Feldberg Capital GmbH (Feldberg Capital), a German real estate investment management firm with branches in Frankfurt am Main and Berlin, has brought James Bury, Jürgen Grieb, Robert Bahr and Nikolai Wolanyk on board as additional experts who will help to drive growth. Feldberg Capital’s core business is in advising institutional investors, family offices and wealthy private investors on real estate investments. The firm is also specialised in structuring transactions, asset management and supporting the execution of exit strategies.
As part of the planned expansion of the business, Rodney Bysh, founder of Feldberg Capital, and Andreas Quint already took on responsibility for managing the company as equal partners in early 2023. At the same time, ESAS Holding A.Ş. (ESAS Holding), a Turkish company based in Istanbul and London, acquired a 60 percent stake in Feldberg Capital, giving the firm significantly greater access to funds and investors.
“Our four new colleagues are a very valuable addition to our team, with their professional backgrounds and experience in the fields of investment and asset management and the debt market. In both personnel and structural terms, we are now ideally positioned to develop the full power of Feldberg Capital as a real estate platform on the market and expand our market presence,” explains Rodney Bysh, founder and Managing Director of Feldberg Capital. He adds, “Our goal is to build Feldberg Capital into a pan-European real estate investment management firm with specialised teams of experts. At the same time, we are focusing in particular on the environmental and social sustainability of our projects.”
James Bury is a consultant at Feldberg Capital. He is an expert on investment management and asset management with more than 25 years of experience in the UK and Europe. He previously worked at Savills Investment in London as Global Head of Operations, Global Head of Product Development, Global COO and CEO Europe Management. Before that, he served as CEO and Head of Fund Management at Pradera Asset Management in London and as Acquisition Director at the U.S.-based private equity firm of JER Real Estate Advisors, also in London. Bury is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has a diploma in sustainable real estate (Cambridge Institute of Sustainable Leadership).
Jürgen Grieb is the CFO of Feldberg Capital. He is an experienced manager in finance and accounting with more than 25 years of professional experience and has held roles including CFO at Edmond de Rothschild REIM (Germany) GmbH in Frankfurt, CFO at Feldberg Capital GmbH in Frankfurt and Head of Fund Operations at TMW Pramerica in Munich. He is an in-house tax advisor with extensive knowledge in the area of international tax structuring and tax compliance. Grieb has comprehensive expertise in the management of real estate funds, paired with in-depth controlling skills in industrial manufacturing.
Robert Bahr holds the position of Investment Director at Feldberg Capital. He has about ten years of experience in the real estate market and in consulting. Before that, he worked for over five years as Investment Director at Edmond de Rothschild REIM, where he was responsible for acquisitions in Germany with a focus on Core Plus and Value Add office and logistics investments. Bahr has been working with Rodney Bysh for many years. Before that, he gained relevant experience at PWC and Allianz Real Estate. He has a master’s degree in real estate and a bachelor’s in economics from the University of Regensburg (IRE|BS).
Nikolai Wolanyk is a Senior Associate at Feldberg Capital. His most recent role was as Associate for Real Estate Investment Management and Real Estate Private Equity at AM alpha Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH in Munich. Before that, he held the position of Senior Consultant for Real Estate Investment at BNP Paribas Real Estate Consult GmbH in Frankfurt. He has a bachelor of science degree in real estate management from Nürtingen-Geislingen University and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a Certified Financial Modeler.