Catharina Becker to become head of Institutional Property Solutions at Union Investment

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2022-01-07   11:42

Catharina Becker will head up the Institutional Property Solutions department at Union Investment Institutional Property GmbH in Hamburg as of 1 February 2022.

Catharina Becker and her team will be responsible for developing tailored institutional real estate solutions and new institutional real estate mandates at Union Investment, while coordinating closely with product management and sales. Her remit will also include finding solutions to key institutional challenges around real estate.

Having worked in real estate portfolio management, fund management and asset management at various companies within the sector, Catharina Becker has extensive expertise around property and investment vehicles, combined with a strong understanding of the associated regulatory issues and the needs of institutional customers.

The 42-year-old, who has a degree in engineering, is joining Union Investment from the Hamburg Trust Group, where she has held a range of roles over the past seven years, including most recently managing director of Hamburg Trust Real Estate Investment Management GmbH.

Union Investment significantly expanded its business with institutional real estate funds, club funds and Service KVG mandates in 2021. Real estate assets under management in institutional products grew by more than 19 percent over the financial year to reach a total of EUR 17.1 billion (as at 30 November 2021).