Across the investor relations team and principals
Built and/or managed across the team and principals
The principals started their innovative living engagement with student housing projects over a decade ago. They soon moved on to expand their activities to serviced apartments and co-living. They identified key socioeconomic and generational drivers for the residential sector early on, offering unexploited long-term value creation potential for their investment partners.
Our partner in the USA
Founded in 2009, W5 Group is the single family office of Ralph Winter. W5 has investment teams across the US, with offices in New York and Miami. The family office seeks to create long-term value with an investment focus on innovative residential real estate in multifamily, student housing, co-living, single-family and micro-apartments. The W5 Group investment strategy seeks to create lasting value and establish long-term partnerships with reputable operating companies.
In the commercial sector, our principals’ focus has been on bottom-up investment opportunities – seeking to invest in assets that can be acquired at a discount due to unidentified or correctable value potential. They now look back at a long track record of successful office and retail investments over the last two decades. This includes numerous successfully exited club deals and joint ventures, as well as large portfolios for institutional investment partners.
Ralph was a pioneer in investing, developing, and managing serviced living, student housing and micro apartments. He amassed large- scale portfolios (over 40,000 units) in those sectors before they became mature, institutional asset classes. Ralph was involved in transactions worth over EUR 30bn. Notable transactions include GSW (EUR 2.1bn) in Berlin, BauBeCon (EUR 1.2bn) in Hanover, numerous distressed real estate portfolios (EUR 0.8bn) and building a retail portfolio (EUR 1bn).
In recent years, Ralph built up his personal real estate business in the US focusing on the innovative living sector with a portfolio in select gateway cities and high-growth markets.
Ralph is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Real Estate Management Institute (REMI) of the European Business School and the IREBS Immobilienakademie. He serves on the Board of Directors of Best Buddies and is heavily involved in PowerMyLearning and Youth Against Aids.
Prior to co-launching Corestate Capital Group, Thomas acted as a Senior Investment professional at Cerberus Capital, being involved in landmark transactions across Germany. Prior to that, he worked for major closed-end fund initiators and managed the debt financing for the property development business at a large bank for eight years.
As Principal, Thomas is part of the Investment Committee and manages the entire investment process of 777 Capital, from deal sourcing, acquisition, due diligence, financing, asset management and the final exit sale of the investments.
Micha held various positions within capital markets divisions of Merrill Lynch Capital Markets and UBS. Previously, he worked as a lawyer at Bär & Karrer and Andersen Legal. Micha holds a licentiate of law of the University of Zurich and a master (LL.M.) of University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law.
Micha is Principal and Chairman of the Board of 777 Capital Partners.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations are key to everything we do. We believe that integrating these factors in our investment processes leads to superior investment outcomes over the long-term. Whether it is protecting and growing the capital of our investment partners, creating value for our principals or aligning interests with business partners, we are committed to supporting sustainable practices that generate positive environmental and social impact – not just now, but for years to come.
Sustainability considerations, both environmental and social, are critical for our real estate investments. These drive our capital allocation process whenever possible. We believe that a sustainable strategic focus will reinforce that strong financial returns and long-term positive impact can be mutually reinforcing.