At Vivion, we invest in office and hotel real estate assets in two of Europe’s strongest economies – Germany and the United Kingdom – in top-tier cities and metropolitan areas. Our portfolio generates stable rental income from a wide range of blue-chip tenants. We unlock value through our asset management activities which further enhances income streams and capital values.

This ‘manage to core’ strategy delivers strong cash flows and long-term sustainable returns for our investors. Longevity of income is assured with substantial average unexpired lease terms across the portfolio and a strong, well-diversified tenant base.

Directors and Management Team

Advisory Board

Vivion’s Advisory Board provides expert advice and assistance to our board of directors. The Advisory Board’s composition, tasks and term are determined by the Board of Directors which is also responsible for appointments and dismissals of its members. Whilst the Advisory Board does not have decision-making powers, it serves as an important source of guidance for the Board of Directors when making strategic decisions for the Group. The Advisory Board’s roles and responsibilities include;

  • Stringent risk management
  • Accounting and valuation oversight
  • Establishment of corporate and social responsibility standards

Stefan Kirsten

Formerly a member of the management board of Germany’s largest residential property company, Vonovia SE, Prof Kirsten served as chief finance officer (CFO) from 2011 to 2018. Prior to this, Prof Kirsten was chief executive officer of UAE-based property company Majid Al Futtaim Group (2007 to 2009), Germany’s Metro AG (2000 to 2002) and ThyssenKrupp AG (2002 to 2006). Stefan, who holds a PhD, graduated from the Stanford Executive Program in California in 1996. He has taught at several universities since 1995 and was appointed professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Gelsenkirchen in 2001.

Amir Dayan

Amir Dayan has over a decade of experience in the European real estate sector, mainly focused on Germany. Mr Dayan has a track record of creating high-quality and fast-growing portfolios that deliver attractive returns to investors using modest leverage. Mr Dayan has established a network of contacts and associations that span the breadth of the property and finance markets in Germany and wider Europe.

Beatrice Ruskol

Prior to joining the Company’s Advisory Board, Ms Ruskol has held various senior roles within Vivion’s Shareholder Group since 2010. Beatrice oversees the Group’s finance operations, including financial control and budgeting. One of the longest-standing members of the Shareholder Group, Ms Ruskol also oversees departments such as legal, human resources, business administration and investor relations. Before joining the Shareholder Group, Ms Ruskol worked in the aviation industry for 10 years as a senior financial controller. Ms Ruskol holds a BA in Economics and Business administration.

Board of Directors

Vivion’s Board of Directors has the highest regard for corporate governance. Our corporate governance practices are designed to engender a culture of enduring and uncompromising integrity. The Board of Directors, comprises four members who each have extensive industry experience and knowledge, resolves matters on the basis of a simple majority in accordance with the Company’s articles of incorporation.

Our Board of Directors has a ‘checks-and-balances’ approach and conducts regular self-evaluation to ensure that it fulfils its remit effectively and complies with the corporate governance procedures that Vivion has implemented.

Senior management

Our Senior Management team is a multi-disciplinary group of highly experienced, seasoned professionals who each have prior experience in some of the top corporate names in real estate, finance or hospitality. Each is an expert in their field and has joined Vivion because of one central shared goal: the pursuit of excellence on behalf of our Shareholders.