Strategically important new addition for Linus: real estate expert Julia Kneist is now responsible for the "Valuation" division at the Berlin investment platform.
Strategically important new addition for Linus: real estate expert Julia Kneist is now responsible for the "Valuation" division at the Berlin investment platform. She is thus responsible for the independent analysis and risk management of Linus investments and for reporting to the investors. The 37-year-old is also developing an expanded rating system for Linus in order to better capture the risk of individual investments. In addition, she will prepare market and mortgage lending value appraisals for real estate project developers, institutional investors, owners and financing institutions - even for projects where financing is not provided through Linus.
The investment platform has diversified its wider management base. This will further improve the offer for project planners and investors, explains Linus CEO David Neuhoff: "At the beginning of the year there were six of us - by the end of 2019, Linus will have around 20 people working for it. But of course it is always a special challenge to find the right people. Julia has an extremely high level of expertise in real estate and a trained eye when it comes to the valuation of individual properties. Her experience in this area will bring our company a decisive step forward."
Before joining Linus, Julia Kneist worked for the real estate service provider CBRE for twelve years - first in International Valuation and finally as Director for CBRE Hotels. "From Berlin I was responsible for the evaluation of hotels in Germany and Central Eastern Europe. This included individual properties and portfolios ranging from economy hotels to luxury hotels," says Kneist. The Berliner-by-choice has been certified since 2010 to carry out mortgage valuations in accordance with the Pfandbrief Act and the Ordinance on the Determination of the Mortgage Lending Value (CIS HypZert (F)). She is also a member of MRICS (Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), the professional association of the real estate industry.
About Linus Capital
Linus Capital is a digital real estate investment platform (www.linus-capital.com) for experienced investors. The company acts as an anchor investor in the mezzanine and whole-loan investments it brokers and is supervised by Bafin as a capital management company (KVG). Investors such as family offices, institutional investors and high net worth individuals are generally invested through Linus for between 12 and 36 months. In October this year, the Berlin financial boutique successfully completed a capital increase of its own investment fund to around 350 million euros.
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