Götz U. Hufenbach
Branch Manager Rhein-Ruhr
Branch Manager Berlin
Junior Project Manager
Controlling / Finance
Götz U. Hufenbach
The biographies of benchmark.’s managing partners, Götz U. Hufenbach and Martin Hantel, began following a common path at an early point in their careers.
Straight after completing his studies in law, Götz U. Hufenbach pursued his longstanding enthusiasm for the real estate industry.
In 1990, parallel to his postgraduate studies in real estate economics, he took up a position with a medium-sized building contractor and project developer in Darmstadt.
By the end of 1996, he had already been appointed a managing director in the company. At the beginning of 1998, Götz U. Hufenbach began working for the project development division of Wayss & Freytag AG and, from 2001, was responsible for the company's operative business as a member of the executive board.
In 2008, the supervisory board appointed him to the board of directors for operative business, strategy and personnel. With the spin-off of benchmark. REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT GmbH in 2009, his path took him on a route independent of all concern decisions.
Since the late summer of 2010, the two-time father has been supported by fellow partner, Martin Hantel, a longstanding friend and colleague from his time in Darmstadt. In addition to their head office location in Frankfurt am Main, they went on to establish a Rhine-Ruhr region branch office in Duisburg.
After completing professional training as a bank clerk at Deutsche Bank in Düsseldorf, Martin Hantel decided to study for a degree in economic sciences.
The newly-graduated Diplom-Ökonom chose to join a medium-sized real estate firm in Darmstadt and was soon appointed to a management position with the project developer and building contractor.
In 1997, Martin Hantel switched to PLB Provinzial-Leben-Baubetreuungs-GmbH with the aim of building up the firm and establishing it as a project developer on the German market. During this activity, he was later also appointed to head the real estate/mortgage loans division at the parent company, Provinzial Rheinland Versicherung AG.
Ten years later, as the executive board spokesman, he assumed control of the operative business of FRANKONIA Eurobau Projektentwicklung in Düsseldorf and, in 2008, moved to Ratingen as the managing director of INTERBODEN Innovative Lebenswelten. Two years later, the family man answered the call of his friend and colleague from the early days of his career.
Götz U. Hufenbach had just set out to start his own business in the real estate development sector. Martin Hantel has been the second managing partner of benchmark. since September 2010 and manages the business from the Rhine-Ruhr branch office.