Europe Leadership

Juergen Fenk
ULI Europe Chairman

Born in 1966, Juergen Fenk joined the SIGNA Group Executive Board on 1 October 2017. He was previously a member of the management board of Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (helaba), where he was responsible for real estate, debt capital markets and financial institut ions.

In his role at SIGNA, Fenk focuses primarily on banking, capital markets and capital sourcing for the Group. He is also responsible for establishing the SIGNA Group’s new proptech, debt fund and insurance business units.

Fenk has extensive experience in the banking, capital markets, and property sectors.

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Lisette van Doorn
ULI Europe CEO

As chief executive of ULI Europe, van Doorn is responsible for the development of the Institute’s activities across the region, including its renowned pan-European conferences and over 250 local meetings and events across 14 countries. She is also responsible for the ULI Charitable Trust, which raises money to advance ULI’s mission and philanthropic activities across Europe.

Van Doorn joined ULI from LIRE, her own consultancy business, which advises international institutional real estate investors and fund managers on strategy, organisational optimisation, and portfolio structuring.

Prior to this, van Doorn was country manager for CBRE Global Investors where she managed a €1.6bn portfolio of assets in Italy and fund manager of two shopping centre funds (€1.3 billion) with assets in Spain, Portugal, and Italy.

Before joining CBRE Global Investors, van Doorn was founding chief executive for INREV, the European association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles for four and a half years. She started her career at ING Investment Management, where she held account manager and assistant controller positions before being made managing director of research & strategy for ING Real Estate Investment Management Europe.

ULI Europe Executive Committee

Jürgen Fenk

Chair
CEO
SIGNA Holding GmbH
Berlin
Germany

Gero Bergmann

Member
Mitglied des Vorstands
Berlin Hyp AG
Berlin
Germany

Nathalie Charles

Member
Head of Development and European Country Teams
AXA IM Real Assets
Paris La Défense
France

Christopher Choa

Member
Principal/Design Director
AECOM, UK
London
United Kingdom

Michael D. Cochran

Member
Managing Director
Eastdil Secured-
London
United Kingdom

Sigrid Duhamel

Member
Chief Executive Officer
BNP Paribas REIM France
Issy les Moulineaux
France

Hala El Akl

Member
Director
PLP Architecture
London
United Kingdom

Marnix Galle

Member
Executive Chairman of the Board
IMMOBEL SA/NV
RPM Bruxelles / RPR Brussel
Belgium

Patrick M. Kanters

Member
Managing Director - Global Real Assets
APG Asset Management
Amsterdam
Netherlands

Anne Kavanagh

Member
Member of the Board, CIO
PATRIZIA Immobilien AG
London
United Kingdom

Andy Martin

Member
CEO
BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisory UK
United Kingdom

Brian Moran

Member
Hines-Europe
Dublin
Ireland

Thomas Poulis-Leinberger

Member
Director Asset Management
AEW
Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Thomas W. Toomey

Ex Officio
Chairman, CEO & President
UDR, Inc.
Highlands Ranch
CO
United States

W. Edward Walter

Ex Officio
Global Chief Executive Officer
Urban Land Institute
Washington
DC
United States

Jon H. Zehner

Member
Global Co-Head of Client Capital Group
LaSalle Investment Management
London
United Kingdom