It all depends on the crew on deck


PIER Investment Partner consists of three specialised companies under unified management:

  • Pier GmbH - Investment and Asset Management; Frankfurt am Main
  • Aston Ten Brinke GmbH - Property Management; locations Bocholt, Frankfurt am Main, Sofia (Bulgaria)
    GFTS GmbH - technical inspections and maintenance; Bocholt

Pictured here is the Pier GmbH team. Learn more about the Aston Ten Brinke Team.

We founded Pier to be an independent, strong partner for institutional investors. Market proximity, lean processes and outstanding personalities are important to us. Our team has over 100 years of combined experience in regulated real estate investment management.

That's us - the Pier team


Bettina Gude, MSRE

Head of Fund Management

  • Diplom-Kauffrau, European Business School (ebs), Oestrich-Winkel; Master of Science in Real Estate Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
  • Most recently Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Jamestown US-Immobilien GmbH; previously worked in fund management as well as Head of Corporate Development and Corporate Office at IVG Immobilien AG
  • Versatility and communication are among the strengths of the ball sports enthusiast benefitting various projects and clients

Dennis Reusswig, CFA

Managing Partner

  • Risk Management, Legal & Compliance, Processes & IT and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Diplom-Betriebswirt (FH), University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg
  • Most recently, as Head of Investments at the Evangelische Zusatzversorgungskasse, responsible for an investment portfolio of approx. 8.8 billion euros, including a global, multi-sector real estate portfolio in the core, value add and opportunistic segments with a volume of 800 million euros
  • Extreme waves give the experienced windsurfer just as much pleasure as extreme excel models

Laura Becker

Working Student

  • Bachelor of Science Real Estate & Facility Management, Frankfurt University of Applied Science
  • Aimed degree: Master, Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences
  • Junior Analyst with focus on transactions and technical property management
  • Variety and team spirit are particularly important to the weight athlete with a love for the mountains

Markus Ofschonka, CEFA/CIIA

Managing Partner

  • Portfolio management, asset and property management, transactions
  • Dipl.-Betriebswirt (FH), University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg; Banker
  • Most recently Senior Manager at Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH; previously Portfolio Manager for Alternative Investments at Evangelische Zusatzversorgungskasse and in Product Development and Product Management at BHF Immobilien GmbH
  • Setting and achieving challenging goals is one of the outdoor sportsman's passions, both professionally and privately, e.g. running and skiing

Moritz-Alexander Henkell

Transaction and Project Manager

  • Bachelor of Science Real Estate Management, HfWU Geisslingen (Steige)
  • Most recently asset manager for French open-ended real estate fund in Paris
  • He displays dynamism and stamina not only in weight and athletic training, but also on deck with us

Nadia Heider

Asset Managerin

  • Master of Arts Real Estate Management, Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences
  • Direct entry to PIER following her work-study activity
  • The former table tennis player and dancer particularly loves reacting quickly to a wide range of requirements

Richard Kolb, MRICS

Head of Business Development

  • Business Development, Capital Raising and Joint Venture Structuring
  • BSc. Land Management, MA European Property Development, MBA Ashridge Business School, Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Recently Director of Real Estate Investment at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; previously Fund Manager and European Investment Director at Oppenheim Immobilien KAG  
  • Richard uses his experience working across borders to help global real estate players achieve high performance in the German real estate market
  • As a keen golfer he has learnt the value of focus, patience and creativity - traits that he has found equally helpful when dealing with property

Silvia Ernest

Quality and process management

  • Facility Management Specialist, Quality and Environmental Management Auditor, Business Trainer
  • Most recently freelancer; before that, many years of experience as a manager and in the field of quality and process management
  • Silvia has more sewing machines than hands and uses her dexterity and patience successfully also in our company.

Tim Ross, PMD

Managing Partner

  • Business Development, Human Resources
  • Dipl.-Kaufmann Universit├Ąt Lueneburg, PMD IESE Business School
  • Most recently Department Director in Fund Management (Real Estate) DekaBank; before that Director Business Development for a family office in Abu Dhabi and in the IVG Group
  • His private and professional environment benefits from the foresight and motivation of the former member of the national sailing team