Supporting, assisting and advising the Corestate Group with respect to back-to-frontprocess (in particular related to sourcing of the right deals, structuring of deals in line with the needs of the client base and preparing and implementing sales and after sales activities in relation to aforementioned functions); developing new standards.
Ben Lehrecke
Ben
Ben Lehrecke
Managing DirectorRound Hill Capital and RESIDEA Immobilien Mngt
Ben Lehrecke is Managing Director at Round Hill Capital, responsible for European core residential and all asset classes German investments. Throughout his career of over twenty years in real estate, Ben Lehrecke has held numerous senior positions in acquisition, business development and management for the Pears Family Trust, KanAm Group, Tishman Speyer with a transaction track record of over €5bn. Ben holds a joined master in business management and engineering from Technical University Berlin and a master of real estate development from University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Bernd Ruck
Bernd
Bernd Ruck
Co FounderSAX Holding GmbH
Christoph Geirhos
Christoph
Christoph Geirhos
Head of Direct Real Estate InvestmentsBayerische Versorgungskammer
Claudia Nagel
Claudia
Claudia Nagel
CEOHighrise Ventures - PropTech
In 2012 Claudia co-founded KIWI, the secure solution for keyless access, a B2B PropTech business in the real estate industry. At KIWI she leads the finance, operations and technology teams. Since 2012 she is very active in the Berlin Start-up scene and beyond. In February 2018, she founded the PropTech Company Builder High Rise Ventures, which aims to advance the adoption of new technologies in existing buildings. Beyond her knowledge focus on high tech and smart buildings Claudia is actively contributing to the digital inclusion of women in tech and advancing new leadership styles.
David Gingell
David
David Gingell
Principal, Europe Debt OriginationsPGIM Real Estate Finance
David is a Director responsible for commercial mortgage originations in continental Europe. He joined the company in 2012 to help advise on the European mortgage lending initiative. Prior to his arrival, David worked with Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG in London where he was part of their Global Real Estate Workout Group. Prior to that David held a restructuring role within the UK NAMA Unit - Anglo Irish Bank, also in London. David started his career in audit with KPMG based in Frankfurt, Germany. David received a BA (Hons) in Economics with German from The University of Nottingham and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.
Frank Forster
Frank
Frank Forster
Managing DirectorEQT Partners
Mr Frank Forster joined EQT Partners in September 2015. Prior to joining EQT Partners, Mr. Forster was part of Mount Kellett’s European real estate team, involved in transaction across all real estate asset classes, with a focus on Germany and Spain. Prior to that, Mr Forster worked at Strategic Value Partners (“SVP”) and Blackstone. He graduated 2001 from European Business School in Germany.
Gerhard Meitinger
Gerhard
Gerhard Meitinger
Head of Real Estate Finance Germanypbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Gerhard Meitinger is Managing Director at pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and is responsible for the Real Estate Finance Business Germany. He has many years of experience in the German Real Estate and Lending business both with real estate professionals as well as international and institutional clients. The focus of his activities is the financing of real estate investments with single properties and portfolios. He also focuses on the financing of development projects in appropriate locations and adequate financing models.
Guillaume Bernard
Guillaume
Guillaume Bernard
Executive Director Real Estate FinanceNATIXIS Pfandbriefbank AG
Guillaume BERNARD has been active in the real estate finance markets for more than 10 years. He started his career at Société Générale in Frankfurt in the Debt Capital Markets and then moved to the Real Estate Finance. He joined NATIXIS in 2012 in the real estate finance origination team.
Gunther Schmidt
Gunther
Gunther Schmidt
Founder & CEOMedici Living Group
Gunther Schmidt is Founder and CEO of the Medici Living Group, the biggest Co-Living provider worldwide with over 1.800 active units. He started the company in 2012. As an innovative serial entrepreneur and startup executive, he has launched and invested in several successful start-up companies himself over the past 15 years. Before starting the Medici Living Group, he co-founded eKomi in 2008. Nowadays eKomi is Europe's largest independent provider of transaction-based reviews & ratings with over 14.000 customers, backed by Goldman Sachs & Tengelmann Group. Schmidt still serves at eKomi as a Board Member today.
Gustav Kirschner
Gustav
Gustav Kirschner
Head of Real Estate FinanceBayernLB
Gustav Kirschner, Head of Real Estate Finance, is responsible for German Real Estate Customers. In his more than 20 years of business experience Gustav has held various specialist and management positions within real estate. He studied business administration at University of Passau and is lecturing part time at Technische Universität München (TUM).
Heiko Himme
Heiko
Heiko Himme
Head of Real Estate, Northern EuropeWeWork
Heiko joined WeWork in November 2018, heading the Real Estate department for Northern Europe and Central Eastern Europe from Berlin. Prior to joining WeWork, he spent 12 years at Cushman & Wakefield as a member of the German Executive Board, Business Unit Head of Office Agency Germany and Head of the Berlin office. Heiko has handled numerous complex transaction projects for national and international clients. Before to joining Cushman & Wakefield, he worked as a Senior Consultant in the office letting department of Aengevelt Immobilien GmbH & C. KG. He completed his training as a business graduate with a focus on real estate management and real estate management at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK).
