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.
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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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Head of Business Development
Sara leads our Business Development team and is thus responsible for identifying growth opportunities for LINUS as well as planning and executing initiatives to pursue these opportunities.
Prior to joining LINUS, Sara worked for over 8 years at the management consultancy Bain & Company in their Madrid, London and Berlin offices. She advised financial services and private equity clients on various strategy, growth and organisational issues, among others.
She holds an MBA from London Business School and an MSc in Finance and BSc in Management from Nova School of Business and Economics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Berlin - Carte Blanche
Berlin - Carte Blanche
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
Wolfsburg - Südkopf-Center
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
Leipzig - Krystallpalast
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
Berlin - Max & Moritz
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
Berlin - Alexanderhaus
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
We focus on building long-term relationships and work closely with our partners.
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