Biography

Robert Janke

BSc (Hons) MBA MRICS EPMIR

 

Since an early age I’m focussed and goal-orientated. I’m internally motivated to make own decisions and take actions. However, I’m especially proud to have survived and enjoyed over three decades with a smile on my face.

Towards the end of my teenage years I had three potential careers in mind: either becoming a beauty surgeon, stock broker or real estate professional. It turned out to be the career of a real estate professional. A decision I have never regretted!

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

Today, I am the the principle consultant and Managing Director of RJ Consultancy Ltd., a privately-owned international real estate investment boutique. The company provides highly personalised services for commercial cross-border real estate portfolios and single assets to a select group of private high-net-worth and institutional investors. In addition the company co-invests as private equity partner in select investment opportunities.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Real estate investment is my passion. I have over 10 years of international real estate experience, focussing on cross-border commercial investment transactions.

Over the past five years I have travelled extensively across the world, while working on some select projects and managing a personal investment portfolio.

Before founding RJ Consultancy, I worked as Divisional Director with Lisney (Cushman & Wakefield Alliance), where I established and led the German investment operations. Based in Dublin, I expanded the services into Germany and the company became market leader in Ireland for German commercial investments. While working with Lisney, I transacted properties valued at over €700 million on behalf of investors in Germany and continental Europe.

Prior to joining Lisney, I worked with Cushman & Wakefield and its associate partners in South Africa, Germany and Malaysia. Cushman & Wakefield is the largest privately held real estate service firm in the world.

KEY ASSIGNMENTS

Travelling the world extensively for the past 5 years while managing personal investment portfolio.
 Establishing and expanding Lisney’s German investment activity, making it the market leader and
..most profitable business in the company.
 Working on small scale projects from EUR 1 million to complex portfolios of up to EUR 1 billion.
…..› Retail Consultancy and Marketing of the Great Eastern Mall in Kuala Lumpur.
…..› Acquisition advice on Kudamm Karré, Berlin for Ballymore Properties: EUR 155 million.
…..› Acquisition advice on Neumarkt shopping centre in Cologne: EUR 172.5 million.

EDUCATION

Biberach/ London South Bank University, Germany/ London/ Zurich (2002-2004)
MBA, International Real Estate Management

Top ranking and first university to offer MBA program for Real Estate in Germany.
RICS and FIBAA accredited.

Nurtingen-Geislingen University, Germany (1999-2003)
BSc (Hons), Real Estate Management

Leading German university for real estate.
RICS accredited.

Military Service, Germany (1998-1999)

Abitur (A-levels/ International Baccalaureate), Berlin (1995-1998)


MEMBERSHIP

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Elected Professional Member since 2005 (MRICS)


INTERESTS

During my free time I enjoy travelling, socialising, networking, the stock market, and investing.

 

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