Martijn Weinreich and Daniël Akkerman joined Van der Horst Unternehmensgruppe Gmbh (‘VDGH’) in Dusseldorf per the first of October 2013.

Both were previously employed with NIBC Bank in The Netherlands and active in the fields of Financial Restructuring and Recovery with a special focus on Real Estate, Financial accounting and Financial Markets.

Martijn Weinreich (1974) is appointed as CFO of VDH. Martijn holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering & Management and an Executive Master of Finance and Control and spent 12 years in the banking Industry in roles as Business Unit Controller and as Director Financial Restructuring and Recovery. At Van der Horst he will further professionalize the finance function and work on existing and new transactions.

Daniel Akkerman (1976) is appointed as CIO at VDH. Daniel holds a MSC in Economics; Finance and Investments. He spent 10 years at NIBC. Of which the first 6 years in the US, within the Investment Management Unit. The last three years he worked at risk management in various roles, amongst others as risk assessor for equity, debt and structured finance products. Additionally he worked together with Martijn restructuring distressed real estate assets. At VDH, he will further professionalize the real estate investment process: sourcing, managing and selling assets via funds or direct. In addition apply his investment knowledge on other private equity related investments.

Gerard van der Horst, founder and owner of VDH: ‘I am very pleased to have these two professionals on board. It will enable us to be active across the whole credit spectrum, further grow, open up more and different opportunities, and meet investment reporting standards both from investors and financing banks.’

VDH and affiliated companies have been active for more than 20 years in buying and selling German residential real estate. The company mostly acquires real estate from distressed sellers: banks, funds and securitisations.

The VDH group has in-house, all the property and asset management skills to administer, revitalize and enhance the direct return on the investment. The optimized portfolios are mainly sold to funds open to private investors or to the listed bigger Funds. The VDH group focuses especially on the niche markets to be able to offer attractive returns to the end investors.

At the moment VDH group owns 11.500 units and additionally manages portfolios for some funds, additionally it is seeking to increase its scope into other countries and asset classes. Also see: www.vdhorst.com

For more information contact VDH at +49-(0)2118639800