Henning Koch to become Global Head of Transactions at Commerz Real
Acceleration of investment activities
Acquisition volume for hausInvest already at same level for previous year as a whole
As of 1 September 2017 Henning Koch (39) is to become the head of the newly-created Transactions division at Commerz Real. In his function as Global Head he will be responsible for and coordinate all international real estate acquisitions and selling activities in the future, reporting directly to the Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors, Andreas Muschter. Henning Koch comes from Credit Suisse, where as Head of Acquisition & Sales Europe at Credit Suisse Asset Management Immobilien Kapitalanlagegesellschaft in Frankfurt am Main from 2013 onwards he was responsible for international transactions for the various real estate investment products. Before moving to Credit Suisse in 2006, the business economist and real estate economistworked in several departments at the real estate service provider Savills in Frankfurt am Main and London.
“We intend to push ahead with our investment activities in the coming months and have decided, therefore, to upgrade the transaction management to an independent division within my sphere of responsibility,” explains Muschter. “As a proven expert for open-ended and special funds – both for private clients and institutional investors – Henning Koch will play a pivotal role in this respect.” In the first five months of the current year Commerz Real has already acquired properties to the value of approx. 1.2 billion euros for the open-ended real estate fund hausInvest alone; this corresponds approximately to the acquisition volume for 2016 as a whole. The properties include the Facebook offices in Seattle, the Pacific Beach Hotel in Honolulu and the shopping centre “Forum City Mülheim”.