Arrow Global Group Announces Expansion into Germany with Acquisition of Interboden, Leading Real Estate Developer

Arrow Global Germany GmbH (‘Arrow Germany’), a subsidiary of Arrow Global Group Limited, a leading vertically integrated alternative asset manager specialising in credit and real estate, today announced the acquisition of the operating platform and assets of Interboden GmbH & Co KG and certain subsidiaries (‘Interboden’), a leading real estate business in Germany.

This acquisition builds strongly on Arrow’s servicing footprint in Germany and provides the operational capabilities to expand real estate servicing and equity investment opportunities across the region.

Founded in 1950, Interboden has established a strong legacy over 70 years, specialising in residential development, and stands out for its expertise across the entire value chain. Currently managing projects with a gross development value in excess of €500 million, the Interboden team has been at the forefront in developing innovative large-scale projects with strong Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) credentials.

The acquisition includes all employees and related servicing contracts across offices in Dusseldorf, Berlin, and Leverkusen, allowing Arrow Germany to support servicing arrangements and evaluate near-term deployment opportunities across the country.

Bernhard H. Hansen is appointed as Interim CEO, bringing over 35 years of domestic real estate development experience. His previous roles include CEO of Vivico RE, CEO of Deutsche Interhotel, and Head of Construction at the European Space Agency. Bernhard will lead the company alongside the existing management team, ensuring continuity and focus on leveraging Interboden’s extensive knowledge and networks. The two previous shareholders, Dr. Thomas and Dr. Reiner Götzen, will depart to pursue new opportunities.

Zach Lewy, Founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer at Arrow Global, highlighted the strategic significance of the acquisition: “Interboden’s capabilities provide Arrow with immediate scale and presence in one of Europe’s largest real estate markets. Our opportunistic real estate strategy focuses on acquiring assets with substantial value-add and repositioning potential. This acquisition, for a minimal outlay, is perfectly aligned with our objectives and leverages Interboden’s deep local expertise.”

Dr. René Maler, CFO of Interboden, said: “Joining Arrow’s network of local servicing platforms will enable our business to grow by combining our local knowledge and expertise with an institutional approach to investment during a time of stress in the German real estate market. We are excited about the opportunities this creates as we become an important part of Arrow’s real estate and credit investment proposition.”


For further information:

Nick Jones
Director, PR and Communications
Arrow Global
+44 7545 059 442

Arrow Global Group
Arrow Global is a leading European vertically integrated alternative asset manager specialising in European private credit and real estate.

Founded in 2005, we own 21 best-in-class asset management and servicing platforms which enhance operational efficiencies and maximise the value of underlying assets through disciplined investment approach, underwriting insight and proprietary dealflow. This vertically integrated advantage allows us to create sustainable value throughout market cycles across a range of alternative asset classes, including opportunistic credit, real estate lending and real estate equity.

We operate across seven European geographies, with our headquarters in London and offices in cities including, but not limited to, Milan, Rome, Lisbon, Porto, Madrid, Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Dublin, Manchester, Leeds, and Jersey.

The owner-managed INTERBODEN group has been active in the real estate market for over 70 years. The focus is on innovative, concept-oriented residential and commercial construction. INTERBODEN sees itself as a holistic architectural and service developer, creating living and working environments. The goal is to develop individual concept modules for each location and combine them into a unique living environment with social and ecological sustainability.
With the success formula of Lebenswelten®, INTERBODEN is known industry-wide and has received multiple awards. In August 2022, the company was ranked 3rd among Germany’s most innovative medium-sized companies out of 4,000 companies by WirtschaftsWoche.