About our company

Snapshot

DIC Asset AG is Germany’s leading listed specialist for commercial real estate with more than 20 years of experience on the real estate market and access to a broad-based network of investors. Our business is based on a regional and inter-regional real estate platform with eight offices on the ground in all major German markets. We manage 234 assets with a combined market value of c. EUR 11.3 billion on site, always close to our properties and their occupiers.

The Commercial Portfolio segment represents the proprietary real estate portfolio of DIC Asset AG. Here, we generate steady cash flows from stable rent revenues on long-term leases while also optimising the value of our portfolio assets through active management, and realising gains from sales.

In the Institutional Business segment we earn recurrent fees from real estate services we provide to national and international institutional investors by structuring and managing investment vehicles that return attractive dividend yields.

DIC Asset AG has been SDAX-listed since June 2006.

Facts & Figures

Active on the German market with over 20 years of first-hand experience

290

staff deployed in 8 branches across Germany

11.3

EUR billion Assets under Management

2.5

EUR billion transaction volume p.a.

Leadership

Management Board of DIC Asset AG

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Sonja Wärntges

Sonja Wärntges has headed DIC Asset AG as CEO since 01 October 2017, and is in charge of asset management, property management, portfolio management, finance, controlling, marketing, IR and administration.

She has a demonstrable leadership and management track record and has proven her competencies in various senior positions in prestigious companies. Sonja Wärntges has long-term experience in the real estate industry, and is a member of the executive body of the ZIA German Property Federation.

CEO Sonja Waerntges
Christian Bock
Chief Institutional Business Officer (CIBO)

Christian Bock

Christian Bock has more than 15 years of professional experience in the real estate industry. Until 2014, prior to his transfer to DIC and GEG, Christian Bock served in a senior position with IVG, being in charge of property transactions in south-west Germany.

Up to 2011, he managed and structured high-volume real estate capital market transactions as Senior Consultant at Cushman & Wakefield LLP in London and Frankfurt. Mr Bock holds a degree in economic geography (University of Bayreuth) as well as a Master of Science in real estate financing and investment (Henley Business School).

Chief Investment Officer (CIO)

Johannes von Mutius

Since April 2015, Johannes von Mutius has been in charge of the transaction business of DIC Asset AG as Chief Investment Officer.

He is an acknowledged property expert who has gathered a wealth of experience in senior positions in the real estate industry.

Patrick Weiden
Chief Capital Markets Officer (CCMO)

Patrick Weiden

Since April 2020, Patrick Weiden has been in charge of the capital market activities and mergers and acquisitions of DIC Asset AG as Chief Capital Markets Officer.

A capital market expert with a proven track record, Patrick Weiden served as Division Head Equity & Debt Capital Markets at Bankhaus Lampe prior to his appointment to the Management Board of DIC Asset AG.

Supervisory Board

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmidt

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmidt

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Partner of the legal firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Curriculum vitae (German)

Klaus-Jürgen Sontowski

Klaus-Jürgen Sontowski

Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Entrepreneur, Managing Partner of Sontowski & Partner GmbH

Curriculum vitae (German)

Michael Zahn

Michael Zahn

Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Wohnen SE

Curriculum vitae (German)

Ulrich Reuter

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Reuter

President of Sparkassenverband Bayern

Curriculum vitae (German)

Eberhard Vetter

Eberhard Vetter

Director of Capital Investments at the RAG foundation

Curriculum vitae (German)

Rene Zahnd

René Zahnd

Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Prime Site AG

Curriculum vitae (German)

Management of the Business Units

Structure & Strategy

Diversified flow of income

Our business model combines several sources of income. It is based on sustainable income from the management of our Commercial Portfolio and recurring management in­come from a broad range of services for third parties (In­stitutional Business), supplemented by equity returns from our structured investments.

Generating income streams from two complementary seg­ments ensures continuous profitability and enables us to exploit opportunities with maximum independence from market cycles.There are strong synergies between both segments on our platform:

Combining the financial and balance sheet structure of a portfolio holder with the management expertise of an active asset manager enables us to exploit market opportunities quickly and flexibly while at the same time ensuring exceptional reliability and providing full-service solutions across all phases of the value chain.

Key figures
DIC business
What distinguishes us

dynamic performance

Born of conviction, experience and the knowledge that our work reflects on us, DIC‘s success is a special team effort that combines our individual strengths:
Reliability, creativity and speed.

It’s what we call: dynamic performance.

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Our code of values

Encouraging Accountability, Earning Trust

Reliability and trustworthiness represent the core values of our corporate culture. They are based not just on strict adherence to statutory and contractual rules, but on a basic understanding of ethical behaviour. This includes openness, fairness and tolerance, conservation of resources, equal opportunity across gender lines, and the promotion of diversity while following clear guidelines and helping to manage threats and potential conflicts.