• Management & Advisory Board


Nikolaus Ziegert

CEO ZIEGERT – Bank- and Real Estate Consulting GmbH

Nikolaus Ziegert was born in Bremen in 1959 and joined the university in Berlin in 1983 to become a biology teacher. During his studies he discovered his commercial talent and started selling condominiums in Berlin in 1985. His idea: Berliners should feel more at home in their city despite the uncertain political situation. In the last 30 years, Ziegert has established his company as the leading real estate consultancy in Berlin. The ZIEGERT Group service portfolio today offers a wide range of services aside from distribution, including interior and financial consultation. Furthermore, Ziegert established a foundation for Affordable Housing.

Sven Henkes

Chief Operating Officer

As COO, Sven Henkes manages the operations of ZIEGERT – Bank- and Real Estate Consulting GmbH. He is responsible for all value-adding services, from developer consulting to marketing and sales to the interior service offered by Studio Z.

When he joined the ZIEGERT management team in 2014, Henkes brought with him ten years of management experience in marketing positions at Coca-Cola and Carlsberg. From Berlin, he oversaw Coca-Cola‘s global Christmas campaign, among others.

Mr Henkes studied Business Administration at Trier University and the Aston Business School in Birmingham and holds an MBA from the European School of Management & Technology (ESMT) Berlin.

Kyrill K. Radev

Chief Investment Officer

As Chief Investment Officer at the ZIEGERT Group, Kyrill K. Radev cooperates with investors and banks in the identification, financing, and structuring of real estate investments.

Radev is also responsible for managing the group’s investment portfolio and for the strategic development of the group’s digital business segment with the aim of substantially shaping the digital future of real estate sales in the industry.

Prior to taking up the post of CIO, Radev ran the ZIEGERT Group’s Finance & Administration divisions for three and a half years as CFO. Before that, he worked for six years as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group before being named CFO of the tech company Quandoo, which was sold to Recruit Holdings for €200 million.

Radev studied economics at the Humboldt University of Berlin and the University of Geneva and received an MBA with honours from the London Business School and University of Chicago. He began his career with posts at Credit Suisse, Shell, and the UN.

Kyrill Turchaninov

Chief Financial Officer

Kyrill Turchaninov heads the ZIEGERT Group’s Finance & Administration division, managing all its financial affairs, including Controlling, Accounting/Tax & Billing, Treasury, Analytics, and Research. He is also responsible for Human Resources, Legal, and IT.

Turchaninov is experienced in building and leading large, international finance teams in the real estate industry. He served as CFO at GE Capital Real Estate in Frankfurt, where he was responsible for Finance, Tax, Treasury, Accounting, and Reporting. He has also served as CFO at e-shelter, a data centre service provider, and in various positions at Nortel Networks Germany and ABB.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the State University of New York.

Volkmar Brembach

Head of Sales

Volkmar Brembach oversees the sales team.

Brembach brings with him a successful 25-year management career in sales at various banks. Most recently, he worked at Commerzbank AG as Director of Construction Finance. In that capacity, he was decisive in developing the rapidly growing B2B business with sales partners across Germany. Brembach combines deep market knowledge in real estate with expertise in building, developing, and successfully managing large sales teams. He’s well connected in the market and will, among other things, continue to advance the integration of sales and finance.

Stephanie Rosengarten

Head of Key Account Management

Stephanie Rosengarten is authorised signatory responsible for key account management.

As main contact for our contractors and developers she focuses exclusively on professional support for our partners during project execution and bundles communication and processing before and during sales.

Trained in banking (Bankkauffrau), Rosengarten holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Business Economics and has been working at ZIEGERT since 2010.

Frank Eliah Reich

Head of New Business Consulting

Frank E. Reich is responsible for acquisitions and product strategy as well as for serviced apartments.

When he joined the ZIEGERT team in late 2014, the real estate and residential property management specialist started off managing the serviced apartments before also taking over responsibility for our acquisition team in mid-2015.

Reich brings with him many years of marketing experience in Germany and across Europe. From 2003 to 2010, he managed the Engel & Völkers office in Palma de Mallorca.

Advisory Board

Since April 2013, ZIEGERT Bank- and Real Estate Consulting GmbH has been consulted by a prominent advisory board. Members of the board include Angela Mensing-de Jong (Professor for urban development at the HTW University of Applied Sciences in Dresden), former Federal Minister Otto Schily and since 2016 Professor Dr. Fahrholz (former executive chairman at Deutsche Bank). Until his passing on March 31st 2016, Hans-Dietrich Genscher (Federal Foreign Minister a.D.) was also a member and trusted advisor of the board.

Dr. Otto Schily, Bundesinnenminister a.D.

Prof. Dr. Fahrholz

Prof. Angela Mensing-de Jong, TU Dresden