Vera is Head of Asset Management and in charge of all strategic and operational matters with regards to the German assets as well as the general management of Clarus offices in Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg.
Prior to joining Clarus, Vera worked as Vice President for Heitman in London, Moscow and Warsaw – initially in the Acquisitions Group where she sourced and underwrote new investment opportunities and later in the Portfolio & Asset Management team where she managed EUR 750mln of German, Polish and Russian assets across the office, logistics, retail, and residential real estate classes totaling 500,000 sqm. Previously Vera worked for four years at the EBRD as an Associate where she was responsible for analyzing and underwriting new direct and indirect real estate investments – structured as senior debt, equity or mezzanine with a transaction volume of EUR 500 mln.
Vera received a BA in International Relations from the Technical University of Dresden and a MSc in Economics from the University of York.
Denis is CFO at Clarus Management GmbH and responsible for financial planning and monitoring of the Company. Denis coordinates finance, tax, and administrative matters of Clarus Management GmbH and is the first point of contact for Company’s investors for financial reporting and asset control.
In his previous role as Head of Controlling Department in Germany’s third biggest private oil tank operations company Denis consulted CEO and CFO on budgeting and controlling matters, carried out negotiations for loan financing & covenants monitoring and managed external parties relations in various business development projects. Also, his role covered the financial management of an affiliated mid-sized development and real estate company.
Denis has Diploma degree in Business Administration from Hamburg University of Economics and Politics and Master Degree in International Business from Moscow Institute of International Business.
Jochen is the Technical Director of Clarus Management GmbH and responsible for all technical issues of the buildings under management including development works, capex projects and tenant fit-out works.
Prior to joining up with Clarus, Jochen has worked for an international asset management company, where he was technical asset manager for a portfolio of EUR 700mln in several European countries. Jochen has gained a solid technical understanding when working at a renowned project developing company, as well as in one of the top five general contractors in Germany. Additionally Jochen has led the technical team of 12 people at a medium sized property and facility management company, managing a regional portfolio of 40 buildings.
Jochen has a Diploma degree in architecture from the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt.
As Asset Manager, Christian manages and oversees all administrative, financial, capital and operational aspects of the assigned portfolio.
In his previous role as Asset Manager / Portfolio Manager at Swiss Finance & Property AG Christian was in charge of the managing of several mixed-used properties with a volume of about 470M Swiss Francs.
He managed external providers, was responsible for systematic portfolio analysis and value add initiatives. Also, he was in charge of negotiating all commercial contracts for the portfolio and planning the annual budgets as well as capex programmes for the portfolio where he had the commercial lead of all construction works. In addition he was responsible for financial accounting and assissted the Investment and Valuation Team. Prior he was Head of Property Management.
Christian received a Diploma in Real Estate Management from the DIA and is Certified Real Estate Professional by IHK.
Birgit holds the position of a Senior Asset Manager at Clarus.
Birgit manages and oversees all administrative, financial, capital and operational aspects of the assigned properties.
Prior to joining Clarus, Birgit worked on different Asset Management levels for various Asset Management Companies mandated by internationally operating Private Equity firms. She was responsible for managing real estate portfolios (commercial and residential / domestic and international) of up to EUR 150 million NRI.
Her main responsibilities were budgeting, controlling and process optimization as well as project management (refurbishment) and market research. She was also responsible for negotiating contracts, supervising service companies, coordinating letting activities, participating in due diligence processes and organizing reports to investors.
Birgit holds a Master of Science in Real Estate and a Master of Business Administration from Danube University, Krems, Austria.