Horst Lieder
Horst
Horst Lieder
Founder & ChairmanInternational Campus Group
Horst Lieder is Founder and Chairman of the International Campus Group. He is an international expert in Micro Living and Student Housing. He has more than 30 years of experience in Real Estate Investment, Development and Operations. Horst Lieder founded International Campus in 2011 and has been its CEO until Fall 2018. The Brookfield backed company and fully integrated real estate platform is specialized on student housing under the brand THE FIZZ and has actually more than 3.500 units in operation and more than 7.500 in construction or under development in central Europe.
Jill Xiaozhou Ju
Jill
Jill Xiaozhou Ju
Investment DirectorThe Collective
As Investment Director, Jill oversees global fund raising, investment acquisitions, and strategic growth. Having developed the largest co-living community Old Oak (546-beds), The Collective is preparing to launch Canary Wharf (705-beds), featuring a restaurant, swimming pool, gym, cafe and event spaces. With a global pipeline of +8,500 units secured and 19 projects in development across UK, US, Germany and Ireland, The Collective is expanding internationally to be the leading co-living provider. Prior to joining, Jill worked as Investment Director for Greystar overseeing its London student housing portfolio Chapter Living. Jill received her MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated from Peking University with a Bachelor of Economics.
Joseph De Leo
Joseph
Joseph De Leo
Senior PartnerBenson Elliot Capital Management
Joseph has over 20 years’ experience in the real estate industry across Europe and North America. Joseph joined Benson Elliot in 2008 and co-heads all investment and asset management activity. Before joining Benson Elliot, he was a Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group in Frankfurt, Germany where he built and managed a team of 40 real estate professionals with investments of €5.5bn, and led c. €700m of exits and re-financings. Prior to joining Fortress, Joseph was a Vice President at Oxford Properties Group in Toronto, Canada and worked at Borealis Capital Corp, where he managed a C$3.8bn retail investment business.
Karl-Josef Schneiders
Karl-Josef
Karl-Josef Schneiders
MD, Head AM Germany & Global RECredit Suisse Asset Management
Karl-Josef Schneiders, Ambassador Global Real Estate, is based in Frankfurt with more than 25 years of experience in the banking, asset management and real estate sector. Before joining Credit Suisse, he was a co-founder of Verianos AG, he held management positions at Corpus Sireo, Morgan Stanley, the retail group Metro and at Citibank. Mr. Schneiders is business graduate of the University of Applied Sciences in Trier, he holds an MBA from the University of Wales and an Executive MBA from the Zurich Institute of Business Education (CEIBS).
Mark Münzing
Mark
Mark Münzing
Board MemberZBI Zentral Boden Immobilien
Der studierte Jurist (Ass. Jur.) und Immobilienökonom (ebs) trat nach einer Anwaltstätigkeit (Schwerpunkt Baurecht) 1990 in die Mercedes-Benz AG ein und war maßgeblich am Aufbau des Immobilienbereichs des Daimler-Konzerns beteiligt. Schwerpunkte seiner 17-jährigen Tätigkeit waren Baurechtschaffung, Logistik, Koordination und Asset Management für das Daimler Proj. Potsdamer Platz und für die nicht betriebsnotwendigen Daimler Immobilien weltweit. Nach seinem Ausscheiden 2007 arbeitete er als Einkaufsvorstand für ein britisch-deutsches Unternehmen in Berlin. Im Jahr 2009 übernahm er die Leitung der Akquisition bei der ZBI-Gruppe. In den vergangenen 5 Jahren wurden in rund 200 Trans. Immobilien im Wert von über 2 Mrd. € angekauft
Markus Reinert FRICS
Markus
Markus Reinert FRICS
Chairman/CEOIC Immobilien Holding AG
Markus Reinert FRICS is the Chairman of the Executive Board / CEO of IC Immobilien Holding AG. IC Immobilien Group is one of the largest independent full-service-provider for commercial real estate in Germany. Markus Reinert FRICS is a real estate professional with thirty years experience in the national and international real estate sector, working in a variety of international roles and positions, mainly at Cushman & Wakefield LLP and Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).
Michael Abel
Michael
Michael Abel
PartnerTPG
Michael is a Partner and a member of TPG Real Estate’s Investment Committee and TPG Europe’s Executive Committee. Before joining TPG, he worked for Europa Capital and in the Private Equity Real Estate divisions of J.P.Morgan and Lehman Brothers. He holds a Diplome de Grande Ecole and MSc in Management from ESCP Europe, and speaks German, Spanish, English, Portuguese and French. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of A&O Hotels and Hostels and Campo Properties, and is also a member of the board at Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, a non-profit organization that supports seriously ill children.
