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The IRE|BS International Real Estate Business School is part of the University of Regensburg. It contents ten chairs and professorships in law, economics and business administration. The IRE|BS furthermore offers executive education in the Rhein-Main area (Eltville), Berlin, Munich and Essen. With its broad range of educational programs in Real Estate, IRE|BS is one the largest institute in Europe.

Irebs _ Bersicht

The real estate sector is one of the largest and most important economic sectors in Germany. Approximately 3.4 million jobs and 300 billion euro of current revenues are associated with the real estate sector: The value added investments by the real estate sector account for approximately 8% of the German GDP. Moreover, the total value of real estates in Germany is approaching 7 trillion euro, where the institutional capital investments in real estate account for 285 billion euro and the assets held by German mortgage banks are numbered around 350 billion euro. The demand for skilled employees is much higher than the supply for many years, offering exceptional opportunities for the graduates of the IRE|BS.

The IRE|BS Department of Real Estate covers with its broad offers all industry-specific features of real estate and real estate companies. Thus, the University of Regensburg as the first public university in Germany offers a complete, interdisciplinary teaching and research in the field of real estate. The professors understand their scientific work as a platform for a theory-based and application-oriented teaching and research. Finally, it is important to provide students and interested parties a high degree of competence in problem-solving processes of the daily practice of the real estate industry. This close connection between theory and practice should result in highly qualified professionals and executives who are equipped for the challenges of the future in the real estate industry.



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.

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  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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