Mario Glöckner is our new Head of Asset Management. The 39-year-old will assume responsibility for the strategic and operational management of the portfolio, which has grown to more than €1.5 billion. Glöckner previously led the real estate expansion and portfolio management at Zalando SE for over seven years and also co-founded the proptech start-up Rentivate. With this appointment, we strengthen our Asset Management department, which had already been expanded by Lutz Keßels as Head of Development in May last year.
With Mario Glöckner, we are bringing on board an expert asset manager who has many years of international real estate expertise and also brings with him experience in digitalization projects in the field of ‘Smart Office’. This further growth of our asset management is the next logical step to adapt our platform to our portfolio and thus to be able to leverage value creation potentials for our investors in the best possible way, both nationally and internationally, while at the same time enabling further pan-European growth.
We are increasing its depth of value creation through the expansion of asset management and is also adapting to new market needs, which Glöckner knows very well through his past activities in the corporate sector and as a former proptech founder. In this context, the topics of digitalization and ESG are coming into sharper focus.
Mario Glöckner has more than 15 years of experience in the real estate industry. In addition to his co-founding of the Rentivate proptech company, he was involved in the group-wide real estate expansion of the logistics, office, retail and residential asset classes at Zalando SE in Germany and abroad from 2012 to 2019. In addition to supporting the real estate side of Zalando’s growth from 1,000 to over 15,000 employees, he built up the portfolio management team and was responsible for the acquisition of more than 1 million square meters of rental space.
- Glöckner and his team manage a total portfolio of more than €1.5 billion (AuM)
- We aim at broadening its value creation in the existing portfolio