A well-established team with a new perspective

In the summer of 2020, we founded Aukera Real Estate AG with the aim of continuing our successful relationship with investors and borrowers but in our own setting. With Aukera, we are creating our own platform to continue our success story.

We see ourselves as a young, modern team recognised for its efficient and straightforward way of working. We are very well connected in the Real Estate industry and are familiar with our investors’ individual requirements from our own first-hand experience.

You can rely on us! We are some of the most successful German-speaking real estate debt management professionals in the European investment market.

Lars Armgart

CEO

For the last 14 years Lars Armgart has worked in commercial real estate financing and has provided both senior as well as the mezzanine and junior financing.

Before founding Aukera, he was an Investment Manager at CAERUS Debt Investments where he was responsible for originating and structuring both Senior and Junior loans. Previously, Lars Armgart was a Portfolio Manager at Gothaer Asset Management, where he was responsible for real estate debt transactions.

Further professional roles include a position at the Deutsche Genossenschaftshypothekenbank in Hamburg, where he was in charge of cross-border real estate financing, particularly involving the UK and Poland.

Lars Armgart began his career at Collineo Asset Management in Dortmund focussing on commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and subordinated loans.

Over the course of his professional career, Lars Armgart has financed more than 60 commercial real estate loans with a volume of around 2.5 billion euros. Furthermore, he has also been substantially involved in the area of commercial loan securitisations / CMBS with an investment volume of around 3 billion euros.

Lars Armgart studied at the University of Dortmund, where he focused on finance and credit, and is a graduated political economist.

Antje Bonnewitz

Investment Manager

Antje Bonnewitz has more than 20 years of experience in the finance, real estate and banking industry.

Her most recent role was as Investment Manager at CAERUS Debt Investments, where she supervised debt financing transactions, played a major role in the development of a Luxembourg-based fund structure, and was also the point of contact for supporting institutional investors.

Previously, Antje Bonnewitz was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Gothaer Asset Management and was responsible for operational management of the indirect real estate portfolio of Gothaer Versicherungen.

Over the course of her career, Antje Bonnewitz has been involved in commercial real estate financing deals with a credit volume of approximately 2.2 billion euros.

In the area of asset management of indirect real estate investments, she took care of 28 investments involving 16 managers worldwide, with a total volume of more than 900 million euros.

Antje Bonnewitz is a qualified business economist who graduated from the Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt Nürtingen-Geislingen (an RICS-accredited degree). She is also a savings bank specialist (Sparkassenfachwirtin) as well as a trained bank clerk (registered with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the IHK).

Florian Niebur

Investment Manager

Florian Niebur has more than 15 years of practical and academic experience in the field of real estate financing.

Most recently he was an Investment Manager at CAERUS Debt Investments. Here his focus was the analysis of investment decisions, the contract negotiation and the following bank lending process. 

Over the course of his career, Florian Niebur has been involved in commercial real estate financing deals with a volume of approximately 2 billion euros. 

Furthermore, he has also been involved in the area of commercial loan securitisations / CMBS with an investment volume of around 3 billion euros.

Prior to that, Florian Niebur was Economic and Credit Researcher at Collineo Asset Management. Here he was responsible for the analysis of investment decisions, the economical assessment of market opportunities and the strategic asset allocation for real estate finance products.

For many vears Florian Niebur was also university lecturer for mathematics, economics, and real estate investment banking at the EBZ Business School in Bochum, now the biggest private university in Germany for housing and real estate studies.

His professional career Florian Niebur began as academic employee at the chair for economic policy at the university Dortmund. 

Florian Niebur is a graduate political economist who studied at the Universities of Kiel and Lisbon.

Markus Oelmann

Manager Fund Operations

Markus Oelmann has more than 14 years of expertise in the finance industry.

Most recently, he was Manager Fund Operations at CAERUS Debt Investments and took charge of the operational management of the Luxembourg-based fund vehicle as well as the securitisation structure. In this role, he acted as an interface between the Investment Advisor and all of the vehicle’s service providers.

After completing his degree, Markus Oelmann worked at Collineo Asset Management. In his role as a Surveillance Analyst he was responsible for monitoring mortgage-backed securities with an investment volume of several billion euros.

Markus Oelmann has a degree in business studies from the University of Dortmund and is a certified bank clerk (registered with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the IHK).

Markus Schulz

Investment manager

Markus Schulz has more than 15 years of practical and academic experience in the field of real estate financing.

Most recently he was an Investment Manager at CAERUS Debt Investments. Here he was involved in setting up numerous commercial real estate financing deals, the ongoing monitoring of investments, and communication with investors.

Over the course of his career, Markus Schulz has been involved in commercial real estate financing deals with a volume of approximately 1.9 billion euros.

Prior to that, Markus Schulz was part of the founding team and Deputy Chancellor at the EBZ Business School in Bochum, now the biggest private university in Germany for housing and real estate studies.

Markus Schulz began his career as an assistant in the Money and Credit specialist area of the University of Dortmund. Through various practically oriented research projects, he also established close links with Collineo Asset Management in Dortmund.

Markus Schulz is a graduate political economist who studied at the Universities of Dortmund and Cologne.