Review: DebtConference 2021

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Sponsors 2021

ARA Venn is an investment manager in European real estate private debt, founded in 2009 with offices in the UK, Spain and the Netherlands. The firm serves the investment needs of a diversified group including global institutions, private investors and the UK government. ARA Venn creates investment products and investment management services that provide compelling risk-return opportunities.

Aukera Real Estate AG is an independent, owner-managed investment boutique based in Essen. Its range of services includes real estate financing solutions and the structuring of investment products for institutional investors. The investment focus is on senior and whole loans as well as mezzanine debt and project financing in continental Europe, with geographic emphasis on DACH and BeNeLux

CrossHarbor Capital Partners is a Boston-based, privately-owned investment and asset management firm exclusively focused on U.S. CRE. With offices in Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles, the Firm manages multiple strategies, including a top-performing open-ended Senior Debt Income Fund, targeting investments in all major property types and markets. Founded in 1993, CrossHarbor has sponsored 17 funds and separate account mandates, participating in +$21 billion of CRE transactions.

pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank is a leading specialist lender for financing commercial real estate and public investments in Europe and the United States of America. pbb is a major issuer of Pfandbriefe, which makes it also an important player in the European covered bond markets overall. pbb is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.


DLE Group AG is a leading real estate asset manager platform in Europe with over €2 bn AuM. We offer unique, ESG compliant investment products along the real estate value-chain through our landbanking, mezzanine, senior loan, and senior living funds with over €13.2 bn potential GDV and new products in planning. Our management team combines more than 180 years of real estate and finance expertise.

DRC Savills IM  is an independent investment adviser focusing on the commercial real estate debt sector in Europe. DRC is a recognised market leader in European real estate finance and pioneered the emergence of investment vehicles dedicated to real estate debt investing in Europe. DRC-advised funds have consistently and profitably invested capital since 2009, having executed more than 150 investments representing in excess of £3 billion of invested capital.

DWS has been investing in real estate assets for more than 50 years. As part of the Alternatives platform, the real estate business has more than 400 employees in nearly 25 cities around the world with more than EUR 67 billion in global real estate assets under management (as of March 31, 2021). The company offers core and value-added real estate, real estate securities, real estate debt and opportunistic real estate.

Engel & Völkers Capital AG, a licensed partner of Engel & Völkers Marken GmbH & Co. KG, was founded in 2009 and acts as a bank-independent investment manager in the real estate debt segment. The company offers investors tailor-made solutions for the implementation of their own debt strategy, whether senior, junior, mezzanine or whole loan in Germany, Austria and Spain.

Part of Berlin-based FAP Group, FAP Invest is the first professional real estate investment platform focussed specifically on debt. It provides direct access to high-return opportunities via separate account mandates, single-deal investments, club deals or debt funds for institutional investors. Pension funds, insurers and investment managers profit from FAP’s extensive network of national and international property investors and developers.

Invesco Real Estate (IRE) is a global leader in the real estate investment management business with €70.7bn in assets under management, 588 employees and 21 regional offices around the world. IRE has been actively investing across the risk-return spectrum, in direct real estate strategies such as core, debt, value-add and opportunistic as well as publicly listed real estate securities since 1992.

LINUS is a digital investment platform focused on whole loans and mezzanine loans in the DACH region and in UK. Via its own debt fund, LINUS executes investments in flexible structures and highly dynamic processes to ensure transaction certainty and speed. LINUS’ co-investors benefit from this via direct fund investments as well as via attractive senior loans.

Nuveen Real Estate is one of the largest investment managers in the world with $134 billion of assets under management. Managing a suite of funds and mandates, across both public and private investments, and spanning both debt and equity across diverse geographies and investment styles, we provide access to every aspect of real estate investing.

PGIM Real Estate is the global real estate investment manager of the US insurance company Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU). The company has assets under management of $ 190 billion (as of March 2021) in the Americas, Europe and Asia and employees in 32 locations globally. As a trustee for institutional investors, PGIM has been active in real estate debt and equity across all risk classes for 50 years.

Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance is an investment manager specialising in real estate and mortgage investments for institutional investors. With € 37,4 billion assets under management, we are the most active – real estate and mortgage investment manager in the Netherlands, offering services in real estate sectors such as Residential, Health Care, Retail, Office and Residential Mortgages. Syntrus Achmea is part of Achmea, the 3rd largest insurer in the Netherlands.

Tristan Capital Partners is an independent, London-based real estate investment manager, specialising in value-added strategies across all property types in the UK and mainland Europe. Tristan’s Funds include Core+, opportunistic and debt strategies, with total assets under management of over €12bn.

With ca. $25 bn AuM, USAA Real Estate is an industry leader in acquiring, developing, financing and managing the highest quality real estate in the US and Europe. The mission of USAA Real Estate is to serve the financial interests of its investor clients by strengthening the profitability and diversity of the portfolio, which includes all major sectors, as well as e-commerce centers, media facilities and data centers.

Conference Chairman

David Rückel
Managing Partner
PIA Pontis Institutional Advisors GmbH

PIA Pontis, was founded by David Rückel to bridge (lat: pons, pontis) capital with investment strategies around the globe. PIA has developed to become one of Germany’s leading placement advisory firms with a particular emphasis on private debt managers. With Real Estate private debt on the rise not only in Germany but across Europe, David sensed the demand for a platform allowing market participants to connect, exchange and grow. With a broad vantage point on Real Estate Debt strategies and a strong network of managers and investors in Europe and North America, David is well-positioned to lead Europe’s first dedicated RE Debt Conference for the Investment Management industry.

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