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    Drucken Print recruits Markus Kipp

Markus Kipp

The subsidiary of BF.direkt AG appoints the certified business administrator as Managing Director for Real Estate Debt. Kipp has more than ten years of experience in the banking sector and in structured financing and will enhance the structuring and portfolio management know-how of


Markus Kipp (43) brings long-term experience in arranging complex financing deals and in managing debt portfolios to the job. Trained as a certified business administrator, He will take charge of the operational management of the investment team of in his new role. Under the aegis of Manuel Köppel, the Chief Investment Officer, he will overhaul the structuring of new financing arrangements in the whole-loan and mezzanine-loan segment of this business unit while also reviewing its management of portfo-lio-property transactions and the portfolio management.

“Markus Kipp is an experienced professional, and will employ his expertise to help us further expand the whole-loan and mezzanine-loan business. We are currently investing on behalf of our two active investment funds, and are moreover in the process of structuring promissory note loans that will be placed on a deal-by-deal basis,” commented Manuel Köppel, the Managing Director of and the Chief Investment Officer of the BF Group.

“Our plans for the years ahead include a substantial increase in assets under management. So, we are glad about the staff reinforcement and the new impulses we will gain for our team through the onboarding of Markus Kipp,” added Jan von Graffen, Managing Director of

All things considered, Kipp has spent more than ten years in the banking sector. Before joining, he worked at Südwestbank AG—a subsidiary of the Austrian bank Bawag P.S.K.—for six years, holding various positions. As head of division, he was most recently responsible for the corporates segment which includes corporate client financing, real estate financing and project finance. Prior to his transfer to Südwestbank AG in 2014, he worked for Investkredit Bank AG in Frankfurt am Main and for Ernst & Young (now EY) in Mannheim, among other firms.