Savills IM apppoints new Head of Business Developement Germany

21 November 2016

Savills IM appoints Rena Knoepke as Head of Business Development based in Germany.

Rena Knoepke has 16 years’ experience in investment management. Before joining Savills IM, she was working with CORPUS SIREO Real Estate as Director of National Institutions. Prior to that she spent 15 years at Warburg – HIH Invest Real Estate and Henderson Global Investors in Hamburg, Frankfurt and London. During that time, she held positions including Director of Institutional Business and Head of Marketing, Client Services & Distribution, providing her with a deep understanding of institutional investors in Germany and across Europe. She was responsible for managing teams looking after existing investors and implementing the marketing strategy and carried out capital raising activities.

Rena will be based in Hamburg and reporting to the global CEO, Justin O’Connor. She will focus on broadening relationships with German, Austrian and Swiss institutional investors and capital raising for new funds. Rena will add strength to Savills IM’s European platform, which has over 250 employees and EUR 14 billion in assets under management, through her strong relationships with institutions and in-depth knowledge of investor requirements.

Justin O'Connor, Chief Executive Officer at Savills IM, says:

“Rena has an excellent understanding of institutional investors’ needs and extensive knowledge of the real estate investment industry. She is a key appointment for us as we continue our European expansion, and in particular develop the Savills IM business in Germany.”

Rena Knoepke commented:

“I am delighted to be joining Savills IM at an exciting time for the firm and I’m looking forward to contributing to its continued European growth. Savills IM has a unique global reach and an excellent understanding of the different real estate segments, which will help German investors to optimize their portfolios.”


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