Dr. Michael Bütter is a Chief Executive Officer at Union Investment Real Estate GmbH, a Member-Management Board at Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Deutschland, an Independent Director at ADLER Group SA and a Member at The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
He is on the Board of Directors at HANNOVER LEASING Investment GmbH, ASSMANN BERATEN + PLANEN AG and ADLER Group SA. Dr. Michael Bütter has been CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of Union Investment Real Estate GmbH since 1 October 2020. As head of the Real Estate segment, he is responsible for coordinating Union Investment’s entire commercial real estate business. His remit covers segment management (strategy), real estate law, communications, and marketing.
He is also responsible for HR and internal auditing and for industry associations and coordination of the company’s Management Board and corporate bodies. Dr. Bütter is a fully qualified lawyer and business economist, having studied in Hamburg and Oxford.
He has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate and private equity sectors. Dr. Bütter is a member of the supervisory and advisory boards of multiple real estate and digital companies.
He also sits on the board of trade body RICS Deutschland and is a member of the executive committee of the German Property Federation (ZIA).
During his career to date, Dr. Bütter has successfully held a number of management and supervisory board positions at various listed real estate companies including Vonovia SE, Scout24 AG, Immobilien Scout GmbH, TLG Immobilien AG, and ADO Properties SA.
He began his career as a lawyer and was a partner at Hogan Lovells LLP.