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Aareal Bank

Aareal Bank Group, headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, is one of the leading property specialists worldwide. With a staff base comprising employees from 31 different nations, it is represented in 19 countries across three continents: in Europe, North America and in the Asia-Pacific region.

Aareal Bank AG is the parent company of the Group. It manages the various entities organised in the Group’s two business segments: Structured Property Financing and Consulting/Services.

Traditionally, Aareal Bank Group’s business activities are centred on the Structured Property Financing segment. Aareal Bank services domestic and international clients on their property projects in more than 25 countries. Its particular strength lies in its success in combining local market expertise and sector-specific know-how. In addition to local experts, the bank also has industry specialists at its disposal, to create financing packages for logistics properties, shopping centres and hotels.

The second segment – Consulting/Services – offers a wide range of services to the institutional housing clients in the Group’s core German market. Aareal Bank Group offers these clients IT systems plus related consultancy services, integrated payments systems and a comprehensive range of services for managing residential property portfolios. It is the market leader in Germany in both of these areas.

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.