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Our Management

Managing Board

The Managing Board jointly manages the company’s business, and consists of the following members with different expertise and areas of activity:

  • Karim BohnChief Financial Officer (CFO)
    Karim Bohn - Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Karim Bohn

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Karim Bohn - Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Karim Bohn joined PATRIZIA Immobilien AG as chief financial officer in November 2015. A business management graduate, he has extensive experience of acting as a CFO in the property industry, having previously held this position at Süddeutsche Wohnen GmbH, Vitus Immobiliengruppe (Vitus Property Group) and the formerly MDAX-listed GAGFAH Group. Mr. Bohn also has a strong track record of working in international finance and capital markets. He was responsible for the finance and capital market activities of the listed European property companies belonging to Fortress Investment Group in London, and also worked in the field of corporate finance and equity capital markets at Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and London.

  • Wolfgang EggerChief Executive Officer (CEO)
    Wolfgang Egger - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    Wolfgang Egger

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    Wolfgang Egger - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    Wolfgang Egger is the founder of PATRIZIA Immobilien AG and his family remains the majority shareholder. For more than 34 years he has been in charge of the company which, today, has approximately 900 employees Europe-wide. Chief Executive Officer of the PATRIZIA Group since 2001, he has since expanded the company internationally with our own people onsite in Luxembourg, UK and Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Spain and the Nordic countries. In 2006 Mr. Egger floated PATRIZIA on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, attracting the attention of major international shareholders. Today, PATRIZIA’s portfolio includes more than 350 institutional investors and over 700 properties worth around EUR 40 billion under management. In 2016, the PATRIZIA Supervisory Board unanimously agreed to extend Mr. Egger’s contract for a further five years until 2021.

  • Anne KavanaghChief Investment Officer (CIO)
    Anne Kavanagh - Chief Investment Officer (CIO)

    Anne Kavanagh

    Chief Investment Officer (CIO)

    Anne Kavanagh - Chief Investment Officer (CIO)

    Anne Kavanagh became the fourth member of the PATRIZIA Immobilien AG Management Board in April 2017 and brings 30 years of industry experience. Mrs. Kavanagh joined from AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets where she has spent the last seven years as Global Head of Asset Management & Transactions, Real Assets, leading its asset management, development and transaction teams. She was also on the Management Board and the Global Investment Committee. Prior to this, she carried out leading management roles at a number of internationally recognised businesses including: Managing Director Lazard; Head of Real Estate Europe at Cambridge Place Investment Management and International Director with responsibilities in JLL’s European Capital Markets business. Mrs. Kavanagh holds a degree in Urban Estate Management, is a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and a Board member of the British Property Federation. 

  • Klaus SchmittChief Operating Officer (COO)
    Klaus Schmitt - Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Klaus Schmitt

    Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Klaus Schmitt - Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Klaus Schmitt joined PATRIZIA Immobilien AG in 2003 as Head of Legal Department and was responsible for the business development. Since the IPO in 2006 he has been running the operational business and some holding functions as COO. In this role he is responsible for all operational issues all over the organisation and also oversaw all investments done in the past as well as all M&A transactions and the organic growth in Europe. Previously he worked as lawyer for various companies including Dyckerhoff & Widmann AG, Munich and Siemens Real Estate. Meanwhile he has more than 25 years industry experience. Mr. Schmitt has a graduate in law.

  • Robert GilchristChief Strategy Officer Funds & Extended Board Member

    Robert Gilchrist

    Chief Strategy Officer Funds & Extended Board Member

    Robert Gilchrist is a member of the Patrizia Board (Extended Board member), with the role of Chief Strategy Officer - Funds. He was formerly a Founder Partner and CEO of Rockspring, and played a leading role in growing the business into one of the UK’s leading Europe-wide property investment managers. Mr. Gilchrist commenced his real estate career in 1983, following his studies at Cambridge University. He has been involved in PanEuropean real estate investing on behalf of an international client base for some 30 years, with particular focus on fund strategies and product development. One example is TransEuropean I, which was established as one of the very first PanEuropean value add closed end funds in 1990 – Robert has retained an involvement with each subsequent follow-on vehicle, the latest being TransEuropean VII. In his new role, Mr. Gilchrist will continue to work on growing PATRIZIA’s existing and new Fund products.

The detailed curriculum vitae’s of our Managing Board can be found here.

