VERIANOS is an independent real estate merchant banking firm with a focus on the main European markets. We provide investment and advisory solutions primarily for institutional investors, financial institutions, fund managers and family offices. Our clients benefit from the exceptional experience of our people and an unconflicted approach to their most important real estate issues.
Long-standing relationships with our clients characterise the VERIANOS approach. We understand that a successful partnership can only be maintained by aligning the interests of the parties involved. VERIANOS achieves this through incentive compatibility in transaction structures, a substantial stake in the firm of our key staff, and transparency at all levels.
VERIANOS is an independent firm largely held by long-term international shareholders. Unlike most competitors we are not part of a larger financial institution serving competing interests and/or an external corporate agenda. For clients this brings the absolute neutrality crucial to producing customised solutions and superior results.
VERIANOS’ focus is purely on real estate. We serve a wide range of clients by offering sophisticated solutions to their most challenging real estate issues. Verianos operates across all segments and risk classes with a particular emphasis on special situations.
VERIANOS key people are among the most experienced in German and European real estate. Senior staff have worked with an extensive roster of domestic and international clients and actively engage in client projects. With backgrounds in real estate, finance, construction, tax and law our interdisciplinary teams connect capital and property markets.
Professor Jochen Axer joined VERIANOS as Independent Director in 2011. He is a founder and Senior Partner of the AXIS Advisory Group, a multi-disciplinary tax and law firm. From 1984 to 1996 he was a Partner at KPMG and served as Chairman of the KPMG International Insurance Tax Group. He is also a Professor of Finance & Taxes at the Institute of Insurance of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.
As in-house counsel of the VERIANOS group Christian is responsible for the corporate staff functions Legal and Corporate / Public Affairs. From 2008 to 2015 he was authorised officer of a listed technology company. In this position he was responsible for the Legal department and Investor Relations. Christian studied law in Cologne and holds an Executive MBA of Quadriga University Berlin. He was admitted to the bar in 2008 and works as an Of Consel in a law firm.
Dr. Beretti is the Executive Vice Chairman of VERIANOS. Before he served as CEO Italy at Dresdner Bank Group and as Chairman of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Securities Sim SpA. Dr. Beretti began his professional career at Interbanca SpA. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the German Italian Chamber of Commerce and Committee Member of the Italian Banking Association. He holds an MBA from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Diego is Co-Founder and Partner of VERIANOS. He has over 25 years of professional experience in the real estate and the financial services industry. Served as CEO of Sireo Real Estate Asset Management between 2001 and 2007. He is a Member of the Board of the German Government Real Estate Holding BImA and of the Board of Trustees of the Schirn Exhibition Hall in Frankfurt. Degree in Business Administration from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, AMP Harvard Business School.
Reinhard, a fully qualified lawyer, has been a Partner of VERIANOS since 2012. He has served as Managing Director of CorpusSireo Group from 2002 to 2012. Prior to that Mr. Krieger held various senior positions at Deutsche Telekom Group, interrupted by a stint as Vice-Chancellor of the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. Mr. Krieger has over 30 years of experience in the corporate real estate business.
Professor Krüger is the Chairman of VERIANOS. He is a former Independent Director of Deutsche Post DHL Group and Deutsche Postbank AG. He is also a former Professor of Accounting and Strategic Business Management at the Wiesbaden University of Applied Sciences. From 1991 to 2000 Professor Krüger served as Senior Advisor at Lazard. He began his professional career at Bank für Gemeinwirtschaft AG, where he served as a Member of the Managing Board from 1978 to 1990.
Juan Miguel is Joint Representative of VERIANOS for Spain and is responsible for the relationships with our clients in the country. He has more than 30 years of professional experience in the Corporate Finance and the M&A sectors. Before joining VERIANOS he held various senior management positions in Germany and Spain at institutions such as Dresdner Bank AG, Banco Exterior de España and LBBW.
