S IMMO Germany: MRICS for management

Press release

Olaf Karkhoff qualified as a chartered surveyor.

Olaf Karkhoff, country manager of S IMMO Germany, qualified as a chartered surveyor in the final assessments by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Germany in November. He has been entitled to use the designation MRICS since 15 December 2011.

Founded in 1868, the RICS is a globally active association of property professionals based in London. It is the only international organisation that brings together professionals from all areas of the real estate industry. The RICS requires that its members comply with stringent guidelines regarding professional competence, integrity, fairness and ethical behaviour.

Olaf Karkhoff has been part of S IMMO Germany responsible for the development of the Group’s German portfolio since November 2008. By becoming a member of the RICS, he is pursuing the principle of lifelong learning and has made a contribution to increasing the Group’s internal know-how. In recent years, Mr Karkhoff has gained more in-depth qualifications in the field of finance and investment at EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht in Wiesbaden. In addition, he actively supports S IMMO’s collaboration with Danube University Krems for professionalising young managers in the real estate industry.