Top Meeting of the European Real Estate Debt Industry
In times of rising interest rates, economic turmoil and even the threat of a recession, financing and investing institutional money in real estate is more topical than ever. This was also demonstrated by the great response to FondsForum's Debt Conference 2022. More than 150 institutional investors, fund providers and real estate service providers gathered at the Kap Europa in Frankfurt am Main on September 1 and 2, 2022. Among the participants was a high proportion of foreign guests, including around 25 from the USA and the UK. MORE >
AllianceBernstein manages $735 billion* in global assets for a diverse group of clients—from individual investors to the world’s largest institutions. For over four decades, we’ve partnered with sophisticated insurance clients, offering diverse investment expertise and a focus on insurers’ needs. Today, we manage nearly $185 billion in insurance assets across fixed income, alternatives and equities.
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.
Baringsis a $349+ billion* global investment manager sourcing differentiated opportunities and building long-term portfolios across public and private fixed income, real estate, and specialist equity markets. With investment professionals based in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, the firm, a subsidiary of MassMutual, aims to serve its clients, communities and employees, and is committed to sustainable practices and responsible investment.
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.
DLE Group AG is a leading real estate asset management platform in Europe with over €2.5 bn AuM. In addition to being leaders in the land development asset class, we offer unique and ESG focused investment products along the real estate value-chain, including mezzanine, senior living, and logistics funds. Our management team combines more than 180 years of real estate and finance expertise.
DRC Savills IM is an 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.
The Edmond de Rothschild Group specializes in asset management and private banking. It manages assets of 178 billion Swiss francs, employs 2,500 people and has 29 locations worldwide (as of December 31, 2021). Edmond de Rothschild is also active in real estate, private equity, corporate finance, infrastructure and fund services.
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 €82.7bn in assets under management, 592 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.
Nuveen Real Estate is one of the largest investment managers in the world with $152 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 $ 209 billion (as of December 31, 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.
Rockwood Capital is a real estate investment management firm founded in 1995 with offices in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles that provides debt and equity capital combined with real estate operating expertise for the repositioning, development, redevelopment and recapitalization of residential, office, retail and hotel space in key markets throughout the United States.
Founded in 1804, Schroders is one of Europe’s largest independent investment management firms by assets under management. As at 31 December 2021, assets under management were €871.3 billion (£731.6 billion; $990.9 billion). Schroders employs over 5,700 people across 37 locations.
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 €15bn.
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.
The DebtConference is the industry event for all topics related Real Estate Debt. After the successful start of this event series in 2021 with more than 150 participants from Germany, Europe and the US, the event team is delighted that there was a great demand also this year. Experts and investors presented their topics and experiences on individual program items in expert presentations and panel discussions. Personal Face-to-Face Meetings gave the participants a great chance to connect within this community.
David Rueckel (Chair)
Chairman of the Advisory Board and Managing Partner
PIA Pontis Institutional Advisors GmbH
Senior Director, Private Markets
Head of Real Estate
Deutsche Rückvers. AG and VöV Rückvers. KöR
Head of Syndication
Berlin Hyp AG
Transactions & Strategy – Real Assets
Helaba Invest Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH
Sandra Ludwig CFA
Institutional Investment Consulting Partners
Managing Director Real Estate & Infrastructure
Versorgungswerk der Wirtschaftsprüfer und der vereidigten Buchprüfer im Lande Nordrhein-Westfalen (WPV)
Stepstone Group Europe
Stefan Stute MRICS
Head of Investment Consulting
Wüest Partner Deutschland
Private Debt Lead