Jan has almost 10 years of professional experience in the consulting, finance and real estate sector. As Senior Consultant at firms such as ICME Management Consultants he was involved in numerous real estate consulting projects. He began his career in the asset management division at Hudson Advisors Germany. Jan holds business and legal degrees from the Universities of Cambridge and London, and a doctorate in Economics from Hamburg University.
Jost is a Co-founder and Partner of VERIANOS. He has almost 20 years of professional experience in the construction and real estate industry. From 2007 to 2011 he served as Managing Director at CorpusSireo Investment Management S.ár.l. in Luxembourg. He began his professional career at the German construction group Hochtief as Project Manager. Jost holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe, Germany and an M.Sc. in Project Management from Nottingham Trent University, England.
José Ángel is Joint Representative of VERIANOS for Spain and is responsible for our real estate advisory activities in the country. He has nearly 30 years of professional experience dedicated to the management of urban projects, start up and operation of industrial facilities, building contractors and renewable energy. Extensive experience in the building process (design and construction). José Ángel holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, specializing in urban planning.
Lutz Paaßens is the company’s Head of Property Development. He has 20 years of experience in development projects and project management. Before joining VERIANOS Lutz worked as an independent project manager, as managing director of property development firm and held various positions at Hahn Group. He holds a degree in construction engineering from the University of Wuppertal.
Dirk is Head of Transaction Management at VERIANOS. He has more than 15 years of professional experience in the real estate industry with a strong track record in investment management. He has occupied several positions in investment and asset management at Gebau AG, Thyssen Krupp Real Estate, Deka Immobilien, German Acorn and the CorpusSireo Group. Dirk holds a degree in Real Estate Economics from European Business School in Essen as well as a degree in Real Estate Economics and a B.A. in Real Estate from EBZ Business School in Bochum and he is also MRICS, Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
As Managing Director Ingo is responsible for our Investment and Structured Products activities. Before joining VERIANOS, Ingo worked as Executive Director for Alpina a Real Estate Group in Frankfurt and Luxembourg. He began his career in the Global Financial Services Division at Ernst & Young. Ingo is a CFA Charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst) and graduated in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim.
Alejandro is Head of Asset Management at VERIANOS. He has 15 years of professional experience in the real estate industry with a strong track record in asset management. His professional career includes positions at EPM Assetis / Bilfinger Group and as Senior Asset Manager at Hudson Advisors responsible for residential and commercial portfolios in Germany and Spain. Alejandro holds a degree in Business Administration from the Westdeutsche Akademie in Cologne, Germany.
Nikolaus is a Partner of VERIANOS since 2017. He has over 15 years of professional experience in the investment and real estate services industry. 2010 he co-founded the real estate investment company INDIGO INVEST and was a Managing Partner until his exit in 2016. Between 2002 and 2010 he was with SIREO/ CORPUSSIREO, the last years as Executive Director/ Funds Manager in Luxembourg. Nikolaus holds a degree in business administration from the University of Cologne, Germany, is Corporate Real Estate Manager (ebs) and Mediator certified by RICS/ EUCON.
Stefan Wallner is the company‘s Head of Finance. He has more than 25 years of experience in tax advisory, tax structuring of investment vehicles and in Real Estate and Project Financing. Before joining VERIANOS Stefan worked for various Real Estate Companies and Property Developers, at KPMG in the Real Estate Finance Division and as a Tax Consultant at the Axis Advisory Group. He holds a degree in business administration from the Cologne University of Applied Sciences and he also is a Certified Tax Advisor.
Thomas is Head of our Institutional and Family Office Sales. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in the real estate and finance sectors. Before joining VERIANOS he has held sales and structured products positions at institutions such as Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and Aberdeen. Thomas is a fully qualified lawyer and studied law at the universities of Heidelberg and Ferrara.
VERIANOS´ main office locations are in Frankfurt and Cologne. We have additional local presence in Luxembourg, Madrid and Milan.
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