Management Team

David Mackey | Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

David has held senior roles relating to corporate and REIT management, real estate investment banking and fund management over a 25 year period; most recently as President, Corporate and Strategy at LMIRT Management Ltd., the REIT Manager for Lippo Malls Indonesian Retail Trust, a listed REIT. Prior to this, he was RBS APAC Regional Head of Real Estate from 2009 to 2012 across all product lines.

From 2000 to 2009, Mr Mackey formed and managed a real estate funds management business which included roles as Executive Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, claiming a #1 ranking (Morningstar) in 2007. From 1998 to 2000 he was a Director, Corporate Finance with HSBC Securities in Sydney and he began his career as the #2 ranked institutional real estate analyst in Australia and subsequently Head of Regional Real Estate Research for top tier firms such as Salomon Bros. (now Citibank) and SG Warburg (now UBS) in Hong Kong from 1993 to 1997. He began his career as an analyst with the then #1 securities firm in Australia, McCaughan Dyson. Mr Mackey has a Bachelor of Economics.

Solon Brown | Group Chief Investment Officer (CIO)

Solon’s background is in strategy and corporate finance, and he has over 15 years’ experience in the real estate investment and finance industries.

He began his career in the Strategy & Corporate Development team at Stockland, Australia’s largest diversified REIT, where he worked on M&A deals and strategic reviews of corporate finance matters. Following a few years at Stockland and another few years in the investment banking division of RBS Global Banking & Markets advising APAC real estate clients on cross-border M&A and capital markets issues, Solon returned to Stockland as National Manager, Group Business Development & Capital Transactions, where he was responsible for managing acquisitions and divestments across all real estate asset classes.

In 2013, Solon was recruited to Vulpes Investment Management in Singapore as VP and Portfolio Manager, where he focused on the establishment of the Stronghold real estate investment platform, which he joined in 2015 as Chief Investment Officer.

Solon holds a Bachelor of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, and a Master of Science (Real Estate) from the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he was awarded the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS) Gold Medal Award for best overall student in the 2015/16 graduating cohort.

Jörg Hüffer | Group Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Jörg has been investing in German properties since 1991.

After holding senior management roles in several large, financial services firms, Jörg founded Grund & Meer Immobilien GmbH (now Vulpes Immobilien Management GmbH) in 2008, a property management and development company which managed ~€45m of German real estate assets.

He has overseen the acquisition, development, leasing and management of over €100m worth of mixed use properties in Germany, and holds a number of key relationships, developed over the last 15 years, across the real estate industry in Germany, from local regulatory bodies and governments to debt providers, brokers, agents and other real estate owners and developers.

Jenifer Rodriguez Alonso | Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Jenifer is a multi-lingual finance professional with over 12 years’ experience. The scope of her expertise includes the full complement of corporate finance, accounting, budgeting, tax, treasury, internal controls, reporting functions, introducing new policies and procedures and the integration of these functions across different entities in Germany, Spain, UK and the US.

Jenifer joined the Group in 2015, initially as Head of Finance of Vulpes Immobilien Management GmbH, and has since taken an expanded role as CFO of the Stronghold Group, including Fund-level business and financial control. Most recently she was Business Unit Controller with Thomson Reuters in Germany, and prior to that spent 6 years with the multinational pharmaceuticals group RPS Research in various finance functions in Spain and Germany.

Jenifer is fluent in German, Spanish and English, and speaks conversational French. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Valladolid University in Spain, and is currently completing her CIMA qualification in Germany.

Arne Lorenzen | Head of Property Management and CEO Vulpes Immobilien Management GmbH

For the last 15 years, Arne has held senior positions in property administration and management in Germany.

He established Lorenzen-Hausverwaltung GmbH in 2007, resulting in a total of 1,200 units (residential & commercial) under management. He also launched Lorenzen-Immobilien GmbH in 2010, which is involved in the marketing and selling of real estate in northern Germany. At the end of 2013, Arne successfully sold his Property Management company and subsequently joined Vulpes Immobilien.

As a native of Eckernförde in Schleswig-Holstein, Arne studied in Kiel and has a degree in Real Estate Management. He has also been a board member of the trade association of Eckernförde for the last 10 years.