von Poll Immobilien has created a profitable and very scalable platform over recent years. The company has therefore developed an excellent foundation from which it can take advantage of existing potential and increase its share in a fragmented market.
Key facts at a glance
- Leading premium real estate agency in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
- Already represented in other European countries, internationalisation the next development goal
- Average annual revenue growth of 24 per cent over the last three years
Revenues in €mn
As of 30 September 2022
Founded in 2000, von Poll Immobilien is an estate agency that focuses on high-quality residential properties in the Rhine-Main area. Over the years, von Poll Immobilien has become one of the leading agency platforms in its segment in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The company’s network today comprises some 340 offices across Germany and nine further European countries. The majority of these offices are operated by independent sales partners. More than 800 estate agents work under the von Poll Immobilien brand. The company provides them with training, marketing materials and other support. Together, they offer customers a range of services associated with the sale and rental of residential and commercial properties. The company also advises on new construction projects and the valuation of real estate.
new shops were opened by von Poll Immobilien in 2019
Potential for development
In a macroeconomic climate currently following a consistently positive trend, the agency is benefiting from increased demand for high-quality residential property in cities, metropolitan areas and holiday destinations. It is therefore expected that von Poll Immobilien will continue to grow in the future by opening new offices, and to expand on its market position, particularly outside of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Its first targets will be European markets such as France, Italy, Spain, the UK and Poland. Further starting points for the development of the company include the digitalisation of the business and the strengthening of the brand.
Ragnar Geerdts joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 2012 and became a Managing Director in 2017.
Ragnar Geerdts has over ten years of experience in private equity. He has extensive knowledge of the automotive supplier and telecommunications industries and in mechanical and plant engineering. He was involved in numerous investments and disinvestments and led the investment process in in-tech, vitronet, netzkontor, von Poll Immobilien, BTV Multimedia, Solvares, DING and DGA. In these companies he sits on the advisory councils. Before joining Deutsche Beteiligungs AG Ragnar Geerdts worked in the area of M&A at Bayer AG and at Deutsche Post AG.
He holds a degree in Business Administration from Freie Universität Berlin, and also studied at the Beijing Foreign Studies University.