 

Supervisory Board

As a controlling body, the Supervisory Board keeps an eye on all business transactions. It consists of the following members:

  • Alfred HoschekDeputy Chairman
    Alfred Hoschek - Deputy Chairman

    Alfred Hoschek

    Deputy Chairman

    Alfred Hoschek - Deputy Chairman

    Deputy Chairman
    Member of the Supervisory Board since 2015
    Managing Director, AHO Verwaltung GmbH, Augsburg

    Notification of seats on other supervisory boards pursuant to Article 285 No. 10 of the German Commercial Code:

    • None

  • Uwe H. ReuterDeputy Chairman
    Uwe H. Reuter - Deputy Chairman

    Uwe H. Reuter

    Deputy Chairman

    Uwe H. Reuter - Deputy Chairman

    Member of the Supervisory Board since 2017
    Management Board of VHV Holding AG, Hannover

    Notification of seats on other supervisory boards pursuant to Article 285 No. 10 of the German Commercial Code:

    • VHV Allgemeine Versicherungs AG
    • VHV Hannoversche Leben
    • Hannoversche Direktversicherung AG
    • VHV solutions GmbH
    • VHV Vermögensanlage AG
    • VAV Versicherungs AG, Wien/Austria
    • E + S Rückversicherung AG (subsidiary of Hannover Rückversicherung AG), Hannover, supervisory board member
    • Gruppo ITAS Assicurazioni, Trento/Italy, supervisory board member
    • NORD/LB, Hannover, advisory council member

  • Dr. Theodor Seitz LL.M.Chairman
    Dr. Theodor Seitz - Chairman

    Dr. Theodor Seitz LL.M.

    Chairman

    Dr. Theodor Seitz - Chairman

    Member of the Supervisory Board since 2002
    Chairman since 2003
    Lawyer and tax consultant, Augsburg

    Notification of seats on other supervisory boards pursuant to Article 285 No. 10 of the German Commercial Code:

    • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CDH AG, Augsburg

The detailed curriculum vitae’s of our Supervisory Board can be found here.

 

Management

PATRIZIA is active in all major European countries as investment manager in the real estate market. With our management team, your dealings are in good hands.

  • Edmund CrastonHead of Fund Management

    Edmund Craston

    Head of Fund Management

    Edmund Craston is Senior Managing Director and Head of Fund Management. Previously Mr Craston was Rockspring’s Managing Director (and a Partner), responsible for both the strategic focus and day-to-day management of the business and chairman of the Investment and ESG Committees. Prior to joining Rockspring in 2009 he had a 22 year career as an investment banker specialising in real estate and was EMEA Head of Real Estate Investment Banking at both UBS Investment Bank and Lehman Brothers. He also worked in Tokyo from 1988 to 1990. Mr. Craston graduated from Oxford University with an MA in Classics. He has been on the Management Board of EPRA twice and was an active member of the UK industry lobbying committees for the introduction of REITs.

  • Irmgard LinkerHead of Fund Services
    Irmgard Linker - Managing Director
  • Jochen ReithHead of Capital Markets DACH
    Jochen Reith - Head of Institutional Clients Germany, Austria, Switzerland

    Jochen Reith

    Head of Capital Markets DACH

    Jochen Reith - Head of Institutional Clients Germany, Austria, Switzerland

    Jochen Reith is Managing Director of PATRIZIA Institutional Client & Advisory and has been responsible for the acquisition of German-speaking investors since 2010. As a graduate in Banking Administration he was Head of Institutional Clients at a leading German financial institution for many years. Mr. Reith has more than 15 years of experience in the European real estate and investment markets. He has specialised in special securities funds and in the savings bank sector (corporate and private clients).
     

  • José Luis PellicerHead of Research
  • Kathryn DixonHead of Product Development & Client Services
  • Dr. Konrad FinkenzellerHead of International Capital Markets
    Konrad Finkenzeller - Head of Institutional Clients International

    Dr. Konrad Finkenzeller

    Head of International Capital Markets

    Konrad Finkenzeller - Head of Institutional Clients International

    Dr. Konrad Finkenzeller is Head of International Capital Markets for PATRIZIA and is responsible for all international fundraising activities. Before joining PATRIZIA in 2012, Mr. Finkenzeller worked for Hines in the capital markets sector for the German-speaking region. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Regensburg and a master’s degree in Real Estate Finance from Henley Business School, University of Reading. Mr. Finkenzeller is also a visiting lecturer for Real Estate Valuation at the University of Regensburg and Hochschule Augsburg.

  • Mads RudeHead of Multi Manager
    Mads Rude - Managing Director Multi Manager

    Mads Rude

    Head of Multi Manager

    Mads Rude - Managing Director Multi Manager

    Mads Rude, Managing Director and Operational Head of PATRIZIA Multi Managers (PMM) has 18 years of experience in property investment and fund management. Mr. Rude co-founded the PMM business in 2005, which was formerly known as Sparinvest Property Investors. In October 2017 PATRIZIA Immobilien AG acquired the Sparinvest Property Investors business and it is now a fully owned entity within PATRIZIA. Mr. Rude is part of the Investment Committee and also represents the PMM clients’ interests on multiple Advisory Committees/Investor Boards for investments in Europe. Prior to PMM, he worked for six years at ATP Ejendomme A/S, which is the real estate subsidiary of the largest Danish pension fund, ATP. In 2002, Mr. Rude was one of the founding forces behind the establishment of the European organisation INREV (European Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles) and is frequently lecturing at different INREV courses. He holds a Master of Science in Economics & Business Law from the Copenhagen Business School (1999) and has participated in the MBA programme at Richard Ivey Business School (Ontario, Canada) as an integrated part of his studies at Copenhagen Business School.

