Michael Zahn, CEO of Deutsche Wohnen SE: “During the past ten years, Manuela Damianakis has accompanied and helped to shape Deutsche Wohnen on its journey to becoming one of the leading publicly listed property companies in Europe. With her hard work and commitment, she has made a significant contribution to our being able to achieve our ambitious goals. I have complete understanding for her wish at this time to look for a new direction in her career. She has earned the sincere gratitude of the company and the entire board. Ms Damianakis is leaving the company of her own volition and on entirely amicable terms. I regret her departure and wish her all the very best for the future.”
Deutsche Wohnen is one of the leading publicly listed property companies in Germany and Europe with a business focus on managing and developing its portfolio, which consists mainly of residential properties. As at 31 December 2019, the portfolio comprised 164,000 units in total, of which 161,200 were residential and 2,800 commercial. Deutsche Wohnen owns flats in four Berlin Modernist estates, which were declared UNESCO world heritage sites in July 2008: the White City Estate, the Horseshoe Estate in Britz, the Carl Legien residential estate and the Ring Estate in Siemensstadt.