On January 1, 2022, Julia Steinmetz will join the Management Board of Apleona Real Estate GmbH. The 40-year-old lawyer has been at Apleona since 2019, most recently as authorized signatory and head of the Retail and Center Management department. In total, she has ten years of management experience in the real estate sector. Ms. Steinmetz will successively take over responsibility for the Property Management department from Dr. Ralf Lehmann, who will depart the Management Board of Apleona Real Estate GmbH on July 1, 2022, and is leaving the company by amicable agreement.
Apleona CEO Dr. Jochen Keysberg had the following to say about the generational change: “In very challenging times, Ms. Steinmetz has successfully managed our retail and center management for our customers with great commitment and intuition for the right trends. She will enhance our property management, lay a particular focus on the expansion of existing digitalization initiatives, and provide our customers with even stronger support to meet ESG challenges.”
“We thank Dr. Lehmann for the excellent working relationship in the last few years and respect his wish to leave the company for personal reasons as he turns 60. In the next few months, he will be available for an orderly and gradual handover of business in the interests of our customers,” Dr. Keysberg continued.
Apleona Real Estate Management manages institutional investors’ real estate assets with over 600 employees at seven locations in Germany and Austria. In the annual Bell Property Management Report, a quality ranking of the sector, Apleona regularly takes the top spots. In 2020, the company was ranked first in the “retail” category and second in the “office” asset class (sales > EUR 17 million) as well as the “residential” category.