Our History

A solid business model built on experience

The Cording Real Estate Group has brought together a group of industry leading professionals with strong track records in their respective fields and strong business relationships between them which span decades. The people have founded, and grown, major discretionary fund management organisations as well as investment advisory firms that have specialised in the execution of transactions, asset management and property management.

The business has been carefully constructed to address the issues that concern today’s investors and owners, at the heart of which is a fully integrated business that runs portfolio management, financial management, asset management, property management and development management all in-house and which can provide services tailored to the needs of each client.

Looking to the future

Further corporate activity will complete shortly which fits with Cording Real Estate Group’s ambitions and which is complementary to the current business. Cording Real Estate Group has grown in Northern Europe as a whole.

  • 2018

    Theo Soeters is joining Cording’s team as Head of Fund Management and Naomi Vlakancic as Head of Investor Relations. These appointments underline the importance that Cording attaches to fund business in its corporate strategy. They further consolidate Cording’s position in the European real estate investment industry

  • 2017

    Cording enters into a strategic alliance with Edmond de Rothschild and its affiliate OROX Europe. Having agreed to acquire a majority stake in Cording, this alliance creates a comprehensive European investment management business covering the UK, Germany, Benelux, France and Switzerland

  • 2016

    Cording launches a new UK Private Rented Sector (PRS) platform with the acquisition of specialist PRS company, CapRes. Tim Holden and Charlie Miller (CapRes' founders) bring with them a combined 30 years' experience in the PRS sector

  • 2016

    Mark Miller is appointed as Head of the UK Business and Reiner Beckers is appointed as Head of Business Development

  • 2016

    Cording appoints Rodney Bysh as CEO

  • 2016

    Cording expands its Benelux Team with the appointment of Rene de Heus as Director of Investment

  • 2015

    Cording appoints Rodney Bysh as Joint CEO

  • 2015

    BNP Paribas REIM and Cording launch The Real Value Fund

  • 2015

    Cording expands into Benelux with the acquisition of Horizon Investment Management

  • 2014

    Cording and HIG Capital form JV to invest in Finland

  • 2013

    Cording merges and integrates its German property management business with Marstall Verwaltungsgesellschaft

  • 2013

    Cording makes investment in Real Estate Strategies Ltd. where one of the founders is Professor Andrew Baum

  • 2013

    Will Amies joins Cording Group as a Director of Business Development

  • 2013

    Bill Hackney joins Cording as COO

  • 2013

    The investment management business of Feldberg Capital is merged with Cording. Jürgen Grieb, Stephan Schaal and Reiner Beckers become senior executives at Cording

  • 2012

    John Partridge joins Cording as Executive Chairman

  • 2012

    FORE Partnership established to provide European value added investment solutions for Family Offices and High Net Worth Investors

  • 2012

    Cording acquires MGI, the German property management business

  • 2009

    Danmerc acquired by Cording

  • 2008

    Cording established by Mark Millar, Simon Kitching and Peter Dove, with Peter becoming CEO

  • 2007

    Will Amies provides business development services to Cordea Savills in relation to new product development

  • 2005

    Millar Kitching successfully sold

  • 2003

    John Partridge founds Cordea Savills and Bill Hackney joins as COO

  • 2000

    2007 Jürgen Grieb, Stephan Schall and Reiner Beckers join Henderson

  • 1999

    Rodney Bysh joins Henderson to work with John Partridge in growing the business into a major global property fund manager

  • 1994 onwards

    Millar Kitching provides asset and property management services to Henderson

  • 1993

    RES becomes part of Henderson and John Partridge creates Henderson's property fund management business

  • 1993

    Mark Millar, at Millar Kitching starts a relationship with Danish institutional investors as investment advisor to Danmerc

  • 1992

    John Partridge becomes director of the property forecasting and strategy firm, RES, working with Professor Andrew Baum, which later becomes part of Henderson

  • 1992

    Peter Dove at Millar Kitching establishes a property and asset management relationship with MGPAM which develops and matures over next 13 years

  • 1991

    Millar Kitching founded by Peter Dove, Mark Millar and Simon Kitching

  • 1990

    Bill Hackney joins MGPAM

  • 1989

    John Partridge founds Morgan Grenfell Property Asset Management – MGPAM (latterly Deutsche Property Asset Management and then RREEF)