BUSINESS MODEL

SIGNA Funds’ business model is built on several core aspects. By 2013, SIGNA Funds had set up a total of 13 closed-end real estate funds that promise stable returns and a long-term increase in value for private investors. The company manages its current funds in line with its high quality standards and extensive experience.

It has designed and successfully placed several private equity investments in property on behalf of institutional investors and high-net-worth family offices. SIGNA Funds also makes direct investments aimed at capitalising on specific opportunities.

New projects such as KidInvest and Urban Living are testimony to SIGNA Funds’ creativity and expertise in the real estate sector. 

SIGNA Funds is a member of Bundesverband Sachwerte und Investmentvermögen e. V. (bsi), formerly known as Verband Geschlossene Fonds e. V. (VGF), a special interest group for investment companies whose activities require compliance with the German Investment Code. bsi has set up an Ombudsman’s Office which aims to prevent legal disputes between investors and providers of closed-end funds. For further information on the work of bsi and its Ombudsman’s Office, visit www.sachwerteverband.de and www.ombudsstelle-gfonds.de (both German only).

Structure

The SIGNA Funds Group is made up of Austrian-based SIGNA Funds Holding GmbH and SIGNA Funds GmbH & Co. KG.

SIGNA Funds HoldingManaging Directors

Bernhard Jost

Bernhard Jost

Bernhard Jost, born in 1973, has been Managing Director of SIGNA Funds since December 2017. He boasts almost 20 years of international experience in the real estate sector. Since 2013, Mr. Jost has held several management roles at SIGNA in Austria and Germany, focussing on asset management and project development. At the start of his real estate career, he was jointly responsible for the expansion and operational business of the global market leader in the business centre industry in Vienna. He then took on the position of an asset manager with an emphasis on office space lettings at Flughafen Wien AG. Mr. Jost also worked as head of sales & marketing and managing director in Austria as well as the CEE, SEE and CIS regions for two bank-related project developers.

Oguz Kusdil

Oguz Kusdil

Oguz Kusdil, born in 1979 in Böblingen, has been Managing Director of SIGNA Funds since 1st December 2016. Prior to that, he held the position of Head of Finance at SIGNA Core Deutschland GmbH. Following his studies in Economic Engineering at the Heidelberg Technical College, Mr. Kusdil launched his professional career at the end of 2005 as Project Engineer at ATENA Engineering. Following this, he worked at MTU Aero Engines GmbH in Munich, initially in Controlling in the OEM Business division; Mr. Kusdil then became Head of Controlling at MTU Aero Engines Polska Sp. Z o. o. After returning to MTU Aero Engines AG in Munich in 2010, Mr. Kusdil took charge of Controlling of the Plant Development and OEM Production divisions. In 2014, he took over the commercial management of the Pratt & Whitney Power Plant programme.

SIGNA FundsClosed-End Real Estate Funds

SIGNA’s closed-end fund business pursues a strategy of long-term investments in single-property funds, and currently works on behalf of several thousand private investors. The focus is on investments in modern core office properties situated in major European cities, for which long-term tenancy agreements are in place. Each fund is geared towards achieving steady rental income flows and moderate increases in property values. One of the best-known properties owned through such a vehicle is The Cube, Deutsche Börse Group’s Frankfurt headquarters.

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Contact

Duesseldorf Office

Benrather Straße 18-20
40213 Düsseldorf

T: +49 211 16 64 000-0
F: +49 211 16 64 000-4009
M: duesseldorf@signa.de

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