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Warburg-HIH Invest Reinforces Management Board by Carsten Demmler


Warburg-HIH Invest Reinforces Management Board by Recruiting Carsten Demmler

  • Demmler has been with Warburg-HIH Invest since January 2019
  • Most recently, Demmler served as Head of Capital Management at Warburg-HIH Invest
  • Demmler to join Hans-Joachim Lehmann and Alexander Eggert on the Management Board

Hamburg, 1. Dezember 2020 – Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate (“Warburg-HIH Invest”) will expand its Management Board in line with its growth trajectory. Carsten Demmler (45) was appointed to the Management Board and will join its present members, Hans-Joachim Lehmann and Alexander Eggert, as of 1 December 2020. Demmler currently heads the Capital Management team at Warburg-HIH Invest. On the senior management level, he will be responsible for the entire product and service spectrum in the client business with savings banks, regional banks, insurance companies, superannuation schemes and pension funds.

Hans-Joachim Lehmann, Managing Director of Warburg-HIH Invest, commented the decision: “We are pleased to announce that Carsten Demmler will be joining the Management Board. The fast growth of our company in terms of real estate investment assets and the number of investment funds make it mandatory for us to put the senior management on a broader basis. It is a key prerequisite in order to achieve our growth targets in the years ahead.” Alexander Eggert, Managing Director of Warburg-HIH Invest, added: “Carsten Demmler has continued to optimise our fundraising efforts over the past two years and built up a high-powered team in our Capital Management unit. This has enabled us to win many new investors for our products and institutional solutions. Even in the ongoing year, despite the coronavirus pandemic, we have been able to obtain equity commitments that far exceed the average of recent years.”

Demmler previously served as Head of Sales for the NordLB state bank, where he was responsible for capital market and capital-market-related product sales to institutional clients between 2013 and 2018. A native Berliner, he brings more than 20 years of professional experience in the capital market to the job. His career started with the Landesbank Berlin state bank. His next career stations included Bankgesellschaft Berlin, HSH Nordbank and Erste Group Bank.

“We are pleased to announce that Carsten Demmler will be joining the Management Board. The fast growth of our company in terms of real estate investment assets and the number of investment funds makes it mandatory for us to put the senior management on a broader basis. It is a key prerequisite in order to achieve our growth targets in the years ahead.”

Hans-Joachim Lehman, Managing Director
Warburg HIH Invest

“Carsten Demmler has continued to optimise our fundraising efforts over the past two years and built up a high-powered team in our Capital Management unit. This has enabled us to win many new investors for our products. Even in the ongoing year, despite the coronavirus pandemic, we have been able to obtain equity commitments that far exceed the average of recent years.”

Alexander Eggert, Managing Director
Warburg HIH Invest



Warburg-HIH Invest begins converting European portfolio to green energy supply


Warburg-HIH Invest begins converting European portfolio to green energy supply

  • White House office building in Budapest becomes the first property to be supplied exclusively with renewable energy
  • Collaboration with operating costs expert Westbridge International AG
  • 14 properties from the European portfolio already supplied with green energy

Hamburg, 17. November 2020 – Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH (Warburg-HIH Invest) has kicked off the process of converting its European real estate portfolio to green energy. The Hamburg-based investment manager successfully implemented the new energy supply for the LEED Platinum-certified White House office building in the Hungarian capital of Budapest in partnership with operating costs expert Westbridge International AG. The move will cut the building’s carbon emissions by just under 2,700 tonnes within the next three years. The fully let building is part of an open-ended special alternative investment fund (AIF) managed by Warburg-HIH Invest.

White House is located at Vácí út 47/E in the north of the city and has an annual energy consumption of 2,975 gigawatt-hours (GWh). The new tender process for the energy supply contracts was preceded by a dedicated analysis of the building by Westbridge International, which involved evaluating and reviewing existing terms and conditions. Warburg-HIH Invest has opted for energy provider ELMŰ-ÉMÁSZ to supply the Budapest building moving forward.

“Purchasing energy generated from renewable sources is a core element of Warburg-HIH Invest’s sustainability strategy,” says Alexander Eggert, Managing Director of Warburg-HIH Invest. “After kicking off the process of converting the Germany portfolio to green energy, we are now following suit with our international properties. In Westbridge we have a partner with an outstanding network of international contacts that can help us identify and leverage potential in sustainable energy procurement.”

“We helped Warburg-HIH Invest implement its ESG strategy in Germany last summer, and we are delighted to continue our partnership on an international scale,” says Hajo Engelke, Managing Director of Westbridge Advisory International AG. Further projects for Warburg-HIH Invest are ongoing in France, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Spain and the Czech Republic. Excluding projects currently in the pipeline, 14 buildings in the European portfolio already use green energy, including one property in Austria, five in the Netherlands, seven in the UK and one in Poland.

