Frankfurt am Main
RAW Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main
Kreisler
Hamburg
Kallmorgen Tower
Berlin
Mommsen & Wieland
Hamburg
Neue Burg 1
Frankfurt am Main
Hotel Hohenzollern
Munich
Fritz
Hamburg
Überseehaus
Hamburg
Steindamm Ensemble
Bremen
Ansgari Haus
Hamburg
Ballinhof

Development

QUEST Development runs the project development business and currently has invested more than 1.6 billion euros in almost 30 projects spanning an area of over 217,000 m2. Preference is given to properties with a special flair and a unique selling point. The company offers a wide range of services, from project acquisition, due diligence and financing to planning, obtaining development rights, technical management and marketing for letting and sales.

A team of 40 experienced employees develops and manages high-quality real estate projects. The project development division also plans large properties as joint ventures with renowned institutional investors. The aim is to increase the value of properties with unique and innovative ideas and to actively participate in modern urban planning.

Managing
Director (CTO)

Dipl. Ing. Architekt

Ulrich Rössing

Ulrich Rössing is Managing Director at QUEST Development GmbH, in charge of technical development, investment management as well as the planning and construction division.

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    Ulrich Rössing worked at ECE Projektmanagement G.m.b.H. & Co. KG in Hamburg for more than twelve years. Since 2008, he had been in charge of project and construction management of the office, traffic and industry projects in his capacity as Director Construction. He was also Managing Director of several general contractor companies.

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    From 2017 to 2020, he served as Managing Director of DSR Immobilien GmbH in Hamburg and Rostock, where he was responsible for the technical project development and the project management of various holiday hotels and resorts.

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    Prior to that, he carried out planning-related work as a freelance architect and was subsequently employed by a general contractor operating across Germany for several years. Here, his responsibilities included tenant and planning coordination.

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    Ulrich Rössing graduated at Leipniz University in Hanover. As an architect, he is a member of the Hamburg Chamber of Architects.

Managing
Director (CFO)

Ass.jur., MBA, BiBu, LL.M.

Dr. Ricardo Alvarez

As Commercial Managing Director at QUEST Development GmbH, Ricardo Alvarez is in charge of Finance, Operations and Human Resources.

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    In his role as Head of Controlling, Organisation & Insurance at Deutsche Afrika-Linien & John T. Essberger in Hamburg, Ricardo Alvarez was in charge of business planning, investment and divestment, digitalisation of business processes as well as risk management and reporting from 2008 to 2020. He was also responsible for insurance contract design and claims settlements across the entire group of companies.

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    From 2001 to 2008, he worked at Deloitte Consulting and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting as Project Leader. His activities focused on finance transformation projects, incl. controlling, accounting and IT subjects at listed companies in Bonn, Munich, Tokyo and Johannesburg.

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    Ricardo Alvarez holds a doctorate in law and a Bachelor Professional of Accounting (CCI). He has degrees from the Universities of Mainz and Bonn, the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Copenhagen Business School and City University London.

Managing
Director (CIO)

M.SC. REAL ESTATE MULT. (IREBS, HBS)

Luis Walther-Kraft

As Chief Investment Officer at QUEST Development GmbH, Luis Walther-Kraft is in charge of the entire investment division as well as acquisitions and sales at the four branches in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich. In addition, he oversees the strategic development of the company along with business development.

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    Luis Walther-Kraft has been with QUEST since 2018, where he was last responsible for Transactions & Partnering as well as joint venture partners. He previously worked at GLL Real Estate Partners – now Mira Real Estate – in Munich and Paris on the purchase and sale of real estate in the pan-European sector. He was involved in transactions amounting to 500 million euros.

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    Prior to that, he worked for a company valuing European real estate.

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    Luis Walther-Kraft completed a Master of Science in Real Estate at the IREBS International Real Estate Business School in Regensburg and at Henley Business School in Reading, UK.

Managing Director

Business Economist

Nicole Römer

As Managing Director of QUEST Advisory, Nicole Römer is in charge of identifying relevant properties for acquisition, cooperating with brokers and establishing contacts with suitable capital and project partners. In addition, she represents the Berlin location.

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    Most recently, she worked as Head of Retail Capital Markets Germany at Cushman & Wakefield for over three years. Prior to that, she was Head of Retail at Art-Invest Real Estate Management. She spent a further 14 years with the broker Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in the areas of retail leasing and retail investment, most recently as National Director. She began her real estate career at Kemper’s in 1997.

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    Nicole Römer graduated from Berlin School of Economics with a degree in business administration, specialising in marketing.

Head of Leasing & Marketing

Dipl. Ing. Stadtplanung (Urban Planning)

Kira Groth

As Head of Leasing, Kira Groth is in charge of leasing all the properties in the QUEST portfolio across the various locations.

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    Since 2016, Kira Groth has been working for QUEST Investment Partners in Hamburg as Project Manager and Senior Investment Manager. She has overseen numerous projects, including listed properties. Since 2021, she has also been managing all activities related to the leasing of the properties.

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    She previously worked at the publicly listed construction group Hochtief for six years, most recently as Senior Project Developer. During this time, one of her responsibilities was the Hamburg Heights district development project with an investment volume of around 180 million euros.

