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The meeting place for international real estate debt issues

DebtConference 2022

  • Conference: 1.9.2022, 9:00 am, Kap Europa, Frankfurt
  • Pre-event: 31.8.2022, tba, Frankfurt

The event is currently in the planning phase. We will update this page frequently.

DebtConference 2022

Advisory Board

David Rueckel (Chair)

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

Trevor Castledine

Senior Director, Private Markets

Benedikt Gabor

Head of Real Estate
Deutsche Rückvers. AG and VöV Rückvers. KöR

Norbert Kellner

Head of Syndication
Berlin Hyp AG


Rebecca Kunz

Investment Manager
Transactions & Strategy – Real Assets
Helaba Invest Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH


Sandra Ludwig CFA

Managing Director
Institutional Investment Consulting Partners

Sascha Pinger

Managing Director Real Estate & Infrastructure
Versorgungswerk der Wirtschaftsprüfer und der vereidigten Buchprüfer im Lande Nordrhein-Westfalen (WPV)


Anja Ritchie

Stepstone Group Europe

Oliver Strumpf

FondsForum Platform

Stefan Stute MRICS

Head of Investment Consulting
Wüest Partner Deutschland

Sina Timm

Private Debt Lead
Viridium Group


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.

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.

USAA Real Estate invests and manages more than $36 bn in net AuM, providing strategic capital for thematic investing, capitalizing for technology-driven real estate assets and meeting the need for housing solutions. Investments are diversified across North America and Europe, including all major sectors, e-commerce logistics, distribution and data centers and media production facilities.


Prof. Dr. Andreas Dombret

frmr. Member of the Executive Board
Deutsche Bundesbank

After a career in international banking, Andreas Dombret served on the Executive Board of Deutsche Bundesbank, the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank and the Board of the Bank for International Settlements. Since leaving the public sector, he advises financial services companies such as Oliver Wyman, Houlihan Lokey, Sumitomo Mitsui, Deposit Solutions, and Banco Santander.

Andrew Gordon

Managing Director, Fund Management
Invesco Real Estate

Andrew Gordon is a Managing Director - Fund Management at Invesco Real Estate. He is responsible for growing and managing the European debt business and developing and executing real estate debt strategies. Prior Invesco he managed GAM investments European debt business for five years and held roles at Renshaw Bay, Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Mail Group, Barclays Bank and Ernst & Young’s.

Hanno Kowalski

Managing Partner
FAP Invest GmbH

Hanno Kowalski is responsible for FAP Group’s institutional investor business encompassing real estate debt as well as real estate direct investment. He has been overseeing FAP’s debt fund since its launch in 2018. Working in the financial industry for more than 25 years, he has profound expertise in private wealth management, investment banking and asset management

Sandra Ludwig

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 Real Estate & Infrastructure
Versorgungswerk der Wirtschaftsprüfer und der vereidigten Buchprüfer im Lande Nordrhein-Westfalen

Sascha Pinger is a Managing Director at WPV. He joined WPV in 2009 and is responsible for the asset classes real estate and infrastructure. 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.

Dr. Patrick Züchner

Aukera Real Estate AG

Dr Patrick Züchner is CIO of Aukera, an independent real estate debt advisory firm. He is responsible for new investments, product development and fund raising. Patrick has more than 25 years of experience in real estate, banking and private equity. Since 2012, Patrick was involved in more than 60 transactions with a volume of around 3.5 billion euros.

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