Speaker Biographies

Alex is acting Head of Sustainability and Responsible Property Investment.  He is responsible for TIAA Henderson Real Estate’s corporate sustainability programme and Responsible Property Investment programme. Alex’s focus is to support the fund and asset teams with the active management...

Christoph Wildgruber, Head of Sustainability at Allianz Real Estate is in charge of sustainability for the global real estate investment portfolio of Allianz. After his education as a civil engineer at the Technical University of Munich, he started in 1997 as a project manager in Munich. After that...

Since 2008 Ulrich has been responsible for the portfolio management of the open ended real estate funds "grundbesitz europa" and "grundbesitz global“. With over twenty one years of professional experience in Real Estate, he began working for RREEF Real Estate in 2002, where he was...

Wolfgang Gemünd is Senior Client Manager at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and responsible for Sales & Marketing in Germany. After finishing University in Cologne (Master of Science Chemistry) he started his career 1987 with Gerling in Cologne as claims engineer.  During the 1990's Wolfgang...

Dirk is Sustainability and Technical Director for Goodman Continental Europe. He is responsible for the technical and sustainable business strategy as well as the construction quality of Goodman’s European development projects. He was previously Head of the Technical Team, Germany. Dirk joined...

drs. Sander Paul van Tongeren EMFC MSRE MRICS Within APG Sander Paul van Tongeren is responsible for integrating sustainability and governance as widely as possible across APG’s global real estate and infrastructure portfolio. At present, he joins EPRA’s Sustainability Reporting Committee, INREV’s...

Dr Albrecht Reihlen has held the position of Managing Director at Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH since 2007. Deka is one of Europe's top five real estate asset management companies with total assets of round about EUR 26 bn.  Deka's open ended real estate funds are worldwide invested with a...

Robert heads PE‘s Corporate Sustainability Business Unit and has 16 years of expertise in sustainability management. His areas of expertise include enterprise sustainability, product sustainability, sustainable real estate and sustainability strategy. He has worked with more than 100 sustainability...

François Cantin is Group Director of PMPS (Property Maintenance, Purchasing and Sustainability) at Unibail-Rodamco. François joined Unibail in 2002, where he has held different management positions in the technical operations both for Retail and Office portfolio. Based in the Paris HQ, as...

Simon Cox is UK Sustainability Officer and a First Vice President in the UK Project Management team. Since joining ProLogis in 2006 he has played a key role in the creation of the company’s sustainability strategy for the UK and Europe. Simon has 16 years experience as a client side project manager...

  Qualified in property and housing management, graduate economist, real estate economist (ebs), Chartered Surveyor (RICS)   Competence : Property analysis, valuation, concept development, asset strategies, sustainable development strategies, marketing   For 10 years...

Maria Hill is the Head of Corporate Relations & Sustainability, leading the strategic sustainability as well as the Association's work and political communication for ECE Prior to this Maria was the Head of Sustainability team, focused on the development and expansion of ECE’s sustainability...

Project Director at Dena since 2012 Responsible for the subjects: construction road maps for big building portfolios of residential and non-residential buildings and energy efficient building projects in Russia Degrees:             Master...

Christiane is a Senior Associate in the German Real Estate group of DLA Piper and is based in the Cologne office since 2008.   Christiane advises national and international corporates, investors and banks on real estate law, transactions, on project development and commercial lease agreements...

Birgit is the Managing Director of ES EnviroSustain GmbH.  Her main fields of activity are Green Building certification with focus on BREEAM and LEED®, energy efficiency of non-domestic buildings and technical and environmental due diligence.

Frank Brehm manages sustainable infrastructures at the Innovation Centre of Mobility and Societal Change (InnoZ GmbH) in Berlin, Germany. InnoZ is a research and consultancy institute which covers mainly transportation issues in combination with sustainable energy supply. His team designs and...

Dr. Andri Eglitis is member of the Client Coverage team for the DACH region at MSCI. He is responsible for client specific analysis and surveys based on MSCI’s national and international real estate data. The gaining importance of sustainability issues results in growing interest to survey the...

Ingemar Hunold is project manager for sustainable real estate in the project management department of Union Investment. The department is responsible for ongoing projects (developments, refurbishments, etc.). Besides the construction projects the department is responsible for the technical and...

David Lorenz is the principal and founder of Lorenz Property Advisors – Chartered Surveyors, a property valuation and strategic sustainability consulting firm. David has about fifteen years of experience in valuation, asset management and property development. He holds a Diploma in Real Estate...

For more than 30 years, Jochen Schenk has had a professional career in banking, finance and the real estate business. He is a member of the board of management at Real I.S. Prior to that he was the managing director of the predecessor company. Real estate investments of ca. € 7 billions were...

Wolfgang has recently taken up the role of Treuhänder at Berlin Hyp AG.  Since 2003, Wolfgang Rips has held the post of Head of Strategic RE Portfolio Management and Location Strategy, as well as Corporate Real Estate Management for Deutsche Bahn, AG, with responsibilities for RE...

Werner Knips is a Partner in the Heidrick & Struggles’ Düsseldorf office. He is a member of the Global Financial Services and CEO & Board Practice. Since 1990 he is with the firm. Over time he built up and led the Global Real Estate Practice. Today he is coordinating the firm’s Real Estate...

Prof. Dr. Bienert finished his studies as Certified Real Estate Manager (Diploma by VWA) at Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg in 1998 and as Dipl.-Kfm. in Business Administration at the University of Lueneburg in 2001 and wrote his Phd-thesis about the “Impact of the new equity capital...

Mr. Baumann started his professional career in the Private Banking division of Credit Suisse in 2005. He joined Real Estate Asset Management in 2006 and assumed the responsibility for the development and launch of new investment vehicles for Swiss investors. In 2009, he launched the first...

Jess is an Associate in the Sustainability Team at GVA. Her work involves advising clients and colleagues on sustainability issues across the property lifecycle.  Prior to this, Jess worked at IPD, MSCI as Senior Associate and Head of Sustainability, where she was responsible for IPD’s global...

After successfully completing her studies at the University of Dortmund and the University of Wuppertal Simone Lakenbrink started her professional career as project manager at DU Diederichs in Munich focusing on sustainable construction. Beside the practical work she is engaged as a lecturer at...

Michael Determann is Managing Director of Aberdeen Asset Management Deutschland AG. In 1983 Michael began his career with Allianz Group investment department in Munich headquarter. In 1994 he became head of investments for Allianz Group Austria in Vienna and consequently sole managing director of...

Ralph Wood is a senior manager in AXA Real Estate Investment Managers.  Over the last 23 years Ralph has considerable experience as a senior fund manager in Pan European and UK markets.  Ralph was previously head of strategy and research at AXA Equity & Law and AXA Sun Life Properties...