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Chairman of the Executive Board

Frank Schneider

CEO of publity AG since 1 January 2021

The lawyer Frank Schneider, born in Pinneberg (Schleswig-Holstein) in August 1963, worked for CMS Hasche Sigle, the largest commercial law firm in Germany, from 1999 to April 2018, focusing on real estate and construction law – he became a partner in January 2004. Prior to that, he was a legal advisor at HOCHTIEF construction group.

Frank Schneider has many years of experience in legal project management for real estate transactions and has provided legal advice and support to publity in the purchase and sale of real estate for many years.

Frank Schneider has been a member of the Board of Management since December 2018.

Board of Directors

Stephan Kunath

CFO of publity AG since 1 October 2020

Stephan Kunath, born in 1986 in Hohenmölsen (Sachsen-Anhalt), has been working for publity AG in various positions since 2010 and thus has many years of professional experience within the company. Since October 2020 he has been responsible for finances as CFO of publity AG.

Senior Advisor

Thomas Olek

Senior Advisor of publity AG since 01. January 2021 and founder/major shareholder in the IPO of publity, Consus Real Estate AG and PREOS Real Estate AG

Thomas Olek was born in Essen (Northrhine-Westphalia) in June 1968. He has been self-employed since 1991. From 1998 to 2002 he was an advisor to the Sächsische Landesbank where he worked in close cooperation with the former members of the Management Board. On 8 April 2003, Thomas Olek became majority shareholder of publity AG; on 9 October 2003, he was appointed its CEO until 31 December 2020. Under his leadership publity AG has been active in the German real estate market since 2004.

Thomas Olek has been a personal member of the “International Bankers Forum (IBF)” since 8 October 2010. In addition, he was an associate member of the Executive Committee of the “Bundesvereinigung Kreditankauf und Servicing e. V. (BKS)” from March 2010 to May 2013, and was a member of the task force “German Lending Market Standards”.

Since the beginning of 2021, Thomas Olek has been working for the Group as a consultant in the areas of big data real estate analysis and internationalisation.

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Hans-Jürgen Klumpp

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Hans-Jürgen Klumpp

Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 17 January 2019

Herr Klumpp worked for twelve years at Landesbank Sachsen, Leipzig, until 2005 – first as a full member of the Management Board and then as a Spokesman and Deputy Chairman of the Management Board. He also held senior positions at Stadtsparkasse Köln for ten years and was a member of the Board of Management of Sparkasse Bielefeld for several years.

Herr Klumpp was, among other things, a member of the Supervisory Board of DekaBank GmbH, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Fondsgesellschaft SüdKA GmbH, and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of setis-bank AG. From January 2002 to November 2005, Hans-Jürgen Klumpp was already a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company and held the office of Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Prof. Dr. Holger Till

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 30 August 2019

Holger Till is a Senior Executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience in Europe and Hong Kong. He brings profound knowledge in both strategic management and LEAN management of organizations to open up markets, optimize processes and improve performance. Since August 2019 he supports and controls publity AG as a member of the supervisory board.

Frank Vennemann, Aufsichtsrat seit 14.01.2019

Member of the Supervisory Board

Frank Vennemann

Member of the Supervisory Board since 14 January 2019

Frank Vennemann began his legal career in 1994 in the Leipzig office of the law firm “Deringer Tessin Herrmann & Sedemund” (later Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer). In 1995, he founded the law firm “Tintelnot & Partner” in Leipzig together with Albrecht Tintelnot.

From 2001 to 2015, he was a partner of the law firm “Mohns Tintelnot Pruggmayer Vennemann”. Since 2016, Frank Vennemann has been an equity partner of the renowned commercial law firm GRUENDELPARTNER, specialising in real estate law, among other areas.

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Authorized Signatory of KVG

Siglinde Heiche

Authorized Signatory

Siglinde Heiche has over 40 years of professional experience in finance and accounting, including leading positions in internationally operating companies. She has been working for publity since October 2013 and is the leading contact for auditors and banks for publity Emissionshaus GmbH, among others.

Managing Director Business Administration

Stephan Kunath

Authorized officer.

Stephan Kunath was born in 1986 in Hohenmölsen (Saxony-Anhalt) and has a degree in business administration. Since June 2010, he has worked for publity AG in various positions and is very familiar with the internal structures. He currently holds the position of Managing Director of Business Administration and has been an authorized officer at publity AG since April 2018.

Head of Asset Management

Nils Uphoff

Leads and manages the asset management sector.

Mr. Nils Uphoff is a graduate industrial engineer for construction (FH) and has many years of experience in the management, further development and value enhancement of primarily commercial real estate. The expert for damage to buildings has in-depth knowledge of all business processes and structural engineering requirements of a building.

Head of Research

Dominik Baruth

Research specialist and founder.

Dominik Baruth studied business administration. For several years he worked in the family business in the real estate sector in the area of financial controlling and research. In 2017, he specialized in research and founded and managed a start-up company focusing on research activities in the German office real estate market. As Head of Research, he and his team manage and refine the company’s data base.

Leading Architect

Lothar Schmidt

At publity since 2002.

Dipl. Ing. Architekt (TU) Lothar Schmidt has been an architect since 1985 and since 2002 part of the publity family and expert in the field of “Planning, project and construction management of industrial, commercial, social and residential buildings”. He is responsible for all conversions of assets managed by publity.

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publity’s aim is to create innovative and efficient real estate investment solutions, which harmoniously match the individual investment objectives of the investors. A deep understanding of the real estate asset class, an established network in the banking industry and decades of experience of publity’s management staff are the basis for developing and realising these optimised financial products.

In this respect, publity is committed to meeting the highest standards of professionalism. The attention to individual customer needs is always at the forefront of our actions. In order to meet these requirements, publity attaches particular importance to the transparency of the investment process, the greatest possible objectivity in the selection phase and the highest integrity in all business matters.