In taking up this post, he will be following in the footsteps of Reinhard Mattern (61), who will be leaving the position and ending his operative responsibilities following expiration of his contract. Reinhard Mattern will continue to use his expertise to support BNP Paribas REIM at an international level as Senior Advisor.
Barbara Knoflach, Global Head of Investment Management at BNP Paribas Real Estate, welcomes the new CEO, saying, “Claus Thomas has years of expertise working with German customers and looks back at a long career with a global corporation. That makes him the perfect choice to further strengthen our active management business in Germany”. Honoring Reinhard Mattern’s achievements, she continues: “We would like to thank him for dedicating so many years to the success of BNP Paribas REIM Germany. We are pleased that we will be able to continue to rely on his expert advice”.
Claus Thomas began his career at JLL in the Capital Markets division in 1991. He then transferred to LaSalle Investment Management, which had just been founded, in 2000, where he spent the past 18 years growing the company’s German branch. LaSalle Investment Management Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft was founded in 2010 and Claus Thomas initially held the position of Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board at the company, later becoming Managing Director in 2013. He also became a member of the European Management Board in 2009.