High Potential Program
The aim of the High Potential Program is to give young professionals and motivated students access to this exclusive event, giving the "high potentials" of the real estate industry the opportunity not only to see the international keynote speakers of the innovation congress live, but also with the Networking top managers in the industry.
Together with selected mentors, the mentees will get a practical and personal insight into the world of real estate managers as well as the opportunity to make contacts. Four well-known personalities have agreed to support the mentees in a professional and personal way and to pass on their experience.
Hermann Rauter, as co-founder and co-owner of the renowned companies online hausverwaltung, vienna real estate, east real and as owner of the residence Zögernitz, has always been a visionary and a lateral thinker. When he founded his "online property management", the Internet had not arrived in the industry yet. After more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry and a large number of successfully implemented projects, Hermann Rauter's recent passion in the industry is his heart and soul project. With the organization of the same name, he wants to bring a new awareness, a new ecologically and socially motivated company form as well as a responsible handling of money into the economic world and to point the way forward. Each of these projects has a social background that builds on sustainability and takes a holistic approach. For example, half of the net proceeds from projects that Herztraum Immobilien realizes and sells go to selected children's projects. Because he is sure that the future belongs to us all, but most of all to the children.zum Video
Dr. Andreas Köttl has been Chief Executive Officer of Value One since 2005. Since 2017 he has also been President of the ÖGNI - Austrian Society for Sustainable Real Estate Management. Before that he was managing director of Value One Development (formerly IC Project Development). Prior to joining Value One in 2005, Köttl worked for the Austrian family business Kwizda and for the Hutchinson Wampoa Group based in Hong Kong.zum Video
Peter Ulm is a lawyer and business economist. Since 1993 he has worked in various functions in the real estate industry. Starting with the financing of real estate projects, the investment management and the project development of both commercial and residential real estate, he was able to build up a wealth of experience. With his newly founded company "allora Immobilien" he focuses on large-scale project developments in Austria. As of recently (2022), Peter Ulm has now taken over the management of Empira Management, the Austrian subsidiary of the investment and asset manager Empira Group.
Matthias Gass (42) runs a real estate consulting boutique in Vienna. His clients include private foundations, churches and schools. The main focus is on digitalization, project development and strategic portfolio management. Since September 2021, he is the president of the industry association FIABCI, which will be awarding the Prix d'Excellence for outstanding projects once again this year: www.fiabciprixaustria.at
Martina Maly-Gärtner, MRICS, joined the Managing Board of UBM Development AG as COO from 1 September 2021. As part of her international career, she has been responsible for the hotel portfolio and strategy development of Arabella Hospitality with it’s head office in Germany as COO since 2018. Prior to that, she led the European-focused tourism consulting and hotel development company Michaeler & Partner in Vienna as Managing Director for 8 years. In addition, Maly-Gärtner has 10 years of operational hotel management experience in America, the Middle East and Europe with internationally recognized hotel chains.
Requirements for applying as a mentee
Visiting a Bachelor's or Master's degree program related to the real estate industry OR working in the real estate industry no longer then 3 years (Young Professionals).
The mentee participates in all three days of re.comm (16 to 18 November 2022)
Submission of a thesis in the scope of approx. 2 pages following re.comm 22; This will then be discussed on site with the mentors
Agreement with the publication of the work in the re.comm sketchbook (of course with the author)