IVG Immobilien AG has taken an important decision for the development of the Airrail Center by appointing a team of specialists for the national and international positioning of this spectacular property at Frankfurt Airport. After its completion this year, the building with its gleaming silvery facade on top of the ICE mainline railway station will provide a unique space where every day up to 10,000 people will work, live, shop, enjoy new experiences and talk and all of this under one roof. The mix of users includes two Hilton hotels, the European headquarters of KPMG, the business and conference center "Plug&Work", as well as restaurants and retail shops. This makes the Airrail project an ideal platform for a high-level meeting of the minds.
IVG is pleased to announce that Dr. Kerstin Hennig-Brade joined the IVG Group as of 1 March 2010 as Head of Marketing. Kerstin Hennig is a real estate marketing specialist who obtained her doctorate (Dr. rer. pol./ Immobilienökonom ebs) at the European Business School (ebs), a private university in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany. In her professional career, she held leading positions at Daimler-Benz InterServices Immobilienmanagement (with a strong focus on marketing the Potsdamer Platz project) and at Tishman Speyer Properties, where she was responsible for marketing the Rockefeller Center in New York, the Millbank Tower in London and the Trade Fair Tower in Frankfurt. Before joining IVG, she was a member of the management of UBS AG, working in the field of Wealth Management, where she was responsible for developing and marketing real estate funds. At IVG, she is now in charge of the national and international positioning of the Airrail project in the framework of the Airrail Center's marketing.
Christoph Nebl, who was previously IVG's branch office manager in Munich, was appointed to the management team of the Airrail company and of IVG Investment GmbH on 1 January 2010. In the past few years, Christoph Nebel, who holds a degree in business administration from the University of Regensburg, Germany, has been involved in the successful development and marketing of various real estate projects. Following a professional career at Viterra AG, he joined IVG in August 2006, where he assumed responsibility for managing the marketing of the 660-meter long property at Frankfurt Airport.
IVG will also be able to rely on the advice of Adriaan A. Mast, M. Sc. FRICS, for the Airrail project. Adriaan Mast, who for many years held leading positions at Rodamco Europe B.V., is one of the most wellknown airport real estate specialists. In 2008, he established the consulting company "Masters Airport City Real Estate" (MACRE). Previously, he had held leading positions within the Airport Company Schiphol Group, where he contributed to the success of the Schiphol Airport City in Amsterdam. In 2001, he issued the Airport City Real Estate Fund (ACRE), which currently has an investment volume of approx. 400 million. In addition, Adriaan Mast provides advice to the Aero cities of New Delhi and Hyderabad.
This shows that IVG has considerably increased and strengthened the existing team. Managing Director Jens Dörrie, who has been with IVG since 2001, will manage the new Key Account Management function, with a focus on the current tenants KPMG and Hilton. Roland Liederbach who has been on the team since November 2009 is Head of Sales.
With a lettable area of 140,000 m², the Airrail Center Frankfurt is one of the world's largest commercial properties. Users and visitors of this property will only need a few minutes to walk from their office desk or hotel room to one of the international check-in counters or to the ICE mainline railway station. With its communication rooms and impressive atriums, the Airrail Center provides a platform at the unique interface linking rail, road and air traffic, and has an atmosphere that promotes the exchange of knowhow and experience between institutions and companies. This will also be effectively supported by the planned construction of a multi-storey car p