Who we are

The management team of Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers has worked together successfully for many years. We have an extensive track record and an excellent network of contacts in the real estate sector. 

With an outstanding team and offices in the five most important German real estate markets, we can use our considerable local market expertise to our clients' advantage. Proximity to properties and tenants, combined with entrepreneurial and capital markets-oriented approach, are the key factors in achieving long-term real estate investment success.

As our clients' partners, we align our strategies and actions to furthering their interests. Creating and maintaining value is our predominant principle. Cornerstone stands for professional, sustainable management of the processes that make up the value creation chain in a property investment. 

Senior Management

Christoph Wittkop
Gunther R. Deutsch
Maximilian Isenberg
Lars Borghaus
Matthias Gerloff
Nick Puschkasch
Julian Kaup
Sascha Becker
Daniel Jäde
Robert Schneider
Simon Lauinger
Sebastian Wohlers

Our advisory board

The advisory board advises Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers on strategic and specialised issues and is an important body for the further development of the group. Through regular and critical exchanges of views the members will aid in early identification of trends and opportunities for the alignment of the business. "We are very pleased with the high calibre of our board", comments management spokesman Christoph Wittkop, "and its wide-ranging fields of competence."

Prof. Dr. Hanspeter Gondring FRICS is the academic dean of the Studienzentrum Finanzwirtschaft (study centre for finance); leader of the course of studies in real estate and insurance at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University; and academic director of the Master's course in Banking & Finance. He is also the founder and head of the Akademie der Immobilienwirtschaft (ADI), the author of numerous publications and the editor of the journal "Zeitschrift für immobilienwirtschaftliche Forschung und Praxis" (ZfiFP). He combines proximity to the academic community with access to the up-and-coming generation of real estate professionals.

Hartwig Hasenkamp, Dipl.-Kaufmann (degree in business administration), looks back on a lengthy career in banking. He worked for Deutsche Bank for over 20 years. For 10 years he was managing director of Deutsche Grundbesitz Management (now DB Real Estate/Rreef) and was responsible for the founding and successful development of this subsidiary. Under his leadership, globally investing open- and closed-end funds and innovative investment products, including Deutsche Wohnen AG and Deutsche Euroshop AG, were conceived. From 2002, he developed the LB Immo Invest investment trust for HSH Nordbank, Realis (BayernLB) and Helaba. This concentrated on dedicated special funds (fund modules) for institutional investors. He is a member of several supervisory boards and continues to develop solutions for exacting financing.

Dr. Ingo J. Hueck has lived in Berlin since 1997. His corporate positions include that of Managing Director and Shareholder of ADH Hospitality Ltd. (Berlin), an international real estate company focusing on hotel companies and properties, asset und strategic management, (re)branding, and project development. In addition, he is co-founder of FFIRE Immobilienverwaltung AG (Berlin) and FFIRE Investment GmbH (Berlin). Through HIH Hueck Investment Holding Ltd. (Berlin/Düsseldorf), Ingo Hueck has worked for over 10 years as advisor for private and family businesses and as private investor, especially on Berlin's property market. He has provided support for private, family-office, and institutional investors. Dr. Hueck is also a founding partner of Strategic Link & Partners (Berlin/Palo Alto), an M&A and industry consulting firm established in the USA in 1993 that focuses on the automotive industry, IT/media, the chemical and optical industries, as well as electric drives and motor racing. Qualified as an attorney, he also has shareholder responsibilities in a German family business with a history of over 200 years in the automotive and special chemical industry.

David Seddon has more than 30 years' experience in the European investment market. For 25 years he worked at Jones Lang LaSalle, where for many years he led the European cross-border investment team. During this period he advised numerous institutional investors on their continental European investments. Subsequently David Seddon became CIO (Chief Investment Officer) of an investment management platform and floated European real estate funds. His own consultancy firm now advises selected real estate undertakings, particularly in relation to their activities in Germany.

Prof.Dr. Friedrich-Leopold von Stechow is a managing partner in Stechow Management Consulting GmbH und Co. KG. He has many years of experience in the banking sector, inter alia as a director of DG/DZ Bank AG, Trinkaus & Burkhardt and Sal. Oppenheim jr.& Cie. Prof. von Stechow also holds a number of Supervisory and Advisory Board mandates. He was a lecturer at the Humboldt University of Berlin and Honorary Professor in Business Administration/Banking Management at the University of Potsdam. He does honorary work in the areas of politics and culture. He belongs to the Management Committee of the Society for the Study of Structural Political Issues and is member of the Board of Trustees of the Society for Economics and Management at the Humboldt University in Berlin.