ECE Real Estate Partners

Shopping Centre Investment Management

We are the ECE Group’s institutional fund management platform with an exclusive focus on shopping centre investments.

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    • We are a sister company of ECE Projektmanagement G.m.b.H. & Co. KG (“ECE”) and also fully owned by the Otto family
    • Our assets under management comprise 20 prime shopping centres in six European countries with a total fair market value of more than 3.9 billion euros
    • Our fund management team consists of 17 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

     

Global Investor Base

Our ECE European Prime Shopping Centre Funds administer equity commitments of more than 1.6 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 select European countries
    • 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 large shopping centres with more than 50 years of experience.

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    • 100% privately owned by the Otto Family, with 3,600 property specialists located across 14 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“).

 

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    Our Luxembourg-based subsidiary ECE Real Estate Partners S.à r.l. was among the first real estate investment managers to be licensed and fully authorized by the Luxemburg Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier („CSSF“) as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager (“AIFM”)

    Managing Directors of ECE Real Estate Partners S.à r.l.

    • José María Ortiz
    • Yves Wagner
    • Garvan Pieters

    Regulatory Issues:

    Responsible Investment

Meet the Management

Our Managing Partners Dr. Volker Kraft and Ruediger J. Cornehl set up the platform in 2008 and have formed a dedicated and strong fund investment team during past years. In addition Markus Schmitt-Habersack joined ECE Real Estate Partners as Managing Partner in July 2017.

We are currently 17 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.

Dr. Volker Kraft
Managing Partner

ECE Real Estate Partners
Hamburg
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Ruediger J. Cornehl
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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