Thomas Wiegelmann

OPM '17

Dr. Thomas Wiegelmann is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, having graduated from the Owner/President Management Program (OPM 50) in 2017 as well as a board member of the Harvard Alumni Real Estate Board.

Having earned a PhD degree in real estate development, Thomas was appointed Honorary Adjunct Professor at Bond University (Australia) in 2013. In 2009, he was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).

Thomas has been working in the real estate industry since 1999 across consultancy, corporate finance and investment management and has underwritten complex real estate transactions amounting to more than USD 3.5 billion.

In 2009 Thomas - together with his two partners - was co-founder and managing director of the real estate investment boutique BLUE Asset Management. By the end of 1Q 2019, the company managed USD 1.4 billion of assets on behalf of its clients across Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In May 2019 Schroders acquired the shares in BLUE Asset Management to reinforce Schroders’ private assets capabilities and to further strengthen its presence and expertise in the DACH region to serve the company’s global investor base. Schroders is a global investment manager operating from 32 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Africa and over 200 years history. Schroders employs more than 5,000 people and is responsible for USD 540 billion of client assets (1H 2019). Thomas is now a managing director of Schroders Real Estate.

Thomas has a keen interest in development and changes in the real estate industry and the way it is affected by technological innovation. As such, he is also involved in tech start-ups.