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Some of the past edition participants
Head of Research Europe
Director, Head of Investor Relations
Assem El Alami
Head of International Real Estate Finance
Round Hill Capital
Greene Park Capital
Head of Development and Letting
P3 Logistics Parks
Global Head RE
Head of Germany
Arrow Capital Partners
Executive Director, Debt Originations
PGIM Real Estate Finance
Dr. Ruprecht Hellauer
Dr. Steffen Meinshausen
777 Capital Partners
MD, Head of Investment Transactions EU
Barings Asset Management
Head of the Western and Central Europe
Head of Sales Dept RE Finance
Catella Project Management
Head REF Germany Inst. & Private Equity
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Nuveen Real Estate
Primonial Immobilien GmbH
Co-Owner & Managing Partner
Griffin Real Estate
Director Loan Markets & Syndication
Head of Team Western Europe
HYPO NOE Gruppe Bank
Robert C. Waidhaas
Heureka Development GmbH
4 Friends Investment
Vertreter des Standortes, Manager Sales
Head of Research EuropeSavills
Andreas Trumpp MRICS is Head of Research & Strategy EU at Savills IM since February 2019. He is responsible for an analysis team in London, Milan, Munich & Stockholm. Between 2015 and 2019 he was Head of Research Germany at Savills IM and responsible for supporting the Investment & Fundraising teams of the strategic market analysis. From 2006 - 2015 he worked for Colliers International, from 2009 as Head of Research Germany. 2004 - 2006 he worked for project developers in the areas of location research and development & research. Since June 2014 he is MRICS. 2013 - 2019 he held a lectureship at the Technical University of Munich on the subject of "Real Estate Research & Location & Market Analysis".
Director, Head of Investor RelationsKaufland
Dr. Angelus Bernreuther has been with Kaufland since 2017, currently responsible for relationship management with institutional investors and the real estate industry in Germany. Before that he was head of location research and international clients for BBE Handelsberatung GmbH & in municipal consulting. Studies in geography at the University of Bayreuth as well as an additional real estate studies course at EIPOS at the TU Dresden laid the foundation for his activities in market research, location evaluation and project development for retail properties. He has many years of expertise in retail and real estate topics, gives lectures on leading congresses on current challenges and publishes specialist articles.
Assem El Alami
Head of International Real Estate FinanceBerlin Hyp
Assem El Alami is the Head of the International Real Estate Finance Sales Division of Berlin Hyp AG. As such he supervises four sales teams: Origination International Investors based in Berlin, as well as the offices in Paris, Amsterdam and Warsaw. Berlin Hyp's loan book accounts for approximately 25 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.
Investment DirectorSAX Concept
Investments, Akquisition, Business Development, Due Diligence, Transaktionsmanagement. Mehr als 15 Jahre Erfahrung in Führungspositionen der Bau- und Immobilienbranche. Bastian Bort war vor seiner Zeit bei der SAX-Gruppe in verschiedenen Führungspositionen bei der BAM Deutschland AG tätig.Unter anderem leitete er die Bereiche Investorenprojekte, Partnerschaftsmodelle & Digital Construction (BIM). Er verantwortete Betreuung & Akquisition von internationalen Großprojekten mit einem Gesamtvolumen von über 1 Mrd. EUR. Er studierte an der Universität Karlsruhe (KIT) Architektur, Planungs- und Bauökonomie. Er hat einen MBA mit Auszeichnung und den Schwerpunkten Real Estate Finance, Investment und Development der University California in Berkeley
Managing DirectorRound Hill Capital
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.
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 Schörghuber Group. He is Non Executive Director of Palatium Investment Management Ltd. and Deputy Chairman of Citycon Oyj Helsinki and Gem. Hertie Stiftung. He is also Partner at Continuum Capital.
Founding PartnerCastleforge Partners
Brandon co-founded Castleforge Partners (formerly Mercer Real Estate Partners) in July 2010. Prior to founding Castleforge, Brandon worked for Westbrook Partners and Morgan Stanley Real Estate. Brandon has been involved in transacting over £1.5b of Real Estate asset value across the U.S. and Western Europe and has experience as both an advisor and an investor across a diverse range of investment types and asset classes. Castleforge Partners manages discretionary funds on behalf of a range of institutional investors and can invest across asset classes. It focuses thematically on select opportunity sets and seeks to generate high cash flow using operations.
