THE VELERO TEAM

Get to know the team of Velero Immobilien AG.

Management Board
Sascha Giest
Founder, Co-CEO & Chief Financial Officer
  • Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Responsible for business development, capital markets & IR, finance, ESG

  • Former Co-CEO & CFO of Westgrund AG

  • Previously transaction manager for Berlin housing companies, CEO at British start-up

  • 8 years investment banking with JP Morgan and Barclays Capital

Thomas Lange
Founder, Co-CEO & CIO
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, specializing in real estate management

  • Responsible for transactions, asset management, human resources

  • Former head of transaction at Westgrund AG

  • More than 70,000 residential units bought, sold and valued

Stefan Kube
COO
  • Bachelor of Arts in Real Estate Management (BA)

  • Responsible for property management, facility management, reporting management, letting management

  • Former managing director of BBT Transaction and Valuation GmbH

  • More than 60,000 residential units valued and partially restructured

Supervisory Board
Hartmut Heidenreich
Chairman
  • Fully qualified lawyer, retired

  • Former, long-time managing director of the consulting company BBT, Berlin, responsible for new construction, renovation, asset and property management, valuation and brokerage of real estate, financing and strategy consulting

Dr. Marc Schulten
Deputy Chairman
  • Master of Business Administration, PhD from the University of Bamberg

  • CEO of FFIRE Immobilienverwaltung AG

  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Becker and Kries Family Foundation

  • Former Supervisory Board Member of Westgrund AG, IC-International Campus AG and One Group AG

Andrew Wallis
Supervisory Board
  • MBA, University of Westminster

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

  • former Deputy CEO of Aroundtown S.A.

  • Capital markets and ESG expert

  • previously founder and CEO of Sandy GmbH & GOAL Service GmbH, one of the leading property management companies in Germany

  • previously Speymill plc, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan & HSBC

  • ex-Royal Marines & Metropolitan Police, London

Ralf Herfurth
Supervisory Board
  • Master of Science in Business Administration, Lehigh, University, USA

  • retired

  • former Chairman of Barclays PLC-Investment Banking Division Germany, Austria & Switzerland

  • sector focus Real Estate & Energy/Utilities

  • many years of investment banking experience in structured finance, M&A, acquisition and project finance as well as capital market transactions

  • Stations in New York, London and Frankfurt

Leadership Team
Ronny Sager
Head of Asset Management
  • Qualified real estate professional, real estate manager

  • Team of 4 asset managers

  • Former asset manager at Westgrund AG, 17 years of experience in asset and property management, Germany-wide

Benjamin Käthner
Head of Capital Markets
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, specializing in real estate management

  • Financing & capital market expert

  • Project manager of all capital market measures of Westgrund AG

  • Main contact person for Velero's bank partners

Thomas Tietze
Head of Technical Asset Management
  • Dipl.-Ing. Architect

  • Team of 5 technical employees

  • Expert for residential real estate development, for new construction and renovation with and without energy focus, 20 years of experience

Ulrike Nader
Head of Property Management
  • Qualified real estate professional with specialization in residential management

  • Team of 25 property managers

  • Longstanding track record in leading real estate management teams

Stefanie Devantier
Head of HR & Office
  • Long-standing experience in office management, HR and board assistance in various industries

  • 4 years office manager with team responsibility at Velero

  • 4 years assistant to the board Westgrund/Adler AG

  • 7 years executive assistant & HR with team responsibility at Wall AG

Iris Fisch
Head of Finance
  • Master of Business Administration

  • Team of 11 accountants

  • 25 years of experience as team leader in finance & accounting

Dirk Kahle
Head of IT & Data Security
  • IT businessman and qualified professional for data processing

  • 25 years IT network admin experience, expert for data protection and DSGVO

Andreas Lübeck
Head of FM West
  • Construction manager and carpenter

  • Since 2007 in the real estate industry

  • Team of up to 18 employees at various locations with currently approx. 7,000 units

Manja Fritsch
Head of Controlling
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, specializing in real estate management

  • 15 years experience in CF modeling, analytics, controlling and reporting

Uwe Jeschke
Head of FM East
  • Foreman - building construction and carpenter

  • Team of up to 12 employees at different locations with currently approx. 3,000 units

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