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One of the leading Real Estate Departments worldwide

Established in 2004, IREBS International Real Estate Business School is one of the leading Real Estate Departments in Europe. The school consists of eight full-time faculty members and six adjunct professors, who are actively engaged in frontier research and teaching in all aspects of real estate disciplines. The interdisciplinary IREBS' degree programs in B.Sc. and M.Sc. combine a solid grounding in the academic, theoretical literature, and application and provide an excellent platform for future academic and professional careers.

IREBS also offers an executive education MBA in Real Estate. Our internationally renowned EMBA in Real Estate program brings together professional and senior executives to instill a new way of thinking and embrace unique challenges. The program provides students with the skills needed to accommodate current strategic business decisions to transform and advance their professional business environment. The program offers various locations through out Germany that include Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Eltville, and Hamburg.

The University of Regensburg is the first German public university to implement a complete academic degree program in real estate. The University and IREBS are committed to achieving excellence in academics that bridge both theory and applications with a full focus on the ethical and moral responsibilities to our society.

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Irebs Faculty Members _ Bersicht


Prof. Dr. Sven Bienert obtained his doctoral degree in 2004 from the University of Freiburg. Before joining the IRE|BS in 2010 as a Professor for Sustainable Real Estate, he worked at KPMG and Arthur Andersen Real Estate. At the University of Regensburg, he is also the director of the Competence Center for Sustainable Real Estate. Concurrently, he initiates numerous projects in cooperation with different valuation associations such as RICS, TEGoVA, FIABCI, Gif, ÖVI, ZIA.

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Prof. Dr. Kristof Dascher is the newest addition to IRE|BS as a professor for Retail Real Estate. He took his post as of April 2014. He holds a Ph.D. from Viadrina University in Frankfurt (Oder). Kristof Dascher was postdoc at University College Dublin, and held positions at the universities of Freiburg, Paderborn and Potsdam, and at Touro College Berlin. In his research he focuses on urban economics and spatial markets.

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Prof. Dr. Tobias Just is the academic director for the real estate programs as well as a Chair for Real Estate at IRE|BS since 2011. He obtained his doctoral degree at the Helmut-Schmidt-Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg in 2001. Before joining IRE|BS, he at the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg and at the Haus Rissen-Institut internationale Ökonomie. From 2001 till 2011, he worked as a Senior Economist at the Deutsche Bank Research specializing in Real Estate Economics. Among many other academic memberships, in 2006, he was a Research Fellow at the American Institute of Contemporary German Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

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Prof. Dr. jur. Jürgen Kühling, earned his Master in Legal Theory, LL.M. in 1995 at the Catholic University of Brussels (KUB) and the Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis (FUSL) Brussels. He obtained his doctoral degree in 1998 at the University of Bonn. He is a Research Fellow at the Center for European Integration Studies, University of Bonn. He held a Professorship in Public Law, with focus on media and telecommunications law and data protection law at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (ZAR) at the University of Karlsruhe. Since April 2007, he holds a Chair of Public Law and Real Estate Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Regensburg.
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Prof. Gabriel S. Lee, Ph.D. earned his Ph.D. (Economics) from the University of Chicago with a thesis on "Housing Investment under Time to Build and Adjustment Costs." Since April 2004 he has been Chair of Real Estate Economics at IRE|BS. Before joining the University of Regensburg, he held positions at various institutions such as at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of California, Davis, the University of Vienna and Innsbruck, and at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna. Since April 2004, he holds the Chair professorship for Real Estate Economics at the University of Regensburg. His main research focuses on real estate topics in the context of macroeconomics.

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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schäfers obtained his doctoral degree at the European Business School in 1996 and holds a graduate diploma in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim (Germany) as well as a doctoral degree from ebs. He was a Partner at Arthur Andersen since 2000. In 2002 he then became a Managing Director of real estate investment banking at Sal. Oppenheim. Since 2004 he has been Chair of Real Estate Management at the IRE|BS. In conjunction with his professorship at the IRE|BS, since 2009 he has been a member of the executive board (CFO) and in 2011 he became the chief executive officer (CEO) at the IVG Immobilien AG, formerly Germany's largest real estate company from which he resigned in 2014. His research focuses mainly on real estate asset pricing, infrastructure investments and the application of Google search volume data in real estate market forecasting.

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Prof. Dr. Steffen Sebastian holds a Chair for Real Estate Finance at the IRE|BS and is director at the Center for Finance University of Regensburg, Germany. Furthermore, he is a research associate of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim. He holds a graduate diploma in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim (Germany) and from ESSEC (France). He also holds a Doctor degree from the University of Mannheim (Germany) and a Habilitation degree from Goethe-University, Frankfurt (Germany). His research focuses are, among indirect real estate investments, real estate indices, real estate derivatives and asset allocation.


Prof. Dr. jur. Wolfgang Servatius, obtained his doctoral degree in 2004 at the University of Munich. Since 2009 he holds a chair for Private Law and Corporate Law at the Regensburg University. As an active member of AFRES he is the Deputy Chairman of the board of trustees of the IRE|BS Foundation for African Real Estate Research. His research focuses on Civil Law, Corporate Law, Insolvency Law, Banking Law and Securities Regulation.

Prof. Dr. Stephan Bone-Winkel is an Honorary Professor of Real Estate Development at IRE|BS. With a degree in business administration from the University of Cologne, he has conducted research and earned his doctoral degree at the European Business School (EBS). Afterward, he was managing director at the EBS Real Estate Academy and a property developer with Deutsche Bank AG; in 1997, he co-founded the Berlin-based real estate management and development firm BEOS GmbH, of which he is the managing director. From 2003 to 2006 he was appointed to the Endowed Chair of Real Estate Development at the EBS.

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Prof. Dr. Karl-Werner Schulte was appointed Professor of the Chair of Investment and Finance at the European Business School International University Schloss Reichartshausen (ebs) in 1986. In 1990 he founded the ebs Real Estate Academy and in 1994 the ebs Department of Real Estate which he both headed until 2006. He then changed to the University of Regensburg, built up the International Real Estate Business School (IRE|BS) which he served as Honorary Professor for Real Estate and Academic Director of the IRE|BS Real Estate Academy until 2011. Now he is Academic Director of the IRE|BS African Real Estate Research Center.

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