Participate directly in our real estate investments alongside LINUS and other institutional investors.
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Co-invest together with LINUS
Participate directly in our institutional real estate financings as a co-investor. The LINUS Fund and other institutional investors always retain a significant stake in each investment.
Supported by a highly experienced team offering access to exclusive deals
Benefit from our team’s market access and many years of real estate and investment experience. We evaluate each investment with the care and diligence of an institutional investor and actively manage the investment for you.
Fixed interest with an attractive risk profile
As a professional investor, you can invest from £100,000, as a certified sophisticated investor from £200,000, in real estate investments with an attractive risk-return profile that were previously only available to institutional investors. With every investment, you benefit from the same securities as LINUS.
We assess hundreds of projects from our network of first-class project developers per year and rely on more than £3 billion of transaction expertise in making investment decisions.
After an extensive assessment, the LINUS fund and our institutional partners finance the full amount and secure the project.
Once financing terms have been finalized, co-investors can participate directly in the deal. The LINUS fund and institutional investors remain actively involved in managing the transaction.
Invest via funds in our whole loan and mezzanine loans for development projects and existing properties. We focus on residential and commercial real estate space in A and B cities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, German speaking region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and the Benelux countries.
Berlin - Carte Blanche
Berlin - Carte Blanche
Since 2017, LINUS has supported the construction and marketing of the CARTE BLANCHE project with a mezzanine loan. The project, located in the heart of Berlin Charlottenburg, is conducted by renowned real estate developer DC Developments, delivering high-quality condominiums for owner-occupiers and capital investors. A total of 80 residential units and amenities including a roof garden, a roof terrace and a landscaped inner courtyard are being built on the corner property between Schillerstraße and Rückerstraße. The property consists of 1 and 2-room micro-apartments, 3-room units and penthouse flats, attracting a diverse profile of buyers.
Berlin - Alexanderhaus
Berlin - Alexanderhaus
LINUS provided the Düsseldorf-based project developer CENTRUM with approximately €8 million of mezzanine capital for the development of more than 7,000 m² retail space at Alexanderplatz.
Located in one of the vibrant city's main hotspots, the site attracts footfall of approximately 300,000 visitors per day. CENTRUM has already finalised several rental agreements with well-known chains for the space.
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All our investments can be subscribed to both online and in person - the choice is yours! We always utilise proven and secure participation structures.
Keep an eye on your investments and your returns at all times. In your personal investor cockpit, you can quickly access all relevant information on your investments.
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Our team has many years of transaction experience and is directly involved in each project through the LINUS Fund. Get to know us better here.
Working with LINUS means partnering with a dynamic and committed team of experts. With substantial international experience and technical expertise acquired at some of the world's leading firms, our team is committed to sourcing and executing the best real estate investment opportunities in the market.
Chief Executive Officer
David has many years of experience as a real estate investor and transaction lawyer in the fields of real estate, corporate law and M&A. He has advised on transactions with a cumulative volume of over €2 billion, including the purchases and sales of several large-scale developments.
Before founding LINUS, David worked at the international commercial law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (then Berwin Leighton Paisner) for several years. David studied Law at the Rheinischen-Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn and is a fully qualified lawyer.
Julia Kneist | MRICS | CIS HypZert (F)
Chief Risk Officer
Julia manages our Valuation Department and is therefore responsible for the independent analysis and risk management of our investments, and our investor reporting.
Prior to joining LINUS, Julia worked for over 12 years for CBRE, a globally leading real estate service company, initially in International Valuation and later as a Director for CBRE Hotels. In 2010, she was certified to perform mortgage valuations in accordance with the German Mortgage Bonds Act and the Regulation on the Determination of the Mortgage Lending Value (CIS HypZert (F)). Julia is also a member of MRICS, the professional association of Chartered Surveyors in the real estate industry.
Managing Director LINUS UK
Lukas is Managing Director at LINUS UK and is responsible for the UK business with a focus on acquisition and transaction structuring.
Prior to joining LINUS, he worked at the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he focused on corporate strategy and marketing, and at Citigroup in London in Capital Markets Origination. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School in the United States and an MPhil with distinction in real estate finance from the University of Cambridge, where he also completed his undergraduate studies.
Lee Abdul Sow
Managing Director LINUS UK
Lee is a Managing Director at LINUS UK and is responsible for the UK business with a focus on acquisition and transaction structuring.
Prior to joining LINUS, he worked for Oaktree Capital Management in the European High Yield Group in London. He started his career at Credit Suisse in the Financial Sponsors Group in London and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management.
Chief Operating Officer
Dominik is responsible for operations, investor relations and business development with a focus on our digital platform.
Before joining LINUS, Dominik worked for several years at the management consultancy McKinsey & Company in the field of digitalization. Dominik completed his MBA with a focus on finance and innovation at the Wharton School of Business in the USA. He also holds a Master’s degree in International Studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor's degree from WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar.
Head of Business Development
Sara leads our Business Development team and is therefore responsible for identifying growth opportunities for LINUS, and planning and executing initiatives to pursue those opportunities.
Prior to joining LINUS, Sara worked for over 8 years in management consulting at Bain & Company, across their Madrid, London and Berlin offices. She advised financial services and private equity clients, among others, on multiple strategy, growth and organizational topics.
She holds an MBA from London Business School and an MSc in Finance and BSc in Management from Nova School of Business and Economic
Chief Financial Officer
Frederic is responsible for investor relations and capital market communications with investors, analysts and financial media.
He started his career at Allianz SE and looks back on more than eight years of experience in the financial industry. Most recently, the graduate in business administration (WHU, INSEAD MBA) worked as an investment banking associate at Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt, where he focused on clients in the software and financial services industries.
Dr. Christopher Danwerth LL.M.
