Real Estate Financing
Re-imagined

We provide data and technology-driven financing solutions for real estate projects. Our digital platform gives professional and semi-professional investors access to curated real estate investments.

Participate directly in the real estate investments of our funds as a co-investor in just a few steps or finance your real estate project with us.

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in real estate...

As a wealthy private individual, family office or institutional investor, participate directly in our real estate financing – together with LINUS and institutional investors.

LINUS Invest

from

50.000 €

for professional investors

from

200.000 €

for semi-professional investors

Direct access
to institutional-quality real estate investments

  • Co-invest together with LINUS
  • Supported by a highly experienced team offering access to exclusive deals
  • Fixed interest with an attractive risk profile
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LINUS Institutional Invest

from

€5 million

for institutional investors

We offer
bespoke
participations in our
real estate investments

  • Tailor-made participation structures
  • Individual investments between €5 and 50 million
  • Meets Investment Regulation and Solvency II requirements
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... or have real estate projects financed

Finance your real estate developments or existing property portfolios with our whole or mezzanine loans ranging from €3 to 100 million. We offer bespoke financing solutions and can disburse funds within 4 weeks.

LINUS Financing

Commercial
Real estate financing

  • Flexible financing solutions
  • Funds disbursed at short notice
  • Long-term partnerships

Next generation real estate financing

LINUS applies a unique approach to real estate financings combining data and technology-driven processes with the extensive know-how of our experienced investment professionals and a unique co-investment model.

Our experienced team is here for you.

At LINUS you will partner with a highly dynamic and committed team of investment professionals who have gained substantial international experience, extensive industry know-how and strong technical expertise after years of working in some of the world's leading institutions.

David Neuhoff
CEO
Frederic Olbert
CFO
Dominik Pederzani
COO
Julia Kneist
Chief Risk Officer
Lee Abdul Sow
Managing Director LINUS UK
Lukas Endl
Managing Director LINUS UK
Lucas Boventer
Director Investments
Maximilian Könen
Director Investments
Francí Soldado Osuna
head of sales
Dr. Christopher Danwerth LL.M.
Head of Legal
Martin Cichowski
Head of Product & Technology
Tobias Walitschek
Director Brand & Content Marketing
Sonia Cabon
Director Performance Marketing
Illia Kostynian
Head of Finance

David Neuhoff

Chief Executive Officer

David has many years of experience as a real estate investor and transaction lawyer in the fields of real estate, corporate law and M&A. He has advised on transactions with a cumulative volume of over €2 billion, including the purchases and sales of several large-scale developments.

Before founding LINUS, David worked at the international commercial law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (then Berwin Leighton Paisner) for several years. David studied Law at the Rheinischen-Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn and is a fully qualified lawyer.

Lucas Boventer

Director Investments

Lucas is responsible for the acquisition and execution of real estate investments.

Before joining LINUS, Lucas spent several years as a senior analyst in equity research at the private bank M.M. Warburg & CO. Lucas completed his Master’s in Management (MSc) at ESCP Europe. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Munich Business School.

Maximilian Könen

Managing Director Investments & Institutional Coverage

Maximilian is responsible for the acquisition and implementation of real estate investments and covers the relationships with our institutional partners and co-investors.

Maximilian has several years of experience in investment banking. Before joining LINUS, he was a Vice President at Deutsche Bank, where he advised institutional clients on interest rate and currency risks in M&A transactions. Maximilian completed his Master’s degree in Management (MSc) with a focus on Finance & Accounting at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cologne.

Julia Kneist | MRICS | CIS HypZert (F)

Chief Risk Officer

Julia manages our Valuation Department and is therefore responsible for the independent analysis and risk management of our investments, and our investor reporting.

Prior to joining LINUS, Julia worked for over 12 years for CBRE, a globally leading real estate service company, initially in International Valuation and later as a Director for CBRE Hotels. In 2010, she was certified to perform mortgage valuations in accordance with the German Mortgage Bonds Act and the Regulation on the Determination of the Mortgage Lending Value (CIS HypZert (F)). Julia is also a member of MRICS, the professional association of Chartered Surveyors in the real estate industry.

Dominik Pederzani

Chief Operating Officer

Dominik is responsible for operations, investor relations and business development with a focus on our digital platform.

Before joining LINUS, Dominik worked for several years at the management consultancy McKinsey & Company in the field of digitalization. Dominik completed his MBA with a focus on finance and innovation at the Wharton School of Business in the USA. He also holds a Master’s degree in International Studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor's degree from WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar.

Francí Soldado Osuna

head of sales

Francí is responsible for supporting our network of investors and syndication of our exclusive off-market deals.

He has several years of experience at Deutsche Bank, Société Générale, and the Commercial Real Estate team of McMakler and Spotahome and holds a BSc in International Management from WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar.

