hilipp Ritz, Director Real Estate Finance, has now assumed overall responsibility for financial consulting, a service offered by Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) in collaboration with BF.direkt AG. Prior to joining C&W, he worked at Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) in Mannheim for seven years in the areas of private banking and commercial property financing. Philipp Ritz holds a degree in Business Administration with a focus on banking and the qualification of Financial Consultant from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
Ritz is based at C&W's head office in Frankfurt and can call upon the services of around 20 financial experts at BF.direkt in Stuttgart and Berlin at any time.
The international real estate consultancy and BF.direkt AG have been collaborating on all aspects of real estate financing since May. The “Financial Solutions” consultancy service focuses on the brokerage of loans, the restructuring of existing loans and on financial products relating to real estate such as CMBS.
“From the first few weeks of our collaboration, it was clear that transactional and financing consultancy from one source can significantly speed up transactions,” explained Frank Nickel, Managing Partner at Cushman & Wakefield in Germany. “Professional documentation and expert contacts on both sizes provide a noticeable reduction in the associated processes.”
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