“Purchasing energy generated from renewable sources is a core element of Warburg-HIH Invest’s sustainability strategy. After kicking off the process of converting the Germany portfolio to green energy, we are now following suit with our international properties. In Westbridge we have a partner with an outstanding network of international contacts that can help us identify and leverage potential in sustainable energy procurement.”

Alexander Eggert, Managing Director
Warburg HIH Invest

“We helped Warburg-HIH Invest implement its ESG strategy in Germany last summer, and we are delighted to continue our partnership on an international scale.”

Hajo Engelke, Managing Director
Westbridge Advisory International AG



HIH Group Continues its Digitisation Strategy, Collaborating with Xapix and Wiredhut


HIH Group Continues its Digitisation Strategy, Collaborating with Xapix and Wiredhut

  • Digital ecosystem of HIH Group now includes six PropTechs/software vendors
  • Xapix facilitates software networking within the ecosystems

Hamburg, 12. November 2020 – The HIH Group just added the Xapix platform to its digital ecosystem in line with its digitisation strategy. The German-American software vendor is market leader for solutions helping companies integrate and orchestrate their data, devices and systems in-house. In a first step, applications of Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate, HIH Real Estate and HIH Property Management—all member companies of the HIH Group (HIH)—will be integrated into the digital platform. The addition of Xapix brings the number of software vendors within the digital ecosystem of the HIH Group up to six, the others being PRODA, EVANA, Coyote, Assetti and one Hamburg-based IT company serving the lettings management sector. Xapix was recommended to the HIH Group by Wiredhut, a Finnish consultancy firm, for the implementation of an API platform.

Stefan Rath, Team Head for Real Estate and Investment Management Applications at INTREAL Solutions, elaborated: “We are successively expanding our ecosystem in line with the consistent pursuit of our digitisation strategy. This ongoing effort makes the exchange between the various software solutions ever more important. Accordingly, we need to ensure that the exchange of data is largely standardised and functions smoothly and efficient at all times. Xapix makes it possible for us to create robust interfaces for the rapid onboarding of new ecosystem partners and for the reliable exchange of data among the various software solutions.” Rath is implementing the digitisation strategy together with Florian Schnieder, the Head of Strategic Data Management at HIH Real Estate.

Florian Schnieder added: “So-called APIs are used to connect the PropTechs to each other and to the existing systems. With Xapix, we are introducing another abstraction layer (integration layer) for the management and orchestration of all APIs. This solution significantly reduces the implementation time. Xapix is also an excellent tool for monitoring the APIs used and possibly making changes to them.”

“For several years now, Xapix has grappled with the subjects of interoperability, data standards and interfaces as the main drivers of digitisation in the German mid-market sector,” explains Christian Umbach, co-founder and Managing Director of Xapix. “As implementation partner of the HIH Group, we can fall back on our expertise from the automobile industry and from plant engineering. Daimler and Bosch are among the companies already using our platform. We are delighted to be part of the effort to structure the digital transformation of the real estate industry now.”

Ivan Nokhrin, the founder of Wiredhut, explains: “Xapix is a superbly qualified solution for connecting diverse software solutions with each other while also accomplishing the data transfer with conventional ERP systems. Our extensive expertise in the area of digital-first real estate helps the HIH Group to fully exploit the possibilities of the solution because we expanded Xapix to include the requirements of the real estate industry.”

“We are successively expanding our ecosystem in line with the consistent pursuit of our digitisation strategy. This ongoing effort makes the exchange between the various software solutions ever more important. Accordingly, we need to ensure that the exchange of data is largely standardised and functions smoothly and efficient at all times. Xapix makes it possible for us to create robust interfaces for the rapid onboarding of new ecosystem partners and for the reliable exchange of data among the various software solutions.”

Stefan Rath, Team Head for Real Estate and Investment Management Applications
INTREAL Solutions

“So-called APIs are used to connect the PropTechs to each other and to the existing systems. With Xapix, we are introducing another abstraction layer (integration layer) for the management and orchestration of all APIs. This solution significantly reduces the implementation time. Xapix is also an excellent tool for monitoring the APIs used and possibly making changes to them.”

Florian Schnieder, Head of Strategic Data Management
HIH Real Estate

“For several years now, Xapix has grappled with the subjects of interoperability, data standards and interfaces as the main drivers of digitisation in the German mid-market sector. As implementation partner of the HIH Group, we can fall back on our expertise from the automobile industry and from plant engineering. Daimler and Bosch are among the companies already using our platform. We are delighted to be part of the effort to structure the digital transformation of the real estate industry now.”

Christian Umbach, Co-founder and Managing Director
Xapix

“Xapix is a superbly qualified solution for connecting diverse software solutions with each other while also accomplishing the data transfer with conventional ERP systems. Our extensive expertise in the area of digital-first real estate helps the HIH Group to fully exploit the possibilities of the solution because we expanded Xapix to include the requirements of the real estate industry.”

Ivan Nokhrin, Founder
Wirdehut