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Ulrich Höller becomes Chairman of GEG’s Supervisory Board – Christian Bock appointed to the Management Board

Frankfurt, 05.04.2019

Ulrich Höller (53), Chairman of the Management Board of GEG German Estate Group AG, Frankfurt, has assumed the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board. He will continue to assist GEG in the company’s day-to-day business from this new position, in an advisory capacity. Furthermore, Christian Bock (39), hitherto Head of Institutional Business at GEG, has been appointed to GEG’s Management Board as COO. The Management Board will henceforth consist of two members; Christian Bock and CFO Thomas Hartmann. The previous Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Prof. Dr Gerhard Schmidt, will continue to be a part of the Supervisory Board as an ordinary member.

Prof. Dr Gerhard Schmidt comments: “Since the foundation of GEG, Ulrich Höller has turned the company into one of the leading players on the German real estate market – within a very short period of time. GEG has carried out spectacular acquisitions and project developments, and is highly profitable, with assets under management of already more than €3.6 billion. The company’s shareholders would like to thank Ulrich Höller for his admirable commitment and remarkable success in building up the company during his time as a member of the Management Board. In addition, we are very pleased that he will continue to make his comprehensive leadership experience, his profound knowledge, and his excellent network  available to the company as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. We were able to attain an experienced and knowledgeable manager from within our company for our Management Board. From the very first day, Christian Bock has helped to successfully shape this company. With this new Management and Supervisory Board constellation, GEG’s setup is still top-notch.”

About Ulrich Höller:
Ulrich Höller FRICS (53) has been Chairman of the Management Board of GEG German Estate Group AG, Frankfurt, since 2016. Before joining GEG, Höller served as Chairman of the Management Board of DIC Asset AG, one of the largest German listed real estate companies, for more than 15 years. Since 2016 he has been a member of DIC Asset AG’s Supervisory Board. His experience covers 27 years of executive positions in the real estate industry. In addition to his business administration degree, Ulrich Höller successfully completed the post- graduate Real Estate Economics course at the European Business School (ebs) and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in London (FRICS). Furthermore, numerous supervisory boards and advisory councils in the sector seek his advice; inter alia, he serves as Executive Board member and Vice- President to the German Property Federation (ZIA).

About Christian Bock:
Christian Bock has been GEG’s Head of Institutional Investment since the company’s foundation in 2015. Prior to joining GEG, he held management positions at DIC Asset AG and IVG. Until 2011, he managed and structured large- volume real estate transactions as Senior Consultant at Cushman & Wakefield LLP in London and Frankfurt. Mr Bock holds a degree in economic geography and a Master of Science in real estate financing and investment.

About GEG German Estate Group AG:
Based in Frankfurt/Main, GEG German Estate Group AG maintains one of the leading German investment and asset management platforms for commercial real estate. Its investment focus and policy are concentrated on three segments: Institutional Business, Opportunistic Investments, and Project Development. Since its establishment in 2015, and within the framework of this clearly-defined strategy, GEG has consistently pursued opportunities to build an extensive and diversified real estate portfolio, comprising some €3.6 billion in assets under management, distributed over the whole of Germany.

Besides several high-rise building properties in Frankfurt/Main (the IBC Campus, luxury hotel Villa Kennedy, Japan Centre, Global Tower and the RIVERPARK Tower), the portfolio comprises the Sapporo Circle and the “Junges Quartier Obersendling” development in Munich, as well as (most recently) the “Pressehaus” building on Berlin’s Alexanderplatz.

The long-standing track record and outstanding reputation of senior management, together with a highly qualified and experienced team, provide the foundation for a leading market position. The two shareholders of GEG German Estate Group AG are TTL Group and KKR Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts, a leading global investment house with exposure to asset classes such as private equity, infrastructure, as well as real estate.

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