New edition Insight: Koch’s first year as Commerz Real’s CEO

In his first 12 months at the helm of Wiesbaden-based investment and asset manager Commerz Real, chief executive Henning Koch has coped with not just one, but a whole wedge of black swan events.

Henning Koch.

Obviously he is not alone and. as he explains in the CEO interview in the latest edition of Real Asset Insight, the world is learning to manage situations which we have never had before. “It’s no longer a cycle every seven or eight years. Now, every one or two years we have completely new situations.”

But for Commerz Real, which has assets under management of around €35 billion, the implications of that change are not all negative, as Koch explains.

Download Real Asset Insight to read the interview in its entirety.

The May/June edition of Real Asset Insight also includes interviews with Stam Europe CEO Edward Bates and Garbe Industrial Real Estate’s head of research Tobias Kassner, part of a special focus on logistics, while VerusSol CEO Joost Leendertse explains some of the difficulties encountered when adding solar power generation capacity to logistics building roofs.

See also the coverage of Real Asset Media’s live CEE Summit, which took place in Warsaw and examined some of the effects of the war in Ukraine on the region’s real estate markets.