Join forces to reach the goal
Collaboration is a term we take serious: We bank on co-operation with our clients as vital asset, hence our project teams ideally involve participants from our clients.
More than 20 partners and 3 advisory board members form the TME-expert-team. They all have been working successfully either in the operating line or in consulting for years. Consequently, our clients can benefit from the latest developments and trends in the market.
Andreas Morath | Arnd Reifenrath | Dr. Ralf Hohenstatt | Dr. Wolfgang Speckhahn | Sean Rhee | Erich Struzyk
Dr. Ralf Hohenstatt | Arnd Reifenrath | Jörn König | Thilo Junkes | Tim Asson | Frank Ströhlein | Stephan Lückenkötter | Dr. Manfred Hofacker | Alexander Risto | Dr. Christina Hilger | Erich Struzyk
Intergrated Working Environment
Partner | Member of Supervisory Board
Corporate Real Estate Management
Corporate Real Estate Management
| Property Management
Brands & Retail
Dr. Manfred Hofacker
Dr. Christina Hilger
Portfolio / Projects / IWE
Andreas Morath | Christian Gebert | Marcus Marschall | Axel Anke | Brigitte Walter | Ralph Siebald
Property Management | Digitalisierung
Real Estate Investment Management
| Investment Advisory
Member of the advisory board
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Dr. Wolfgang Speckhahn | Sean Rhee
Andreas Morath | CFO-Group
Andreas Morath disposes of more than 20 years of professional experience in the fields of Real Estate Investment Management, Asset Management and Corporate Real Estate Management. After graduating in Business Administration in Mainz Andreas Morath mainly worked operatively in an international construction group as well as consultant for Dr. Seebauer & Partner and Oliver Wyman.
Andreas Morath is CFO of TME ASSOCIATES GmbH, TME CONSULTING GmbH and member of the administrative board of TME CONSULTING AG.
Arnd Reifenrath | CEO-Group
Arnd Reifenrath disposes of more than 20 years of consulting experience in the fields of corporate real estate & facility management as well as asset management. He is very experienced in the implementation of international real estate projects. The Dipl.-Kaufmann (“Graduate in Business Administration”) spend his study times in Bamberg and San Diego, was then working as assistant of the chairman of the management board in one of the leading companies of the construction material industry and as Associate at Mercer Oliver Wyman.
Arnd Reifenrath is CEO of TME ASSOCIATES GmbH, TME CONSULTING GmbH, TME Consulting Korea, Co.,Ltd. and member of the administrative board of TME CONSULTING AG. He is in charge of strategy, internationalisation, marketing, sales, communication and law.
Joern Koenig | CHRO-Group
Joern Koenig has more than 20 years of professional experience in the fields of Corporate Real Estate, Asset & Portfolio Management. With his consulting focus “Integrated Working Environment (IWE)” he follows an holistic approach under consideration of digital driven changes for humans, way of working and properties. He owns a huge range of experience in planning and executing international Real Estate and Transformation projects. The Dipl.-Ing. Architect spent his study time in Kassel and collected first Real Estate Management experience in line with the German reunification and later on as Project Manager at Wayss & Freytag AG Project Development. Afterwards, he was responsible for the development of the Corporate Solutions business of Colliers International for 12 years, thereof 6 years as Managing Director. Joern Koenig is member of the management board of TME Consulting GmbH and is responsible as Group CHRO for the HR Strategy of TME Associates.
Ralph Siebald | Chairman Supervisory Board
Ralph Siebald disposes of more than 25 years of experience in the fields of financial services, asset management and real estate investment management. After graduating in Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeographie (“Economic and Social Geographics”) in Heidelberg and Munich he was employed as consultant with BulwienGesa AG, later on as a partner with Dr. Seebauer & Partner and Oliver Wyman.
Ralph Siebald is co-founder of the TME Group and chairman of the supervisory board.
Dr. Manfred Hofacker | Partner
Manfred Hofacker disposes of more than 20 years of experience in the field of facility management, especially in the development of new management and control models. He disposes of comprehensive expertise in the implementation of international real estate projects. As Physician he is graduated as Dr. rer. nat. of RWTH Aachen. Before his involvement with TME Associates acted as partner with St. Gallen Consulting Group/Mercer Management Consulting as well as Chief Process Officer for one of the major international facility management service providers.
