TwainTowers provides non-executive consultation in the form of Senior Advisor and Sector Specialist mandates in the real estate industry because companies also require multi-faceted consulting beyond formal boards and committees. TwainTowers’ specific areas of expertise range from business development and transformation, to providing guidance on real estate transactions, to support raising equity and debt capital, to specialised projects, such as capital market and M&A manoeuvres.
A valuable industry network creates opportunities and opens doors for each client to enrich existing contacts with new business partners. TwainTowers assists companies with objective, apolitical advice, thus providing both the commitment and the impetus for generating ideas and encouraging creativity. This is undertaken independently, without conflict of interest and free of capital market constraints.
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"When I first met Timo Tschammler he was a strong competitor and CEO of JLL where he shaped the company’s current position as the market leader in Germany. We had just got started and we lost (and won!) some significant pitches against his teams and we surely learnt a lot. Over the years we developed a personal friendship and he has mentored me on real estate business related and sometimes on real life issues. His advice is characterised by always being highly ethical, direct, professional, and positive thinking. To now collaborate with him and win him as an Executive Advisor for Mellum’s accelerated growth plan is a big success."
Founding partner and managing director
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"Our professional paths have crossed again and again over the last decades and Timo Tschammler's opinion and advice have always been important to me. He has a clear and comprehensive view of the European real estate markets. His sharp analysis and profound expertise make him an excellent sparring partner. I am all the more pleased that he has now joined the exclusive circle of our Senior Advisors and will support my team and me in expanding our investment activities."
Managing Director Real Estate
"As one of our biggest competitors, I and Mr. Tschammler from JLL had often been involved in battles for market share and customer favor over the years, which were always characterized by mutual respect and great fairness. I am genuinely delighted that my friend Timo is now fulfilling his long-standing wish to launch his own corporate venture. I am sure that his expertise, personal attributes and broad market access will be very valuable for many players in the real estate industry."
Prof. Dr. Erdéls
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"We are very pleased to have Timo Tschammler on board as an investor and operational venture partner for our venture capital fund PropTech1. It is a stroke of luck for our portfolio startups as well as our investors, because thanks to the growing group of excellent venture partners we can really sustainably fulfill the often overworked promise to deliver 'smart money'."
“Timo Tschammler combines superb management skills with a future-orientated mind set. His profound grasp of next generation thinking makes him able to recognise business opportunities at an early stage and gives him a road map in terms of modern-day leadership. For me, he is the ideal interface between the expectations of top level management and the requirements of young professionals.”
“I have worked together with Timo Tschammler many times during my years as a real estate professional. Early in our careers, we collaborated on many transactions, Timo as adviser and me as investor. In the recent past we have engaged on such topics as company strategy and capital market-related issues. There are very few people involved in the German real estate scene who can co-operate so effortlessly on operational and management topics as Timo.”
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executive committee member
“Timo Tschammler is a highly-valued board member of the ZIA, the industry’s leading decision-making committee for significant structural and programmatic topics. He has a solution-orientated leadership style, well-balanced approach and profound grasp of cross-sector issues. Our management board has asked him to develop content for all asset classes managed by the ZIA and to progress the efficient roll-out of our activities going forward. The ZIA is pleased to belong to the first generation of TwainTowers’ clients.”
“I have worked together with Timo Tschammler for 10 years both at DTZ and JLL – what impressed me most was his passion and the impact he made. His reasoned argumentation and sheer personality draw others to his way of thinking. He combines many years of management experience and professional expertise with a continual curiosity for people and topics. His ability to grasp and overcome complexity with appropriate and good-natured solutions has contributed significantly to his career in senior management. I have enormously enjoyed our partnership and teamwork over the last 10 years.”
Board of Directors
“As managing director of one of the world’s largest real estate consultancies in Germany, Timo was responsible for the development of trail-blazing digital and data processing strategies, demonstrating his innovative vision and high level of digital awareness. Today he is active as both “business angel” and mentor for companies in the PropTech sector, amongst others. I value his input on matters relating to strategy, client servicing and commercial feasibility.”
Photo credits: Jens Bösenberg
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Member: Real estate manager Award jury
“Timo Tschammler has been a member of the immobilienmanager magazine award panel since 2015. The award is one of the highest-profile real estate accolades in the German-speaking world. His significant professional expertise makes him ideal for his role as member of the category panel for “Projektentwicklung Bestand” (project development - existing properties). He has made a huge personal contribution to the immobilienmanager award over the last few years and his clear and critical eye makes him a highly-regarded jury member, delivering valuable input across the whole real estate value creation chain. We look forward to judging the award with Timo as jury member going forward.” Immobilien Manager Verlag IMV GmbH & Co. KG
Head of Program / Real Estate Sector