Former Colliers International managing directors and shareholders in Germany, Julius Bender, Peter Kunz and Wolfgang Speer, have left the firm to establish a new industrial development arm for German developer Lang & Cie Group.
Lang & Cie industrial will specialise in developing industrial and logistics space, business parks and data centres in Germany.
In a statement the new unit declared that its objective is: “development of resource-saving, energy-efficient and valuable real estate with a high degree of digitisation.”
Bender, Kunz and Speer will be board members of the new company which will have a presence in Frankfurt and Munich with an office in Düsseldorf also planned.
Heinz-Günter Lang who chairs the supervisory board of the new company said that the Lang & Cie Group has successfully implemented a large number of large projects with a volume of over €2 billion for well-known national and international customers. “With Lang & Cie Industrial, we now cover other, rapidly growing markets and asset classes.”
The three founders were previously shareholders and managing directors at Colliers International. Kunz was head of industrial and logistics Germany and EMEA, Speer was head of office and occupier services and Bender was COO.
“As a specialised developer, we offer innovative concepts in a market that is characterised by rapidly growing demand and a simultaneous shortage of space,” Speer said of the new company.