German listed shopping centre specialist Deutsche EuroShop has announced the appointment of Hans-Peter Kneip as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) while the search continues for a new Chief Executive Officer.
The company, which owns 21 shopping centers in Germany, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary, was taken over by Oaktree Capital Management and the Otto family office, Cura Vermoegensverwaltung over the summer after a successful €1.4 bn friendly bid. The executive board stepped down following the acquisition.
Hans-Peter Kneip moves from Deutsche Teilkauf GmbH, where he served as managing director and CFO. Previously, Kneip was CFO for Accentro Real Estate until mid-2021. From 2014 to 2020, he headed the Corporate Finance, Treasury and Controlling divisions at LEG Immobilien SE.
Between 2012 and 2014, Hans-Peter Kneip was responsible for the finance department of GSW Immobilien as head of Corporate Finance and played a leading role in the merger with Deutsche Wohnen. He began his professional career in 2005 at Société Générale corporate and investment banking.