Management

Ulrich Höller

Ulrich Höller

Since January 2020, Ulrich Höller is managing partner of the ABG Real Estate Group. The business and real estate economist has held leading positions in the property sector for over 28 years. Earlier in his career he was managing director of a project development group active across Germany and spent 15 years as chairman of the stock exchange-listed company DIC Asset AG. Since 2015, he has been chairman of the emerging GEG German Estate Group AG, one of Germany’s leading investment and asset management platforms in the commercial property sector. During his career he has been responsible for exceptional project and district developments, as well as spectacular Landmark Projects throughout Germany, above all in Frankfurt. His expertise is in high demand in the sector and he is a member of various supervisory and advisory boards, including board member and vice president of the German Property Federation (ZIA).

He was awarded the ULI Germany Leadership Award by the Urban Land Institute in 2009. In 2012, he won the MIPIM award in Cannes for the development of the MainTor Quarter. In 2013, the jury of Immobilienwirtschaft Magazine voted him the Property Personality of the Year.

Bernhard Visker

Bernhard Visker

Bernhard Visker has been a managing partner of ABG since 2011. He has been active in the banking sector for almost 25 years since completing an apprenticeship in banking and his Master of Business Administration degree in the UK, most recently as real estate board member of HSH Nordbank in Hamburg. His membership of various supervisory and advisory boards has made him a firmly established player in both the real estate economy and banking industry.

Bernhard Visker is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, Rhine Chapter and the World Presidents’ Organization, Germany.

Company development

Entrepreneurialism,
courage and milestones.

ABG was founded in Munich in 1967 with the objective of developing large commercial and residential properties across Germany. In a history stretching back over half a century the company has brought countless building projects to life. ABG has revitalised whole districts, inspired people and achieved milestones.

2020
Dr. Walter Wübben leaves the operational business but remains as shareholder. The former managing partner and co-shareholder Dr. Rainer Sticken retires from the company as planned. Ulrich Höller joins as shareholder and becomes the new chairman of the management board (CEO) of the group, now renamed the ABG Real Estate Group. And so, a new era begins.

After an almost 10-year absence, the company establishes a new office in Frankfurt am Main. In future, this office will play a pivotal role in the operational business.
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Dr. Walter Wübben and Ulrich Höller: partners for the future
2018
Businessman Dr. Walter Wübben receives a number of awards. He is honoured with the Urban Land Institute’s coveted ULI Leadership Award in the lifetime achievement category. This prestigious award recognises his 40-year career in the real estate development business, his entrepreneurial activities in the hospital segment, and his commitment to scientific and social charitable foundations.
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Dr. Walter Wübben (far right) at the ULI Leadership Award prize-giving
2017
The German capital is booming. AGB opens a new office in Berlin, directly on Kurfürstendamm.
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2008
In the wake of the global financial crisis, the ABG Group increasingly focuses on residential construction and district developments in addition to its core business of commercial real estate.
2004/05
The early 2000s herald the age of high-volume, modern office complexes and skyscrapers such as Skyper in Frankfurt, the residential and commercial properties at Pariser Platz and Wilhelmstrasse in Berlin and the Sprinkenhof in Hamburg.
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90s
The ABG Group opens offices in Frankfurt and Hamburg.
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1993
The founders’ company shares are taken over by businessman Dr. Walter Wübben as principal shareholder and Dr. Rainer Sticken, who has been the company’s legal advisor since 1986. These two leading lights set the course for the future of the company and eventually to significant economic success.
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Dr. Rainer Sticken
80s
ABG, BGS Hamburg (Horst Rahe as honorary consul), Norddeutsche Vermögensanlage NVA (Dr. Bernd Kortün) and Tekton Köln (with managing director Dr. Walter Wübben) combine to form the Arbeitskreis Gewerbeimmobilien (commercial real estate working group), a successful joint venture that continues to complete many visionary commercial properties. ABG’s first high-rise building is the Hochhaus am Park in Frankfurt (now Park View).

Further joint ventures follow (for example, with the Bayrische Landesbank and DePfa) with the development of landmark projects such as the Millerntor in Hamburg.
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1978
ABG opens a representative office in Cologne through joint venture partner Tekton.
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70s
ABG focuses on the construction of residential properties, retail and convenience shopping centres and the development of fund concepts.
1967
Businessmen Lorenz Cederbaum and Josef H. Domberger set up the Allgemeine Bauträger Kommanditgesellschaft (ABG) in Munich.
Memberships

Designing the future
together – our memberships
in the real estate industry

We are confident that issues such as sustainable buildings and a responsible attitude towards resources will contribute significantly to successful business in the future.

In order to exert influence and impetus and be pro-active in the co-creation of the real estate economy of the future, we are members of all the important trade associations and organisations in the sector.

Careers

Come on
board.

We are a company with a 50-year track record of real estate expertise and are now on course for a dynamic and positive future. Why not become part of our team and help us to shape ABG Real Estate Group’s promising future together? We offer you new perspectives within the real estate industry which you can help to develop at a pro-active level. We are on the lookout for highly motivated self-dependent team players with a real passion for investments and property for our new office in Frankfurt. If you fit our profile, then please have a look at our current job vacancies and send your application to (karriere[at]abg-group.de).

