Richard has strategic oversight over German direct real estate. Prior to joining in 2010, he worked at apellas Asset Management and was responsible for acquisitions, asset management, lease-up and sales. Previously, Richard was a Managing Director at Polis and Bouwfonds Asset Management Germany, one of the major shareholders of Polis, responsible for acquisition, letting and sale of commercial assets. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Behne Group (now HIH Hamburgische Immobilien Handlung) and RSE Projektmanagement AG. Richard completed postgraduate study in Real Estate at the European Business School (EBS). Richard is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).