Who We Are
Hillwood is one of the leading global companies in the commercial real estate industry with 30 years of investment experience in Europe and North America.
In the United States Hillwood is a leading developer of industrial, commercial and residential real estate. On its home market it is known for its exceptional, multi-use projects that are frequently built in close cooperation with local communities, including revitalization projects.
Hillwood renders property development services on its own or in collaboration with reputable industrial partners.
Hillwood operates across the nation while focusing on developing the major warehouse markets in Germany.
Hillwood has a comprehensive offering of warehouse space for companies from various industries and of varying sizes thanks to its rich experience, innovative approach to investments and its openness to partnerships. It manages logistics spaces on the most important markets where logistics, distribution, manufacturing, automotive, trading and pharmaceutical firms find the right warehouse facilities for their own needs.
At the same time, Hillwood offers clients built-to-suit warehouses when they need warehouse space aligned to the needs of the business they run.
Built-to-Suit Development (BTS)
People & Principles
The foundation of Hillwood is its people and we attribute our company’s success to them. The principles of responsibility, understanding and teamwork are at the heart of our business. Our associates are faithful to these principles, developing them into measurable benefits for our stakeholders: our customers, communities and business partners. This is why many of the largest companies in the world have trusted Hillwood with their real estate projects and continue to work with us in new locations as they expand their business.
We believe it is our duty to build long-lasting, highly desirable developments that remain true to our goal of good stewardship, responsibility and care for the areas we serve.
We listen and work closely with our stakeholders. Planning and supervising every stage of the process, we strive to provide creative and flexible solutions for our customers, while working to understand and satisfy their specific operational needs and requirements.
Together with our customers, communities and business partners, we collaborate to acquire and develop properties, which in turn will have a positive impact for many years to come.
Meet Our Team
Hillwood is a team of industry leaders, rooted in a winning combination of experience, education and instinct that seeks out opportunity and brings it to reality. These professionals with talent, imagination and drive are our best assets.
Senior Vice President - Hillwood Europe
ANDRÉ WOLTERS serves as general manager for Hillwood in Germany.
With over 20 years of experience in the real estate sector, he brings extensive, interdisciplinary knowledge about all phases in the real estate life cycle. Based in Düsseldorf, André is responsible for growing and managing the company`s business in Germany, as well as exploring new opportunities across Western Europe.
Before joining Hillwood, André served as head of development for logistic buildings at Segro. Prior to this, he works as head of portfolio management for Metro Properties and as head of acquisition for Deka.
André holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences and a degree as Appraiser in valuation from the German Real Estate Academy. He is Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and speaks German, business Dutch and business English.
Project Architect and Assistant - Hillwood Europe
DARIA SHEIKH-GHASEMI joined Hillwood Europe in November 2018 as a Project Architect and Assistant. Daria is responsible for the Project Design and assists on diverse Project Management belongings for the team.
Prior to joining Hillwood Daria was a Project Architect for the planning company Wörner Traxler Richter, one of the leading German architecture offices for buildings in public health. During this time she participated in competitions and award processes, cooperated in preliminary, final, permit and executive design and collaborated in the field of tender and licensing procedures.
Daria holds a master degree in architecture from the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt am Main and is a registered member in the Chambers of Architects in Hesse since 2018. She is fluent in English and is German native speaker.
Director Business Development - Hillwood Europe
GEORG THOMAS joined the Hillwood Team in October 2015 as the Director of Business Development. In this position he will be responsible for the acquisition and support of new projects and for the expansion of the portfolio.
Before that, Georg was the Head of Development of the May-Group and Business Development Manager at Goodman. In both companies his job was the expansion of the Build-to-suit-developments. During his time as a developer he took part at many well known developments in the logistics sector. A few of those projects were Tupperware, Schenker, Continental, Kühne & Nagel, Rudolph Logistik and Akzo Nobel.
Georg holds a degree in real estate economics and studied Law at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. Beside his mother language German he speaks English fluently and has a working knowledge in Spanish.
Development Manager - Hillwood Europe
GREGOR CZAPLINSKI joined the Hillwood Team in September 2019 as a Development Manager. He is responsible for the acquisition and support of new projects.
Gregor started his career in the food industry as a Sales Manager for the Lidl company. After a few years he moved to the Aldi company as an Expansion Manager, where he supported the market entry abroad. He was responsible for the expansion of the branch network and successfully implemented many projects.
Prior to joining Hillwood Gregor was an independent project developer for commercial real estate in Germany and abroad. During this time, he mainly acquired commercial properties. In addition, he realized many rental properties for various businesses.
Gregor holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Bochum. He is fluent in German, Polish and English.
Head of Project Management - Hillwood Europe
MARKUS MÜLLER joined Hillwood Europe in September 2015 as Head of project management in Germany. Markus is responsible for HILLWOOD project design, construction, management and cost controlling.
Markus has 25 years of industry experience and has been playing a significant role in industrial development in Germany with key account costumers and new clients. In different functions such as development director or technical consultant he covers the sales process in the commercial point of view as well as the technical aspects. He has also been successful in accompanying customers with their expansion into other European countries.
Prior to joining Hillwood Markus worked six years as international development director for GSE Group, the leading French construction company. Prior to that Markus was key account manager at the Goldbeck Group, Germany’s leading logistics construction contractor. In this function he was responsible for the complete building process, starting with the design, project management and after care. The balance points of his projects were industrial buildings, logistic platforms, multi storey car parks and conference centers.
Markus holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University in Giessen, a European welding engineer certificate and a master of business administration (Diplom-Ingenieur Maschinenbau und Diplom-Beriebswirt VWA). He is fluent in English and is German native speaker.
Our Acquisition Criteria
GI / GE
with or without
< 1 ½ yrs
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