Management

Allianz Real Estate's management team is made up of specialists with extensive international experience. They tackle their complex remit in property investment for their clients with innovation, dedication and expertise.

François Trausch

Chairman of the Management Board, Chairman of the Executive Committee , Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Allianz Real Estate, Managing Director at PIMCO

Previous career highlights

  • Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific, GE Capital Real Estate International

  • Managing Director, GE Real Estate France

  • Development Manager, Tishman Speyer Properties

  • Associate Fixed Income, Goldman Sachs Group

Education

  • Harvard Business School (MBA)

  • ESCP École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (BA)

Dr. Holger Braun

Member of the Management Board, Member of the Executive Committee of Allianz Real Estate and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Allianz Real Estate

Previous career highlights

  • Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Allianz Real Estate

  • Project Manager, Allianz SE/Singapore

  • Head of Financial Transaction Services, Allianz Real Estate

  • Senior Associate/Engagement Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Sales & Trading, DZ Bank AG/New York

  • Key Accounter/Underwriter, German Cooperative Bank

Education

  • Certified Public Accountant

  • Certified Tax Advisor

  • University Erlangen-Nuremberg (Ph.D.)

  • University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Ansbach University of Applied Sciences (Diploma, Business Administration)

Rushabh Desai

Member of the Executive Committee of Allianz Real Estate and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Allianz Real Estate Asia-Pacific

Previous career highlights

  • Head of Asia-Pacific, Allianz Real Estate GmbH

  • Managing Director, Lone Star Funds Asia Pacific

  • Managing Director, GE Capital Real Estate Asia Pacific

  • Senior Finance Manager, General Electric Company

Education

  • St. Xavier’s College (Bachelor of Commerce), Kalkutta

  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (Dipl.-Kfm. – MBA equivalent), Mumbai

Christoph Donner

Member of the Executive Committee of Allianz Real Estate and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Allianz Real Estate United States

Previous career highlights

  • Senior Managing Director, Chief Credit Officer and Member of the Board, Aareal Capital Corporation, New York

  • Managing Director, Hypo Real Estate, New York and Munich

  • Director, Hypo Vereinsbank, Munich and London

  • Head of Project Finance, Vivico Real Estate, Frankfurt

  • Vice President, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt

Education

  • Technische Universität Berlin (Dipl.-Kfm. - MBA equivalent)

Roland Fuchs

Member of the Executive Committee of Allianz Real Estate and Head of European Real Estate Finance of Allianz Real Estate

Previous career highlights

  • Head of Paris Branch and Head of Real Estate Finance France, Helaba

  • Head of Origination Continental Europe and Head of International Credit Analysis, Westimmo

  • Head of International Real Estate Finance, DSL Bank

  • Credit Analyst International Division, DSL Bank

Education

  • Studied Economics at the University of Cologne (Dipl.-Volkswirt - German MBA equivalent)

Alexander Gebauer

Member of the Management Board, Member of the Executive Committee of Allianz Real Estate and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Allianz Real Estate West Europe

Previous career highlights

  • Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Allianz Real Estate and Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Real Estate France

  • Project Leader Strategic Workforce Planning, Allianz SE

  • Director of Human Resources Germany, Allianz Deutschland AG

  • Head of Chairman's Office, Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG

  • Head of Human Resources, Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG

  • Executive Assistant, Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG

Education

  • Law Studies at Freie Universität Berlin

  • Federal University for Public Administration Berlin

Annette Kröger

Member of the Management Board, Member of the Executive Committee of Allianz Real Estate and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Allianz Real Estate North & Central Europe

Previous career highlights

  • Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Real Estate Germany

  • Head of Investment Management and Head of International Asset Management,  Allianz Real Estate Germany

  • Acquisition Manager, Allianz Real Estate Germany

  • Associate, Goldman Sachs & Co oHG Frankfurt

  • Analyst, Goldman Sachs International London

Education

  • European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel (Dipl.-Kauffrau)

  • Georgia State University (MBA), Atlanta

  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Dr. Raphael Mertens

Member of the Executive Committee of Allianz Real Estate and Chief Risk Officer (CRO) Allianz Real Estate

Previous career highlights

  • Global Head of Portfolio Management, Allianz Real Estate

  • Group Head of Alternative Investments, Director, Allianz Investment Management SE

  • Head of Alternative Investments-Controlling, Allianz Deutschland AG

  • Investment Officer Alternative Investments, Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG

    Education

    • University of Kiel (Ph.D.)

    • Universities of Kiel and Trier (Dipl.-Kfm. – MBA equivalent)

    Andreas Steimel

    Member of the Executive Committee of Allianz Real Estate and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Allianz Real Estate

    Previous career highlights

    • Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Allianz Real Estate

    • Head of Corporate Controlling & Organization, Allianz Real Estate

    • Tax Counsel, Allianz Real Estate

    • Certified Tax Advisor, Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young

    Education

    • University of the armed forces, Munich (Dipl.-Kfm. – MBA equivalent)

    • University Osnabrück (LL.M. Taxation)

    • Certified Tax Advisor