Mr. Zimmermann has 20 years of experience working in the real estate industry. In 2006 Mr. Zimmermann founded the ACREST Property Group, which developed into the leading asset manager for retail properties in Germany. Since 2016 the company belongs to JLL Germany and, as Co-Head of Retail Asset Management, Mr. Zimmermann is responsible for the areas of acquisition, transaction and strategy. Prior to taking the step into self-employment, Mr. Zimmermann was one of the first employees of Tenkhoff, one of Germany’s largest shopping center development companies. Mr. Zimmermann started his career at TishmanSpeyer.
He is involved with a number of organizations, including ZIA, ICSC, as well as ULI and is a lecturer at the EBS European Business School.