Press release

March 12, 2024

David O’Brien joins EQT Exeter to expand living strategies in Germany

EQT Exeter is pleased to announce the appointment of David O’Brien as Investment & Development Director – Living Strategies, Germany as of 1 May 2024. Based in Berlin, David will help expand EQT Exeter’s living strategies alongside Nicolas Voller, Investment & Development Director, with a focus on both residential and student housing communities. He will be involved in efforts including fundraising, acquisitions, development, operations, and portfolio management.

David joins from Heimstaden, a pan-European residential real estate company, where he headed the German investment team. He has invested over €10 billion throughout his 15 years in the residential real estate sector, having held senior positions in acquisition and management for Round Hill Capital and QSix.

Over the past decade, EQT Exeter has established itself as a significant player in the German real estate market. The firm’s approach combines deep local insights with international investment standards, targeting opportunities that promise financial returns while also benefiting communities. As EQT Exeter navigates the evolving market landscape, its commitment to setting benchmarks in quality, sustainability, and innovation in the German real estate sector remains unwavering.

Tom Livelli, Partner and Head of Living Strategies for Europe, said:, “We are thrilled to welcome David to EQT Exeter. His extensive experience and impressive track record within the living sector in both Germany and the Netherlands will be instrumental as we further our expansion across Europe. David’s arrival marks a significant milestone in our growth journey and underscores our confidence in the enduring potential of the German market. We eagerly look forward to collaborating with David to strengthen our position in European living strategies.”

About EQT Exeter

EQT Exeter is a global real estate investment manager with over $29 billion of equity under management. EQT Exeter acquires, develops, leases, and manages logistics/industrial, office, life science and residential properties in Europe, the Americas and Asia. With over 440 experienced professionals operating in more than 50 offices globally, EQT Exeter owns and operates over 2,000 properties and 375 million square feet. EQT Exeter's track record comprises over $45 billion in total property gross asset value since inception, spanning over 450 million square feet globally. EQT Exeter is the real estate division of EQT AB, a purpose-driven global investment organization.