Dr. Wolfgang Speckhahn | CEO Switzerland
Dr. Wolfgang Speckhahn provides over 25-years of professional leadership experience in real estate investment and management as well as financial services and management consulting with focus to the development and implementation of corporate strategies, Investment Management and strategic portfolio management, development of investment products (legal, tax, regulatory), execution of strategic M&A transactions as well as corporate transformation and change processes. Based on his professional education in Law and real estate economics together with his international activities also in leading management positions, Dr. Speckhahn combines external views with operational and managerial experience of clients perspectives, contributing to the benefit of our clients in national and international consulting projects.
Marcus Marschall | Partner
More than 25 years of professional experience in real estate management, financial services and management consulting.
Overall real estate management record including debt & equity. Track record in interim management and restructuring, and in portfolio management and real estate, credit and enterprise risk management. Specific expertise in investment management, with capital market-oriented real estate strategies and real estate-based finance products.
Prior to joining TME Associates, Marcus was a Managing Director at real estate investment boutique Verianos AG. Before he served as a Partner and Head of Real Estate at management consultancy Oliver Wyman for 8 years, and as a partner at Dr. Seebauer & Partner management consultants for another 5 years. His advisory experience covers more than 160 projects in international settings.
Marcus holds degrees of the Technical University of Munich (Dipl.-Ing.) and the Munich School of Management (Dipl.-Kfm.).
Stephan Lückenkötter | Partner
Stephan Lückenkötter disposes of longstanding consulting and industry experience in the field of sales and marketing thereof nine years as director and proxyholder for the worldwide international business of renowned premium consumer brands. After graduating in national economics and business administration in Trier and Canterbury (UK) he started his career as assistant of the chairman of a word-wide market leader in the construction material industry, worked as advisor with AT Kearney and consecutively in the international management at Grundig AG, Fissler GmbH and Leifheit AG.
Stephan Lückenkötter is in charge of the business field Brands & Retail.
Frank Ströhlein | Partner
Frank Ströhlein has been working as professional consultant for Corporate Real Estate Management, Facility Management and Industrial Services since 1998.
He gained expert knowledge by working for international consultant companies as well as within a leading position for a major Facility Management service provider. Thereby the diploma certificated manager gained broad experience both from external perspective as well as from operative customer perspective and is able to integrate his knowledge into nationwide as well as international projects in the most profitable way.
The project experience of Frank Ströhlein ranges from strategy development to the implementation. His current consultancy focus are outsourcing, expansion strategy, merger and acquisition/ post merger integration, development of location strategy/ concepts, operational excellence and innovation management for real estate/ infrastructure users, operators as well as service providers.
Dr. Ralf Hohenstatt | Partner
Ralf Hohenstatt was working in the real estate industry for 10 years, thereof 7 years as a consultant. His track record covers real estate strategy, organization | business development, sourcing and post merger integration across investment managers, corporates and service providers. After studying economics (diplom) in Regensburg and Leicester he worked at the International Real Estate Business School (IREBS), still giving lectures at this platform until today. Since 2018 Ralf Hohenstatt is responsible for the CREM divison of TME.
Christian Gebert | Partner
Christian Gebert has many years of consulting and industry experience in the field of financial services, including about 10 years in the real estate industry. Prior to his engagement as a partner at TME Associates, he was leading the business operations, software engineering and process management at REAL I.S. AG. He began his career as a project manager in securities settlement and worked as a strategy and organization management consultant. His extensive project experience ranges from strategy development to the reorganization of processes and structures to system selection and implementation as well as the implementation of digitalization initiatives. At TME Christian Gebert is responsible for IT and digitalization.
Tim Asson | UK Partner
Tim Asson has over 30 years professional experience advising commercial property occupiers across the United Kingdom and throughout EMEA. He has a BSc (Hons) Degree in Estate Management and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Tim specialises in working with occupiers on strategic property projects and managing the delivery of workplace, project management and transaction services. Before helping to establish the EMEA Corporate Solutions Team at Colliers International in London Tim spent 20 years at NB Real Estate where he established one of the leading Corporate Real Estate teams in the UK. Tim now works as an independent consultant managing projects for TME Associates’ clients in the UK.
Thilo Junkes | Partner
Thilo Junkes is an established professional for Corporate Real Estate Management (CREM), who understands Real Estate out of each perspective such as economical, technical and functional. He has been the Head of CREM for Deutsche Telekom for several years and built up the professional CREM structure as it is today. Mr. Junkes was responsible for the commercial, strategic and operational management of all facilities within the portfolio.