Michael Morgan
Michael
Michael Morgan
Managing DirectorCA Immo
Michael Morgan joined CA Immo Deutschland GmbH in 2017 as Group Co-Head of Investment Management and managing director of the German operation. He will jointly oversee investment management across the CA Immo group, with a particular focus on Germany. Michael has over 20 years of experience in asset management, investment management and development having held various managerial positions within the German real estate market. Prior to his arrival at CA Immo he served as International Partner and Head of Investment at Cushman & Wakefield’s Frankfurt office. Morgan studied Real Estate Management at Oxford Brookes University and Real Estate Economics at the European Business School in Östrich-Winkel.
Peter Wendlinger
Peter
Peter Wendlinger
Head of Real Estate BusinessHYPO NOE Landesbank für Niederösterreich und Wien
Peter Wendlinger has been active in the real estate financing and banking business for 25 years. In his current position at HYPO NOE Landesbank AG, as head of real estate clients, he is responsible for the running and ongoing development of the real estate financing business. He is also very experienced in transactional business, purchase and sale of real estates as asset or share deals. He is managing director of a real estate holding company and supervisory board member of several non-profit housing associations as well as of the NOE Immobilien Development GmbH. Peter Wendlinger is the author of numerous publications on the topic “real estate” especially the book “Immobilienkennzahlen (Real Estate Indicators)” (published at “Linde Verlag”
Raimund Paetzmann
Raimund
Raimund Paetzmann
VP Corporate Real EstateZalando SE
Raimund is a Corporate Real Estate professional with 25 years experience in all sectors of Real Estate. Starting his career 1991 he has worked for a “medium sized enterprise” with a portfolio across all asset classes, he has worked 3 years for Union Investment and continued with 14 years’ tenure at Amazon Europe. Here he has been part of an amazing success story witnessing a growth from 600 million USD net sales to around 130 billion USD in 2016, building the most advances ecommerce logistic network for Europe. In September 2017, he has started as Vice President Corporate Real Estate for the number one European ecommerce Fashion platform Zalando SE in Berlin. Since June 2018 he is also Vice Chairman of the Committee on Logistics Properties
Robert Ryan
Robert
Robert Ryan
Chief RE Development OfficerTechspace
Robert is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors beginning his career at Matthews & Goodman, specialising in hotel advisory work for brands from Hilton to Campanile, before joining Whitbread Hotels in 2002 as Strategic Development Manager for Marriott and Travel Inn (now Premier Inn). In 2004, Robert joined Travelodge and developed a growth strategy for the expansion within the M25 taking the company from 11 to more than 70 hotels. He left Travelodge in 2016 to become Property Director of Lenta Business Centres before joining Techspace as Chief Real Estate Officer in 2017 to lead the group's European expansion.
Samir Amichi
Samir
Samir Amichi
Senior MD, Head of Europe AcquisitionsBlackstone
Samir Amichi is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and the Head of Real Estate Europe Acquisitions, based in London. Since joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Amichi has been involved in a number of Blackstone’s investments in Europe, including OfficeFirst, the Banco Popular portfolio, and the GE European portfolio. Previously, Mr. Amichi spent seven years in Goldman Sachs International real estate private equity group focused on equity and debt investment opportunities in Europe and two years at The Richemont Group overseeing the set-up and growth of its global real estate investment business. Mr. Amichi received an MS in Management from the HEC business school in Paris, where he majored in Economics.
Sascha Wilhelm
Sascha
Sascha Wilhelm
CEOx+bricks AG
Sascha Wilhelm launched the real estate company x+bricks AG in August 2018. The company is initially focusing on the German market and investing in food-oriented properties such as supermarkets, discount stores, and retail parks. Sascha Wilhelm studied law at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and obtained an MBA in International Real Estate Management in Germany, London and Zurich. Wilhelm was CEO of Corestate Capital Group until April 2018. Under his leadership, Corestate’s assets under management increased from less than EUR 5 billion to over EUR 20 billion. In 2016, he successfully took the investment management company public on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, where it is now listed in the S-SDAX.
Stephan Schlomberg
Stephan
Stephan Schlomberg
VP - European AcquisitionsStarwood Capital Europe Advisers
Stephan Schlomberg is a Vice President at Starwood Capital Group, where he focuses on the origination and execution of real estate investments across Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and CEE. Prior to joining Starwood in 2013, Stephan worked in the Real Estate, Gaming, and Lodging coverage group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Stephanie Brisson
Stephanie
Stephanie Brisson
Managing DirectorTechspace
Some say the rise of proptech and multi-tenant workspaces boost the integration of service aspects in offices, similar to the residential and retail markets in recent years. But how will tenant’s demands change in the future and will the new office concepts be able to survive a slowdown in the markets? In the discussion “Office Developments - How much depends on mixed use schemes?”, Stephanie focuses on how to deliver on changing tenant’s needs such as tech startups.