  • Dr. Manuel KäsbauerHead of Innovation & Technology
  • Oliver KolleHead of Alternative Investment
    Oliver Kolle - Group Head of Alternative Investments

    Oliver Kolle

    Head of Alternative Investment

    Oliver Kolle - Group Head of Alternative Investments

    Oliver Kolle, Managing Director and Group Head of Alternative Investments, has 18 years of experience in European real estate and investment markets. He successfully led several large-scale acquisitions and established investment, fund and asset management capabilities. He also developed and implemented reporting standards, led comprehensive operational reorganization and restructuring efforts as well as capital recycling strategies. After his membership in the Supervisory Board of the SÜDEWO, Mr. Kolle is currently Head of the Supervisory Board of the GBW. He started his career 1999 at Merrill Lynch in London. Before joining PATRIZIA in 2012, he was Head of Indirect Investments at IVG Immobilien AG, Head of Asset & Fund Management Real Estate Germany at Babcock & Brown, Vice President at Fortress Investment Group and Transaction Associate at Terra Firma Capital Partners. Mr. ­Kolle studied business administration in Ingolstadt (WFI) and holds a BSc degree in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School in London.

  • Peter HelfrichRegional Head North-West Europe
    Peter Helfrich - Head of the Netherlands

    Peter Helfrich

    Regional Head North-West Europe

    Peter Helfrich - Head of the Netherlands

    Peter Helfrich is Head of PATRIZIA Netherlands and Managing Director since 2014. He is responsible for the set-up and development of the firm’s activities in the Netherlands. Mr. Helfrich has more than 20 years of professional experience in the European real estate market (Netherlands, Nordics, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Germany) and a proven track record in retail, office, logistics and residential fund and portfolio management performance for numerous funds, joint ventures and separate accounts on behalf of more than 50 institutional investors. Mr. Helfrich holds a MSc in Business Administration from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a MSc in Real Estate from the University of Amsterdam. He is a ULI Retail & Entertainment Council member.

  • Philipp SchaperHead of Transactions
    Philipp Schaper - Group Head of Transactions

    Philipp Schaper

    Head of Transactions

    Philipp Schaper - Group Head of Transactions

    Philipp Schaper is Senior Managing Director and PATRIZIA’s Head of European Transactions, responsible for the acquisition and disposition of properties across all asset classes throughout Europe. Prior to joining PATRIZIA, he worked as Managing Director / Head of Direct Investments at IVG Immobilien AG and was responsible for its European portfolio, amounting to 5 billion euros. Prior to that, he spent several years as Vice President at Fortress Investment Group in a leading position in the commercial transaction team in Germany. Mr Schaper began his career with LaSalle Investment Management, focusing on European acquisitions and capital raising. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Urban Estate Management and a master’s degree in Real Estate Economics and Finance from the London School of Economics. Mr Schaper is a member of the Executive Committee and the European Investment Committee of PATRIZIA.

  • Rikke LykkeHead of Corporate Integration & Regional Head DACH & CEE & Country Manager DACH
    Rikke Lykke - Head of Nordic Region

    Rikke Lykke

    Head of Corporate Integration & Regional Head DACH & CEE & Country Manager DACH

    Rikke Lykke - Head of Nordic Region

    Rikke Lykke is the Managing Director of PATRIZIA in the Nordic region with responsibility for the subsidiaries in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. She has more than 12 years of experience within the European real estate business, including various positions as Fund Manager and Director of Acquisitions and M&A. Thanks to her wide range of experience across real estate business functions, she has successfully established an efficient and future-proof Nordic platform where interdisciplinary work is key – locally, regionally and internationally. Since the establishment of the first of the Nordic subsidiaries PATRIZIA Denmark A/S in 2012, Mrs. Lykke and her team have managed to increase the total Nordic Asset under Management more than fivefold from approx. 200 million EUR to more than 1,1 billion EUR. In addition to her position as Nordic Managing Director, Mrs. Lykke has recently been appointed as Head of Corporate Integration leading the pan-European integration in connection with PATRIZIA’s recent acquisitions of Sparinvest Property Investors, TRIUVA and Rockspring. She holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration.