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Cushman & Wakefield restructures Capital Markets business in Germany

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Alexander Kropf appointed national manager – team grows to 35 employees

Real estate consultancy Cushman & Wakefield is restructuring its Capital Markets business in Germany and has appointed five new partners to its management team. The new employees are Alexander Kropf, Clemens von Arnim, Marc Roman Rohrer, Simon Jeschioro and Richard Tucker. This marks in increase in the Capital Markets team to 35 employees across Germany.

Jan Willem Bastijn, CEO EMEA Capital Markets at Cushman & Wakefield, explains: “We have a high level of consultancy expertise in both the cross-border and regional Capital Markets business. Our international strategy includes the further consolidation and expansion of this business. The restructuring of our German Capital Markets business and the expansion of our investment teams represent the ongoing pursuit of this strategy.”

“The new signings are an important step on our route to the continual expansion of our German business. Our aim is to mirror Cushman & Wakefield’s leading role at the international level in the German market. To support this, we are pursuing strategic, sustainable growth,” said Yvo Postleb, Head of Germany, about this development.

The new employees will take up their roles at Cushman & Wakefield at the beginning of 2017. Key personnel information:

Alexander Kropf, based in the Berlin office, is responsible for the Capital Markets business of Cushman & Wakefield throughout Germany. Prior to this, Alexander worked at JLL as National Director and team leader of the Office Investment business. The business management and real estate economics graduate has also held positions at Savills and CBRE.

Clemens von Arnim takes over management of the Investment business in Berlin. He comes from JLL where he was most recently responsible for the Office Investment business in the role of Associate Director. Over the last eleven years he also gained experience of national and international transactions at CBRE, as well as on the investor-side.

Marc Rohrer takes over management of the Investment business in Hamburg from 1 January. The team will provide advice on the purchase and sale of all real-estate asset classes in the Hamburg region. The real estate economist was previously Senior Director in the Capital Markets division at CBRE. He has over twelve years’ professional experience in commercial real-estate transactions.

Simon Jeschioro will head the newly-created Investment Advisory team from Frankfurt. The range of services of the team includes purchase and sales advice for portfolio transactions, business plan advice and advising on transactions involving specialized properties (health-care properties, cinemas etc.) Simon also joins Cushman & Wakefield from CBRE where he was Senior Director/Head of Portfolio Investment. He has over eleven years’ experience in providing strategic advice on large-volume transactions. 

Richard Tucker manages the Frankfurt Investment business. His team will provide advice on the purchase and sale of all asset classes in the Rhine-Main region. The business and real estate investment graduate with 17 years’ experience was with JLL for the past five years where he was Senior Executive Director of the Frankfurt Investment team.

Michael J. Morgan, who has successfully managed the Frankfurt Investment Team at Cushman & Wakefield since 2013, will head the National Investment business from January. Based in Frankfurt the team will in future continue to focus on the area in which it was already very successful in the last three years, namely transactions throughout Germany, with the exception of Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. These locations where Cushman & Wakefield have offices each have their own investment departments.

Catharina Fader, who has worked for Cushman & Wakefield since March 2015, will continue to head up the Investment team in Munich.

Matthias Feske, Head of Retail Investment Germany will continue to manage the Retail Investment business throughout Germany from Frankfurt. 

Markus Schmitt-Habersack takes over the Shopping Centre Investment department, based at Cushman & Wakefield’s Frankfurt office.

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