Stuart Reid
Stuart
Stuart Reid
Managing Director, TransactionsPatrizia
Stuart has been working in real estate for over 33 years. He joined Rockspring Berlin in June 2001 and is responsible for all transactions and asset management throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Stuart was instrumental in setting up the Rockspring German Retail Box and the Spitfire Funds, leading investors in retail warehousing in Germany. In total, he oversees over €2.25 billion AUM for Rockspring focused mainly on retail assets and more recently with a focus on logistics development and value-add office investment opportunities in Berlin where Rockspring has bought 7 office properties since 2016.
Till Diekmann
Till
Till Diekmann
GeschäftsführerCG Gruppe
Till A. Diekmann ist Leiter der Frankfurter Niederlassung der deutschlandweit tätigen CG Gruppe AG. In dieser Funktion verantwortet er vollumfänglich die Betreuung und Koordination der regionalen Bauprojekte des Unternehmens. Zudem führt und baut er das Mitarbeiterteam am Standort Frankfurt kontinuierlich aus. Herr Diekmann verfügt über langjährige Erfahrungen in den Bereichen Projektentwicklung und Asset Management. So war er u. a. als Geschäftsführer mehrerer renommierter Immobilienunternehmen im deutschsprachigen Raum tätig.
Volker Hirsch
Volker
Volker Hirsch
PartnerAmadeus Capital
Volker is a Partner at Amadeus, working on its early-stage funds. His investment focus is on AI, machine learning, human-machine interfaces, enterprise SaaS, autonomous systems, digital health & medical tech. As an entrepreneur, he has founded/ co-founded a total of 7 companies to date. He is currently a co-founder of Blue Beck, a mobile development house & a Venture Partner at Emerge Education, a leading EdTech accelerator programme. As an angel investor, Volker was amongst the first investors in companies like Pi-Top, Bibblio ( also Chairman of the board) & Wonde. His personal investment portfolio comprises about a dozen investments with companies based across Europe & the US.

Some discussed themes at 2019Some discussed themes at 2019

Finance & Investment
Opportunistic & Value Add - Up goes the risk curve, down goes the deal size?
Attendees
Christian ZillyWaterway Investments
Dr. Steffen MeinshausenCORESTATE Capital Group
Frank Steffenpbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Guillaume BernardNATIXIS Pfandbriefbank AG
Karl-Josef SchneidersCredit Suisse Asset Management
Kean HirdCatalyst Capital
Michael WindofferHamburg Commercial Bank AG
Robert RyanTechspace
The Investment Cycle - Is a price crash just what the Doctor ordered?
Attendees
Daniel WerthMOMENI Investment Management
Jan PetersenApleona Fondsmanagement GmbH
Markus Reinert FRICSIC Immobilien Holding AG
Sascha Wilhelmx+bricks AG
Stuart ReidPatrizia
Opportunistic & Value Add - Up goes the risk curve, down goes the deal size?
Christian Zilly
Christian Zilly
Managing Partner
Waterway Investments
Dr. Steffen Meinshausen
Dr. Steffen Meinshausen
Senior Associate Investments
CORESTATE Capital Group
Frank Steffen
Frank Steffen
Head of International Clients Germany
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Guillaume Bernard
Guillaume Bernard
Executive Director Real Estate Finance
NATIXIS Pfandbriefbank AG
Karl-Josef Schneiders
Karl-Josef Schneiders
MD, Head AM Germany & Global RE
Credit Suisse Asset Management
Kean Hird
Kean Hird
Partner
Catalyst Capital
Michael Windoffer
Michael Windoffer
Director
Hamburg Commercial Bank AG
Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
Chief RE Development Officer
Techspace
Christian Zilly
Christian
Christian Zilly
Managing PartnerWaterway Investments
Christian is a founding partner of Waterway Investments, manages the Frankfurt office and is responsible for all aspects of the transaction process on behalf of Waterway’s international client base. Prior to co-founding Waterway, Christian has worked for various American opportunity funds as well as German open-ended fund vehicles. He received a Master ´s in Economics from Freie Universität Berlin/Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil and a Master´s in Real Estate Economics from European Business School (ebs), Germany. Christian is fluent in German, English, French and Portuguese.
Dr. Steffen Meinshausen
Dr.
Dr. Steffen Meinshausen
Senior Associate InvestmentsCORESTATE Capital Group
Frank Steffen
Frank
Frank Steffen
Head of International Clients Germanypbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Frank Steffen has been working within the property financing sector since the mid-1990s. In his role as Senior Director International Clients, Germany he is responsible for originating and structuring commercial real estate transactions for international customers of pbb. His previous roles also include the responsibility of the Russian business, underwriting of European real estate transactions and Restructuring of critical facilities with a focus on UK, CEE & Asia.
Guillaume Bernard
Guillaume
Guillaume Bernard
Executive Director Real Estate FinanceNATIXIS Pfandbriefbank AG
Guillaume BERNARD has been active in the real estate finance markets for more than 10 years. He started his career at Société Générale in Frankfurt in the Debt Capital Markets and then moved to the Real Estate Finance. He joined NATIXIS in 2012 in the real estate finance origination team.
