Edmond de Rothschild REIM expands its Real Estate Debt team, appoints Max Grafmüller and Léo Béchet

19th May 2021

Frankfurt am Main, May 2021 – Edmond de Rothschild REIM has appointed Max Grafmüller as Director of the Real Estate Debt team in Frankfurt. He will be responsible for Loan Execution and Portfolio Management. Léo Béchet has also joined the team. As Associate Director, he will be part of the Loan Origination and Execution team.

Max Grafmüller started to work at Edmond de Rothschild REIM on 1 May. He was previously Debt Finance Manager at DIC Asset AG, where he was responsible for sourcing and executing loans with a volume of around EUR 1.2 billion. Before that Max was a Loan Asset Manager at Hatfield Philips (now Situs) in charge of several European markets. Prior to that he was a Senior Credit Analyst at WestImmo, responsible for the French market.

Léo Béchet took up his position on 1 March. Previously, as Vice President Debt Finance at Corestate Capital Group, he facilitated financing for co-living and student housing in Spain. He was jointly responsible for setting up the Real Estate Integrated sector at BNP Paribas. Léo Béchet has 9 years’ experience in investment banking and real estate banking.

The Real Estate Debt team also includes Ralf Kind, Head of Real Estate Debt. Together with Associate Director Etienne Naujok, he has been expanding the business division since 2019. The Real Estate Debt team is based in Frankfurt.

Edmond de Rothschild REIM had recently raised EUR 250 million for its European real estate debt strategy. It focuses on providing whole-loan and mezzanine financing, as well as selective preferred equity for investors in the European markets.

The Real Estate Debt team is part of Edmond de Rothschild's pan-European real estate investment management platform, which has over EUR 11 bn of assets under management and more than 120 staff in 7 European countries.


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