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.
Two other key elements round off the founding 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 holds 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 ...
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
Peter Forster is a dyed-in-the-wool native of Munich who studied Civil Engineering and Business Administration before entering the real estate industry in 1983. Peter spent over 20 years as managing director of various real estate companies, always with a focus on European markets. Up until his retirement from operational responsibilities he was Managing Director Germany for one of Europe’s largest real estate investment companies. Today, Peter supports various companies (especially Prop-Techs) in an advisory capacity.
Member 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.
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, hotel 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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