Dietmar Georg has been involved in cross-border European-American real estate investing for 30+ years.
In October 2000 he co-founded GLL Real Estate Partners GmbH, a fast-growing institutional investment management firm headquartered in Munich. Consistently ranked as one of the Top 3 German-based institutional real estate managers, GLL operates in Eastern and Western Europe as well as in North and South America, with Assets under Management of approximately $7 billion (Spring 2014). GLL invests only in large, top-of the-line, institutional grade retail, office, and industrial assets. In the US the 14-year old firm has acquired a $2.5 billion portfolio consisting of 42 core assets in top-tier markets such as Boston, New York, Washington, DC, Chicago, Atlanta, Phoenix, Houston, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles. Mr. Georg is the Chairman of GLL’s US operations with offices in New York, San Francisco, and Orlando. Prior to co-founding GLL, Mr. Georg formed and headed the US real estate investment management unit of Hypovereinsbank (1988-2000), at the time Germany’s second largest banking group. Under his guidance the group rose to become one of the leading US based real estate advisors of German capital. Mr. Georg started his real estate career in 1981 at Hamburg-based Lehndorff Group, then the leading German syndicator of US real estate investments for private investors. Mr. Georg is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences in Germany and the US, has guest-lectured for undergraduate and graduate real estate programs, and is the author of several articles in trade journals. He is a full member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Association of Foreign Investors in the US Real Estate (AFIRE). Mr. Georg received a dual Masters Degree from Justus-?Liebig University, Giessen, Germany in 1978, and earned an M. A. Economics degree from Kansas State University in 1979. Mr. Georg is bi-lingual and holds dual German and American citizenships. He has been married since 1979 with 2 adult sons (ages 31 and 29).