Global Head REChristoph Schumacher
Dr. Christoph Schumacher has been appointed as Global Head Real Estate at Credit Suisse Asset Management as of June 1, 2017. Christoph served as Managing Director at Union Investment Institutional Property GmbH, Germany, in charge of the Institutional Business and a member of Union Investment’s Real Estate Investment Committee. In January 2016, he became spokesman of the board of the German Property Federation ”ZIA Region Nord“. From 2005 to 2011, Christoph worked for Generali Real Estate, in Cologne, Luxembourg and Paris. Prior to that he was a lawyer for Linklaters in Berlin and London. He was previously a personal advisor/office manager to the minister of finance in Berlin.
Principal, Europe Debt OriginationsDavid Gingell
David is an Executive Director responsible for debt origination of both senior and mezzanine across continental Europe. He joined the company in 2012 to help advise on the European debt 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.
MD, Head of Investment Transactions EUGunther Deutsch
Gunther Deutsch is Barings Head of Transactions Europe and Managing Director at Barings Germany. He is overseeing the investment markets Sweden, Finland, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, France and the UK. Transaction volume executed over the last 3 years. 3 bn EUR of acquisistions and 2.25 bn EUR of dispositions. Prior to co-founding PAMERA in 2010 (before its acquisition by Cornerstone/Barings in 2014), Gunther Deutsch was founder and owner of the asset management platform Metis Asset Management GmbH in 2004. Previous to that, he spent 13 years in senior positions at Deutsche Bank (RREEF) and Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in Munich, Berlin and New York.
Chief EconomistHolger Schmieding
Dr Holger Schmieding is Chief Economist at Berenberg Bank in London. Before joining Germany's oldest private bank in October 2010 he worked as chief Economist Europe at Merrill Lynch Bank of America and at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch in London
John Wilkinson is CEO and founding member of Greenman. John has over 15 years’ experience in real estate development and investment. Since managing the company from 2005, John gained a significant expertise in the selection, funding, purchase and management of German food and non-food retail warehousing. Since forming Greenman, the company has acquired and manages real estate projects to a value of €900m including Greenman OPEN, Germany’s largest grocery focused retail RE fund. John is currently leading the execution of Greenman’s European expansion, with the target of acquiring c.€175m of grocery dominated retail real estate in France and Spain during 2020.
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 €7 billion in 60 real estate transactions in nine countries and has approximately €1.7 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.
Head REF Germany Inst. & Private EquityMarkus Wehnelt
Markus Wehnelt is a Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Finance Germany Institutional and Private Equity Clients for Germany at pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG. He has many years of experience in complex structured real estate financing transactions. In the past years, Markus and his team successfully closed a large number of lending transactions with a focus on Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Head of Germany - Real EstateSimon Geldmann
Assem El Alami
Head of Real Estate FinanceAssem El Alami
Assem El Alami is the Head of the Real Estate Finance Sales Division of Berlin Hyp AG. As such he supervises ten sales teams in Germany, Paris, Amsterdam and Warsaw. Berlin Hyp's loan book accounts for approximately 22,5 bn EUR. Berlin Hyp provides financing for large scale property developments and real estate investments. Moreover, Berlin Hyp is member of the S-Finanzgruppe, the German saving banks group and acts as a center of competence for its 380 members. Being a law graduate, Assem has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate sector of which he has spent 10 years in France. He joined Berlin Hyp in 2010.
Dr. Andreas Otto
Partner, Global Co-Head of Real EstateDr. Andreas Otto
Andreas Otto’s practice covers all aspects of commercial real estate law. Andreas had been head of the real estate practice group at CMS Germany for eight years. He has been recognised as an expert in the real estate market for many years advising a number of renowned German and international property owners, investors and project developers on transactions and project developments. In addition, Andreas has a strong, internationally focused notary practice, providing notarial services for real estate and corporate transactions.
Dr. Steffen Meinshausen
Vice President InvestmentsDr. Steffen Meinshausen
Dr. Steffen Meinshausen ist Vice President und verantwortlich für den Bereich „Special Situations“ im Investment-Team der CORESTATE Capital Group. Der Bereich „Special Situations“ konzentriert sich vor allem auf opportunistische Value-Add-Transaktionen im Bereich paneuropäischer Gewerbe-Immobilien. Dr. Steffen Meinshausen hält einen Doktortitel im Bereich Corporate Finance vom Lehrstuhl Unternehmensfinanzierung des Fachbereichs Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften der Technischen Universität Darmstadt. Nach Stationen im Investment Banking/M&A bei Lazard & Co. sowie im Real Estate Private Equity bei Cerberus Capital Management wechselte er 2017 zur CORESTATE Capital Group.
Managing DirectorHelge Pitz
Helge Pitz joined Continuum Capital in 2018 as Managing Director. From 2013 to 2018, he occupied the position of Senior Vice President in the Real Estate Financing Team at HCOB-Bank AG (formerly HSH Nordbank AG) in Hamburg. Helge specialized in acquisition and development financing for foreign institutional investors for properties across all German regions. Between 2000 and 2012, He worked with Eurohypo AG in Frankfurt, focusing on the origination and selling of large real estate loans as part of the Debt Financing team. Helge is also a fully qualified lawyer and graduated at the University of Trier.
