Jochen Schaefer-Suren

Chief Executive Officer

Hotel and Leisure Division

Jochen Schaefer-Suren

Chief Executive Officer

Hotel and Leisure Division

About Me

Jochen Schaefer-Suren
CEO of the Hotel and Leisure division of Principal Real Estate Europe part of New York stock exchange listed Principal Financial Group.

  • Residence: UK
  • Company: Principal Real Estate Europe
  • Job Title: CEO of Hotel & Leisure Division
Current Work
Principal Real Estate Europe | Since 2018

Principal Real Estate Europe is a pan-European real estate fund and asset management platform, which develops strategic investment and management solutions for institutional investors in all property types across Europe. The business has developed success with long-standing relationships and "boots on the ground" in most major European markets, which provides advantages to clients in sourcing and analyzing investment opportunities.

My Education
Hotel Business Administration, Cornell University (New York, USA) | Masters Degree | 1985 - 1987
Intermediate Law Degree, University of Heidelberg (Germany) | 1981 - 1983
Languages I Spoken
Fluent In French
Fluent In German
Fluent In English
Conversational In Spanish
My Qualifications
CEO of the Hotel & Leisure Division, Principal Real Estate Europe | Since 2018
Partner, Head of Hotel & Leisure Division | 2011 - 2018
Head Of Hotel & Leisure Fund Management & Global Executive Committee | Until 2010
28+ Years Experience In Hotel & Leisure Finance Management
Investment & Fund Management Experience Across Europe
Track Record Of Acquisitions, Disposals, Financing & Restructurings Of €3B Hotel
Senior Positions with Several Hotel Groups In Real Estate Development