André joined Optimum in 2017 and leads the Berlin-based Portfolio Management Team. Prior to joining Optimum, between 2006 and 2016 André was Managing Director at the London-based private equity company CIT Europe Ltd., for which he set up the German headquarter in Hamburg. At CIT, he led a team of asset and property managers in Hamburg and Dresden and managed a mixed-use portfolio with an investment volume of €650 million, maximizing rental volumes through active asset management. Previously, André was Project Developer at Procom Invest in Hamburg where he was responsible for the sale and due diligence related activities, representing also the vendor during the sale of assets and administering the post-sale hand over processes. André holds a title as Diplom Wirtschaftsingenieur Bauwesen.