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Elmar Schoonbrood. Credit: Multi

Elmar Schoonbrood joins ACROSS Advisory Board

The ACROSS Advisory Board is happy to welcome its newest member Elmar Schoonbrood.

Elmar Schoonbrood was appointed as Board Member of Multi Corporation in June 2021. He has more than 17 years’ experience in the European real estate and real estate debt industry. Previously, he served as Managing Director at Blackstone in London, where he managed the company’s retail investments in Europe and Turkey. He was also responsible for overseeing Multi Corporation for Blackstone since joining the firm in 2014.

Before joining Blackstone, Elmar headed up the European non-performing loan workout team at Oaktree Capital Management, and prior to that, he headed up the loan workout team at Morgan Stanley. In addition, Elmar worked in a variety of real estate and structured finance positions at Credit Suisse, Fitch Ratings, and IPD.​ All functions were based in London. ​Elmar holds an MA in Real Estate and a BA in Business Administration.

We at ACROSS are looking forward to an even closer cooperation and exciting exchange of ideas and information!


The ACROSS Advisory Board’s declared aim is to offer its expertise on topic identification and formulation. The board currently has 26 members. There will be a semi-annual discussion process, whereby the advisory board identifies the challenges and opportunities that the industry faces, and what burning problems and emerging trends they see.

The ACROSS Advisory Board currently counts with the following industry experts:

  • Ben Chesser, Founder and CEO, Coniq
  • Rüdiger Dany, CEO of Nepi Rockcastle
  • Jonathan Doughty, Global Head of Foodservice, Leisure and Placemaking at ECE
  • Erik Engstrand, CEO and Founder of SAFE Asset Group
  • Joanna Fisher, CEO of ECE Marketplaces
  • Gregory Fonseca, Director of Architecture BDP
  • Andreas Hohlmann, Managing Director Germany of the Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Group
  • Chris Igwe, Global Retail Expert
  • Yurdaer Kahraman, CEO and Board Member of FİBA Commercial Properties
  • Silvio Kirchmair, CEO of umdasch The Store Makers Management GmbH
  • Herman Kok, Director of Kern
  • Maxence Liagre, CEO of MPC Properties
  • Daniel Losantos, CEO of Neinver
  • Henrik Madsen, Founder of HMJ International
  • Thomas Mark, President of MK Illumination Group
  • Giles Membrey, Founder and Managing Director of Rioja Estates
  • Markus Porvari, Founder of HyperIn
  • Thomas Reichenauer, Co-Founder and Managing Director of ROS Retail Outlet Shopping
  • Dietmar Reindl, COO of Immofinanz Group
  • Walter Seib, CEO of HMSHost International
  • Elmar Schoonbrood, Co-CEO and Board Member at Multi
  • Klaus Striebich, Managing Director of RaRe Advise
  • Jan Tanner, Tanner Real Estate Consulting
  • Peter Tonstad, CEO Placewise Group
  • Henrike Waldburg, Head of Investment Management Retail at Union Investment
  • Marcus Wild, Member of the Executive Board of Spar Group Austria

Take a look at the current ACROSS Advisory Board.