With more than 20 years of experience on the German real estate market, the company maintains a regional footprint on all major German markets through eight branch offices, and has 225 assets with a combined market value of c. EUR 10.3 billion under management. Taking an active asset management approach, DIC Asset AG employs its proprietary, integrated real estate management platform to raise capital appreciation potential company-wide and to boost its revenues.
In its Commercial Portfolio division (EUR 2.0 billion in assets under management), DIC Asset AG acts as proprietor and property asset holder, and thus generates revenues both from the management of the assets and through the value optimisation of its own real estate portfolio.
In its Institutional Business division (EUR 8.3 billion in assets under management), which operates under the name GEG German Estate Group, DIC Asset AG generates income from structuring and managing investment vehicles with attractive dividend yields for national and international institutional investors.
DIC Asset AG has been SDAX-listed since June 2006.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.