Dr Jochen Keysberg appointed Fellow of RICS

The international professional association RICS has awarded Dr Keysberg the title of Fellow of RICS (FRICS). The title is only awarded to outstanding personalities who have made a significant contribution to the professionalisation of the real estate industry.

The nomination is honorary and only under strict criteria. The so-called "Fellowship by Nomination" was announced by the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) on 24 August 2020. In addition to Apleona CEO Dr. Keysberg, Prof. Dr. Alexander von Erdély (CEO CBRE Germany), Christine Hager (Managing Director Redos Group) and Christian Schulz-Wulkow, (Managing Partner EY Real Estate) also received the internationally highly respected title on the same day.

Susanne Eickermann-Riepe FRICS, Chairperson of the Board of RICS Germany, commented on the appointments: "We are delighted to welcome four such generally recognised and highly expert protagonists of the industry to our ranks. Together we will create trust in these challenging times and work on our positive contribution to shape the future".

Apleona CEO Dr Jochen Keysberg, who is also Vice President of the Zentraler Immobilienausschuss (ZIA) and a member of the Institute for Corporate Governance in the German Real Estate Industry (ICG), is confident, that he will be able to use this role for the further positioning of the service companies within the real estate industry: "I am honored and very much looking forward to contributing my many years of expertise and experience in construction and real estate services as a Fellow to the internationally renowned RICS. With its standards and values, RICS creates the framework for our industry to meet the challenges of ever increasing internationalisation and digitalisation in a professional and value-creating manner".

About the RICS

RICS was founded in Great Britain in 1868 and was awarded the Royal Charter in 1881. Today, it is the world's leading professional association for real estate professionals, representing over 130,000 qualified members around the globe. The RICS stands for the professional practice of the occupation in all areas of the real estate industry, over all types of use. It regulates and promotes the profession on the basis of high professional standards and strict professional ethics. The RICS in Germany, founded in 1994 in Frankfurt am Main, occupies a prominent position in continental Europe. Many outstanding, committed personalities of the local real estate industry are among its approximately 1,800 members. With a strategy that combines the strengths of an internationally renowned organisation with local market requirements, the German national association is the spearhead of dynamic growth in the region.