4 Friends Investment

4 Friends Investment

We Invest in
Significant Values

4 Friends Investment

Inside
4FI

We founded 4 Friends Investment in Berlin in 2016 with the intention of investing our own capital, as well as that of associated investors and institutions, and actively monitor these investments ourselves.

The former family office has developed into an investment platform with branches in Frankfurt, Berlin, and Warsaw, and has a clear focus on our three areas of expertise: real estate, fitness, health and lifestyle, and growing corporates.

4 Friends Investment employs around 30 people. We hold and manage properties with a total value of more than € 350 million. In addition, 4 Friends Investment was and is significantly involved (management and ownership) in the development of about 10 companies.

Mission and Vision

Mission & Vision

Driven by Values

We smartly invest in real estate, fitness and growing ventures, striving for ambitious social and ecological standards.

To us, added value means more than using our funds and expertise to create value in a financial sense. In fact, it entails making a positive contribution for current and future generations.

We maintain our strong business ethics and use our capital and resources responsibly – and thus ensure that 4 Friends Investment becomes a powerful creator within the contemporary society.

Success is

Teamwork

The successful work of 4 Friends Investment is based on the skills and passion of our experts in our three areas of expertise of Real Estate, Fitness, Health and Lifestyle und Growing Corporates. And, of course, our strong network of partners and service providers.

Get to know some of the team specialists that form our strong personnel and ensure sustainably positive results.

4FI core team

Bettina Braun

Accountant

Florian Breuer

Managing Director TRU Fitness Outdoor

Marleen Hamann

Personal Assistant to Matthias Schmitz

Connor Hübe-D‘Alessandro

Head of Operations TRU Fitness

Managing Director TRU Fitness Outdoor

Friedrich Lammers

Investment Analyst

Charlotte Michaelis

Investment Controller

Thomas Ring

Investment Controller

Treasurer

Lars Rybak

Managing Director 4 Friends Investment

Sebastian Schickl

Managing Director

CFO TRU Fitness

Matthias Schmitz

Co-Founder

Managing Partner 4 Friends Investment

Managing Partner TRU Fitness

Anna Seidl

Team Assistant

Roswitha Seyfarth

Contract Manager

Joachim Trender

Center Manager „das agnes“

Linh Chi Trinh

Working Student

Radoslaw Trzepla

Head of 4FI Poland Operations

Elellta Woldeghiorghis

Asset Manager

Christoph Wöstefeld

Managing Director 4 Friends Investment

Stefan Zimmermann

Co-Founder

Managing Partner 4 Friends Investment

Origami Capital Partners

Origami Capital Partners
Since 2016 4 Friends Investment has been managing our joint venture Origami European Holdings (OEH) with our Chicago based investment partner Origami Capital Partners.

Want to see
4FI?

Here are some examples of how we bring our concept of responsible wealth management to life.

Matthias Schmitz

Co-Founder
Managing Partner 4 Friends Investment
Managing Partner TRU Fitness

  • Founding partner of 4 Friends Investment
  • Over 20 years of experience in the real estate sector
  • Began his career at Aengeveldt Immobilien in Düsseldorf
  • Subsequently, leading functions as Head of Expansion Europe and later a member of the Global Board of Fitness First
  • 2010: 50% shareholder of ACREST Property Group
  • Sale of ACREST to JLL in 2016, Head of Asset Management until 2019
  • Developed the high-quality fitness and lifestyle concept TRU Fitness and opened the first gym in Hamburg in 2020
  • University degree in architecture
  • Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers

Christoph Wöstefeld

Managing Director 4 Friends Investment

  • Part of 4 Friends Investment Group since 2017
  • Over seven years of experience in the real estate sector
  • Began his career at Commerzbank AG with positions in Wealth Management, Business Development and Group Strategy
  • Between 2014 and 2017, involved in the winding down of the former Eurohypo AG as a member of the transaction team for portfolio sales
  • Since 2017, Head of Investment for the joint venture of 4 Friends and Origami Capital Partners and CEO of 4 FI Management GmbH since 2021
  • University degrees: BA Business Administration (Goethe University Frankfurt) and MA International Business Administration (Universität Hamburg)

Stefan Zimmermann

Co-Founder
Managing Partner 4 Friends Investment

  • Founding partner of 4 Friends Investment
  • Over 20 years of experience in the real estate sector
  • Began his career at Tishman Speyer Properties before taking on leading positions, including at Tenkhoff Properties
  • Self-employed since 2006, including foundation of ACREST Property Group
  • Sale of ACREST to JLL in 2016, responsible for acquisition, transactions and strategy until 2018
  • Senior consultant and member of the supervisory board of x+bricks since 2018
  • Member of the ZIA Retail Committee, the German PropTech Initiative and the International Council of Shopping Centers, as well as co-head of the ULI Retail Council