Karl-Josef Schneiders
Karl-Josef
Karl-Josef Schneiders
MD, Head AM Germany & Global RECredit Suisse Asset Management
Karl-Josef Schneiders, Ambassador Global Real Estate, is based in Frankfurt with more than 25 years of experience in the banking, asset management and real estate sector. Before joining Credit Suisse, he was a co-founder of Verianos AG, he held management positions at Corpus Sireo, Morgan Stanley, the retail group Metro and at Citibank. Mr. Schneiders is business graduate of the University of Applied Sciences in Trier, he holds an MBA from the University of Wales and an Executive MBA from the Zurich Institute of Business Education (CEIBS).
Kean Hird
Kean
Kean Hird
PartnerCatalyst Capital
Kean Hird oversees Catalyst Capital's activities in Germany and Poland along with fund raising and investor relations. Catalyst Capital purchases, develops and manages a significant portfolio of retail, office and industrial assets in Europe. Since its inception, Catalyst Capital has invested more than €5.8 billion in 60 real estate transactions in nine countries and has approximately €1.4 billion of assets under management. Kean began his career at Townsend Thoresen Properties and then subsequently spent 13 years with Imry Group Plc, before becoming MD and principle shareholder of Frame Investments.
Michael Windoffer
Michael
Michael Windoffer
DirectorHamburg Commercial Bank AG
As Director at Hamburg Commercial Bank Michael Windoffer is responsible for the Bank's real estate cross border business with a focus on international investors active in Germany. The bank provides financing for existing properties and portfolios as well as for residential and commercial developments. Michael Windoffer has more than 20 years of experience in banking and international real estate finance, both on the origination and the credit side. He studied Economics in Hamburg and Cardiff.
Robert Ryan
Robert
Robert Ryan
Chief RE Development OfficerTechspace
Robert is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors beginning his career at Matthews & Goodman, specialising in hotel advisory work for brands from Hilton to Campanile, before joining Whitbread Hotels in 2002 as Strategic Development Manager for Marriott and Travel Inn (now Premier Inn). In 2004, Robert joined Travelodge and developed a growth strategy for the expansion within the M25 taking the company from 11 to more than 70 hotels. He left Travelodge in 2016 to become Property Director of Lenta Business Centres before joining Techspace as Chief Real Estate Officer in 2017 to lead the group's European expansion.
The Investment Cycle - Is a price crash just what the Doctor ordered?
Daniel Werth
Daniel Werth
Managing Director
MOMENI Investment Management
Jan Petersen
Jan Petersen
Managing Director
Apleona Fondsmanagement GmbH
Markus Reinert FRICS
Markus Reinert FRICS
Chairman/CEO
IC Immobilien Holding AG
Sascha Wilhelm
Sascha Wilhelm
CEO
x+bricks AG
Stuart Reid
Stuart Reid
Managing Director, Transactions
Patrizia
Daniel Werth
Daniel
Daniel Werth
Managing DirectorMOMENI Investment Management
Daniel Werth is managing director for MOMENI’s investment and asset management businesses. After graduating in business administration in Hamburg, he gained a masters in real estate investment and finance from Henley Business School at the University of Reading and completed further executive education in private equity at London Business School. Before joining MOMENI Group in 2014, he was a director at German asset management firm HIH, in the network of M. M. Warburg & CO, responsible for national and international asset management mandates and strategy development.
Jan Petersen
Jan
Jan Petersen
Managing DirectorApleona Fondsmanagement GmbH
Markus Reinert FRICS
Markus
Markus Reinert FRICS
Chairman/CEOIC Immobilien Holding AG
Markus Reinert FRICS is the Chairman of the Executive Board / CEO of IC Immobilien Holding AG. IC Immobilien Group is one of the largest independent full-service-provider for commercial real estate in Germany. Markus Reinert FRICS is a real estate professional with thirty years experience in the national and international real estate sector, working in a variety of international roles and positions, mainly at Cushman & Wakefield LLP and Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).
Sascha Wilhelm
Sascha
Sascha Wilhelm
CEOx+bricks AG
Sascha Wilhelm launched the real estate company x+bricks AG in August 2018. The company is initially focusing on the German market and investing in food-oriented properties such as supermarkets, discount stores, and retail parks. Sascha Wilhelm studied law at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and obtained an MBA in International Real Estate Management in Germany, London and Zurich. Wilhelm was CEO of Corestate Capital Group until April 2018. Under his leadership, Corestate’s assets under management increased from less than EUR 5 billion to over EUR 20 billion. In 2016, he successfully took the investment management company public on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, where it is now listed in the S-SDAX.
