Oceans is my way to establish a brand which stands for quality, depth and reliability.
Oliver Alexander Obert
— Founder & Managing Partner
Oliver Alexander Obert is the founder and Managing Partner of Oceans & Company. He specialises in the sale of commercial real estate to national and international investors. He also possesses many years of experience in the marketing of office towers and the repositioning of landmark office properties.
Before founding Oceans, Oliver worked at BNP Paribas, where he was responsible for the national Capital Markets activities. He started his career at JLL Germany where he headed Office Leasing Germany.
Dr. Joachim von Rheinbaben
Dr. Joachim von Rheinbaben is Managing Director and Member of the Management Board of Oceans & Company. He specialises in co-investments with clients in areas of business where Oceans & Company can best bring its multidisciplinary expertise to bear. He has more than 20 years of investment banking experience in leading positions at BNP Paribas and Metzler Corporate Finance, and has been responsible for advising on and implementing numerous complex M+A, capital market and financing transactions. Joachim holds a diploma in Business Administration and Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe (TH) and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Mannheim. He was a fellow of Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.
Our client’s satisfaction is our utmost priority. We ensure that by working with the greatest passion, the highest degree of motivation and attention to detail, every day, without compromise.
As Managing Director, Robert Menke is responsible for the Investment Advisory Division and manages the acquisition, advisory and implementation of large-volume institutional investment transactions. He has more than 25 years real estate transaction experience in Capital Markets/Investment Services, Landlord & Occupier Services, Tenant & Landlord Representation, Investment Management and Value Recovery Services. Prior to Oceans & Company, he held senior positions at JLL, CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield and most recently at Colliers International in Frankfurt. Robert Menke holds a degree in business administration and studied in Gießen and Frankfurt am Main.
Dr. Daniel Schmidt
As Director and Head of Real Estate Finance, Dr. Daniel Schmidt advises our clients on the structuring, sourcing and execution of financing options such as senior debt, equity and mezzanine capital. Daniel draws on more than 11 years of experience in finance with previous positions in private and investment banking at Commerzbank. Prior to Oceans, he was Vice President of corporate finance, specialising in syndicated lending. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in Business & Management from the University of Gloucestershire, UK.
Michael Rubel is Director Asset Management. He is specialized in letting and has more than 15 years experience in letting and sales. Michael holds a diploma in economics from Dual University of Karlsruhe. Prior to Oceans & Company, Michael worked for Real Equity and headed the leasing and sales team. Further, he worked several years for BNP Paribas and CBRE, where he was responsible for office letting.
Felix Bindrich is Director Operations & Digital. Prior to joining Oceans & Company, he gained more than 15 years’ experience in investment banking and transaction advisory at EY’s M&A Advisory Services, Metzler Corporate Finance and Brown Brothers Harriman. He holds a Diploma in Business Administration and Management from Philipps University in Marburg.
Denise Goetzl works as Associate Director in the Asset Management team. Denise holds a diploma in economics from the Frankfurt Goethe-University and graduated as real estate economist at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel. Prior to Oceans & Company Denise was Portfolio Manager at PGIM Real Estate.
Vincent Schneider is Associate Director in the Investment Advisory Team and active within the scope of buy and sell-side mandates. Vincent holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Real Estate Management which he received at the University of Applied Sciences of Aschaffenburg. After his studies he has gained professional experience at TRIUVA.
Fabian Klocke is Associate Director in Real Estate Finance. Fabian draws on 11 years of experience in banking and finance with previous positions in private and investment banking at Commerzbank. Prior to Oceans, he was Assistant Vice President of Corporate Finance, specialising in Corporate Acquisition Financing. Fabian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Banking & Finance from the Baden Wurttemberg University of Applied Sciences.
Van Nguyen is a consultant in the Asset Management Team. After completing her studies in International Business at the European Management School in Mainz, she started her career at BNP Paribas focusing on investment brokerage. Prior to Oceans & Company, she broadened her real estate expertise as an analyst within a specialist project development office in Frankfurt.
Anette Jänz is Executive Assistant and responsible for Office Management. Anette draws on more than 20 years of experience in office administration and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from the FOM University of Applied Sciences.
Sabrina Geiß is a working student supporting the whole team on research, analysis and presentation topics. Sabrina is studying for a Master of Arts degree in Real Estate Management at the University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg, where she previously received the Bachelor of Arts degree in International Real Estate Management. During her studies, Sabrina also gained 2 years of experience in the real estate sector.
Dr. jur. Wulf Merkel
— Advisory Board
Wulf Merkel is an advisor for Oceans & Company. He has practiced law for 30 years and draws on his extensive experience to support a wide range of clients in the Private Equity and M&A sectors. We especially benefit from Wulf's expertise in the fields of Investment Advisory and Real Estate Finance. In addition, he is familiar with the marketing of commercial real estate from the perspective of an institutional tenant. As a managing partner of several major law firms, he has been regularly assigned by Oceans & Company’s shareholders in their previous positions.
Oceans & Company was founded in Frankfurt in 2011 by Oliver Obert. As an advisory company focusing on institutional grade office properties, his experienced team is predominantly active in and around Frankfurt, the BIG 7 German cities and across Europe, as required. The team’s specialist expertise and exacting standards may be expressed in a single powerful statement: Leadership in building value.