Why did you decide to join Aa?
What recommendations do you have for a young company like Aa in our industry – and in general?
Go your own way consistently and don't let anything deter you. Surround yourself with positive people, separate yourself from toxic ones.
What makes the real estate industry exciting for you?
Where do you see potential and risks today and in the coming years?
This capital-intensive, multidisciplinary industry makes it possible to work in many disciplines at the same time. This is an opportunity and a challenge concurrently and attracts a certain type of people. Never in the last 70 years have short and long-term changes been more present in the industry than today. This offers an environment with high risks, but also immense opportunities. Project development in particular is massively affected by this. For many reasons (ESG, construction costs, financing) I see opportunities, especially when it comes to redevelopments of existing buildings.
How do real estate companies need to align themselves to have a
What does good entrepreneurship mean to you?
Do you have a favorite property? if so, which one is it and why?
I'm a fan of the genius loci concept; special places become special because you experience something special in them. It's less about aesthetics or efficiency; such things only form the framework. That's why my favorite property is Schloss Reichartshausen in the Rheingau (here in the picture below right).