ECE Living GmbH, based in Hamburg, is managed by Henrie W. Kötter and Jan-Hendrik Walloch and is an integral part of the ECE Group. The Managing Partners are supported by an experienced and dedicated team of real estate professionals who work closely with the key personnel from the ECE Group and advise the Luxembourg-based regulated AIFM with assets under management of more than EUR 5 billion in the residential segment. Their expertise ranges from mergers & acquisitions, investment and portfolio management to accounting, corporate finance, asset management, strategic advisory, legal, investment banking and private equity. ECE Living is convinced that the experience, the industry know-how, the integration into the ECE Group and the pan-European network of the ECE Living Professionals give its investment products a competitive edge in the acquisition, structuring, realization and investment management of real estate investments.
Our experts ensure the implementation of all investor and product requirements, from research and product development through structuring and financing to portfolio consulting and transaction management. In addition, we make use of the extensive real estate services of the ECE Group. Within the scope of portfolio consulting, we are responsible for the holistic management of real estate portfolios/funds and their performance. Our investment managers take over the complete transaction management: They control the buying and selling process as well as the associated due diligence by external service providers. We always consider the many stages of real estate life cycles in their entirety. As experienced asset and investment managers, we steer the investments through the life cycle with a holistic view in order to ensure optimal value creation and the most sustainable tenant satisfaction with targeted measures. In doing so, we work closely with local best-in-class partners, such as local property and facility managers, and ensure the continuous management of the assets and implementation of our measures.
Sustainable action is of central importance to us and is therefore an integral part of our corporate strategy. Our commitment is to create sustainable real estate that is a valuable investment throughout its life cycle. To this end, we have set ourselves high ethical, social, environmental and corporate goals and are a certified member of the ICG as well as a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) promoted by the United Nations. In our investment decisions, we pay particular attention to the energy efficiency of the properties and their socially responsible urban development: It is an integral part of our acquisition process to check whether development projects qualify for certification. In addition, the energy consumption of the properties is recorded and validated as part of the operational process, and measures to increase energy efficiency are identified. We also attach importance to the use of renewable and durable (construction) materials in development projects wherever possible.