appoints Jan von Graffen as Managing Director appoints Jan von Graffen as Managing Director GmbH has appointed Jan von Graffen as Managing Director. Jan von Graffen has worked for since 2019, and in his new role will continue to be responsible for institutional investor sales and for the institutional relationship management. He will collaborate with founding Managing Director Manuel Koppel, who will continue to be responsible for the investment arm, i.e. for the examination and organisation of lendings and for the portfolio management. Francesco Fedele, who has so far served as managing director of as well, will leave the company’s senior management in order to devote himself full-time to his activity as CEO of BF.direkt AG, and in this context will concentrate on the management of real estate clients and the banking network.


Jan von Graffen, the incoming Managing Director of, commented: “I feel very honoured by the appointment as Managing Director, and would like to thank Manuel Koppen and Francesco Fedele for the faith vested in me. One of my central tasks will be the fund-raising for our real estate debt fund. The fund is supposed to invest both in senior-secured and mezzanine financing schemes, and thus to permit value creation in the context of property developments.”


Manuel Koppel, Managing Director of, said: “Jan van Graffen recently played a de-finitive role in our successful acquisition of a large mandate for setting up a whole-loan portfolio. Representing the account of a prestigious insurance company, the mandate is worth €300m so far. Jan von Graffen brings 16 years of professional experience with major institutional investors to the job, and is perfectly familiar with the needs and decision-making processes of this investor group. He is the optimal person to assist us with the further expansion of our company. At this time, has c. €400m in assets under management in the real estate debt segment. In conjunction with the initial investment phase of our whole loan mandate and the real estate debt fund, we intend to expand the assets under management to 1 billion euros over the next year or two.” 

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