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Executive Board

The crisis is testimony to the fact that our strategic business approach, focusing on up-and-coming locations in both primary and secondary locations in Germany, is robust.”

Ingo Hartlief (FRICS) (CEO)


CEO since 20 December 2018
Appointed until 31 December 2024
Responsibilities: Strategy, asset and portfolio management, portfolio controlling, corporate development

Ingo Hartlief (born 1965) has been the Chairman of the Executive Board of DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG in Langen since 20 December 2018. Mr Hartlief was the Chairman of the Executive Board (CEO) of Fair Value REIT-AG from 15 January until 20 May 2019 and has been Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board since then. The business administration graduate was previously the director of CORPUS SIREO Real Estate GmbH in Cologne. From 2002 until 2010, Mr Hartlief was the managing director of Union Investment Real Estate GmbH in Hamburg. From 1996 until 2002, he was head of division at Viterra AG (now Vonovia SE) in Essen/Bochum as well as director of Viterra Gewerbeimmobilien GmbH. From 1991 until 1996, Mr Hartlief worked for VEBA AG in Düsseldorf in the Group Development Division. Ingo Hartlief is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).

The market is on our side, both in terms of earnings and performance. That is good news for our investors.”

Tim Brückner (CFO)


CFO since 1 February 2019
Appointed until 31 December 2024
Responsibilities: Finance, accounting, treasury, investor relations, legal, IT, HR and compliance

Tim Brückner (born 1977) has been the Chief Financial Officer of DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG in Langen since 1 February 2019. He was also appointed as the CEO of Fair Value REIT-AG with effect from 20 May 2019. From 2012 until 2019, the trained banker held various positions at CORPUS SIREO Real Estate, including Managing Director of the subsidiary in Luxembourg and Head of Portfolio Management. From 2007 until 2012, Mr Brückner worked at Rothschild GmbH, his last position there being that of Vice President. From 2005 until 2007, he worked in the Global Advisory Division at HSBC in London. From 2000 until 2005, Mr Brückner completed a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Banking and Finance, and a master’s degree in Banking & Finance, at the Hochschule für Bankwirtschaft (today’s Frankfurt School of Finance & Management). During his studies, he worked as an analyst at BHF Bank AG and NG Investment Banking.


Supervisory Board

PROF. DR ALEXANDER GOEPFERT
(CHAIR)

Appointed until the 2024 AGM

Main activities outside the Company and other activities as a member of governing bodies of comparable domestic and foreign business enterprises:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of PROXIMUS Real Estate AG, Cologne
  • Chair of the Supervisory Board of AGROB Immobilien AG, Ismaning
  • Member of the Advisory Board of shareDnC GmbH, Cologne
  • Chair of the Board of Trustees of EBS Real Estate Management Institut, Wiesbaden
  • Vice President of iddiw Institut der Deutschen Immobilienwirtschaft e. V., Frankfurt

Prof. Dr Alexander Goepfert (born 1956) holds a doctorate in law and, as an honorary professor at the EBS University of Business and Law in Wiesbaden/Oestrich-Winkel, heads the Competence Center for Real Estate Law there. Until the end of 2020 he joined Apollo Global Management, one of the world’s leading private equity investors, as a senior advisor. Since 2011, Prof. Dr Alexander Goepfert has been a partner at the law firm Noerr LLP, where he headed the international Noerr Real Estate Investment Group until 2018. Prior to that, Prof. Dr Alexander Goepfert worked for many years as a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and its predecessor firm Bruckhaus Westrick Stegemann in Düsseldorf. For many years, he has been considered one of the most important advisors to the German real estate industry, specialising in structuring complex real estate transactions with particular emphasis on financial, tax and planning aspects. Some of his prominent mandates of recent years include, in particular, advising Vonovia SE (formerly Deutsche Annington SE), Apollo, Lone Star and SIGNA.

Prof. Dr Kerstin Hennig
(Member of the Supervisory Board)

Appointed until the 2024 AGM

Main activities outside the Company and other activities as a member of governing bodies of comparable domestic and foreign business enterprises:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of DWS Grundbesitz GmbH, Frankfurt
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Washington DC
  • Member of the Executive Board of Real Estate Brand Club, Berlin
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Institutionelle Investoren Hotel, Frankfurt
  • Member of the Executive Committee of iddiw Institut der Deutschen Immobilienwirtschaft e. V., Frankfurt

Prof. Dr Kerstin Hennig (born 1964) holds the title of Dr rer. pol. She is a senior professor of real estate management and has headed the EBS Real Estate Management Institute (REMI) at the EBS University of Business and Law since 2018. She teaches and carries out research in the field of real estate economics, focussing on real estate innovation & entrepreneurship and leadership, real estate major future trends and real estate management. In recent years, Prof. Dr Kerstin Hennig has also been involved in the real estate sector, focussing on the areas of real estate management and investment. The companies where she previously held positions include debis Immobilienmanagement, Tishman Speyer Properties, UBS AG, IVG Immobilien AG and Groß & Partner. At the same time, Kerstin Hennig has regularly held positions as a lecturer and assistant lecturer at various universities and institutes.

FRANK HÖLZLE, ECONOMIST
(DEPUTY CHAIR)

Appointed until the 2024 AGM

Main activities outside the Company and other activities as a member of governing bodies of comparable domestic and foreign business enterprises:

  • CEO of Care4 AG, Basel, Switzerland
  • Chair of the Advisory Board of clickworker GmbH, Essen
  • Chair of the Advisory Board of Mindlab Solutions GmbH, Stuttgart
  • Chair of the Supervisory Board of mobileObjects AG, Büren
  • Chair of the Advisory Board of rankingCoach international GmbH, Cologne
  • Member of the Board of Directors of SIC Invent AG, Basel, Switzerland
  • Member of the Advisory Board of reBuy reCommerce GmbH, Berlin
  • Member of the Advisory Board of sevDesk GmbH, Offenburg
  • Member of the Board of Directors of GreySky Properties AG, Basel
  • Chair of the Supervisory Board of Fair Value REIT-AG, Munich

Frank Hölzle (born 1968) holds a degree in economics and has been the CEO of Care4 AG, a single family office located in Basel, Switzerland, since 2015. He has worked there since 2010. From 2003 until 2010, Mr Hölzle was a member of the Executive Board and partner of eCapital entrepreneurial Partners AG, a venture capital company located in Münster. In 2002, Mr Hölzle became the managing director of HvM-Consulting GmbH in Düsseldorf, after having held positions from 1998 until 2002 in Marl and Frankfurt am Main as an authorised representative and director of a listed investment company.