CEO, Hafencity (Hambourg / Allemagne)

Since 2003, Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg has been CEO of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH, a public company owned by the City State of Hamburg, second most populous city in Germany and center of a metropolitan region of 5 million Inhabitants, charged with the development of HafenCity and other areas. The HafenCity Hamburg development area represents a mixed use 40% expansion of the core city area of Hamburg. The goal is to develop a highly sustainable and outstanding new downtown in the European tradition of urbanism.

Before his involvement with HafenCity Hamburg GmbH, Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg occupied management positions with British, American and German property companies, partly at executive board and board of director level. In the process he was also involved in major projects such as Berlin Central Station or the Sony Center in Potsdamer Platz, located in Berlin.

Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg graduated in geography and biology. He is a real estate economist (ebs) as well. He also is professor for integrated urban development at HafenCity University Hamburg in addition to his executive position.

Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg is a regular national and international speaker on issues of innovative large scale urban developments and publishes regularly on questions of urban development