Markus Schmidt Appointed as INTREAL’s New Head of Business Development Infrastructure

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07. May 2024

As of 1 April 2024, Markus Schmidt (49) assumed the newly-created role of Head of Business Development Infrastructure at IntReal International Real Estate Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH (“INTREAL”). He has already been working in the Fund Controlling unit of INTREAL since 2014, becoming head of a fund controlling & reporting team in 2017. In addition, he assumed the autonomous project management for a number cross-divisional in-house projects at INTREAL. Being the department’s top-down Key Account Manager, he served as central contact in fund controlling matters for AIFM clients of INTREAL.

Michael Schneider, Managing Director at INTREAL, commented: “For a growing number of institutional investors, the subject of real assets has long come to mean more than just real estate. Real property has established itself as an important asset class over the past decade and a half, and we have lately seen a similar trend emerge in the area of infrastructure investments. We are glad we were able to entrust the responsibility for the further development of this business line to an expert who has already been with us for almost ten years and who brings extensive professional know-how from the real asset segment to the job. On top of that, he was actively involved in the implementation of the infrastructure asset class for INTREAL and INTREAL Luxembourg via the preparatory in-house project group.”

Rudolf Kömen, Conducting Officer of INTREAL Luxembourg, said: “From real estate to real assets! By obtaining the relevant license, we ensured we meet the formal requirements to support our fund partners with adequate products and services in the infrastructure segment as well. At the same time, we are expanding our in-house structures in this forward-looking segment by filling the new position of Head of Business Line Development. We are already servicing our first infrastructure funds in Germany and Luxembourg, and are in promising talks concerning further fund launches.”

Markus Schmidt is a trained banker, and finished his degree program in business administration at the University of Hamburg as certified business administrator in 2002. He subsequently worked for several companies as an analyst and head of research before he transferred to INTREAL, focusing on the analysis of real asset investments, in particular on closed-end funds and there mainly in the asset classes of real estate, ships, aircraft, infrastructure (renewable energies) and private equity.

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