Property Captain appoints Jens Paul Berndt as new chairman of the board

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The real estate marriage platform Property Captain, founded in 2021 by Avobis, is expanding its board with eminent real estate experts: Jens Paul Berndt, Prof. doctor Damian Borth and Karin Taheny. They all bring many years of experience in the areas of online platforms, digital marketing, AI and machine learning and are therefore a valuable addition to Property Captain’s strategic development.

You will find attached the corresponding press release. We are at your disposal for any questions.

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Grupo Avobis SA

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Property Captain appoints Jens Paul Berndt as new chairman of the board

Property Captain expands its board of directors with leading real estate experts: Jens Paul Berndt, Prof. doctor Damian Borth
and Karin Taheny
🇧🇷 They all bring many years of experience in the areas of online platforms, digital marketing, AI and machine learning and are therefore a valuable addition to Property Captain’s strategic development.

Zurich, December 22, 2022 – The property matching platform Property Captain, founded in 2021 by Avobis, had a successful year: Property Captain won a total of three “Best of Swiss Web Awards”, including gold in the innovation category. Meanwhile, over 15,000 users use the platform every week. In order to achieve the startup’s ambitious goals, the board of directors will be significantly strengthened by new people who bring together broad professional expertise and market knowledge on the board, and who will drive the strategic development of the young company. Damian Borth and Karin Taheny, who have long supported Avobis in its innovation projects, will also join the board of directors.

Specialized skills for strategic development

With Jens Paul Berndt, the Property Captain enlists the services of an experienced specialist. As the former CEO of Homegate and CTO of the SMG Swiss Marketplace Group, he knows the market’s opportunities and challenges. With his valuable expertise and long experience, Berndt will be instrumental in refining and advancing the growth strategy. “Thanks to its large database and the innovations already available such as DreamScore or BlindBid, Property Captain has a large and extremely interesting base, which greatly helps people to buy, sell, rent or rent. Property Captain will streamline these processes and make them significantly more efficient – for everyone in the market. I am convinced that we will continue to develop this promising business model and I am delighted to be able to bring my experience and passion to it and thus actively contribute to future success”, says Jens Paul Berndt.

The Property Captain gains another high-profile member of its board with the election of Professor Dr. Damian Borth. Borth is Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at the University of St. Gallen and winner of this year’s Google Research Scholar Award. His experience will be particularly useful to the Property Captain in DreamScore development. Karin Taheny, Chief Digital + Technology Officer at Switzerland Global Enterprise, also joins the Property Captain board. Thanks to her experience, Taheny can make a valuable contribution to the technical development and commercialization of the platform.

in continuous growth

“We are very excited to take the next step in this exciting journey with Property Captain. Thanks to the appointment of new members to the board of directors, we are consolidating valuable knowledge, both technical and in the real estate market. As such, we are gaining momentum and are perfectly positioned to build on the steps already taken and continue to develop Property Captain consistently and successfully until we reach our ambitious goals,” says Patrick Schmid, member of the Board of Directors of Property Captain and co – CEO of Grupo Avobis SA. The development of DreamScore is one of the key elements of this project. Thanks to DreamScore, Property Captain optimally matches all available properties with all inhabitants, while supporting its clients as independent partners in the acquisition, occupation and sale of properties.

After the election of these new members, the Board of Directors of Property Captain Tech SA is composed of Jens Paul Berndt (Chairman), Thomas Abegg, Damian Borth, Patrick Schmid and Karin Taheny.

media contacts

Avobis Group SA Property Captain Tech SA

Nicole FankhauserLukas Eichhorn

Communication ManagerHead Marketing

Phone: +41 58 255 39 42 Tel. +41 58 255 69 99

Communications@avobis.ch lukas.eichhorn@propertycaptain.ch

About Property Captain Tech SA

Property Captain Tech SA is a proptech owned by real estate and finance specialist Avobis Group SA. On its Property Captain® platform open to third-party providers, the company offers tenants and landlords products and services in terms of housing and real estate financing. At the heart of Property Captain is an intelligent property search engine based on DreamScore® matchmaking technology, which matches users with the properties best suited to their needs and financial possibilities. Currently, more than 120 financial partners and more than 300 brokerages are part of the network. The start-up employs more than 30 real estate and technology specialists.

On of Grupo Avobis SA

With a volume of loans and managed properties reaching CHF 12 billion and CHF 14 billion respectively, Avobis Group SA is Switzerland’s leading provider of independent, integrated and technology-based real estate and financial solutions.

Thanks to its long-standing know-how and its very good knowledge of the market associated with data intelligence, the Avobis Group is an excellent partner for institutional and private investors, to whom it offers tailor-made solutions for the future along the real estate value. jail. On its independent property platform Property Captain, open to third-party service providers, the company offers its customers access to innovative products and services adapted to their needs, in the context of housing and home financing.

Avobis Group SA has 25 years of experience. It is headquartered in Zurich and employs around 350 real estate and technology specialists in 15 locations in Switzerland.

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