Stuart Reid
Stuart
Stuart Reid
Managing Director, TransactionsPatrizia
Stuart has been working in real estate for over 33 years. He joined Rockspring Berlin in June 2001 and is responsible for all transactions and asset management throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Stuart was instrumental in setting up the Rockspring German Retail Box and the Spitfire Funds, leading investors in retail warehousing in Germany. In total, he oversees over €2.25 billion AUM for Rockspring focused mainly on retail assets and more recently with a focus on logistics development and value-add office investment opportunities in Berlin where Rockspring has bought 7 office properties since 2016.
Innovation Afternoon
Real Estate & The Blockchain - Where will tokenisation take us?
Attendees
Brigitte LuginbuehlSwiss Real Coin
Dominik SchienerIOTA Foundation
Roland FarhatDekaBank
Stephan RindBRICKMARK AG
Light Industrial - Techno rule or space shuffle?
Attendees
Danilo HunkerArrow Capital Partners
David GingellPGIM Real Estate Finance
Hendrik StaigerBEOS AG
Julia BendulRWTH Aachen University
Marten BosselmannBIEK.ev
Real Estate & The Blockchain - Where will tokenisation take us?
Brigitte Luginbuehl
Brigitte Luginbuehl
CEO, Head Real Estate
Swiss Real Coin
Dominik Schiener
Dominik Schiener
Co-Founder
IOTA Foundation
Roland Farhat
Roland Farhat
Head of Audit Real Estate
DekaBank
Stephan Rind
Stephan Rind
Founder & CEO
BRICKMARK AG
Brigitte Luginbuehl
Brigitte
Brigitte Luginbuehl
CEO, Head Real EstateSwiss Real Coin
Brigitte Luginbühl is a real estate expert with more than 10 years of a strong track record in Real Estate Corporate Finance and real estate M&A. She has been with the global market leader Jones Lang LaSalle in Switzerland and London. She managed numerous large-scale and complex real estate transactions with a volume of >CHF 1bn in total and was project leader of many valuation projects including recurring large portfolio valuations with a volume of >CHF 9bn annually. She is the youngest female member of Efficiency Club. She holds BA and MA in Economics Business Administration from University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Dominik Schiener
Dominik
Dominik Schiener
Co-FounderIOTA Foundation
Dominik is a young entrepreneur from Italy focused on realizing the Machine Economy. Already since an early age he was involved heavily in the Blockchain ecosystem. He is the Co-Founder of IOTA, a disruptive new technology that enables machines to store and send money frictionlessly between one another. In 2017 he co-founded the IOTA Foundation and established Germany’s first non-profit foundation which enables and fosters permissionless ecosystems powered by distributed ledgers. Currently he co-leads the IOTA Foundation and oversees the overall realization of the vision and the partnerships with multinational companies, NGO’s and governments.
Roland Farhat
Roland
Roland Farhat
Head of Audit Real EstateDekaBank
Roland Farhat is head of Audit Real Estate at DekaBank, a Top-10 European asset manager, and has 20 years of real estate investment and development management experience. At Deka, Roland is responsible for the audit business of the real estate organization with a € 35bn international real estate portfolio. Prior to Deka, Roland was in charge of the real estate management advisory business at PwC in Frankfurt. Over 20 years Roland has built up a € 250 million residential and commercial real estate projects portfolio. Roland holds an MBA and studied at Harvard BS, Saïd BS, IESE BS and University of Augsburg. Roland has successfully completed the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme. He is founder member of Oxford Blockchain Foundation.
Stephan Rind
Stephan
Stephan Rind
Founder & CEOBRICKMARK AG
Stephan Rind is Co-Founder and Chairman of EUREAS Group AG (European Alternaive Assets), investing in selected real estate and infrastructure projects in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Prior to the foundation of EUREAS, Stephan Rind was President and CEO of OTI Greentech AG in Switzerland from 2011 till 2014. From 2003 till 2011, he was founder and CEO of Colonia RE, one of Germany’s largest listed residential real estate companies. Rind was the co-initiator of the Federal Association Alternative Investments (BAI) and co-founder of the Institute of the German Property Sector (Institut der Deutschen Immobilienwirtschaft – IDDIW).
Light Industrial - Techno rule or space shuffle?
Danilo Hunker
Danilo Hunker
Head of Germany
Arrow Capital Partners
David Gingell
David Gingell
Principal, Europe Debt Originations
PGIM Real Estate Finance
Hendrik Staiger
Hendrik Staiger
Board Member
BEOS AG
Julia Bendul
Julia Bendul
Chair of Management of Industry 4.0
RWTH Aachen University
Marten Bosselmann
Marten Bosselmann
Vorsitzender
BIEK.ev
Danilo Hunker
Danilo
Danilo Hunker
Head of GermanyArrow Capital Partners
Danilo Hunker is responsible for managing the local office in Berlin and driving investment strategy and asset management for Germany. Danilo has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate in Germany. He is former Head of Germany at Valad Europe /Cromwell Property Group, where he was responsible for the investment and asset management of a combined portfolio of up to €1bn, working very closely with some of the world’s largest private equity businesses. Danilo holds an MBA in International Real Estate from Bauakademie Biberach and a Bachelor of Commerce (Real Estate) from the university of applied science in Berlin and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
David Gingell
David
David Gingell
Principal, Europe Debt OriginationsPGIM Real Estate Finance
David is a Director responsible for commercial mortgage originations in continental Europe. He joined the company in 2012 to help advise on the European mortgage lending initiative. Prior to his arrival, David worked with Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG in London where he was part of their Global Real Estate Workout Group. Prior to that David held a restructuring role within the UK NAMA Unit - Anglo Irish Bank, also in London. David started his career in audit with KPMG based in Frankfurt, Germany. David received a BA (Hons) in Economics with German from The University of Nottingham and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.