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    Kira Groth holds a degree in urban planning (Diplom-Ingenieurin für Stadtplanung) from Hamburg University of Technology and HafenCity University in Hamburg.

Head of Transaction

B. Sc. Real Estate Management

Norman Fischer

As Head of Transaction, Norman Fischer oversees the purchase and sale of properties across all locations.

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    Before joining QUEST, Norman Fischer was Head of Transactions at Proximus Real Estate AG, where he was in charge of transactions as well as the establishment of new real estate fund concepts for institutional investors. Prior to that, he spent almost nine years at Real I.S. AG in Munich. As Director Investment Management, he most recently led interdisciplinary project groups in the purchase and sale of real estate.

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    Norman Fischer is a qualified management assistant in real estate (Kaufmann in der Grundstücks- und Wohnungswirtschaft) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management from the Nürtingen-Geislingen University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt in Nürtingen-Geislingen).

Head of
Finance

Diploma in Business Administration for the Real Estate Industry

Nils Femmer

As Head of Finance, the experienced banker Nils Femmer is responsible for the financing of the QUEST Group.

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    Nils is a banker through and through, having worked in various banks and gained experience in the fields of structured finance, restructuring and risk management.

    Before joining QUEST, he headed up the Hamburg real estate centre at DZ Hyp and was thus in charge of the sales region North. Prior to that, he spent more than six years as Head of Real Estate Finance Germany, Region North, at Deutsche Pfandbriefbank. He also worked at HypoVereinsbank/UniCredit in the field of Real Estate Structured Finance for almost seven years.

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    Nils Femmer graduated from Hochschule Anhalt University of Applied Sciences and Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town with a degree in Real Estate Management.

Branch Manager Berlin

M.SC. PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Arne Siemens

Arne Siemens is Branch Manager at QUEST Development GmbH in Berlin. He is in charge of the new business, project development and financing of the Berlin real estate portfolio.

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    Until 2017, he worked as Project Lead and Investment Manager at the Art-Invest Real Estate Group, where one of his responsibilities was the shopping and office complex Alter Wall in Hamburg, valued at 250 million euros. In addition, he oversaw various sales and acquisitions as well as real estate developments in Berlin and Hamburg for Art-Invest. At ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co. KG, he worked in transaction management for several years.

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    Arne Siemens holds a Master of Science in International Project Management from Glasgow Caledonian University as well as a Bachelor of Arts in International Real Estate Management from Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences.

Branch Manager Frankfurt am Main

REAL ESTATE ECONOMIC (IREBS)

Tanja Gröger

Tanja Gröger is Branch Manager at QUEST Development GmbH in Frankfurt am Main. She is in charge of the new business, project development and financing of the Frankfurt real estate portfolio.

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    Tanja Gröger was most recently Director Asset Management at the investment company Invesco, responsible for project developments in Germany, the Netherlands and Austria. As co-lead of the European ESG team, she was also intensively involved with sustainability issues in the real estate industry. In more than ten years at LBBW Immobilien, she has worked as a project manager for renowned project developments such as the Hofstatt neighborhood development in Munich, as a senior asset manager, and most recently as a transaction manager, building up the team at the Frankfurt a.M. location. The trained banker also has several years of banking experience. Among other things, she was responsible for real estate financing.

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    Tanja Gröger holds degrees in real estate economics (IREBS) and in the banking sector.

Branch Manager Munich

M.SC. REAL ESTATE MULT. (IREBS, HBS)

Thomas J. Eirich

Thomas J. Eirich is Branch Manager and Senior Investment Manager at QUEST Development GmbH in Munich, in charge of the new business, development and financing of the Munich real estate projects.

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    He spent five years as Deputy Director and Fund Manager in the real estate division of the investment company Invesco Ltd. During this time, he was responsible for global transactions of logistics, office, residential and retail properties worth 1.3 billion euros. He also gained previous experience in fund and investment management at Hines and MEAG Asset Management.

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    Thomas J. Eirich holds a Master of Science in Real Estate from Henley Business School in Reading, UK, and from IREBS in Regensburg. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.

Highlights

RAW Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main

Kreisler

Frankfurt am Main

Mainzer Landstraße

Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage

Leopoldstraße 7

Markgrafenstraße 62/63

Sellerstraße

RAW Frankfurt

Neuer Wall 54

Hindenburghaus

Echt Wedding

C82

Fritz

Kreisler

Port Faraday (Focus Teleport)

Alexanderstrasse 1

Mommsen & Wieland

Grosse Theaterstrasse 1-4

Hotel Hohenzollern

Ballinhof

Neue Burg 1

Bremer Carreé

Lenzhaus

Element B

Willy-Brandt-Straße 69

Cremon 1

Elbhof

Cremon 3

Kallmorgen Tower

Hohe Bleichen 8

Willy-Brandt-Straße 75

Rödingsmarkt 39

Emmler Lofts

Neunzehnhundert

Überseehaus

Steindamm 94

TGZ München

Bahnhofsplatz

Klaus-Bungert-Strasse 6

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