We offer access to institutional-quality real estate fixed income investments via our digital platform. Our professionally curated investment opportunities are undergoing rigorous screening, combining long-term expertise of our investment professionals and a data and technology-driven assessment.
We examine hundreds of projects from our network of first-class project developers and rely on more than EUR 3 billion of transaction expertise when making investment decisions.
After an extensive assessment, the LINUS fund and our institutional partners finance the full amount and secure the project.
Once financing terms have been finalized, co-investors can participate directly in the deal. The LINUS fund and institutional investors remain actively involved in managing the transaction.
From years of managing a great number of real estate transactions, we have defined clear principles to guide our actions:
Aligned interests of co-investors and LINUS
We always invest pari-passu alongside our co-investors with the LINUS fund and remain invested until repayment. We have the back of our co-investors, even in the most difficult of times.
An Entrepreneurial Drive
We manage our investments proactively and lead the way for our partners. By constantly monitoring all projects, we identify potential problems at an early stage and adopt appropriate countermeasures.
A Reliable Partner
The greatest importance to us is a a long-lasting relationship with our customers. Through cooperative and transparent collaborations, we create long-term partnerships with all our counterparties.
Our team combines many years of transaction experience with technological expertise and is significantly involved in each project together with institutional investors through the LINUS Fund.
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.
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
Key Account Management
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 Endl is a Managing Director at LINUS Capital UK and is responsible for the UK business, with a focus on investment origination, underwriting and syndication.
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 Debt Capital Markets . He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business in the United States and an MPhil in Real Estate Finance from the University of Cambridge, where he also completed his undergraduate studies.
Lee Abdul Sow
Managing Director LINUS UK
Lee Abdul Sow is a Managing Director at LINUS Capital UK and is responsible for the UK business, with a focus on investment acquisitions and transaction structuring.
Before 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.
Our advisory board supports us in important decisions.
Timo joins the LINUS advisory board to become a valued sparring partner in shaping the company's strategy and supporting its further expansion. Timo can look back to more than 20 years of experience in real estate, both in Germany and internationally. Before founding his own consulting firm TwainTowers, he was Managing Director and later CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle Germany (JLL Germany). In addition, Timo was CEO of the commercial real estate consulting firm DTZ Germany (now Cushman & Wakefield) for three years.
Our offices are located in Berlin directly at Alexanderplatz and in Mayfair in London, where more than 30 employees work on financing offers, our investment platform and on customer service.
Our investment team strives to source and secure exciting and attractive new property investments.
As the backbone of our operations, our riskteam monitors the valuation and risk of our portfolio and flags any potential issues to the investment team.
Our ambitious platform team is actively working on digitizing access to institutional property investments for our investors.
Our HR, Accounting and Operations team supports and empowers our daily investment-related activities.
of which from LINUS funds
of which from co-investors
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.
We focus on building long-term relationships and work closely with our partners.
LINUS was founded in 2016. We now have 30 employees and have already invested more than €500 million in various real estate projects.
Founding of LINUS. First mezzanine and proptech investments were made in Germany and UK.
Expansion of the investment business and first club deals secured with German and Swiss family offices.
Execution of Alexanderhaus deal in Berlin, as well as several mezzanine and whole loan investments and the launch of the digital platform.
BaFin registration and landmark deal with Upside Berlin, as well as other mezzanine investments.
Reached key milestone of more than €500 million of invested capital. LINUS UK established.
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