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Anton Tjoonk joins Estating as Chief Investment Officer

January 26, 2024

Estating welcomes Anton to the team. Our new CIO will lead Estating’s Real Estate vertical from our Madrid office. With this addition to the company, Estating further strengthens its position in real estate, being able to boost our offering and intensify strong partnerships with our Real Estate Partners.

Madrid, January 26th 2024.

With a clear plan to grow its real estate capabilities, Estating started the search to lead the Real Estate vertical in Q4 2023. Anton Tjoonk is a Real Estate CEO-level business driver and an astute, incisive CIO with a tight European network who has played pivotal roles in European real estate investments. He brings a full set of strategic, financial, and operational tools across real estate, investment, and asset management sectors. He has built strong partnerships in the industry, built and run successful businesses and restructured and transformed distressed companies; from start-ups to established companies´ at both investment and advisory levels.

“We welcome Anton to build and lead a strong global Real Estate Vertical for Estating, fostering lasting Partnerships, sourcing, structuring and managing first class investments as our CIO and be an excellent driving force for Estating’s fast growth” says Estating’s Chairman and CEO, Martin Halblaub.

Anton’s entrepreneurial approach and influential leadership style have been evident in the results of the high performing teams he has recruited, built, and mentored. He is adept at strategic management, implementing practical change, business development, investment, acquisitions, and shaping and reinventing corporate culture and organizational structures. Together with his impressive track record, his skills and capabilities made him the perfect candidate for the position.

Since 2020, he was Chairman of the Board at Engel & Völkers Asset Management AG in Hamburg, where he established a new asset management vertical and shaped an international team that raised more than €250M in equity in less than two years and invested amongst others in real estate in Spain, Italy and UK. The business was successfully exited in 2023.

“I am delighted and excited to become part of Estating’s journey of transforming real estate into a bankable Wealth-Management product and disrupting both the real estate and the financial sector as part of a strong Leadership team” says Anton Tjoonk.

Before joining Engel & Völkers Asset Management, he was Head of Investment at Garbe Institutional Capital. Anton Tjoonk has in-depth knowledge of real estate investments and has worked for many years at well-known companies such as Bouwfonds and Patrizia AG in various positions, including as asset and fund acquisition manager. He started his career as an asset manager at the Dutch Family Office Reggeborgh, belonging to the Wessels Family, for almost ten years.

Born in the Netherlands with quindecennial residency in Germany as a real estate investment specialist, he holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Real Estate Management from Greenwich University and a Bachelor of Business Administration, Management Economics and Law from Saxion Hogescholen University in the Netherlands. Anton also speaks three languages fluently and is proficient in two others.

About Estating:

Estating is the Fintech for real estate and private markets wealth management, enabling investing in real estate and companies directly from the banking account. A tech enabled platform that combines the real estate market and the investment market – radically changing them both.

Everybody is aware of the power of real estate as an investment. But until now, unless you were one of a handful of ultra-rich investors, you were restricted to investing large sums, with costly entry and exit charges, and legal and management hurdles that would limit you to selection in your own country. Estating has changed this, making investing in real estate assets of your choice as easy as buying stocks and bonds, allowing investment direct from your brokerage account.

It does this through a proven and secure securitization process based in Luxembourg, with each investment held in a separate vault underwriting the specific investment.

As a result, Estating gives the global wealth management industry the opportunity to add flexible, low cost, diversified real estate assets to their clients’ portfolios at the touch of a button. All inside existing processes and with the highest standard of client privacy.

Estating has the potential of connecting the 60 million qualified investors in the world with every real estate asset available. But Estating is not simply passive pipework between demand and supply. A major part of the company’s delivery, and trust, is in the access, selection and structure of our network of real estate partners and specific real estate assets that is offered to our Wealth Management Partners. Another important part is in onboarding our network of Wealth Management Partners with a 360-degree offering on real estate wealth management for them and their clients.

In short, Estating sources real estate asset locally, structures and issues securities centrally, then distributes globally through the world’s wealth management industry.

A wide variety of investments from the US and Europe have been closed and distributed in markets from Europe to Latin America. The next 12 months will see the rapid acceleration of this list of success ahead of a series A funding that will power the company to a global force.

Estating is a digital native company. Its Holding Company is incorporated in Luxembourg, and it has currently operative entities in Berlin, Luxembourg, Madrid, Miami, Montevideo and Zürich.

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