Lukas Endl

Managing Director LINUS UK

Lukas is Managing Director at LINUS UK and is responsible for the UK business with a focus on acquisition and transaction structuring.

Prior to joining LINUS, he worked at the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he focused on corporate strategy and marketing, and at Citigroup in London in Capital Markets Origination. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School in the United States and an MPhil with distinction in real estate finance from the University of Cambridge, where he also completed his undergraduate studies.

Lee Abdul Sow

Managing Director LINUS UK

Lee is a Managing Director at LINUS UK and is responsible for the UK business with a focus on acquisition and transaction structuring.

Prior to joining LINUS, he worked for Oaktree Capital Management in the European High Yield Group in London. He started his career at Credit Suisse in the Financial Sponsors Group in London and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Tobias Walitschek

Director Brand & Content Marketing

Tobias is responsible for Brand & Content Marketing at LINUS. In this role, he drives the expansion of our brand and digital investment platform. Together with his team, he also finds new ways to expand our investor base.

Before joining LINUS, Tobias worked in marketing at Funding Circle Germany and ImmoScout24, among others.

Frederic Olbert

Chief Financial Officer

Frederic is responsible for investor relations and capital market communications with investors, analysts and financial media.

He started his career at Allianz SE and looks back on more than eight years of experience in the financial industry. Most recently, the graduate in business administration (WHU, INSEAD MBA) worked as an investment banking associate at Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt, where he focused on clients in the software and financial services industries.

Illia Kostynian

Head of Finance

In his role as Head of Finance, Illia is responsible for operational and strategic budgeting and controlling at LINUS.

Illia has 12 years of professional experience in auditing, controlling and accounting. The ACCA-certified accountant was most recently Head of Finance at Aklamio. Prior to that, he was responsible for the Accounting & Tax department at AUTO1 Fintech and spent several years at financial service providers, banks and EY. He holds an MBA from the Berlin School of Economics and Law as well as a Master in Banking from the National Economics University in Kiev.

Dr. Christopher Danwerth LL.M.

Head of Legal

Christopher is responsible for all legal issues at LINUS. He focuses on providing legal and regulatory advice to the Management Board, Supervisory Board and other management teams, particularly in connection with further expansion into new markets.

After completing his training as a banker, Christopher studied law at the universities of Münster and Niigata (Japan). In Münster he was awarded a doctorate and at the same time completed an LL.M. degree in Real Estate Law. Most recently, Christopher worked as a lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Hamburg, focusing on corporate and capital markets law.

Martin Cichowski

Head of Product & Technology

Martin is responsible for the technical optimization and expansion of our digital platform.

Martin was co-founder of a number of start-ups before joining LINUS. He held various leadership positions at established FinTechs, such as Smava and Funding Circle, and was Venture Lead at Otto Group Digital Solutions GmbH. He is also a Senior Advisor at fulfin, a leading provider of individual financing solutions for online businesses in Europe. Cichowski holds both a Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems and an MBA from Hult International Business School in London.

Sonia Cabon

Director Performance Marketing

Sonia is responsible for Performance Marketing at LINUS and is therefore in charge of "Paid Search" and "Social Media Advertising".

Before joining LINUS, she worked as Senior Performance Marketing Manager at trivago, AUTO1 and Tillhub, among others. She holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree from ICN Business School in France.

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executed projects

563 million

invested capital

Attractive returns.
Reliable repayments.

With the support of our partners our experienced team of investment professionals has built an impressive track record by continuously delivering first-class investment opportunities. Ensuring the quality of our investments is always our priority.

Case Studies

Berlin - Carte Blanche

Project financing
Project Type
New build
Real Estate Developer
DC Developments
Type of Use
Residential
Investment
Mezzanine loans
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Project financing

Berlin - Carte Blanche

Berlin Charlottenburg

Project Type
New build
Real Estate Developer
DC Developments
Type of Use
Residential
Investment
Mezzanine loans

Since 2017, LINUS has supported the construction and marketing of the CARTE BLANCHE project with a mezzanine loan. The project, located in the heart of Berlin Charlottenburg, is conducted by renowned real estate developer DC Developments, delivering high-quality condominiums for owner-occupiers and capital investors. A total of 80 residential units and amenities including a roof garden, a roof terrace and a landscaped inner courtyard are being built on the corner property between Schillerstraße and Rückerstraße. The property consists of 1 and 2-room micro-apartments, 3-room units and penthouse flats, attracting a diverse profile of buyers.