Hendrik Staiger
Hendrik
Hendrik Staiger
Board MemberBEOS AG
Born in 1964. Degree in physics from the Technical University of Berlin. Until 1997 Research. 1997-1999 Redevelopments in Berlin. 1999-2005 Managing partner of the Linie Projektmanagement GmbH & Co. KG. Since 2005 BEOS AG as head of acquisitions - since 2016 board member. Since 2009 Lectures at IREBS, DVFA, University of Wuppertal, TU Berlin, etc. Since 2017 head of crenet Deutschland e.V.
Julia Bendul
Julia
Julia Bendul
Chair of Management of Industry 4.0RWTH Aachen University
Will the rise of robots, drones and big data create a new era of warehouses? Whilst some see tangible business value in the digitisation and automation through the supply chain, most developers and investors struggle to move beyond the hype. What then for the future? Dr. Julia Bendul from RWTH Aachen University will answer some of these questions concerning Industry 4.0 in the discussion “Light Industrial - Techno rule or space shuffle?”.
Marten Bosselmann
Marten
Marten Bosselmann
VorsitzenderBIEK.ev
Seit 2004 hat Herr Bosselmann eine Zulassung als Rechtsanwalt, seit 2007 ist er Geschäftsführer und seit 2019 Vorsitzender des Bundesverbandes Paket und Expresslogistik e. V. und verschiedene Beiratsfunktionen (u. a. BMUB, BMVI, BVL).

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Brigitte Luginbuehl
Brigitte Luginbuehl
Swiss Real Coin
Christian Zilly
Christian Zilly
Waterway Investments
Daniel Werth
Daniel Werth
MOMENI Investment Management
Danilo Hunker
Danilo Hunker
Arrow Capital Partners
David Gingell
David Gingell
PGIM Real Estate Finance
Dominik Schiener
Dominik Schiener
IOTA Foundation
Dr. Steffen Meinshausen
Dr. Steffen Meinshausen
CORESTATE Capital Group
Frank Steffen
Frank Steffen
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Guillaume Bernard
Guillaume Bernard
NATIXIS Pfandbriefbank AG
Hendrik Staiger
Hendrik Staiger
BEOS AG
Jan Petersen
Jan Petersen
Apleona Fondsmanagement GmbH
Julia Bendul
Julia Bendul
RWTH Aachen University
Karl-Josef Schneiders
Karl-Josef Schneiders
Credit Suisse Asset Management
Kean Hird
Kean Hird
Catalyst Capital
Brigitte Luginbuehl
Brigitte
Brigitte Luginbuehl
CEO, Head Real EstateSwiss Real Coin
Brigitte Luginbühl is a real estate expert with more than 10 years of a strong track record in Real Estate Corporate Finance and real estate M&A. She has been with the global market leader Jones Lang LaSalle in Switzerland and London. She managed numerous large-scale and complex real estate transactions with a volume of >CHF 1bn in total and was project leader of many valuation projects including recurring large portfolio valuations with a volume of >CHF 9bn annually. She is the youngest female member of Efficiency Club. She holds BA and MA in Economics Business Administration from University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Christian Zilly
Christian
Christian Zilly
Managing PartnerWaterway Investments
Christian is a founding partner of Waterway Investments, manages the Frankfurt office and is responsible for all aspects of the transaction process on behalf of Waterway’s international client base. Prior to co-founding Waterway, Christian has worked for various American opportunity funds as well as German open-ended fund vehicles. He received a Master ´s in Economics from Freie Universität Berlin/Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil and a Master´s in Real Estate Economics from European Business School (ebs), Germany. Christian is fluent in German, English, French and Portuguese.
Daniel Werth
Daniel
Daniel Werth
Managing DirectorMOMENI Investment Management
Daniel Werth is managing director for MOMENI’s investment and asset management businesses. After graduating in business administration in Hamburg, he gained a masters in real estate investment and finance from Henley Business School at the University of Reading and completed further executive education in private equity at London Business School. Before joining MOMENI Group in 2014, he was a director at German asset management firm HIH, in the network of M. M. Warburg & CO, responsible for national and international asset management mandates and strategy development.
