Complex design requirements, demanding transactions and challenging market changes require a high level of experience, management competence and interdisciplinary approaches.
The management at Assetando has long years of extensive experience in the sectors covering the acquisition, concept development and management of real estate investments.
The Assetando team also has a close network of cooperation partners who can be involved in the different fields of activity depending on the requirements.
The team has been working in this dynamic market for many years with the new challenges and tasks it constantly produces and has successfully achieved satisfaction of our customers and our business partners.
Robert Gärtner has been a member of the Executive Board of Ernst Russ AG since March 2019. He was a member of the Supervisory Board of the company from June 2016 to February 2019. As a trained industrial manager and company accountant, he has held numerous financial management positions in both group and medium-sized companies over his 45-year career. Robert Gärtner joined INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG as a partner and member of the Executive Board in 2006. He led the company from supplying the ship-building industry to becoming a leading provider of software and services in the maritime industry.
Fund and Asset Management Real Estate, Hamburg, Consultancy for funded Residential Construction
Jan Krutemeier has been a member of the Executive Board of Assetando Real Estate GmbH since April 2018, responsible there for the sectors Fund and Asset Management in Hamburg and consultancy services regarding Social Housing. After training as a banker and then gaining a degree in Economics this native of Bielefeld first worked for seven years at the KfW Bank Group in Frankfurt in the sector of export and project financing. In the last ten years Jan Krutemeier has held various management roles at Ernst Russ AG or associated companies in the sectors of financing, project management, restructuring and fund and investment management.
Head of Transaction and Investment Management for Real Estate
Following several national and international positions Andreas Ludwig was responsible for the sector of ‘International Real Estate Investments’ at a consultancy firm based in Hamburg. After that he was Managing Director for the subsidiary of a German real estate company in the Netherlands, responsible for real estate transactions and acquisitions. After that he was responsible, from the middle of 2016 onwards, for the Düsseldorf subsidiary of Assetando Real Estate GmbH. Andreas Ludwig has been a member of the Executive Board of Assetando since January 1, 2018 and is responsible there for the sectors of Transaction Management, Investment Management and Special Projects.
Head of Fund and Asset Management, Cologne
Since January 2018, Ralf Süßer has been the Head of Fund and Asset Management on the Executive Board of Assetando Real Estate GmbH, Office Cologne. He is also responsible for the Property Management of Assetando Property Management GmbH.
Ralf Süßer has been working in the real estate sector for 25 years. His career began at Siedlungswerk in Stuttgart, after which he worked for three years at ICM Immobilien- und Centermanagement GmbH in Düsseldorf before moving for another three years to PricewaterhouseCoopers Unternehmensberatung in Hamburg. He worked from 2001 until 2012 at AXA Real Estate in national and international management positions. He played an important role in the success of the company as Head of Fund Management, Chief Operating Officer and most recently Managing Director for Asset Management and Development.
In 2013 he established Cologne Trust together with Hansa Group in Cologne and this took over the fund and asset management of GSI Fonds (solar and engine funds) in 2014 and Merkens Fonds (real estate funds) in 2016. Assetando acquired a majority stake in Cologne Trust in 2018.
Please contact us for further details on our team. We would be happy to illustrate our professional experience and the background of our current mandates in a personal meeting. This selection of the projects carried out by our team to date aims to give you an initial overview.