- Von Below Joins David Buck in RealCo's New Amsterdam-Based European Offices
SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USAA Real Estate Company ("RealCo") announced that Maximilian von Below has joined the firm as executive director, heading up European client relationships from the company's European offices. Von Below reports to CFO Jim Hime, and executive managing director Susan Wallace of RealCo's Global Investors Group. RealCo, whose Amsterdam-based office opened for business in April, has focused its initial activity on providing capital for logistics development across the Continent. Von Below is charged with overseeing existing European client relationships, developing new client relationships, and contributing to sourcing investment opportunities in Europe.
"Max brings over eight years of experience operating in the European commercial real estate markets, both on the deal and client service sides of the business, and he is well-known and respected industry-wide," commented Jim Hime.
Added Susan Wallace, "Leveraging his deep relationships, industry expertise and broad regional knowledge in support of RealCo's growing European platform, Max will be an important asset and we're delighted to have him working alongside us as the newest member of our team."
Von Below joins RealCo from AM alpha GmbH in Munich where he served as a director responsible for institutional sales and pan-European marketing. In addition to broadening and extending the firm's client base among insurance companies, pension plans, family offices and fund of funds, he advised on strategic marketing activities and was actively involved in deal sourcing, acquisitions and dispositions.
"I'm very excited to join RealCo, both for the excellence in real estate investing for which the company is recognized, and for the opportunity to be an integral member of the firms' first international outpost - Europe," von Below said. "RealCo has been an industry leader in providing capital to U.S. investors for the past twenty years and has outperformed peer investors over the past ten years. I'm looking forward to helping maintain this track record."
Before working at AM alpha GmbH, von Below was employed as a director by Commerz Real AG responsible for international institutional client relationships. He earned a BSc in Business and an MSc in Service Management from the University of Buckingham. Von Below, has been an active member of the TIREL European Investor Advisory Board since 2011, and is an active INREV working group member. In addition to German, von Below is fluent in English, French and Russian.
"We expect significant opportunities to emerge in European real estate markets over the next several years, and we're pleased that Max will be working with us to identify and communicate these things to our investors," reflected USAA Real Estate Company CEO Len O'Donnell. "Like RealCo, Max has a track record built on performance excellence, integrity and multi-dimensional expertise. Combined with the insights that we as a firm gained during the recovery in US markets, we are confident that RealCo's offering will be of significant appeal to European developers, as it is with their US counterparts."
USAA Real Estate Company's David Buck and Max von Below will be attending this year's EXPO Real in Munich from October 6 to October 8 and, with their colleagues Susan Wallace, Dr. Will McIntosh, Gena Cheng and Jim Hime, will be located in Hall B1, Booth 301.
About USAA Real Estate Company
USAA Real Estate Company, with approximately $12 billion in assets under management, provides co-investment, acquisition, build-to-suit and development services for corporate and institutional investors. The USAA portfolio consists of office, industrial, multi-family, retail and hotel properties as well as investments in real estate operating companies. USAA Real Estate Company is a subsidiary of USAA, a leading financial services company, serving military families since 1922. For more information, visit www.usrealco.com.
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