Danilo Hunker
Danilo
Danilo Hunker
Head of GermanyArrow Capital Partners
Danilo Hunker is responsible for managing the local office in Berlin and driving investment strategy and asset management for Germany. Danilo has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate in Germany. He is former Head of Germany at Valad Europe /Cromwell Property Group, where he was responsible for the investment and asset management of a combined portfolio of up to €1bn, working very closely with some of the world’s largest private equity businesses. Danilo holds an MBA in International Real Estate from Bauakademie Biberach and a Bachelor of Commerce (Real Estate) from the university of applied science in Berlin and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
David Gingell
David
David Gingell
Principal, Europe Debt OriginationsPGIM Real Estate Finance
David is a Director responsible for commercial mortgage originations in continental Europe. He joined the company in 2012 to help advise on the European mortgage lending initiative. Prior to his arrival, David worked with Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG in London where he was part of their Global Real Estate Workout Group. Prior to that David held a restructuring role within the UK NAMA Unit - Anglo Irish Bank, also in London. David started his career in audit with KPMG based in Frankfurt, Germany. David received a BA (Hons) in Economics with German from The University of Nottingham and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.
Dominik Schiener
Dominik
Dominik Schiener
Co-FounderIOTA Foundation
Dominik is a young entrepreneur from Italy focused on realizing the Machine Economy. Already since an early age he was involved heavily in the Blockchain ecosystem. He is the Co-Founder of IOTA, a disruptive new technology that enables machines to store and send money frictionlessly between one another. In 2017 he co-founded the IOTA Foundation and established Germany’s first non-profit foundation which enables and fosters permissionless ecosystems powered by distributed ledgers. Currently he co-leads the IOTA Foundation and oversees the overall realization of the vision and the partnerships with multinational companies, NGO’s and governments.
Dr. Steffen Meinshausen
Dr.
Dr. Steffen Meinshausen
Senior Associate InvestmentsCORESTATE Capital Group
Frank Steffen
Frank
Frank Steffen
Head of International Clients Germanypbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Frank Steffen has been working within the property financing sector since the mid-1990s. In his role as Senior Director International Clients, Germany he is responsible for originating and structuring commercial real estate transactions for international customers of pbb. His previous roles also include the responsibility of the Russian business, underwriting of European real estate transactions and Restructuring of critical facilities with a focus on UK, CEE & Asia.
Guillaume Bernard
Guillaume
Guillaume Bernard
Executive Director Real Estate FinanceNATIXIS Pfandbriefbank AG
Guillaume BERNARD has been active in the real estate finance markets for more than 10 years. He started his career at Société Générale in Frankfurt in the Debt Capital Markets and then moved to the Real Estate Finance. He joined NATIXIS in 2012 in the real estate finance origination team.
Hendrik Staiger
Hendrik
Hendrik Staiger
Board MemberBEOS AG
Born in 1964. Degree in physics from the Technical University of Berlin. Until 1997 Research. 1997-1999 Redevelopments in Berlin. 1999-2005 Managing partner of the Linie Projektmanagement GmbH & Co. KG. Since 2005 BEOS AG as head of acquisitions - since 2016 board member. Since 2009 Lectures at IREBS, DVFA, University of Wuppertal, TU Berlin, etc. Since 2017 head of crenet Deutschland e.V.
Jan Petersen
Jan
Jan Petersen
Managing DirectorApleona Fondsmanagement GmbH
Julia Bendul
Julia
Julia Bendul
Chair of Management of Industry 4.0RWTH Aachen University
Will the rise of robots, drones and big data create a new era of warehouses? Whilst some see tangible business value in the digitisation and automation through the supply chain, most developers and investors struggle to move beyond the hype. What then for the future? Dr. Julia Bendul from RWTH Aachen University will answer some of these questions concerning Industry 4.0 in the discussion “Light Industrial - Techno rule or space shuffle?”.
Karl-Josef Schneiders
Karl-Josef
Karl-Josef Schneiders
MD, Head AM Germany & Global RECredit Suisse Asset Management
Karl-Josef Schneiders, Ambassador Global Real Estate, is based in Frankfurt with more than 25 years of experience in the banking, asset management and real estate sector. Before joining Credit Suisse, he was a co-founder of Verianos AG, he held management positions at Corpus Sireo, Morgan Stanley, the retail group Metro and at Citibank. Mr. Schneiders is business graduate of the University of Applied Sciences in Trier, he holds an MBA from the University of Wales and an Executive MBA from the Zurich Institute of Business Education (CEIBS).
Kean Hird
Kean
Kean Hird
PartnerCatalyst Capital
Kean Hird oversees Catalyst Capital's activities in Germany and Poland along with fund raising and investor relations. Catalyst Capital purchases, develops and manages a significant portfolio of retail, office and industrial assets in Europe. Since its inception, Catalyst Capital has invested more than €5.8 billion in 60 real estate transactions in nine countries and has approximately €1.4 billion of assets under management. Kean began his career at Townsend Thoresen Properties and then subsequently spent 13 years with Imry Group Plc, before becoming MD and principle shareholder of Frame Investments.

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