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Aareal Bank

Aareal Bank Group, headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, is one of the leading international property specialists. Aareal Bank Group, headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, is one of the leading international property specialists. With a staff comprising employees from 30 nations, it is represented across three continents: in Europe, North America and Asia. Aareal Bank AG, whose shares are included in Deutsche Börse’s MDAX index, is the parent company of the Group. Under its management, the Group companies are organised in two business segments: Structured Property Financing and Consulting/Services.

In its Structured Property Financing segment, Aareal Bank Group facilitates property projects for domestic and international clients on three continents. The Bank offers financings for commercial property, in particular office buildings, hotel, retail, logistics and residential properties. The Bank’s particular strength lies in its success in combining local market expertise and sector-specific know-how. Alongside local specialists, the Bank has teams of logistics, shopping centre and hotel financing experts. This allows the Bank to offer financing concepts, tailored to specific requirements, anywhere in the world.

Aareal Bank Group's Consulting/Services segment offers services for clients in the housing and commercial property industries as well as for the energy and waste disposal markets. These include specialised banking services, electronic banking, the automated settlement of mass payment transactions and optimising of higher-level processes. It also concentrates on developing and providing IT services - an area in which it has almost 60 years' experience. Aareal Bank Group places particular emphasis on tailored advice and product design to meet the specific requirements of individual customers.

Aareal Bank has built a reputation for itself on the capital markets as an active and reliable issuer of Pfandbriefe (German mortgage bonds), promissory notes and debt securities.

Real Estate Management Institute (REMI)

The REMI was established at the EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht in Oestrich-Winkel in the winter semester of 2006/2007. EBS operates one of the largest economics faculties nationwide and is the first to have a Chair of Real Estate Economics. EBS is therefore the most renowned institute in the field of property economics – a promising academic discipline, and a booming economic sector. EBS is defined by innovative training concepts conducted by outstanding German and international lecturers, a high balance between practical applications and research, together with close cooperation with international universities.

EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht located in Wiesbaden and Oestrich-Winkel/Rheingau the oldest private business school in Germany. As one of the most renowned universities focusing on business studies, EBS has set new benchmarks in relation to the training and continuing education of executives for the global markets. Since it was established in 1971, EBS has been defined by a large number of innovations in both training and research, on a national as well as on an international level. It is also characterised by a committed and modern university management team.

The Real Estate Management Institute (REMI) is one of the leading research institutions for property economics in Germany and integrates all of the EBS’s property-related activities in training and continuing education, and research. It is managed by Professors Dr Nico B. Rottke und Dr Matthias Thomas and currently comprises a total of seven professors and their respective chairs.