He understands the interests of corporates and of their customers holistically and thereby manages projects along the entire real estate lifecycle successfully. Examples are: Development and implementation of CREM controlling standards, implementation of location and object strategies, implementation of new workplace concepts (smart working), development of an external service provider steering and control system and an awarding system.
Dr. Wolfgang Mansfeld
Wolfgang Mansfeld is member of the Supervisory Board and disposes of more than 25 years of experience in the real estate business.
He started his professional career with Bundesverband deutscher Banken e.V. Since 1986 he has been operating in the real estate business, first at Deka and LGT-Group, since 1990 with the Union Investment-Group. 1994 he was designated as managing director of Union Investment Gesellschaft mbH and appointed as member of the managing board of Union Asset Management Holding AG in 1999.
Besides that Wolfgang Mansfeld was member of the managing board as well as Chairman of Ausschuss für Internationale Angelegenheiten (“Committee of International Affairs”) of BVI Bundesverband Investment and Asset Management e.V. as well as President of European Investment Federation FEFSI in Brussels. 2003/2004 he was involved in the project of the EU-Commission for the integration of European financial markets. In April 2004 he was appointed to Consultative Working Group Investment Management of Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR).
Sean Rhee | Managing Partner Korea
Sean Rhee has worked in Koramco REIT and Trust Company from July 2002 until May 2019 serving as managing director in asset management, REIT financing, business planning, and compliance. Koramco is one the largest REIT and real estate trust company in Korea. Before joining Koramco Sean Rhee has served in Korea Development Bank for 16 years and in Lend Lease Korea for 2 years. Sean Rhee has degrees of Graduate School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Business Management, Seoul National University. Sean Rhee also has studied in Graduate School of Real Estate, Konkuk University from 2004 until 2007.
Brigitte Walter has more than 40 years of expertise in all areas of the credit and real estate industry and was for many years in a leading position with an internationally positioned investment company.
In addition to strategic corporate development, her focus was on the establishment and further development of instruments for risk and corporate management.
She has extensive real estate expertise in various asset classes and experience in managing regulated and non-regulated products of institutional and private clients.
Erich Struzyk has more than 28 years of experience in the field of real estate both in the USA and in Europe. Known as an active part of the global real estate community for the better part of his life, he is specialized in international corporate real estate services such as portfolio strategies and business development.
A native of Germany, Erich became a US Citizen in 2017 and now resides in San Francisco.
Following graduation from Cornell University, Erich’s early brokerage days were in Frankfurt, followed by several large corporate optimization projects alongside several Fortune 500 clients from Europe and Silicon Valley providing them with consultancy services on both sides of the pond.
Alexander Risto has been in the real estate industry for more than ten years. His focus is on the development of integrated facility management (IFM) concepts as well as the support of national and international tenders including negotiation and implementation. Furthermore, he has developed and implemented international organizational structures and processes, including the development of key account structures.
After completing his studies as an industrial engineer specializing in construction, he initially worked for major international customers in the facility management area, operationally and strategically. Alongside his job, he obtained further training in maintenance management and a Master of Business Administration in international real estate management.
Axel Anke has been with TME Associates since 2019 in project-responsible functions in Real Estate Investment Management (REIM). Before that, he worked for 17 years at REIM and in the financial industry, including as Head of Inhouse Consulting and Deputy Head of IT Management & Organization. After studying business administration in Nuremberg and at the University of Shandong, PR China, he began his career as a personal assistant to the CEO in a listed company.
He then switched to one of the leading real estate investment managers in Germany, where he was responsible for the strategic business reengineering of core functions in fund and asset management, process-oriented corporate development, the management of various digitization and automation initiatives and, for example, the establishment of a central company-wide Data management platform. While working, he successfully completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Munich and Wales.
Dr. Christina Hilger
Dr. Christina Hilger has more than 20 years of consulting and planning experience in complex construction projects for corporate clients with a focus on office and industrial buildings. After studying in Germany, Cambridge and the USA, she gained many years of experience in the field of work concepts and project management & development, both as an independent consultant and at well-known positions such as Hilger, Law, Dunbar & Nasmith, Murphy / Jahn, Dirk Lohan, Chicago, HOK London and HENN Architects.
Dr. Hilger's consulting focus lies in the development and implementation of workplace concepts with corresponding area and change management, as well as in the early, context-oriented holistic development of structured planning processes for construction projects. In addition to many years of internationally oriented project experience, her work is inspired by research in the field of architectural sociology and various teaching activities about the need for a socially responsible, systemic approach to architecture and urban development in a global network society.