Premier Benchmark Property LTD T/A Greenman Investments (Greenman) was formed in 2005 with the intention to provide property and asset management services to corporate clients, property funds and HNW individuals. Its founders John Wilkinson and William Conolly-Carew focused their attention on the German residential property market quickly establishing an office in Berlin.
In 2006 Greenman was appointed manager of a number of Berlin seated unregulated investment schemes which invested in German residential property. Generating investor income was the focal point of all these investments. Greenman’s knowledge and experience were an essential part of the successful planning, foundation and operation of these schemes.
In 2007 Peter O’Reilly joined Greenman’s management board. This coincided with a shift of focus towards the management of commercial property portfolios. In 2008 Greenman was appointed manager of Greenman Auto SA, a Luxembourg based investment vehicle known as “Greenman AUTO”.
On behalf of Greenman AUTO, Greenman purchased Auto Repair Centres with a combined value of c.€23m in cities across Germany.
In September 2011 Greenman was appointed manager of Greenman Accelerate SA, a Luxembourg based investment vehicle known as “Greenman Accelerate”. With €17.8m of investor equity, Greenman Accelerate continues to purchase additional German Auto Repair Centres.
In September 2012 Greenman was appointed manager of Greenman Retail SA, a Luxembourg based investment vehicle known as “Greenman Retail”. Greenman Retail SA’s German subsidiary Greenman Retail AG will purchase German food and non-food retail warehouses.
The relationships Greenman has fostered with project developers, building contractors and bankers, along with its strong links with legal and tax advisors, will be instrumental to the success of Greenman Retail.