Managing PartnerGreene Park Capital
Carrie Hiebeler invests in international and domestic healthcare opportunities - including hospitals, clinics, MOB, research life sciences. Her previous role was at Ventas (NYSE: VTR) where she was responsible for strategic growth including international expansion, new investments including hospitals and Academic University healthcare real estate. She started her career at DLJ in Equity Research covering major multinationals. From 2005-2012 she was at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s healthcare Investment Banking Division. She has an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Biomedical Engineering as well as an MBA from The Wharton School at the of University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Finance & Healthcare Management.
Cedric, who has been in the real estate industry since 2007, joined Benson Elliot in 2010, where he focuses on Poland and the German market, and also covers Denmark, the Netherlands and the logistics market. Prior to joining Benson Elliot, Cedric worked at AEW Europe where he was involved in investing c. €500m across various asset classes and countries. Previously he worked in JP Morgan’s principal investments group. Cedric holds a German Diplom-Kaufmann from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and holds an MSc in Management and Finance from France’s EM Lyon. Cedric is a native German speaker and is fluent in French.
Head of Development and LettingP3 Logistics Parks
Global Head RECredit Suisse
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.
Dan-David Golla is one of the leading impact investment experts in Germany for investments in social infrastructure and demographic trends. As a pioneer, he constructed one of the first institutional investment funds for nursing homes and assisted living in Germany. With the foundation of AviaRent Capital Management S.à r.l. he established the company as the market leader in this asset class in Germany. During his time as CEO he also initiated the first and one of the largest investment funds for furnished apartments in Germany. Dan-David Golla decisively shaped the market and the concept of the new form of living, Microapartments. He also developed the largest kindergarten portfolio in Germany.
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.
Executive Director, Debt OriginationsPGIM Real Estate Finance
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.
Dr. Ruprecht Hellauer
Ruprecht founded Albulus, an investment advisor to the Albulus CREDIT fund and several separately managed accounts, in 2011. Albulus is actively acquiring sub-performing and non-performing CRE loans on the secondary market with a focus on the DACH region. In 2004 together with the Soros Real Estate Partners he founded one of the first NPL investment platforms in Germany. Ruprecht has 25 years of real estate investment experience. His career started with Gerald Hines as a project manager for a major development in Berlin. He holds a diploma from Hochschule St. Gallen and a MBA from the University of Chicago. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna in BA, specializing in real estate.
Dr. Steffen Meinshausen
Director Investments777 Capital Partners
Dr. Steffen Meinshausen ist Director und verantwortlich für den Bereich Investments der 777 Capital. 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 und bei der CORESTATE Capital Group wechselte er 2020 zu 777 Capital.
MD, Head of Investment Transactions EUBarings Asset Management
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.
Hans Peter Hähnlein ist seit mehr als 20 Jahren in den verschiedensten Bereichen der Immobilienwirtschaft tätig. Der Wahlberliner hat an den Universitäten Karlsruhe und Würzburg angewandte Wissenschaften studiert und einen Master in Bauingenieurwesen und Baumanagement. Nach langjährigem Engagement für einen internationalen Investmentmanager hatte Hans Peter Hähnlein zuletzt als Commercial Director dern Markteinstieg der HB Reavis in Deutschland betreut.
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. Since 2019 Head Industrial & Logistics Swiss Life Asset Managers Germany. Since 2020 director BEOS Logistics GmbH
Head of the Western and Central EuropeKapitel
Holger Tilk is a Head of the Western and Central Europe for Kapitel, the one of the largest real estate companies from the Baltic States. Kapitel currently develops, owns and manages shopping centers, offices and hotels in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic and Spain, but is seeking to expand its international exposure further. Holger is responsible for Kapitel real estate acquisitions throughout of the group with special focus on Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Holger has a masters degree in law from University of Tartu with additional certificates from Georgetown University and University of Salzburg. In his spare time Holger enjoys beach volleyball, music and reading.
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.
Head of Sales Dept RE FinanceBerliner Volksbank
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.
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.
Managing PartnerCatella Project Management
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.
Head REF Germany Inst. & Private Equitypbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
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.
Matteo is a Principal at Cain International, and is responsible for real estate financing across Europe. Prior to joining Cain International, Matteo was Vice President of European Real Estate at Citibank, and has also held positions at Santander and RBS.
Managing DirectorNuveen Real Estate
Michael’s responsibilities include fund raising and relationship management of new and existing institutional clients in Germany, and Austria. He works closely with the asset management and the business development teams on the development of new products. Before he joined the company in 2008, Michael worked at Aberdeen Group Germany as director of institutional clients. Previously, he was a founding member and responsible for institutional sales for Commerz Real. Michael has raised capital for 12 specialist funds and segregated mandates from German institutional investors.
