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About Aggregate Holdings

Aggregate Holdings SA (together with its affiliates, “Aggregate”) is a German-focused real estate investment company. As at FY 2022, the company had €4.7bn of total assets and a core strategy project portfolio with €5.3bn Gross Development Value. In its Build & Hold division, Aggregate owned Quartier Heidestrasse Track (“QH Track”), Fürst, Walter and Green Living. QH Track is a pure-play office building spanning over c.165,000 sqm of gross floor area (“GFA”), Fürst, is a prime commercial asset located on Kurfürstendamm in central Berlin with c.183,000 sqm of GFA, and Walter and Green Living projects located in Berlin have a combined GFA of c.842,000 sqm. Additionally, Aggregate holds a c.4% strategic stake in Adler Group SA, among other investments.

Management & Board

Cevdet Caner

Chief Executive Officer

Cevdet Caner is CEO and shareholder of Aggregate Holdings SA. Mr. Caner sets the group strategy and helps the management team maximize value for the company’s stakeholders across existing as well as new projects.

He has over 20 years of experience in management and entrepreneurship across real estate asset classes, with focus on residential and commercial assets in both yielding and development segments. A graduate of Linz University, Austria, the genesis of Cevdet Caner’s entrepreneurship was Call & Logistik Center AG (“CLC”), a precursor to modern-day Food deliveries and so-called “dark kitchens” which eventually was listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange.

As executive, investor and advisor, Cevdet Caner has worked on more than three hundred transactions - across acquisitions, listed and non-listed equity and debt - with a total volume of billions of euros. Caner has been responsible for the significant growth and development of several German real estate companies. His involvement in deal-sourcing, financial structuring, and investment negotiation helped to finalise many high-profile agreements.

John Nacos

Chief Investment Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer

John Nacos has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry in New York and London, having been Global Head of Commercial Real Estate debt at Deutsche Bank AG. John served as Supervisory Board member at CA IMMO, a Vienna-listed property company from 2015 to 2019 and was instrumental in steering the company’s success. At Aggregate, John Nacos is responsible for acquisitions and investments.

Benjamin Lee decided to step down as CFO of Aggregate Group, which became effective on 31 March 2023, in order to pursue other opportunities outside the company. Benjamin will support the company through a transition period.

Board of Directors

Günther Walcher, Chairman and Founder

  • Mr Walcher has over 40 years of experience as a founder of, and investor in, major businesses both inside and outside the real estate sector.
  • In 2015, Mr Walcher set up Aggregate Holdings SA, as his European Real Estate structure primarily for German investments.

Cevdet Caner, CEO and Director

  • Prior to becoming CEO of Aggregate, Mr Caner was an advisor to the company, with a focus on deal sourcing, structuring, and investment negotiations.
  • He is has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Aggregate Holdings SA.

Massimo Longoni, Managing Director

  • Mr Longoni has over 25 years of experience in the finance and private equity industry across Europe.
  • Mr Longoni founded Electa Group in 2003 and has also been an independent board member for several AIFM (Alternative Investment Fund Manager), managing mainly large European investments funds focused on the private equity and venture capital sectors.
  • Massimo holds a master’s degree in economics and social sciences from Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.

Elena Guaraldi, Director

  • Ms Guaraldi has over 10 years of experience in the finance industry and, has been the corporate and client relationship manager for Groupe Electa S.A. since 2014, in charge of corporate procedures, including legal, technical and administrative aspects.
  • After receiving degrees in business administration and accounting from the University of Bologna, Ms Guaraldi trained in audit for three years to become qualified as a chartered accountant.

Valérie Ravizza, Director

  • With nearly three decades of years of experience of advising Luxembourg companies on corporate issues, Ms Ravizza currently serves as a board member for a number of private equity firms.
  • Prior to joining the Aggregate Board of Directors, Ms. Ravizza worked as corporate manager at Global Trust Advisors S.A.

Our strategy

Our philosophy is to extract long-term value for our stakeholders and partners at every level during the investment process.

Based on our strong, established network and deep market connectivity, we have access to undervalued assets and special situations with potential for significant value creation.

Following a rigorous due diligence process, new investment opportunities are often acquired at off-market at at or below market value.

Post-acquisition, the assets are actively managed to optimize the following: asset configuration and scale, financing structure and cashflow profile.

Our strategy is to create platforms or assets in excellent locations which will continue to create value over time and which will be attractive to future purchasers.

Investment selection is aligned to one of the three pillars of our core business strategy:

Build & Hold assets

Development assets –constructed and held long-term for rental income generation

Financial real estate assets

Investments with higher liquidity, either long-term strategic assets or opportunistic short-term assets