Frankfurt, 7 April 2017 − Kintyre Investments GmbH, the established retail and office-focused real estate investment manager, has named Marius Ohlsen as new partner and made three further promotions to help serve clients and support expansion of its portfolio.
Kintyre also announced the promotion of Ted Walle as Head of Centre Management, Laila Vieira to the post of Director, Asset Management, and named Michaela Reul to the position of Executive Administrator in the Frankfurt headquarters.
The four appointments follow Kintyre’s impressive growth in 2016 in which assets soared by 22% to over EUR 700m in value managed across 110 properties in Germany. The group added seven new staff last year, taking the team to 28 people working from offices in Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg and London.
Managing Partner Adam Pearce said the new Kintyre staff promotions are fully merited and much needed to support existing clients as well as to aid future growth. “We are particularly pleased to name Marius as a partner, helping us to move to the next level in our shopping centre investments”, Adam Pearce said. “The appointments of Laila, Michaela and Ted are also the result of hard work and dedication. They extend and deepen Kintyre’s strong focus on serving our valued clients while at the same time helping us to grow as we assess and eventually exploit opportunities in the marketplace.”
Prior to joining Kintyre in 2015, Marius Ohlsen, 31, held several positions in corporate finance, valuations and transactions in the shopping centre segment. Over several years with JLL in Frankfurt he worked with major investors such as CPPIB, LaSalle IM, JP Morgan AM, Signature Capital, Union Investment and Tristan Capital. Following graduate studies at the University of Hamburg and the Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Marius Ohlsen gained a MSc. in European Property Development and Planning at University College, London.
Norwegian-born Laila Vieira, prior to joining Kintyre in July 2014, occupied the post of Property Manager and Controller at Frankfurt’s PalaisQuartier Asset Management, formerly MAB Development Deutschland. Her prior 10 years’ experience in asset management also included a position with ING REIM Germany, as well as real estate experience in her native Norway and in Portugal.
Ted Walle, who joined Kintyre early last year, adds the post of Head of Center Management to a successful 16-year career in the segment that included spells with Sonae Sierra Germany managing the landmark Bikini Berlin shopping mall, as well as with firms such as ACREST, DTZ and Donaldsons. Walle has a certificate in Shopping Centre Management from the European Business School and a Masters in Economics from Berlin’s University of Applied Sciences.
Michaela Reul, newly named Executive Administrator, has worked in Kintyre’s Frankfurt office for more than five years, deploying extensive experience in finance, administration and accounting that included three years with the Bank of Scotland’s Frankfurt division.