Wolfsburg - Südkopf-Center

Portfolio Financing
Project Type
Renovation
Real Estate Developer
Confidential
Type of Use
Mixed use
Investment
Whole loan
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Portfolio Financing

Wolfsburg - Südkopf-Center

Wolfsburg

Project Type
Renovation
Real Estate Developer
Confidential
Type of Use
Mixed use
Investment
Whole loan

LINUS has structured a €24 million whole loan for a portfolio development in Porschestraße, a main shopping street in Wolfsburg. The “Südkopfcenter”, refurbished by a Berlin-based project developer, . had already been let to strong long-term tenants including ALDI, VW and AOK. Existing retail and office rental space will be renovated and enlarged after the renewal oftenancies. LINUS has syndicated a senior tranche of €16 million to a large German insurance company.

Leipzig - Krystallpalast

Project financing
Project Type
Revitalisation projects
Real Estate Developer
ARGO Capital Partners
Type of Use
Mixed use
Investment
Whole loan
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Project financing

Leipzig - Krystallpalast

Leipzig Centre

Project Type
Revitalisation projects
Real Estate Developer
ARGO Capital Partners
Type of Use
Mixed use
Investment
Whole loan

Since autumn 2019 LINUS has been financing the purchase and planning costs for the Krystallpalast quarter development with a Whole Loan of EUR 45 million. In the direct vicinity of Leipzig's main train station, the Krystallpalast quarter is being developed on an area of about 20,000 m². After completion, the quarter will offer around 40,000 m² of lettable space for offices, residential accommodation, a hotel and local suppliers. LINUS has syndicated a senior tranche of EUR 15 million to an institutional investor from the banking sector.

Berlin - Max & Moritz

Project financing
Project Type
New build
Real Estate Developer
MIKARE Development
Type of Use
Mixed use
Investment
Whole loan
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Project financing

Berlin - Max & Moritz

Berlin Friedrichshain

Project Type
New build
Real Estate Developer
MIKARE Development
Type of Use
Mixed use
Investment
Whole loan

LINUS has financed the purchase, planning and pre-constructionof the Max & Moritz development in Berlin, with a whole loan of €88 million. The development is located in the heart of the Media Spree in the popular district of Berlin-Friedrichshain, and includes two 90-meters tall residential towers with over 44,000 m² of rental space. The project supplies a mix of residential, office and retail space as well as serviced flats, with 380 freehold flats being the core of the development.

Berlin - Alexanderhaus

Portfolio Financing
Project Type
Value Add
Real Estate Developer
CENTRUM Group
Type of Use
Retail
Investment
Mezzanine loans
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Portfolio Financing

Berlin - Alexanderhaus

Berlin Mitte

Project Type
Value Add
Real Estate Developer
CENTRUM Group
Type of Use
Retail
Investment
Mezzanine loans

LINUS provided the Düsseldorf-based project developer CENTRUM with approximately €8 million of mezzanine capital for the development of more than 7,000 m² retail space at Alexanderplatz.

Located in one of the vibrant city's main hotspots, the site attracts footfall of approximately 300,000 visitors per day. CENTRUM has already finalised several rental agreements with well-known chains for the space.

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We are a reliable partner for our customers.

Our clients and partners include semi-professional investors, family offices, institutional investors, project developers and real estate entrepreneurs – when it comes to real estate investments, you can rely on our expertise.

Sebastian Fischer

Member of the Board of PRIMUS Immobilien AG

“We have worked with LINUS on several projects already. We have always been able to count on LINUS’s approach to deal making: swift transaction speed and security. As a reliable partner, LINUS enables us to invest quickly and professionally.”

Benedikt Gabor

Director of Real Estate Department Deutsche Rück Insurance

“The LINUS team is doing an excellent job in finding and managing investments that are tailored to our needs as an insurance company. They are highly professional in their business conduct and are very solutions-oriented.”

Christoph Zapp

Managing Director PAMERA Real Estate Partners

“LINUS did an outstanding job on every single project we were part of. LINUS carefully curates opportunities, and comprehensively analyses all aspects of the investment during the deal screening process. This rigorous approach, in conjunction with our own project analysis, enables us to find deals that perfectly fit our investment strategy.”

Thorsten Schwertel

Managing Director Centrum Group

“Even with a complex and labour-intensive transaction, LINUS Digital Finance was fast, adept with its analyses and absolutely reliable. LINUS fulfils the highest professional standards, which is the prerequisite for Centrum when selecting financing partners.”

Andrea Stuber

Managing Director Bankhaus Obotritia

“A fundamental aspect of our cooperation with LINUS is their commitment to co-invest in every single project - this demonstrates LINUS' commitment to its partners. Ensuring aligned interests with our counterparties is the foundation for all of our partnerships.”

Vivian Strosek

Managing Director Feondor Group

“The crucial point for us is that LINUS actively co-invests alongside us. Sharing common interests are the cornerstone of a good cooperation. Through our partnerships, the LINUS team has demonstrated that it is fully committed to all deals and adheres to the highest professional standards.”

A selection of our partners

We focus on building long-term relationships and work closely with our partners.

Project Developers
Family Offices
Institutional Partners
Project Developers
Institutional Partners
Family Offices

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