The Board

Stephen Benson CR

Stephen Benson

Co-founded the predecessor to CR, the Deutsche River Company in 2005 together with Deutsche Bank. Subsequently acquired Deutsche Bank’s minority interest and merged it with Catella Corporate Finance Germany to form CR. More than 20 years of experience in the real estate finance industry, previously worked as a chartered surveyor with Knight Frank, CBRE and Lambert Smith Hampton. Holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Land Management from the University of Reading.

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Torsten Hollstein CR

Torsten Hollstein

Was a Managing Director of Catella Property Germany prior to his MBO of its subsidiary Catella Corporate Finance Germany and its subsequent merger with the Deutsche River Company to create CR. More than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, previously worked as a lawyer with Lehman Brothers and the German mid-market private equity firm Hannover Finanz. Holds two state qualifications in law at the Universities of Hamburg and Lausanne.

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Jacob Lyons CR

Jacob Lyons

Co-founded the predecessor to CR, the Deutsche River Company in 2005 together with Deutsche Bank. Subsequently acquired Deutsche Bank’s minority interest and merged it with Catella Corporate Finance Germany to form CR. More than 13 years of experience in the finance industry, previously worked in the M&A and restructuring divisions at Rothschild in both London and Paris. Holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in the Physical Sciences from University College London.

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Claudius Meyer CR

Claudius Meyer

Was a Managing Director of Catella Property Germany prior to his MBO of its subsidiary Catella Corporate Finance Germany and its subsequent merger with the Deutsche River Company to create CR. More than 22 years of experience in the real estate finance industry, previously worked as a consultant with Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young Real Estate. Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration and a post-graduate degree in Real Estate Economics from the European Business School (EBS).

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Selected Senior Management

Alexander Lackner CR

Alexander Lackner
Managing Director
Head of Asset Division

Jenniffer Solomon CR

Jenniffer Solomon
Managing Director
Head of Asset Division

Alex Rowbottom CR

Alex Rowbottom
Managing Director
Head of Debt Division

Peter Hildering CR

Peter Hildering
Managing Director

Carla Andre CR

Carla André
Managing Director

Stuart Hoare

Stuart Hoare
Managing Director
Head of Markets

Ingo Emmeluth CR

Ingo Emmeluth
Managing Director
Group CFO/COO

Andreas Costa CR

Andreas Costa
Managing Director

Dave White CR

Dave White
Managing Director