ECE Real Estate Partners

Shopping Centre and Hotel Investment Management

We are Europe’s leading private equity real estate investment manager with a focus on shopping centres and hotels.

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    • We are part of the ECE Group and also fully owned by the Otto family
    • Our assets under management comprise 24 prime shopping centres in seven European countries with a total fair market value of more than five billion euros
    • Our fund management team consists of 30 real estate & investment professionals with an average of 15 years of relevant experience, leveraging off of the full breadth and depth of ECE’s European platform
    • We plan to launch the ECE European Lodging Recovery Fund and have already acquired a first seed asset

Global Investor Base

Our Funds administer equity commitments of more than 2.3 billion euros, raised from globally leading institutional investors.

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    • We have an exclusive focus on the acquisition of existing shopping centers with value creation potential in selected European countries as well as branded hotels or projects with value add potential in major cities or leisure concepts in metropolitan areas
    • We have strong alignment of interest through significant capital commitments from the Otto family and from ECE executives
    • We are the ECE Group’s exclusive retail real estate acquisition vehicles

Member of the ECE Group

The ECE Group is Europe’s leading operator and developer of commercial real estate, active in all asset classes and with more than 55 years of experience.

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    • 100% privately owned by the Otto Family, with 3,400 property specialists located across 13 European countries providing leasing, centre management, revitalisation, construction and financing services
    • Extensive relationships with international tenants and institutional investors provide access to transaction flow and financing
    • “Hands-on” asset management expertise results in the ability to execute tenant mix optimisation, expansions and repositioning measures
    • We leverage off ECE’s European platform for sourcing, due diligence, property management, leasing and back office support

Regulated Fund Manager (AIFM)

Fully authorized by the Luxembourg Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (“CSSF”).

 

Meet the Management

Our founding partner Dr. Volker Kraft set up the platform in 2008 and formed a dedicated and strong investment management team. José María Ortiz oversees the Luxembourg office since 2010 and Markus Schmitt-Habersack joined ECE Real Estate Partners as managing partner in July 2017.

We are currently 30 real estate & investment professionals with an average of 15 years of relevant experience, leveraging off of the full breadth and depth of ECE’s European platform.

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Dr. Volker Kraft
Managing Partner

ECE Real Estate Partners
Hamburg
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Markus Schmitt-Habersack
Managing Partner

ECE Real Estate Partners
Hamburg
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José María Ortiz
Managing Director

ECE Real Estate Partners
Luxembourg
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Ascan Kókai
Principal – Hotel

ECE Real Estate Partners
Hamburg
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Carsten Remmert
Principal – Retail

ECE Real Estate Partners
Hamburg
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Christian Müller
Principal – Retail

ECE Real Estate Partners
Hamburg
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