At Five Quarters Real Estate, we’re great believers in getting things done. Instead of wasting time on bloated structures or hierarchical conflicts, we prefer to roll up our sleeves and deliver what really matters: achieving fast, tangible results on behalf of our clients.
One reason why our team works so well is because we as the founders of 5QRE have known each other for a long time. During our time together at one of Europe’s largest real estate investment companies, we evolved a shared understanding of how contemporary real estate investment ought to work. And at Five Quarters Real Estate, we’re putting everything we learned into practice.
The first step is to be surrounded by colleagues who are professionally and personally outstanding and who perfectly match the 5QRE spirit and contribute to its further development. Colleagues who always have the best interests of the investor at heart, regardless of hierarchies, titles, positions or special role models.
Two other key elements round off the team of 5QRE: a supervisory board rich in expertise, and a strategic partner who, among other things, has enjoyed an excellent reputation in two real estate fields – Logistic Properties and Residential & Office Development – for over 50 years. He knows the challenges in the market, and understands that solving them requires new approaches. Hence, we can count on his full support for our business model.
Before 5QRE, Erik Beets spent more than 20 years in the real estate business. After graduating in Civil Engineering and Real Estate, he began his career as a project developer for a well-known Dutch construction company. He later moved to investment management, where his responsibilities included seven years of real estate transactions for one of the world’s largest real estate firms, followed by six years of asset management for the biggest residential real estate investor in the Netherlands. During the next stage in his life, he built up Asset Management Netherlands on behalf of one of Europe’s biggest real estate investment companies.
Most recently, Erik was responsible for Asset Management across Europe. So he knows what he is doing.
Outside of 5QRE, Erik enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, preparing for climate change by repairing his boat, and riding his bike far more often than Peret does.
Georg zu Stolberg
Before 5QRE, Georg zu Stolberg spent 15 years with various real estate investment companies. Among other things, he built up the Alternative Investment Fund Manager structure (KVG) of a British real estate investment manager in his role of managing director. Georg a degree in Management Studies from the London School of Economics, and a Management Diploma from the Open University Newcastle-upon-Tyne Business School. Before entering real estate he was a consultant to telecommunications companies and government agencies. Georg founded his first company in the Dotcom 1.0 era.
Most recently, Georg was Managing Director for the German AIFM platform at one of Europe’s largest real estate investment companies. In just five years, the AuM grew threefold. So he knows what he is doing.
Outside of 5QRE, Georg spends a lot of time in the countryside with his wife, three children, and animals of various sizes ranging from horse (big) to dog (also quite big).
Before 5QRE, Peret Bergmann spent four years as Head of Fund Management with a leading provider of real estate funds. He was responsible for managing 19 funds with AuM of almost EUR 7 billion and a target volume of over EUR 10 billion. During this time alone, Peret launched eight pan-European funds on behalf of his institutional clients, focusing on the residential sector and the risk classes Core and Value add.
Peret entered the industry more than 20 years ago as a lawyer specialising in real estate. He later held various management positions, including a position on the management board of a Netherlands provider of institutional fund solutions. So he knows what he is doing.
Outside of 5QRE, Peret spends time with his family, tries to listen to lots of music, spends too little time on his racing bike, and has been an FC Bayern fan since childhood. Nobody’s perfect ...
Before 5QRE, Stephan Helmich was Head of Product Development & Management at a large Hamburg-based company. There he contributed significantly to the development of the product range and the company, promoted his own ideas with all relevant departments and turned them into successful investments for institutional clients.
Stephan took his first steps in institutional investment management at an even larger address in Hamburg, where he was, among other things, responsible for national and international participations. Already the final thesis of his MBA studies was dedicated to the question of how professional pension funds can optimally exploit their real estate quota. So he knows what he is doing.
Outside of 5QRE, Stephan enjoys having a child with his wife, stands up for law and justice as an honorary judge, suffers (sometimes more sometimes less) with HSV and knows almost everything about cars, especially if they come from Zuffenhausen.
Before 5QRE, Söhnke Wandt was the Director Asset Management Intelligent System Solutions for an international team at one of the largest real estate investment companies in Europe. His team and he were responsible for not only compiling real estate data for the countless properties from various sectors, but also analysing it from a real estate perspective and from a risk point of view.
