Allianz Real Estate strengthens its presence in West Europe under the leadership of Alexander Gebauer

Munich/Paris, 09/26/2017

Allianz Real Estate announces a series of promotions that will take effect on 1st October 2017.

Alexander Gebauer

Alexander Gebauer will take responsibility as CEO of the newly formed 'West Europe' region and be based in the firm's Paris office. His new role will bring together Allianz's real estate activities in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain and Portugal. Alexander will continue to be a Member of the Allianz Real Estate GmbH Board and Executive Committee but will relinquish his responsibilities as COO/CFO.

To deepen market coverage across the West Europe region, dedicated country leaders will have responsibility for the front-end of the business and become the day-to-day face in their markets. Reporting into Alexander, Sebastien Chemouny will be promoted to the role of Head of France and Miguel Torres will continue in the position for Iberia.

Andreas Steimel and Holger Braun will be promoted to COO and CFO respectively and become members of Allianz Real Estate's global Executive Committee.

"2017 has been an exciting year for Allianz Real Estate: Our AUM reached EUR52 billion at the end of June and we are in the process of exceeding our investment and financing target for 2017 of EUR6 billion. The year has also delivered further diversification for the business with a deepening footprint in Asia through co-investments and our award winning European Debt franchise reached EUR6 billion earlier this month. But direct investment in Europe continues to be the bedrock of our activity and the newly formed West Europe region will help to bring us closer to our customers by deepening our market coverage", noted Francois Trausch, CEO of Allianz Real Estate, "The depth of talent we have in the business has enabled us to make these promotions in a seamless way and I look forward to them driving the business forward in the coming months and years."

Further information

The West Europe region at Allianz Real Estate brings together real estate activities in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain and Portugal.

 West Europe AUMGlobal AUM% of Global AUM
Direct Equity€8,156 bn€28,931 bn28.2%
Indirect Equity€1,574 bn€7,971 bn19.7%
Debt€2,647 bn€14,801 bn17.9%
Total€12,37 bn€51,70323.9%

Source: Allianz Real Estate, as of 30 June 2017

Alexander Gebauer has been Managing Director of Allianz Real Estate since 2009 and has played an important part in the growth story of the company, both as global CFO and COO and as regional leader for several of our markets over the years. Since January 2017, and in addition to his global CFO and COO responsibilities, Alexander has been the interim CEO for Allianz Real Estate France and split his time between the Paris and Munich offices.

Sebastien Chemouny joined Allianz Real Estate France in 2009, initially as Director of Portfolio Management and later as Head of Asset Management. Prior to joining Allianz in 2005, Sebastien worked for GE in a number of roles including the North America Debt team in San Francisco and in his role as Head of Portfolio Management in France and then Europe. He started his career in the IT departments of AXA-UAP and then Dexia. Sebastien holds an engineering degree from Ecole Privée des Sciences Informatiques.

Andreas Steimel has been the Deputy COO of Allianz Real Estate GmbH since 2016, having joined the company in 2008 as Tax Counsel before heading the Corporate Controlling & Organization for the head office in Munich. Prior to that, Andreas worked at Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. He is a Certified Tax Advisor and studied at the University of the Armed Forces in Munich (Dipl.-Kfm.) and University of Osnabrück (LL.M. Taxation).

Dr. Holger Braun has been the Deputy CFO of Allianz Real Estate GmbH since 2016. Prior to that he worked at Allianz SE in Singapore and established Allianz Real Estate's Financial Transaction Service. Before joining Allianz, Holger Braun worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) having started his career as an underwriter of a German Cooperative Bank and at DZ Bank in New York. He studied Business Administration, holds a Ph.D. from the University Erlangen-Nuremberg/Germany and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Tax Adviser.

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