DebtConference 2024

Event Details

At the DebtConference, distinguished investment experts will present current topics related to Real Estate Debt.

  • Date: Thursday, 12 September 2024 – Friday, 13 September 2024
  • Location: Hilton Frankfurt City Centre, Germany
  • Participation forms: on site event and online participation
  • Participants: investors, fund/asset manager, project developer
  • Conference language: English
  • Free of charge for institutional investors
  • Important links: Pre-registration | Hotel-Website

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DebtConference 2024

Advisory Board

David Rückel (Chair)

Chairman of the Advisory Board and Managing Partner
PIA Pontis Institutional Advisors GmbH

David Rückel founded PIA in 2025 and manages all aspects of the business. PIA is a leading German and European placement advisor for real estate and infrastructure investment managers. PIA also creates real estate club structures, predominantly for family offices. He chairs the USA Conference and Real Estate Debt Conference and is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the German American Exchange.

Luke Baker

Head of Property
Tesco Pension Investment


Franz Bauhuber

Investment Analyst
Allianz Investment Management SE

Franz Bauhuber focuses on the commercial real estate and infrastructure debt portfolios of Allianz Group as well corporate debt strategies in developed markets. Previous work experience includes structuring solutions and accounting-related topics for private debt investments. Franz holds degrees in Business Administration and Economics from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU).

Trevor Castledine

Independent Advisor
South Yorkshire Pensions Authority

Trevor is Independent Advisor to South Yorkshire Pension Fund and also provides advisory services to institutional investors and investment managers.  Previously Managing Director in bfinance’s private markets team, responsible for research across private debt, including Corporate Direct Lending and Real Estate debt, Trevor advised clients on over $5bn of commitments.

Maximilian Cosack

Head of Private Assets
HUK Coburg Asset Management GmbH

As Head of Private Assets, Maximilian Cosack is responsible for the asset classes Infrastructure, Private Equity and Private Debt at HUK-COBURG Asset Management GmbH. Maximilian Cosack studied insurance economics (B.A.) at Coburg University of Applied Sciences and holds a Master's degree in Financial Law (LLM) from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

Sandra Ludwig CFA

Managing Director
Institutional Investment Consulting Partners

Sandra Ludwig is Managing Director of the Consulting arm of Institutional Investment Partners (2IP) since 2016. Her focus is on manager and fund selection for institutional clients for real estate debt and equity. Before that, she held various roles with GE Capital Real Estate and was responsible for the risk management of the 4 BN € German and CEE portfolio. Sandra is a CFA charterholder.

Sascha Pinger

Managing Director

Sascha Pinger is Managing Director at WPV. He joined WPV in 2009 and is responsible for the entire portfolio and IT. Prior WPV he worked for various asset managers in the role of account manager and was in charge of national and international institutional clients. Sascha graduated in business administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Aachen and Prague.

Anja Ritchie

Managing Director
StepStone Group Europe

Mrs. Ritchie is a member of the real estate team and a CAIA charterholder. Prior to joining StepStone, Mrs. Ritchie held several roles in Private Equity and Real Estate fund selection at Cara Investment GmbH, Bank of Oklahoma as well as at ClearRidge, a US boutique corporate advisory firm. Mrs. Ritchie holds an MSc from HHL in Germany and a BSc from the European University Viadrina.

Rebecca Steinfeld

Investment Manager
Helaba Invest

Rebecca is Investment Manager in Helaba Invest's Transactions & Strategy Real Assets department with focus on indirect Real Estate Private Debt investments. Before joining Helaba Invest, Rebecca worked in the Corporate Banking departments of Citigroup and DZ BANK in Frankfurt/M. Rebecca graduated from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management with a Master’s degree in Finance.

Oliver Strumpf

FondsForum Platform

Oliver Strumpf studied Business Information and Real Estate Economics at the European Business School. After gaining professional experience at international real estate companies, he founded the FondsForum platform in 2012 and is setting up a unique network in the institutional real estate industry to enable a better understanding and communication between the parties within the investment branch.

Stefan Stute MRICS

Head of Investment Consulting
Wüest Partner

Stefan has worked in the institutional real estate industry for more than 25 years. He is a partner at the Swiss consulting firm Wüest Partner and is responsible for the business area "Investment Consulting". In addition to a degree in civil engineering from the University of Hanover, Stefan has various additional qualifications from the universities of Cambridge, Yale and Bayes Business School.

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Conference Location

Meeting Point

Hilton Frankfurt City Centre

The Hilton Frankfurt City Centre is located in the heart of Frankfurt and sights, shopping facilities and the banking district are within easy walking distance. 342 rooms shine in new splendor and are reminiscent of New York loft living with their urban design. Guests are invited to sample unique cocktails in the Hudson Yards Bar, Lounge & Dining and relax in the large Health and Fitness Club.

Hochstrasse 4, 60313 Frankfurt | Germany
Phone: +49 69 133800
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12/13 September 2024 
Hilton Frankfurt City Centre
Hochstrasse 4, 60313 Frankfurt

Conference Dinner

12 September 2024 | 19:00 - 23:00
Untermainkai 17, 60329 Frankfurt

Hotel Rooms

Hilton Frankfurt City Centre
Hochstrasse 4, 60313 Frankfurt
Phone:+49 69 133800

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Event Manager

Nadine Mohr

Strumpf Eventmanagement
Niederseelbacher Straße 24
65527 Niedernhausen | Germany

Phone: +49 6127 999363 23
Email: info(at)