Head of Legal
Christopher is responsible for all legal issues at LINUS. He focuses on providing legal and regulatory advice to the Management Board, Supervisory Board and other management teams, particularly in connection with further expansion into new markets.
After completing his training as a banker, Christopher studied law at the universities of Münster and Niigata (Japan). In Münster he was awarded a doctorate and at the same time completed an LL.M. degree in Real Estate Law. Most recently, Christopher worked as a lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Hamburg, focusing on corporate and capital markets law.
Head of Product & Technology
Martin is responsible for the technical optimization and expansion of our digital platform.
Martin was co-founder of a number of start-ups before joining LINUS. He held various leadership positions at established FinTechs, such as Smava and Funding Circle, and was Venture Lead at Otto Group Digital Solutions GmbH. He is also a Senior Advisor at fulfin, a leading provider of individual financing solutions for online businesses in Europe. Martin holds both a Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems and an MBA from Hult International Business School in London.
Director Performance Marketing
Sonia is responsible for Performance Marketing at LINUS and is therefore in charge of "Paid Search" and "Social Media Advertising".
Before joining LINUS, she worked as Senior Performance Marketing Manager at trivago, AUTO1 and Tillhub, among others. She holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree from ICN Business School in France.
With the support of our partners our experienced team of investment professionals has built an impressive track record by continuously delivering first-class investment opportunities. Ensuring the quality of our investments is always our priority.
Our co-investors include semi-professional investors, asset managers, family offices and institutional investors - when it comes to property investments, you can rely on our expertise.
Managing Director Feondor Group
“Der entscheidende Punkt ist für uns, dass LINUS selbst investiert. Gleichlaufende Interessen sind für uns der Grundstein einer guten Zusammenarbeit. Das LINUS-Team ist dadurch mit vollem Einsatz dabei und liefert Qualität auf höchstem professionellen Niveau.“
Managing Director PAMERA Real Estate Partners
“LINUS did an outstanding job on every single project we were part of. LINUS carefully curates opportunities, and comprehensively analyses all aspects of the investment during the deal screening process. This rigorous approach, in conjunction with our own project analysis, enables us to find deals that perfectly fit our investment strategy.”
Dr. Martin Ollendorff
Man of private means
"LINUS gives me access to exclusive investment opportunities. What I particularly like about my investments is that I was able to examine each project in detail beforehand and that my account manager is always available to answer any questions. In the end, I benefit from the same collateral as LINUS due to the direct holding structure".
Real Estate investment start-up Linus Capital wants to build its own investment platform
Who can invest with Linus?
Certified sophisticated investor: Someone who has a written certificate signed within the last 36 months by a firm confirming he has been assessed by that firm as sufficiently knowledgeable to understand the risks associated with engaging in investment activity in non-mainstream pooled investments.
Professional investors: Either a per se professional client or an elective professional client (see ‘COBS 3.5 Professional clients’)
What is the minimum investment amount with LINUS?
- Professional investors can invest a minimum of £100.000 per investment
- Certified sophisticated investors can invest from £200.000 per investment
When will I receive the returns / interest payments from my investments?
All interest and principal payments from projects are distributed immediately to investors. In most cases, loans are subject to accrued interest meaning that investors receive the loan amount including interest at the end of the loan term in one lump sum payment. At times, ongoing interest payments are made by the borrowers, which are then distributed accordingly.
What investments does LINUS offer?
LINUS offers you the opportunity to participate in financing individual real estate projects of renowned developers. Your participation takes place via professional and proven holding structures. You acquire shares in a GmbH & Co. KG (investment company), which is set up specifically for each project and at the same time qualifies as an alternative investment fund (AIF) within the meaning of the German Capital Investment Code, which holds a corresponding loan secured by real estate. All investments are made and repayment and interest payment are in Euros.
When will I receive the returns / interest payments from my investments?
All interest and principal payments from projects allocated to the investors are generally distributed immediately to investors, subject to the settlement of the costs of the investment company. As a rule, our loans are subject to accrued interest meaning that investors receive the loan amount including interest at the end of the loan term in one lump sum payment. If ongoing interest payments are made by the borrowers, these are also distributed on an ongoing basis.
How does the investment process work with LINUS?
You register on our platform. After confirming that you are an eligible investor, you will be able to view and subscribe to our current projects, which have all been vetted through rigorous due-diligence process that ensures adherence to our strict quality standards. Thereafter, you will continue to stay on top of your investment receiving periodical digital reporting. Our team is always available to answer your questions.
What exactly is a co-investment?
Our partners are never the sole investors in any deal, as LINUS is always present as a anchor investor in every investment. Put simply, LINUS pre-finances 100% of its projects through its own fund Linus Debt Invest DACH I and retains a minimum 25% share in the loan issued over the entire term of the loan.
What are the costs for investing with LINUS?
There are no costs: you receive the interest rate allocated to you as an investor in the respective financing without any deductions or fees.
What track record does LINUS have?
Since its inception in 2016, LINUS has executed more than €500 million of real estate backed investments and has deployed capital across more than 40 different construction projects in Germany. Over €125 million has already been repaid. There have been no defaults.
In which cities does LINUS finance real estate projects?
LINUS invests primarily in A and B cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as in the United Kingdom.
How secure is my data with LINUS?
Is LINUS a regulated company?
Linus Capital Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Infinity Asset Management LLP, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Linus Capital Management GmbH is a capital management company registered with the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) in accordance with §§ 2 (4), 17, 44 of the German Banking Act.
What documents are required for registration?
After registration, you need to provide documentation to prove you are an eligible investor (professional investor or certified sophisticated investor). If you would like to participate in a project, we need a few standard market documents within the framework of the Money Laundering Act as well as information to assess your classification as an eligible investor.