The Congress for Real Estate and Infrastructure Investments 2023 in Berlin

“The INVESTMENTexpo is an outstanding event”, stated Peter Sänger, summarizing the “Summit for Real Estate and Infrastructure Investments” held at the Zoo Palast and Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Berlin, organized by RUECKERCONSULT GmbH. The industry event took place for the fifth time on May 11th and 12th 2023. The INVESTMENTexpo is a unique gathering for professionals in the real estate and infrastructure investment industry, where “thought leaders and influencers come together to discuss the latest trends and developments in the field”, wrote Thomas Rücker, Managing Partner of RUECKERCONSULT GmbH.

Our CEO and co-founder participated in the “Materials and Technology” panel, contributing insights on moss, urban climate and the future of construction. Alongside Michael Scharpf (Holcim Germany), Markus Diegelmann (ACCUMULATA Group GmbH), Markus Fromm-Wittenberg (KNX Deutschland e.V.), and under the guidance of Heiko Böhnke (Project Real Estate Institutional), he discussed the “diverse levers” available to “reduce emissions from the real estate sector” and “improve the CO2 balance in the construction, operation and renovation of buildings”. This includes “sustainably produced concrete, building control systems or the use of moss for cooling”. There was a consensus that “the path to Net Zero Carbon also involves upgrading existing infrastructure.” (source)


Prior to the event, our CEO was eager to engage in “lively discussions on the current trends and challenges in the industry”.

Post-event, he remains intrigued by “the developments we will witness in the field of sustainable construction” because “we have no time to lose.”

As reported by DER SPIEGEL, according to the Federal Environment Agency (“Umweltbundesamt“), Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions only slightly decreased in 2022 compared to the previous year. However, the annual targets for greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector, for example, were not met as stipulated by the Climate Protection Act. (source)