A year-and-a-half after leaving The Student Hotel for the family-owned Zech Group, Andreas Muschter is moving again, this time to Dutch developer Edge where he will oversee the company’s activities in the DACH region.
Muschter, who previously led Commerz Real in Germany for over 10 years, takes up his new role on 1 October.
At Edge, he will focus on leading the firm’s German activities, combined with a mandate to develop the markets in Austria and Switzerland. He will also become a member of Edge’s executive committee with a number of group-wide responsibilities.
Coen van Oostrom, founder and CEO at Edge, said: ‘I am pleased that we were able to attract Andreas Muschter, a renowned figure in the German real estate market. With Andreas’ extensive experience in the areas of investment, asset and fund management, I am confident we will be able to develop sustainable, innovative and digital solutions for our clients and further push Edge’s growth. I am very much looking forward to working together with Andreas on the future of our company.’
Muschter joined Zech Group in February 2021 following a brief stint with The Student Hotel group. Before this, he spent over 10 years at fund manager Commerz Real, seven-and-a-half of which as CEO. He began his career in 2001 at Commerzbank, where he was ultimately responsible for the bank's M&A activities.
Muschter will leave the executive board of Zech Group and Deutsche Immobilien Holding as of 31 August.
Commenting on his move to Edge, he said: ‘The decision to leave one of the most exciting and successful groups in our industry was not easy for me. I have been able to work with many great entrepreneurs and companies. Especially the view into the construction industry has rounded off and completed my experience in asset management and project development.’
He continued: ‘I would like to thank Kurt Zech and my colleagues for their support. My heart beats for real estate, customers, employees, leadership and the topics of sustainability, digitalization and innovation. All of this comes together perfectly at Edge and I hope to continue to develop the company on its successful path together with the entire team.’