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The management team

GPEP's management team has been arranging financing for the past 25 years, analysing mortgage-backed portfolios with a value in excess of 8 billion euros, with a view to the acquisition and furthermore restructuring of real estate financing at a volume in excess of 1.5 billion euros.

Specialising in retail properties for over 10 years, together with a strong local presence across Germany, forms the foundation of a well established wide-ranging network of over 350 owners of retail properties, decision-makers at banks and loan servicers as well as specialised service providers.


Business Development | Asset and Property Management | Human Resources

Marcel Fuhr commenced his career in 2001 as executive assistant to the company management at DTZ Holding GmbH. In 2003, he transferred to the real estate valuation and advisory segment of DTZ Investment Advisors GmbH, where he looked after international investors such as Cerberus, Blackstone, Goldman Sachs, Fortress and Lone Star. From 2005, Marcel played an important role in the areas of sourcing, valuation, acquisition due diligence, acquisition and the restructuring of mortgage-backed receivables portfolios at Capmark Financial Group Inc., the former finance subsidiary of the General Motors Group. In 2007, Marcel set up Prime Property Management GmbH. Since then, as Managing Director, he has been responsible, for the asset and property management of German-based discount food retailers, retail parks and office properties with an aggregate value of more than 800 million euros.

Marcel Fuhr holds a degree in business administration from the Rhein Main University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden, Germany, and graduated as a real estate economist (ebs) from the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel in Germany.


Acquisition Due Diligence | Portfolio Management and Finance | Organisation and IT

Herwart W. Reip started his career in 1995 at Merck Finck & Co. Privatbankiers, followed by positions in the real estate financing and restructuring area with Allgemeine Hypothekenbank AG, Aareal Bank AG and Capmark Financial Group Inc. During this time, he played a major role in the financing, acquisition due diligence and pricing of mortgage-backed receivables portfolios to the value of several billion euros. For investors such as Citigroup and Shinsei Bank, Herwart restructured and sold properties worth several billion euros, both at portfolio and asset level. From 2007, Herwart W. Reip built the asset management segment of SGK, the credit servicing subsidiary of NORD/LB, and developed its asset management processes in line with internationally recognised standards. Before GPEP’s foundation, he had been operating as an independent adviser in the real estate sector.

Herwart Reip holds a degree in business administration, with a specialisation in banking, from the Mosbach University of Cooperative Education, Germany, and graduated as a real estate economist (ebs) from the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel, in Germany.


Risk Management and Finance | Legal and Compliance | Marketing and Sales

Jochen Friedrich began his career in 1990 as a trainee at JP Morgan GmbH, Germany. Following positions in New York and London, in 1998, as managing director he assumed responsibility for the capital markets business in Germany and Austria. From 2002, he managed DZ BANK AG's global fixed-income business. Subsequently, from 2007, Jochen sat on the executive board of HSH Nordbank AG, where he was responsible for asset management, treasury and the capital markets business. Moreover, Jochen also sat on the Board of the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks as well as on the exchange council of the Hamburg stock exchange. In addition, he was a member of the supervisory board of Union Investment Institutional GmbH and 360 Treasury Systems AG.

Jochen Friedrich holds a degree in business administration from the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel in Germany. He also trained as an industrial management assistant at Siemens early on in his career.

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