Chairmen's Retreat 2017St Moritz, January 19th to 22nd
Henri Alster is the Chairman of the GRI. He previously worked for 25 years as a real estate investment banker, advising or partnering with the likes of Exxon, Whitehall, KLM pension funds, Forest City Enterprises and others across the USA and Europe. He also ran his own investment boutique.
Mr. Alster led Citicorp’s early real estate investment banking efforts in Europe between 1988 and 1994, closing Europe’s two largest land deals on behalf of Exxon and Pechiney.
A Columbia B-School MBA (‘74), Henri is an undergraduate Technion (Israel) Industrial Engineer (‘72).
He is fluent in English, French, German, Dutch and Hebrew, has lived in New York, Paris, London, Brussels and Tel-Aviv and has worked and travelled extensively throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe.
Real estate strategies are getting global, while solutions remain local. Our 3,800 employees provide you with their expertise of their markets. This knowledge, combined with our geographical network, allows us to support you everywhere in Europe in your real estate projects, whether local or international.
6 complementary business lines creating value
Choosing to work with BNP Paribas Real Estate means gaining the benefit of across-the-board property expertise under one roof. Our major asset is our expertise across six business lines covering the whole property lifecycle: Property Development, Transaction, Consulting, Valuation, Property Management and Investment Management. We have experts in all of these business lines that can offer you support and guidance.
Present in 36 countries
Our teams are directly active in 16 countries, and in another 20 through our network of alliances. As such they will provide our international and local customers with a know-how highly regarded in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and in North America.
Platforms in Asia and in the Middle East supporting local investors in European markets
With two offices in Hong Kong and Dubai, we enable our Asian and Middle Eastern investors to benefit from our in-depth expertise in the main European markets.
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.