Noerr’s Alexander Goepfert appointed as senior advisor to multi-billion Apollo fund – Annette Pospich to take sole charge of Noerr’s Real Estate Investment Group
The head of Noerr’s Real Estate Investment Group, Prof Dr Alexander Goepfert, has been appointed as senior advisor to Noerr’s client Apollo Global Management (Apollo) – one of the world’s leading alternative asset managers.
Prof Goepfert will support Apollo and its largest European fund, European Principal Finance Fund III (EPF III), which is a multi-billion euro real estate and distressed debt fund, as it continues to grow in Germany. He will maintain a close and amicable relationship with Noerr in his new role.
Apollo’s EPF III has been one of the most active investors in Germany over recent years, and currently manages large portfolios in the logistics and office space, as well as holding a significant stake in publicly listed company Demire, among others.
Commenting on the appointment, Dr. Sebastian-Dominik Jais, a Partner with the European Principal Finance Fund, said: “We are excited to welcome Alexander, one of the most experienced and best established personalities in the German real estate industry, whom we have known and appreciated for many years. Germany currently offers a variety of exciting opportunities and we look forward to unlocking these together.“
The change means Noerr partner, Annette Pospich, will take sole responsibility for the firm’s Real Estate Investment Group, effective from 1 January 2019, which she previously jointly led with Prof. Goepfert. Specialist property journal Immobilien Manager lists Ms. Pospich as one of the top 25 women in the German real estate industry.
Noerr’s Co-Speaker Dr. Alexander Ritvay added: “Noerr has a strong relationship with Apollo and we are pleased that one of our partners will be providing even more dedicated strategic advice to its largescale real estate and NPL fund. It is testament to both the quality of our people and client relationships. We are also delighted for Annette Pospich to now take sole responsibility for our thriving Real Estate Investment Group.”
Noerr offers a unique portfolio of advice for the real estate sector through its Real Estate Investment Group (REIG). The practice group brings together more than 60 experts from all disciplines relevant to the real estate industry and has continuously expanded its market share in recent years with its interdisciplinary approach.