About us

From Vision to Reality

Sven von der Heyden

The Von der Heyden Group of companies was founded in 1989. According to the company philosophy, an independent SPV-company is established in order to implement a certain project on the real estate market in conjunction with financial institutions.

The companies, which are a part of the Von der Heyden Group, have since 1989 finished an investment program in the real estate markets with a value of more than approx. Euro 350 million on a ‘non-recourse’ financing basis. In 2013-2018 there are investments under development and/or acquisition in the amount of approximately Euro 200 million. After the completion of the impending acquisitions and developments the total volume will increase to Euro 550 million by the end of 2018.


Overview
of Projects


Companies belonging to the Von der Heyden Group currently employ approx. 400 employees.

The Von der Heyden Group during almost 30 years of experience has become familiar with the specific characteristics of the European and US real estate market and enjoys the trust of national and international banks and other financial institutions. The group has a long term experience and an excellent track record.

The Von der Heyden Group specializes in sustainable investments in office buildings, hotels and residential building projects for which we have received numerous awards. In addition to the classic investment in the inventory as well as the development of hotel, office and residential projects, the Von der Heyden Group also concentrates on the renovation and reconstruction of historical buildings, such as old city houses and turn them into first-class apartment complexes.

The Von der Heyden Group has representative offices or investments in: Warsaw, Poznan, Lublin, Gdansk, Amsterdam, Berlin, Leipzig, London, Mahón, Madrid, Munich, Malta and Luxemburg and also has conducted or still conducts business in: Atlanta, Dresden and New York.

Sven von der Heyden was a co-founder and the main shareholder as well as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Iberia Motor Company S.A. (IMC S.A.) for many years until 1998, the time when the company sold 30.400 cars in Poland.

Despite the financial crisis and ongoing problems related to it, the Von der Heyden Group has a very healthy financial structure and very limited leverage compared to other market players.

Von der Heyden Group and affiliated companies successfully have co-operated with such banks as: Alior Bank, Banca March, Banco Sabadell Atlantico Spain, Bank of Valletta, Bank Pekao S.A., Bank Zachodni WBK S.A., Berliner Hypothekenbank AG, Commerzbank AG, Deutsche Bank, DKB Bank AG, Eurohypo AG, ING Bank, Kredyt Bank S.A., La Caixa Spain, Lombard Bank Malta plc.


New
Developments

Germany

Bavaria Towers, Munich: VDHG purchased in 2006 three office and warehouse buildings in the top strategic location in Munich with the aim to change the master plan of the city. Investment costs are estimated at Euro 165 million.

Malta

The Von der Heyden Group is currently pursuing advanced negotiations regarding the operation of a boutique hotel in the capital city of Valletta and a high profile office development on the island taking advantage of the very positive local business environment.

Poland

Andersia Silver, Poznan: the fourth and final development phase of the entire scheme of Andersa Square in Poznań (app. 55.000 sqm net usable area). After Andersia Tower, Andersia Silver will be the highest building in Poznań. Investment costs are estimated at Euro 110 million. Due to the current market environment, start of construction is not scheduled, yet.

Nowy Swiat Atrium, Warsaw: High quality five-storey office building with a 2-storey underground car park (app. 5.200 sqm usable area) with retail function located in the very heart of Warsaw close to the Trzech Krzyży Square. Investment costs are estimated at Euro 24 million. Due to administration issues, start of construction is not scheduled, yet.

The Von der Heyden Group actively promotes cultural events, as for example:

  • renovation of Frederic Chopin Monument in Łazienki Park in Warsaw under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland,
  • Garrick Ohlsson concert in Poznan,
  • concert of The Academic Choir of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan conducted by Mr. Jacek Sykulski,
  • CD of Małgorzata Sajna – the Polish representative at the International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition, in Warsaw,
  • ‘Polish Days” in Germany,
  • Malta Festival in Poznan,
  • building of Cyryl Ratajski Monument,
  • concert in Berlin on the 60th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising,
  • a Polish-German poem book for children by Karolina Kusek: ‘Moje Krajobrazy. Meine Landschaften’,
  • In December 2005 the Group sponsored, together with another international real estate firm, a charity concert of the Boys’ and Men’s Choir of the Poznań Philharmonic. The funds raised went to an orphanage in Eastern Poland,
  • the main sponsor of series of concerts preceding ‘Before the Carnegie Hall Debut’ debut of Łukasz Kuropaczewski. Łukasz Kuropaczewski is a young and talented artist, who as the first Polish guitarist will perform in the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York,
  • building of Brama Czasu Monument.