real estate

In today's competitive residential real estate markets, the ability to secure financing at short notice and on flexible terms gives property developers an edge. Their businesses benefit from our awareness that every deal is unique and requires a tailored service to capitalise on commercial opportunities as they arise.

We have extensive experience of providing financial support for a wide range of investment, construction and development transactions. These involve buying, building and refurbishing residential properties throughout Germany, including the preservation of listed buildings.

Property developers come to Westend Bank because we understand the challenges and opportunities in this demanding sector as well as for our commitment to a relationship-driven approach. We meet their short-term liquidity needs, especially at the beginning of their projects, by providing flexible solutions and bridge loans.

Key Features

  • Competitive secured loans for commercial developers of residential property projects in Germany
  • A fast and efficient financing process
  • Full transparency on loan terms and costs
  • Valuations by independent experts working closely with our in-house property specialists
  • A relationship-driven approach and flexibility to fulfil customers' needs
  • Loans starting from €1 million of up to €15 million
  • Short- to medium-terms
Christoph Trageser
Christoph Trageser
Senior Account Manager
Telephone +49 69 660 595 6 04
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Christoph Trageser joined Westend Bank AG in August 2022 as a Senior Account Manager for real estate development. Previously, he was responsible for valuing large-volume commercial properties and development measures as an expert at Wüstenrot Bausparkasse AG. Before this, he worked as an authorised signatory and Director of Property Valuation at Peermatch Management GmbH, a Frankfurt-based fintech for commercial real estate financing. In the field of property valuation, Christoph worked before for Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank AG, where he was previously a credit analyst in the market division and a trainee.

Christoph began his career with a banking apprenticeship at Dresdner Bank and holds a degree in business administration from the University of Bayreuth. He completed postgraduate studies at the German Real Estate Academy at the University of Freiburg to become a qualified surveyor (DIA). Christoph is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is a certified HypZert (F) real estate valuer.

Manfred Wenzel
Manfred Wenzel
Senior Account Manager
Telephone +49 69 660 595 6 72
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Manfred Wenzel is a Senior Account Manager for Real Estate Development and Classic Cars, having initially joined the Westend Bank AG team as a Risk Manager in May 2019.

Previously, he worked as Vice-President in the Structured Finance division at Cologne-based private bank Sal. Oppenheim and at UBS Deutschland AG in Frankfurt am Main where he was jointly responsible for developing the mortgage lending business.

Manfred Wenzel holds diplomas in Business Administration from the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University and in Real Estate Management from the German Real Estate Academy DIA.


Financing Process

  1. Apply
    You contact our experts and provide the required documentation
  2. Analyse
    We value your artworks and structure a loan tailored to your needs
  3. Transfer
    After approval, you receive the loan under the agreed terms

Case Studies

Case Study 1

Case Study 1

Financing to completion

Case Study 2

Case Study 2

Bridging the gap

Case Study 3

Case Study 3

Financing a new construction