Partners / team

We are a team of currently 10 permanent specialists (forestry, landscape ecology, business administration and law) headquartered in Münster, making us equivalent in size to a larger family office.

Successfully managing several hundred million US dollars of assets spread over approx. 230,000 hectares of land would, however, be impossible without more than 100 partners, predominantly in Europe and North America, who work for or with us on a wide variety of consultancy and management projects.

That does, after all, represent an area of land roughly 11–12 times the size of the holdings of the largest private forest owner in Germany (the Thurn and Taxis family), or nearly twice the size of the forests owned by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Management team

Susanne Bergmann

Dipl.-Kauffrau (FH)
team member since 2005

Degree in business administration

Prof. Dr. Andreas Schulte

Prof. Schulte holds the Chair of Forest Ecology, Forestry and the Timber Industry at the University of Münster.

Curriculum vitae

Our Team

Consultants

Dr. Heiko Hagemann

Doctorate in forestry, forestry service assessor,
team member since 2005

Specialties:
Preliminary evaluation and on-site inspection of potential agricultural and timberland investments, sustainable management of client land in Canada and the USA, carbon credits, acquisition and marketing of private hunting estates and woodland real estate in Germany

Dipl.-Forstwirt (Uni.), University of Göttingen

Doctoral thesis on ‘Ecological and forestry management aspects of sustainable wood biomass supply – a case study for the State of Brandenburg’, University of Münster (2009)

Dr. Marie-Louise Klare

Doctorate in landscape ecology,
team member since 2014

Specialties:
Sustainable management of client land in Canada, ESG criteria, impact investment, conservation easements

BSc. in Environmental Sciences, University of Oldenburg

MSc. in Landscape Ecology, University of Münster

Dissertation on ‘Geospatial shift in the North American forestry industry and implications for forest ownership’, University of Münster (2018)

Manuel Goerke

Landscape ecologist,
team member since 2011

Specialties:
Sustainable management of client land in Canada and the USA, providing support with the purchase process and due diligence, documenting and archiving data

BSc. in Landscape Ecology, University of Münster

MSc. in Landscape Ecology, University of Münster

Torben Hansen

Forestry scientist, forestry service assessor,
team member since 2020

Specialties:
Sustainable management of client land in Canada and the US, acquisition and marketing of timberland real estate, forest economics and forest valuation, carbon credits.

BSc. in Forestry Science and Forest Ecology, University of Göttingen

MSc. in Forest Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Alina Putensen

Forest scientist,
team member since 2018

Specialties:
Sustainable management of client land in Canada, providing support with the purchase process and due diligence, acquisition and marketing of private hunting estates and woodland real estate in Germany

BSc. in Ecosystem Management, University of Göttingen

BSc. in Forestry Science and Forest Ecology, University of Göttingen

MSc. in Forestry Science and Forest Ecology, University of Göttingen

Marketing

Annika Schmitz

team member since 2019

Specialties:
Online & print marketing, graphic design & design

Traineeship in media design for digital and print media, Rheine

BSc. in Creative Technology, University Twente in Enschede

Office

Janis Fofana

team member since 2014

Assistance functions, secretarial, back office

Kristina Konken

team member since 2019

Assistance functions, secretarial, back office, PR

Legal department

Gerald Windus

team member since 2004

Specialties:
Attorney specialising in administrative law