Frankfurt, 16 February 2023 – Feldberg Capital GmbH (Feldberg Capital), the Frankfurt and Berlin based real estate investment manager, is ramping up its plans for growth in Germany. At the start of the year, the Feldberg Capital’s founder, Rodney Bysh, along with Andreas Quint, took over the management of the company as equal partners. Rodney and Andreas both have over 30 years of experience of real estate finance and are two of the German market’s most well-known operators.
At the same time, Istanbul and London-based Turkish ESAS Holding A.Ş. (ESAS Holding) has acquired a 60% stake in Feldberg Capital, providing the company with significantly greater access to capital and additional investors.
Rodney Bysh, Founder and Managing Director: “Step by step, we are developing Feldberg Capital into a powerful real estate platform. With Andreas Quint as partner and managing director beside me, and the participation of the internationally respected ESAS Holding as co-owner and investor, the foundations for the implementation of our growth strategy have already been laid. I am delighted to have attracted such a strong partner as the ESAS Group, which has been highly successful for decades as an international investor. I am very excited about the future of Feldberg Capital. Moreover, in coming months we will be further building our capabilities by adding more investment, asset management and debt capital market experts.”
Andreas Quint, Partner and Managing Director of Feldberg Capital, adds: “Feldberg Capital’s approach and potential for growth are very compelling. I’m looking forward to my new role, working with my business partner Rodney Bysh and of course, building on my broad career, putting my energy into a new and exciting growth project.” Quint continues: “In a fast-moving period defined by numerous disruptive events, comprehensive and robust investment management skills are more important than ever. Thanks to our many years of experience in various sectors of the real estate industry, this is exactly what we at Feldberg Capital are able to offer. It is complemented by our closely–knit network, enabling us to identify and take advantage of investment opportunities at an early stage.”
Feldberg Capital has specialised in advising institutional investors, family offices and asset-rich private investors on real estate investments since 2009. The company also handles the structuring of transactions, carries out asset management and provides support for the implementation of exit strategies. The investment focus is on properties with value-add potential, across all real estate asset classes in Germany and the Benelux countries.
ESAS Holding was founded in 2000. It is the largest family-owned investment company in Turkey. Backing it are the first- and second-generation members of the family of Şevket Sabancı, a founding member of Sabancı Holding, one of Turkey’s leading conglomerates. ESAS Holding has offices in Istanbul and London. It invests globally in a variety of asset classes including private equity, real estate and venture capital.
Rodney Bysh was most recently Head of Business Development at Edmond de Rothschild Real Estate Investment Management, which in 2017 had acquired Cording Real Estate Group, at that time led by him as CEO. In 2013, Cording had in turn taken over the investment advisory business of the former Feldberg Capital. Rodney Bysh also acted as Managing Director and Senior Advisor to Rothschild & Co. from 2006 to 2017. An earlier position he held was at Henderson Global Investors (now Nuveen), where he was responsible for business development in continental Europe and corporate activities throughout Europe.
Andreas Quint was CEO of CA Immobilien Anlagen AG from 2018 to 2021. Previously he was Head of Corporate Finance & Portfolio Transactions at BNP Paribas Real Estate. Between 2008 and 2013 he was CEO Germany at JLL (then Jones Lang LaSalle) and subsequently CEO Corporate Finance Europe. In this capacity he was already leading a team advising developers in the renewable energy sector on raising capital. Prior to joining JLL, he headed the German business of the Catella Property Group as Managing Partner, having previously been partner in charge of the Corporate Finance Group at Ernst & Young Real Estate.