Aareal Bank

Aareal Bank AG
Traded as FWB: ARL
Industry Financial Services
Founded 1923
Headquarters Wiesbaden, Germany
Key people
Hermann J. Merkens (Chairman of the management board), Marija Korsch (Chairman of the supervisory board)
Products Structured Property Finance and Consulting Services for the housing sector
Total assets 51.9 billion (2015)[1]
Number of employees
2,861 [1]
Website www.aareal-bank.com

Aareal Bank AG is an international company listed on the MDAX index with headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany,[1] which traded as DePfa Deutsche Bau- und Boden Bank AG and formed part of the DePfa Gruppe until 2002.

Aareal Bank is represented on three continents (Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region) and oversees property financing in more than 20 countries. Aareal Bank AG has been listed on the German stock exchange since 2002.


The company's history dates back to two institutions: Preußische Landespfandbriefanstalt (founded in 1922) and Deutsche Wohnstättenbank AG (founded in 1923), both of which were based in Berlin. Deutsche Wohnstättenbank AG was renamed Deutsche Bau- und Bodenbank in 1926. Preußische Landespfandbriefanstalt was given the name Deutsche Pfandbriefanstalt in 1954. In 1979, Deutsche Pfandbriefanstalt acquired a majority interest in Deutsche Bau- und Bodenbank. It traded as public limited company under the name Deutsche Pfandbrief- und Hypothekenbank AG from 1989, before going public in 1991 and opening its first foreign branch in Amsterdam in the same year.

In 1999, Deutsche Pfandbrief- und Hypothekenbank AG was renamed DePfa Deutsche Pfandbrief Bank AG and transferred all property activities to Deutsche Bau- und Bodenbank, which was also given the name DePfa Bank AG BauBoden at this time. In 2002, the bank was divided into Aareal Bank AG (formerly Deutsche Bau- und Bodenbank), a property finance bank with headquarters in Wiesbaden, and DePfa BANK plc, a public finance bank based in Dublin. Since 2006, the company has focused on the Commercial Property Financing and Consulting/Services segments.[2]


Hermann J. Merkens has been chairman of the management board of the company since 2015. The Supervisory Board members are elected for a period of five years each. The current term of Marija Korsch as Chairman of the Supervisory Board began in 2013.[3]

Shareholder structure

100% Free float

(as at 31 December 2015) [1]


The Aareal Bank Group includes the following companies:[1]

CompanyDescriptionRegistered officeCapital share
Aareal Bank Asia Limited Financings for office buildings, hotels, logistics facilities, retail properties and residential properties in selected markets Singapore100 %
Aareal Capital Corporation Financings for office buildings, hotels, logistics facilities, retail properties and residential properties in selected markets New York100 %
Aareal Estate AGManagement and consultancy firm for commercial properties in Germany and abroadWiesbaden100 %
Aareal First Financial Solutions AG Development and implementation of payment transaction solutions for Aareal Bank Mainz100 %
Aareal Valuation GmbHValuation companyWiesbaden100 %
Aareon AGEurope-wide consultancy and IT systems house for the property sectorMainz100 %
Deutsche Bau- und Grundstuecks-AktiengesellschaftSpecialist property management service provider; real estate asset management service provider for institutional and private investors, municipalities and the Federal GovernmentBonn100 %
Deutsche Structured Finance GmbHStructuring, launching and placing, as well as subsequently managing closed-end funds, particularly involving property investmentsWiesbaden100 %
Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank AGSpecialist bank that focuses on Commercial Real Estate FinancingMainz100 %

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