Participate directly in our real estate investments as a private investor, family office or institutional investor, alongside LINUS and other investors.
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Co-invest together with LINUS
Participate directly in our institutional real estate financing as a co-investor. LINUS Fonds and other institutional investors always retain a stake in each investment.
Supported by a highly experienced team offering access to exclusive deals
Benefit from our team’s market access and many years of real estate and investment experience. We examine each investment with the care and diligence of an institutional investor and actively manage the investment for you.
Fixed interest with an attractive risk profile
As a professional investor, you can invest from 50,000 euros, as a semi-professional investor from 200,000 euros, in real estate investments with an attractive risk-return profile that were previously only available to institutional investors. With every investment, you benefit from the same securities as LINUS.
We assess hundreds of projects from our network of first-class project developers per year and rely on more than €3 billion of transaction expertise in 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.
Invest in our whole loan and mezzanine loans for development projects and existing properties. We focus on residential and commercial real estate space in A and B cities in the German speaking region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), the Benelux countries, and in the United Kingdom.
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.
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.
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Our team has many years of transaction experience and is directly involved in each project through the LINUS Fund. Get to know us better here.
Working with LINUS means partnering with a dynamic and committed team of experts. With substantial international experience and technical expertise acquired at some of the world's leading firms, our team is committed to sourcing and executing the best real estate investment opportunities in the market.
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.
Managing 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.
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.
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.
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.
Our co-investors include semi-professional investors, asset managers, family offices and institutional investors - when it comes to property investments, you can rely on our expertise.
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.”
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.”
Dr. Martin Ollendorff
Man of private means
"LINUS gives me access to exclusive investment opportunities. What I particularly like about my investments is that I was able to examine each project in detail beforehand and that my account manager is always available to answer any questions. In the end, I benefit from the same collateral as LINUS due to the direct holding structure".
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What is the minimum investment amount with LINUS?
Our minimum subscription amount for professional investors is 50,000 euros and for semi-professional investors 200,000 euros per project.
When will I receive the returns / interest payments from my investments?
All interest and principal payments from projects are distributed immediately to investors. In most cases, loans are subject to accrued interest meaning that investors receive the loan amount including interest at the end of the loan term in one lump sum payment. At times, ongoing interest payments are made by the borrowers, which are then distributed accordingly.
Which investments does LINUS offer?
LINUS offers you the opportunity to participate in financing individual real estate projects of renowned developers. Your participation takes place via professional and proven holding structures. You acquire shares in a GmbH & Co. KG (investment company), which is set up specifically for each project and at the same time qualifies as an alternative investment fund (AIF) within the meaning of the German Capital Investment Code, which holds a corresponding loan secured by real estate.
When will I receive the returns / interest payments from my investments?
All interest and principal payments from projects allocated to the investors are generally distributed immediately to investors, subject to the settlement of the costs of the investment company. As a rule, our loans are subject to accrued interest meaning that investors receive the loan amount including interest at the end of the loan term in one lump sum payment. If ongoing interest payments are made by the borrowers, these are also distributed on an ongoing basis.
How does the investment process work with LINUS?
You register on our platform. After the activation of your account, you will be able to view and subscribe to our current projects, which have all been vetted through rigorous due-diligence process that ensures adherence to our strict quality standards. Thereafter, you will continue to stay on top of your investment receiving periodical digital reporting. Our team is always available to answer your questions.
What exactly is a co-investment?
Our partners are never the sole investors in any deal, as LINUS is always present as a anchor investor in every investment. In plain language, LINUS pre-finances 100% of its projects through its own fund Linus Debt Invest DACH I and retains a minimum 25% share in the loan issued over the entire term of the loan.
What are the costs for investing with LINUS?
There are no costs: you receive the interest rate allocated to you as an investor in the respective financing without any deductions or fees.
What track record does LINUS have?
Since its inception in 2016, LINUS has executed more than €500 million of real estate backed investments and has deployed capital across more than 40 different construction projects. Over €125 million has already been repaid. There have been no defaults.
In which cities does LINUS finance real estate projects?
LINUS invests primarily in A and B cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as in the United Kingdom.
How secure is my data with LINUS?
What is a professional investor?
A professional investor within the meaning of section 1(19) no. 32 of the Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch (KAGB - German Investment Code) is any investor who qualifies as a professional client within the meaning of AnnexII of Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council ("MiFID II") or who may be treated as a professional client upon application.
Investors applying to be treated as Professional Investors must (1) hold a financial instruments portfolio (including cash deposits and financial instruments) of at least EUR 500,000 or an equivalent amount in another currency and (2) have worked in the financial sector for at least one year in a professional position requiring knowledge of transactions or services comparable to the intended investments. In contrast to the private investor, Linus assumes with a professional investor that the acting persons have sufficient experience, knowledge and expertise to make investment decisions and to be able to adequately assess the associated risks. A classification as a professional investor thus leads to a reduction of the applicable investor protection.
What is a semi-professional investor?
According to § 1 para. 19 no. 33 of the German Investment Code, a semi-professional investor is characterized by the following three criteria - presented in simplified form: 1) Commits at least €200,000 in one investment, 2) confirms in writing that he / she is aware of the risks of participating in the investment and 3. the capital management company has assessed the expertise, experience and knowledge of the investor and is convinced that the investor is in a position to make his own investment decisions and understands the risks involved and that such an obligation is appropriate for the investor.
Is LINUS a regulated company?
Linus Capital Management GmbH is a capital management company registered with the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) in accordance with §§ 2 (4), 17, 44 of the German Banking Act.
What documents are required for registration?
You do not need to submit separate documents for registration on our platform. If you would like to participate in a project, we need a few standard market documents within the framework of the Money Laundering Act as well as information to assess your classification as a semi-professional investor.