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The Group

From Vision to Reality

Our Group was founded in Germany in 1989 by Sven von der Heyden as a high-quality niche player on the European Real Estate Market. Over more than 30 years, the Von der Heyden Group has recorded investment programs, representations and developments in almost 20 cities around Europe.

Experience our journey marking over 30 years of trust in Europe and learn of our exciting new ventures with a value of €250 million euros ahead in the next 3 years.

Watch: The story of the Von der Heyden Group with over 30 years of Trust in Europe since 1989, in our Corporate Video

An Investment Firm of Choice

We have a 30+ year track record in building a thriving pan-European portfolio that has earnt the trust of international financial institutions, funds and big market players, as well as embassies, governmental institutions and major cities.

We are a privately held investment firm committed to our reputation in achieving record return on investments driven by next-generation development of A-Class commercial and residential real estate, an award winning hospitality group, successful alternative investments and a growing asset management business.


Shaping Cities and Adding Value

Our investment strategy is aligned with our philosophy in creating unparalleled synergies in real estate and hospitality. This unique strength allows us to deliver long term shareholder value, enhance occupier experience, and grow local economies by adding value.

This unique approach is supported by having local roots on an international scale, giving us the flexibility to generate higher returns in different market conditions. Our international recognition is also owed to our reputable timing and for being a first mover in emerging markets.

Our manoeuvrability as a private company has been key to our steady growth, even during economic downturns.

The Group’s business subsidiaries are currently organized primarily across eight lines of business:

Our People

The Group currently employs over 200 people and has subsidiaries and representative offices in Poland (Warsaw, Poznań, Lublin and Gdańsk), Germany (Berlin, Munich, Ingelheim and Passau), Spain (Madrid, Menorca), Italy (Sardinia, Tuscany), Portugal (Carvoeiro) and Malta (Senglea, Birgu, Sliema, St. Julian's and Gzira).

With an average tenure of almost 14 years, our board team has, over three decades, built strong foundations of trust with international financial institutions, key market players, funds, governmental institutions, embassies and cities.

Sven von der Heyden

Founder & Chairman

Robert Hendrik Rottinghuis​

Chief Executive Officer​

Javier Errejon Sainz De La Maza​

Managing Director

Francis J. Vassallo

Non-executive Director

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Sven von der Heyden

Founder & Chairman

Javier Errejon de la Maza

Javier Errejón Sainz de la Maza

Managing Director


Antonio Fenech

Executive Director

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