Key People

Ireland

Ciaran McNamara

Ciaran McNamara is co-founder and Managing Director of Signature Capital Limited. He was previously a director of Investec Bank (Ireland) Ltd and Gandon Capital Markets plc and has 25 years’ experience in Investment Banking and Real Estate Investment. He is a civil/structural engineering honours graduate of University College Dublin.

Enda Woods

Enda Woods is a co-founder and Director of Signature Capital Limited. He was previously Head of the Property Investment division with Investec Bank (Ireland) Ltd. Based mostly in Germany, Enda has over 20 years of experience in financing and structuring UK, US and European Real Estate investments. He is a graduate of University College Dublin and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Laurence Doyle

Laurence Doyle is the Group Finance Director. He joined Signature Capital in 2008 and has over 20 years of international experience in the real estate sector. Laurence is a qualified accountant and holds a Bachelors and a Masters Degree from University College Cork. Laurence previously worked as Financial Controller of Treasury Holdings Ireland.

Alan Hynes

Alan Hynes is a Director of Signature Asset Management. Alan joined Signature Capital in 2011 having spent most of his career working in real estate investment. He has extensive experience in identifying, acquiring and asset managing commercial property investments across the UK and Europe. Alan holds an honours degree in Business & Finance.

Richard Donnelly

Richard Donnelly has been with Signature capital since 2006 and is head of Investor Relations and Capital Raising. He previously worked with KBC Private Bank and holds a BA in Mathematics & Economics and an MSc in Investment and Treasury from Dublin City University. He is also a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA).

Tom O’Connor

Tom O’Connor is a Non- Executive Director of Signature Capital Limited.  He is a consultant in the Commercial Property Department of Maples and Calder Solicitors and formerly Head of Property at A&L Goodbody.  He is widely recognised as one of the most experienced practitioners in his field with an extensive network of clients and intermediaries both in Ireland and overseas and is frequently cited in various international publications as one of Ireland’s best known and leading commercial real estate lawyers.  He is Director and Chairman of H & M Hennes & Mauritz (Ireland) Limited, a director of AIB Alpha Japan Fund Pte. Limited and AIB MT Fund Asia Pte. Limited. Tom is involved in a number of charitable organisations and is a director of Orbis (Ireland).  Tom is a graduate of University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Civil Law Degree.

Germany

Arnd Leinemann

Arnd Leinemann is the Managing Director of Signature Capital Germany. He has 20 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate. Prior to Signature Capital, Arnd was the Managing Director of Redevco Germany with assets under management of €1.4 billion. Prior to that Arnd was the Director of Property & Operations at Lidl based in London. Arnd holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Southern Colorado, USA.

Denis Dolch

Denis Dolch is a Senior Asset Manager with Signature Capital. He has a degree in business administration and ten years of asset management experience with a focus on the retail and office sector. Before joining Signature Capital in 2017, Denis worked for three years as a Director in the asset management team of Redos Real Estate GmbH in Hamburg. In this role, he was responsible for a shopping centre portfolio of more than €500 million. Prior to that, Denis worked for six years at Goldman Sachs Realty Management GmbH (former Archon Group Deutschland GmbH) in Berlin.

Frederick Hönemann

Frederick Hönemann joined the Signature Capital Group in 2011 as a Property Manager (IHK). Since July 2014, Frederick has been working for Signature Capital GmbH as an Investment Manager within the Acquisitions Team. He has extensive experience in commercial real estate asset management and investment property transactions.

Sebastian Höffken

Sebastian Höffken is a Senior Development Manager. Previously, Sebastian worked with Shore Capital in Berlin as an Asset Manager concentrating on the development of office and residential projects across the city. Sebastian worked with EPR Architects in London for seven years on projects including luxury apartment schemes and new office and hotel developments. Sebastian holds a MSc in Real Estate Investment & Finance from the Henley Business School at the University of Reading.

Gunnar Kenk

Gunnar Kenk joined Signature Capital in 2008 and is head of Finance and Accounting for our German Business. He holds a degree in Macro Economics from Humboldt University in Berlin. Prior to joining Signature, Gunnar worked as an Accountant with two other Berlin based companies and worked for a real estate company in Canada.

Markella Zogbaum

Markella Zogbaum is Signature Capital’s Head of Office Letting. Previously she was Senior Letting Manager at HIH Real Estate GmbH responsible for the letting and improvement of the portfolio of the Warburg-Gruppe in Munich. Markella started her career in 1999 and has extensive experience in letting and office research through previous positions with international real estate consulting companies like DTZ and Colliers.

Luxembourg

Heidi Connolly

Heidi Connolly has been Director of Signature Capital Luxembourg since 2015. She has prior to this over 7 years of experience in the funds industry as well as corporate services and asset management. Heidi holds a Degree in Communications from ECS Brussels.

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