LIP Invest, leading investment manager for logistics real estate in Germany, is expanding its management due to its strong growth. Since July 1st, 2021, Sebastian Betz (33), is the second managing director of the Munich investment house LIP alongside company founder Bodo Hollung (61).
Betz will continue to conduct the fund and portfolio management and will also be responsible for the asset management. Hollung will still oversee the strategy and corporate development as well as communication and will be in charge of acquisitions.
Hollung and Betz have been working together successfully in the management of institutional logistics real estate funds for more than eight years. At LIP, which they established together in 2017, Sebastian Betz has been an authorized signatory for the management since 2019. “With Sebastian’s promotion to managing director, we are aligning the course of our strongly grown company – with a logistics property portfolio of over 1.2 billion euros by now – for the future and distribute the responsibilities on several shoulders”, explains Bodo Hollung, founder and managing director of LIP Invest. “I have been working closely, trustingly and in good partnership with Sebastian for so many years, now even on the sixth fund launch. That is why I am all the more pleased to be able to continue shaping the future of LIP with him now in management responsibility.”
Sebastian Betz studied geography and business administration with a bachelor’s degree and graduated from the University of Trier with a master’s degree in applied geography with a focus on real estate management. Betz is currently studying part-time at the IRE|BS, where he will successfully graduate in 2021 with the title of real estate economist (IRE|BS). After occupational stops at Colliers and Realogis, Betz and Hollung built up RLI Investors – just sold to DIC – as an investment house before they both restarted with LIP.
The current extension of the management team was a logical consequence of the rapidly growing fund business. Since 2017, LIP has been able to acquire 43 logistics properties with an investment volume of over 1.2 billion euros and over 880,000 square meters of rental space with three logistics real estate funds. In the meantime, over 50 institutional investors from the circles of insurance companies, pension funds, banks and saving banks, foundations and large family offices have invested in LIP funds.
“The interest in our funds and logistics properties is undamped, so that we will shortly be launching another fund with a similar strategy. Our product availability remains very stable and our pipeline is well filled. We are therefore planning investments of over 200 million euros in the second half of the year”, Hollung reports.