German fund manager Commerz Real has appointed Jens Böhnlein as the new head of its Office and Industrial division.
Böhnlein (pictured) will be in charge of the asset management of a €7 bn real estate portfolio.
Before joining Commerz Real, the graduate architect was global head of Office Solutions & Designs at Austrian company CA Immo, and prior to this he held a number of management positions at Cushman & Wakefield.
Susanne Bonfig, the head of the division to date, is moving to the digital unit Digitalwerk where she will be responsible for all aspects of strategy related to digital real estate asset management for all Commerz Real usage types.
'The digitalisation of our core business is one of our most important priorities,' said Andreas Muschter, CEO of Commerz Real. 'It provides us with the necessary leeway to consider real estate as a marketplace to a greater degree and to study it from the point of view of its users.'
Bonfig has been with Commerz Real since 2012. She previously spent five years with the Commerzbank Group.