They will work on site, heading Warburg-HIH Invest’s new country offices. In the Netherlands, Warburg-HIH Invest has agreed on a regional cooperation for the Benelux countries with Cording. The objective is to build a permanent presence in the respective property markets in order to identify market opportunities more quickly and ensure the accustomed high management standards for the company’s own local properties.

“As an international investment and asset manager, we want to position ourselves even more prominently in relevant markets. As part of this effort, we look particularly to expand our footprint across regional representations in the three countries in order to have our own contacts on the ground and increase our capacities in the respective markets,” says Andreas Schultz, managing director of Warburg-HIH Invest.

Dominique Dudan, a trained economist, will oversee Warburg-HIH Invest’s French business as a managing director from a dedicated office in Paris. She has almost 20 years of experience in the property sector and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). Prior to this role, Dudan served for four and a half years as president of Union Investment Real Estate France and three years as president of a large private equity family office. She also held leading roles at HSBC Reim, BNP Paribas and ACCOR Hotel & Resorts.

Lueneburg-born Benita von Meding will head the new Warburg-HIH Invest office in Spain (Madrid). Von Meding also has about 20 years of real estate experience with a focus on expansions and transactions in Spain from different positions inter alia with Union Investment Real Estate, Bavaria Bankgesellschaft and Immobilien Team Consulting (ITC), a service provider specialising in shopping centres.

In the Netherlands, Warburg-HIH Invest will cooperate with Cording, an internationally operating asset manager. Cording will advise and support Warburg-HIH Invest from Amsterdam in all future investment activities across the Benelux countries and represent Warburg-HIH Invest as a local contact for market participants and service providers.