appoints managing director

Germany's, an institutional investment company in the real estate debt sector has appointed Jan von Graffen as managing director. 

Von Graffen has worked for since 2019, and in his new role will continue to be responsible for institutional investor sales and for the institutional relationship management.

He will collaborate with founding managing director Manuel Köppel, who continues to focus on the firm's investment arm, examining and organising loans and taking care of portfolio management.

Francesco Fedele, who has so far served as managing director of as well, will leave the company’s senior management in order to devote himself full-time to his activity as CEO of BF.direkt, and in this context will concentrate on the management of real estate clients and the banking network.

Von Graffen said: 'I feel very honoured by the appointment as managing director, and would like to thank Manuel Köppen and Francesco Fedele for the faith vested in me.

'One of my central tasks will be the fund-raising for our real estate debt fund. The fund is supposed to invest both in senior-secured and mezzanine financing schemes, and thus to permit value creation in the context of property developments.'

Köppel said: 'Jan van Graffen recently played a definitive role in our successful acquisition of a large mandate for setting up a whole-loan portfolio. He brings 16 years of professional experience with major institutional investors to the job, and is perfectly familiar with the needs and decision-making processes of this investor group. He is the optimal person to assist us with the further expansion of our company.'

Before joining, Von Graffen served as head of the fixed income/cash core division of the Alte Leipziger – Hallesche group. Previous employers included the Continentale insurance group and Süddeutsche Krankenversicherung, where he spent more than eleven years, most of them in senior positions.


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