Long-serving managing director Mr Christoph Ringleben
(63) leaves the management board of Grossmann & Berger GmbH as of 31 December 2014 and enters his well-earned retirement. “We thank Christoph Ringleben for his great dedication during more than 20 years of working for the Company and wish him all the best in this new phase of his life,” says Dr Jörg Wildgruber, chairman of the supervisory board of Grossmann & Berger. “His instinct for real estate and his knowledge of the market were instrumental in the success of Grossmann & Berger. We particularly value his considerable skills in identifying the development potential and marketability of commercial properties before they attract general attention,” adds Wildgruber.
As of 1st January 2015 Axel Steinbrinker
(48) joins the management board and, together with Holger Michaelis, will be responsible for commercial property investment operations in Hamburg and Berlin.
Steinbrinker is no stranger to Grossmann & Berger. On completing his studies and passing all his examinations, he started his career as a fully qualified lawyer in the real estate business and has stayed with the industry ever since. Following stints with a major bank and an international real estate broker he joined Grossmann & Berger in 1998, playing an active part in advancing this well-established company’s growth and rising to the position of authorized officer (“Prokurist”) in the investment division.
“We are delighted that we have been able to find a replacement for Christoph Ringleben from within the Company. We are convinced that Axel Steinbrinker will continue to chart the successful course pursued by Christoph Ringleben,” says Wildgruber.
As of 1st January 2015 the management board will thus consist of Messrs Andreas Rehberg (spokesman), Holger Michaelis, Axel Steinbrinker and Lars Seidel.