 

 

 

Analyst (m/w/d)

The ABG Real Estate Group was founded in Munich in 1967 and has a successful track record going back over 50 years. The company’s divisions ABG Development, ABG Immobilienmanagement and ABG Capital cover the entire life cycle of a property under one roof, from project development and construction management to letting, financing and investment management. ABG’s focus is on Germany with its own offices in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Berlin, Cologne and Munich. It employs a staff of around 75 and is primarily active in the planning and development of commercial properties but also residential projects and district developments. Over the last 10 years the group has developed projects with a total investment volume of over Euro 5 billion and the current project pipeline amounts to more than Euro 2.5 billion.

To achieve our projected growth targets, we are looking to appoint the following permanent staff member to join our Frankfurt-based team at the earliest opportunity:

ANALYST (M/W/D)

You will have a top class university degree in real estate economics or economics, ideally coupled with an additional property-specific qualification. You will have relevant professional experience in a comparable position and expertise in transaction management, asset management and property valuation. You will also have in-depth experience in purchase contract and construction law and real estate feasibility analysis. Your strengths will include an analytical mindset, a meticulous approach to work and superb communication skills. We look forward to receiving your application.


DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis of incoming offers for on-market/off-market deals
  • Creation of cash flow models
  • Creation of investment decision-making materials
  • Communication with prospective investors and real estate vendors and brokers
  • Collaboration on purchase contract negotiations
  • Co-ordination of commercial due diligence processes
  • Control of external due diligence teams as part of the purchase process
  • Planning, controlling and development of property-specific strategies
  • Processing of financing applications
  • Creation of market research presentations and monthly reporting


HIF THIS POSITION IS OF INTEREST TO YOU:
Please send us your detailed application including proposed salary and earliest start date by e-mail to karriere[at]abg-group.de.

Construction Project Manager (m/w/d)

The ABG Real Estate Group was founded in Munich in 1967 and has a successful track record going back over 50 years. The company’s divisions ABG Development, ABG Immobilienmanagement and ABG Capital cover the entire life cycle of a property under one roof, from project development and construction management to letting, financing and investment management. ABG’s focus is on Germany with its own offices in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Berlin, Cologne and Munich. It employs a staff of around 75 and is primarily active in the planning and development of commercial properties but also residential projects and district developments. Over the last 10 years the group has developed projects with a total investment volume of over Euro 5 billion and the current project pipeline amounts to more than Euro 2.5 billion.

Our growing Cologne-based team is looking to appoint the following permanent staff member at the earliest opportunity:

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER (M/W/D)

You will have an appropriate qualification in construction engineering, architecture or a similar technical qualification and a minimum of 5 years’ professional experience in turn-key construction. You will also have a very good grasp of building law principles, standards, guidelines and other regulations (HOAI, AHO, etc.) relevant to residential and commercial construction. You will possess in-depth knowledge of operational project implementation and a comprehensive knowledge of construction contract law and tendering processes (ideally on both a single-asset and portfolio basis). Your strengths will include a highly motivated proactive personality, good communication skills and a solution-driven and cost-orientated mindset. You will have excellent negotiation and implementation skills and enjoy working in an inter-disciplinary team.


DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Assuming all construction management functions including the holistic technical leadership of medium to large-volume building projects in all asset classes (Project Phases 1 to 9)
  • Depending on the individual project, you will operate as a classic project manager throughout all project phases or provide support to the various project developers in the acquisition of new projects in terms of technical, commercial and qualitative aspects and due diligence processes
  • Ensuring compliance with deadlines, cost budget and quality control
  • Management of tendering processes for planning and construction works (in some cases you will have individual responsibility for tendering and awarding contracts) and the entire project construction up to the point of final approval
  • Acting as professional point of contact for interested parties’ questions across all project interfaces
  • Management of the entire internal and external project teams as the developer’s project-leading representative/project manager


IF THIS POSITION IS OF INTEREST TO YOU:
Please send us your detailed application including proposed salary and earliest start date by e-mail to karriere[at]abg-group.de.

Financial Accountant/Company Accountant (m/w/d)

The ABG Real Estate Group was founded in Munich in 1967 and has a successful track record going back over 50 years. The company’s divisions ABG Development, ABG Immobilienmanagement and ABG Capital cover the entire life cycle of a property under one roof, from project development and construction management to letting, financing and investment management. ABG’s focus is on Germany with its own offices in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Berlin, Cologne and Munich. It employs a staff of around 75 and is primarily active in the planning and development of commercial properties but also residential projects and district developments. Over the last 10 years the group has developed projects with a total investment volume of over Euro 5 billion and the current project pipeline amounts to more than Euro 2.5 billion.

We are looking to appoint the following permanent staff member to join our Munich-based team at the earliest opportunity:

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT/COMPANY ACCOUNTANT (M/W/D)

You will have an appropriate qualification in business studies with a focus on finance and accounting. A bachelor’s degree in business studies or company accounting would be a distinct advantage. You will have basic to medium-term experience in a comparable position, ideally within the real estate sector. You are experienced in the use of DATEV systems and the usual MS Office programmes (Word, PowerPoint, Excel & Outlook). You will have a pro-active, structured and meticulous approach to work, team spirit and a friendly and amicable personality.


DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Self-reliant approach to everyday book-keeping activities
  • Creation of advance VAT returns
  • Preparation of annual financial reports (in accordance with the German Commercial Code)
  • Providing a point of contact for banks and auditors
  • Lease contract management


IF THIS POSITION IS OF INTEREST TO YOU:
Please send us your detailed application including proposed salary and earliest start date by e-mail to Bernhard Visker bernhard.visker[at]abg-group.de. Bernhard Visker is also happyto answer any personal questions by telephone on +49 40 5555 3912.