Söhnke has combined his fascination for real estate and data since his studies and from the beginning of his professional career. So he knows what he is doing.
Outside of 5QRE, Söhnke enjoys travelling, spending time with friends at home and abroad, winning football betting games by a wide margin and being the world’s best Fifa player (at 5QRE).
Before 5QRE, Anette Franke worked as an Executive Assistant in the largest consulting firms and real estate investment companies. She has known the industry and many of its faces for many, many years. She can organise the life of a CEO just as well as she is there as a contact person for clients and takes care of marketing issues.
Anette is not only a trained foreign language correspondent but above all an excellent organiser. So she knows what she is doing.
Besides 5QRE, Anette enjoys the finer things in life, be it hiking in the Alps, very individual journeys, admiring paintings or critically examining the colour of her husband's car.
Before 5QRE, Tina Hermann spent seven years as Director Fund Management at one of Europe's largest real estate investment companies, where she was responsible for numerous, sometimes very complex mandates. Most recently, she was primarily responsible for the European residential real estate investments of a well-known major German investment company, where she held the strings across all relevant disciplines. Before taking over the European seperate account, Tina was responsible for several classic vehicles (both multi-investor and single-investor funds) with a focus on German residential real estate.
Tina has got to know the fund world from all sides in her professional career. Starting with classic reporting and controlling/valuation of commercial and residential properties, she has always been happy to act as a contact person for investors and their concerns and feels at home in the world of figures. So she knows what she is doing.
Besides 5QRE, Tina enjoys her family, goes on holiday and is the most elegant stand-up paddler ... at least in Bavaria.
We’ve installed multiple control levels in our corporate structure. Perhaps the most important is the Supervisory Board, which comprises Peter Forster, Arwed Fischer and Claudia Meier.
All three members bring their own field of expertise to the table, making them an ideal choice for Five Quarters Real Estate. Peter is a proven real estate expert; Arwed is a finance expert; Claudia is a specialist for institutional investment.
The tasks of our three Supervisory Board members extend far beyond supervision. As established experts in the real estate business, they also act as important sparring partners for us when taking key decisions. Since these decisions are so important for you and your assets, may we briefly introduce all three members?
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Arwed Fischer hails from Germany’s Upper Palatinate region. After graduating in Business Administration, he gained his financial expertise in the textile, automotive and construction industries before bringing it to bear as a Board Member at various large trading companies. Until recently, Arwed was a Board Member at one of Europe’s biggest real estate investment companies. In addition to sitting on the 5QRE Supervisory Board, Arwed also enriches the supervisory bodies of other companies in the real estate industry.
Member of the Supervisory Board
With 44 years of savings bank experience, Claudia Meier brings the institutional investors’ perspective to the team. Born in Nuremberg, Claudia worked as an account manager for both business and private customers, as well as in Controlling. During the last 18 years of her active career, she was a Savings Bank Director with overall responsibility for the depot of around EUR 4.5 billion.
Sebastian H. Lohmer
Member of the Supervisory Board
Sebastian H. Lohmer, a cheerful Cologne native and Hamburg resident by choice with a background in banking and AIFMs, stands for extremely well-founded expertise and a broad network with institutional investors and real estate providers. In addition to positions with banks, stockbrokers and US real estate managers, Sebastian can look back on a very successful career in the world of regulated real estate investments. He was responsible for over EUR 30 billion AuM in several capital management companies as the responsible business leader. Now 5QRE will benefit from this special wealth of experience.
Residential properties are our speciality. Office properties are our speciality. Seven European markets are our speciality. And there’s more.
Together with our network of highly-specialised experts, we also offer you access to retail properties, healthcare properties and attractive investment opportunities in new markets.
We believe collaboration and strategic partnerships are essential for companies that seek better results in today’s business world. In our book, two heads are usually better than one when there’s a challenge to master.
We believe the best way to serve our clients is by merging talent, expertise, technology and goals. And while strategic partnerships certainly require thoughtful consideration, their track record speaks for itself.
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