Head of Sales Dept RE FinanceJörg Widhalm
Mr Widhalm has been Head of Sales Department Real Estate Finance in the Berliner Volksbank eG since 2008. His responsibility lays at all corporate clients with more than 70 Mill. € revenue, the professional real estate market and the infrastructure market, including renewable energies. He is also Member of the Supervisory Board of the BBT, a company which consults many Berlin based companies owning residential properties, and of the VVBI Capital AG.
Managing DirectorKarl-Josef Schneiders
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).
Managing DirectorStefan Walldorf
Stefan Walldorf is a Managing Director in Cerberus' European Real Estate Group responsible for the firm's acquisitions in Germany, BeNeLux, CEE and the Nordics. Since joining Cerberus in 2006, Mr. Walldorf has been involved in a wide range of transactions in Europe. He has sourced and advised on a number of real estate opportunities, including acquisitions of commercial properties, restructurings and loan portfolios. Prior to joining Cerberus, Mr. Walldorf worked in Eurohypo's structured real estate finance division focusing on multinational and institutional clients and structuring financing transactions in commercial and residential real estate.
Director, Head of Investor RelationsAngelus Bernreuther
Dr. Angelus Bernreuther ist seit 2017 bei Kaufland, aktuell verantwortlich für das Beziehungsmanagement zu institutionellen Investoren & zur Immobilienwirtschaft in Deutschland. Zuvor war er Leiter der Standortforschung und internationale Kunden für die BBE Handelsberatung GmbH & in der Kommunalberatung tätig. Studium in Geographie an der Universität Bayreuth sowie ein immobilienwirtschaftliches Zusatzstudium bei EIPOS an der TU Dresden legten den Grundstein seiner Tätigkeiten in der Marktforschung, Standortbewertung & Projektentwicklung bei Handelsimmobilen. Er verfügt über eine langjährige Expertise in handels- & immobilienwirtschaftlichen Themen, referiert auf Leitkongressen zu aktuellen Herausforderungen und veröffentlicht Fachbeiträge.
General RepresentativeFrank Zabel
15 experience as Architect, e.g. CEO of firm of architects with award winning architecture (Award for best high-rise building in Middle East Africa in 2009 by CTBUH, Chicago). Several years as leading Asset Manager (Babcock & Brown), responsible for acquisition and management of German and International portfolio of more than EUR 600mln. Since 2009 Managing Director within leading developers in Germany (e.g. CENTRUM, NEWPORT Holding). Responsible for organization, acquisition, development, deal structure and fund raising for projects in a volume larger than EUR 1bln. Since March 2020 director at Horn Grundbesitz KG, responsible for real estate business of P+C.
Board MemberHendrik Staiger
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.
Joseph von Schaesberg
Senior DirectorJoseph von Schaesberg
Joseph von Schaesberg primarily focuses on transactions of residential portfolios and was involved in all portfolio purchasing and selling processes, that were supported by CBRE since 2005. His line of work also covers both the support of forward-developments and the selling of residential building plots nationwide. Another of his responsibilities is the focus on the further expansion of Residential Investment at CBRE‘s Munich office.
Managing PartnerKlaus Franken
Klaus joined the European Catella Group in 2008 as Managing Director and is responsible for all real estate development projects in Germany. In 2015 Catella Project Management (CPM) was founded as an independent division direct linked to the Stockholm headquarter of Catella. Meanwhile CPM has realised or initiated project volumes of approx. 1.8 b EUR in commercial and residential properties. As Managing Partner Klaus is one of the shareholders of these development projects. The set-up of all Catella projects is based on sustainable and long-term oriented investments. Consequently the economic and ecological goals must be combined.
Stefan Klingsöhr is Managing Partner of Klingsöhr Group, Berlin. He has more than 20 years of experience in real estate management and business administration services for institutional and private investors, covering the asset classes "residential", "commercial", and "healthcare." Prior to the formation of Klingsöhr Group, Stefan Klingsöhr headed the fund concepts division at Dr. Böckmann & Partner. Afterwards, he was head of the project development division at Rentaco AG.
Stephan M. Friedrich
Managing DirectorStephan M. Friedrich
Stephan M. Friedrich is Managing Director of the industry holding within the Lürssen Group (www.luerssen.de, including real estate activities with ELB: www.elb-immobilien.de and Family Office activities with FRIBA Investment). He is responsible for business development including mergers and acquisitions, asset and property management, real estate development, etc. ELB manages a large amount of retail property for international institutional investors. He has got more than 18 years of experience in the real estate business. Prior to joining the Lürssen Group, he worked for Arthur Andersen Transaction Service. He studied law in Germany and Switzerland, followed by a legal traineeship in Germany and the USA.
Production ExecutiveJulia Haugg
Club & Account Manager - DACHVictor Heimann
Focused on Business Development & Account Management for the DACH Region.
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