Managing DirectorPrimonial Immobilien GmbH
Co-Owner & Managing PartnerGriffin Real Estate
Nebil Senman is Co-Owner and a Managing Partner of Griffin Real Estate, the largest and most active investment manager in private equity real estate in CEE with equity invested over EUR 2BN and AuM of over EUR 5BN. Previously, Nebil was heading for nine years Oaktree’s German and Polish real estate investments and operations, leading transactions an setting-up new platforms worth several billion Euro. Before joining Oaktree, Nebil spent eight years within the real estate advisory and corporate finance division at Ernst & Young Real Estate (previously Arthur Andersen) where he held different managerial positions.
Director Loan Markets & SyndicationAareal Bank
Ola Bernow has 17 years of experience in real estate and real estate finance. Since re-joining Aareal Bank in 2019, Mr. Bernow has focussed on large loans in North America, Europe and Asia as well as structured exit solutions. Previously, Mr. Bernow spent two years in JLL’s capital market business and ten years at ABN AMRO and later The Royal Bank of Scotland’s real estate group, lastly overseeing the German real estate business. Mr. Bernow received a Diploma in Business Administration from University of Mannheim, Germany.
Head of Team Western EuropeHYPO NOE Gruppe Bank
He has over 20 years of experience in Finance & Banking. 12 years as Deputy Head of Corporate Finance and Head of Real Estate and Project (Volksbank International/Sberbank Europe), 3 years as Deputy Head of Credit Department in an Italian cooperative bank (Raiffeisen) Private Wealth and Asset Management in an Austrian bank for Italian and German private clients (BAWAG) Project manager of several banking related key projects (bank license application, sale of banking group), several supervisory board mandates in CEE subsidiaries. Business Development Manager for a Multi-Family Office (Carey – Group) Investment Director (NPL) in Intrum Austria Since 2018: Real Estate and Project Finance in HYPO NOE Landesbank für Niederösterreich und Wien AG.
Robert C. Waidhaas
Managing PartnerHeureka Development GmbH
Robert Waidhaas is a co-founder and managing partner of Heureka Real Estate GmbH and Heureka Development GmbH. He is primarily responsible for financing and commercial project controlling. Corporate management and human resources are jointly led by the two managing directors. Before founding Heureka, Robert worked for major international banks. Inter alia, he set up a department for structured equity investments in the German-speaking market for an American bank. Robert Waldhaas has a degree in Business Studies from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. He is also a Real Estate Economist (IREBS).
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.
Stefan Walldorf is a Managing Director in Cerberus’ European Real Estate Group and a member of the Cerberus NPL Committee, Real Estate Committee, and Real Estate Debt Committee. Since joining Cerberus in 2006, Mr. Walldorf has led a wide range of transactions in Europe, including acquisitions of commercial properties, restructurings and loan portfolios. He is currently overseeing the built-up of Cerberus’ EUR 3bn Strategic Industrial Real Estate (SIRE) platform across Europe. 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.
Managing Partner4 Friends Investment
Stefan is a founding partner of 4 Friends Investment Group (4FI) and responsible for the general strategy, acquisition and structuring as well as member of the investment committee. 4FI is a privately held investment manager with a focus in the sectors health & lifestyle and real estate combining both platform and corporate investments. Through different subsidiaries 4FI has acquired real estate in continental Europe in excess of 700mn EUR and has invested into five different platforms. Prior to 4FI, Stefan founded ACREST Property Group, Germany’s largest non captive retail asset manager and worked for companies such as TishmanSpeyer or Tenkhoff Properties. He is an active member of ULI and ZIA.
Vertreter des Standortes, Manager SalesDeutsche Kreditbank
Deutsche Kreditbank AG with its 3.300 employees and a balance sheet of bn 77EUR belongs to the TOP-20 banks of Germany. More than EUR 60 bn are allocated to Real Estate Financing of residential used properties. Thereby DKB AG is one of the most important donor of housing companies and residential investing investors. With his longstanding experience in the field of Real Estate Financing of professional market players Wolfgang Marschall has been working successfully in the banking industry in the Frankfurt area since more than 30 years. Before working for Deutsche Kreditbank AG the business and communication economist had worked as a director for SEB AG, SEB Hypothenbank AG, Head of Deutsche Hypo AG Frankfurt and BfG Bank AG.