Executive Search & Consulting

for the Real Estate industry

Pioneering. Executive Search.
Real Estate. Valdivia.

About us

Are you looking for fresh impetus for your company or new perspectives in your career? We support you with experience and passion. Executive Search, the placement of top executives and decision makers - individually or as a team - is our specialised field of business. We analyse, advise and match requirements and skills, personalities and career opportunities.

Valdivia stands for depth and competence. We know the construction and real estate industry in detail due to our many years of experience. This means that we can offer you all the expertise you need to fill demanding positions in a complex and ever-evolving environment.

Excellence meets Experience.
Our Approach.


We offer comprehensive expertise for all property sectors. Those who develop, build, manage or finance real estate require a special understanding and unique skill set - especially at the senior end of the market. We have chosen our specialisation deliberately and possess many years of experience. We create trust because we speak the language of our clients and our international network, which has grown over decades, extends to all real estate sectors and industries.


For clients

For candidates

As specialists in Executive Search, we know that senior positions always require unique skill sets and personalities. Therefore, we start our searches with an in-depth analysis: in close collaboration with you, we carefully sound out all the requirements of your search – providing our input and advice based on our extensive industry experience and knowledge of the market. We can also find well-rehearsed teams for you if, for example, you want to set up a new division.

We have developed a versatile, personal support programme for you. In this way we do not only take into account your professional skills and competences; your personal aims and objectives   are also always clearly in focus for us.


For clients

For candidates

Open, transparent communication is critical to us. We are not afraid to give you our honest feedback and advice to ensure that we enter the market having fully explored all angles of your situation and requirement. In our search for candidates, we examine the market in its entirety and prepare detailed assessments at each stage.

For us, gaining your trust and corresponding to your wishes have the highest priority. We advise you both personally and discreetly and show you perspectives for your career path.


For clients

For candidates

Open, transparent communication is critical to us. We are not afraid to give you our honest feedback and advice to ensure that we enter the market having fully explored all angles of your situation and requirement. In our search for candidates, we examine the market in its entirety and prepare detailed assessments at each stage.

For us, gaining your trust and corresponding to your wishes have the highest priority. We advise you both personally and discreetly and show you perspectives for your career path. We also support you if you seek a career move  together as part of a team of well-rehearsed employees.

Our Promise.


Executive Search is a task of the highest responsibility. We meet this obligation with care and passion.

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We give everything, as if we were part of your company.

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We are trustworthy, open and authentic.

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We are professionally at home in all real estate sectors.

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We have a proven track record.

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We are highly disciplined and always want the best for company and candidate alike.

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We always aim at sustainable, long-term fruitful solution for both sides.

Motivation & Experience.


The management of Valdivia Consulting GmbH is committed to ensuring that the years of experience we have gained to date are utilised to provide the highest levels of service to the real estate industry today and in the future. At Valdivia, our target is to identify new personalities and ideas for the many challenges of the industry in the 21st century.

Daniel Bauer

Managing Partner
“Real Estate is elemen­tary for people, soci­ety and indus­try and shapes our living space in a truly unique way. The real estate indus­try both inspires and fasci­nates people — we have dedi­cat­ed ourselves to it with passion.”

Daniel M. Bauer is Manag­ing Part­ner at Valdivia Consult­ing GmbH in Frank­furt am Main.

After sever­al years in the broad­er real estate indus­try, Daniel entered the consult­ing market in 2006. He was instru­men­tal in the creation and devel­op­ment of the current market lead­ing compa­ny in specialised person­nel consult­ing for the real estate indus­try in Germany, before accept­ing the part­ner­ship at Valdivia.

For more than a decade, Daniel Bauer has been specialised in Exec­u­tive Search, work­ing on behalf of nation­al and inter­na­tion­al compa­nies (Corpo­rates as well as medi­um and small compa­nies). Daniel has been part of more than four hundred search mandates cover­ing lead­ing posi­tions, i.e. posi­tions on C‑level, MDs, Part­ners, Branch and Depart­ment Heads, Direc­tors as well as specialised experts.

Daniel culti­vates deep, success­ful, long-term rela­tion­ships with clients and his exten­sive network now extends from London to the entire German-speak­ing region.

Daniel Bauer grad­u­at­ed from the Depart­ment of Struc­tur­al Engi­neer­ing at the High­er Tech­ni­cal College, Wiener Neustadt in Austria. He then spent sever­al years abroad in both London and the USA and speaks fluent English and native German. Today he lives with his fami­ly in Greater Frankfurt.

Anthony Baumruk

“Exec­u­tive search is multi-faceted and, at Valdivia, meets true passion for real estate. The abil­i­ty to truly read leader person­al­i­ties, coupled with in-depth indus­try knowl­edge — these repre­sent the pillars of compe­tent consulting.”

At the begin­ning of his profes­sion­al career, Mr. Baum­ruk worked for sever­al years for inter­na­tion­al finan­cial insti­tu­tions in Corpo­rate Finance in New York. From 2010 onwards, he turned to consult­ing and, during the follow­ing 10 years, built up the finance divi­sion in Germany for what is now a lead­ing recruit­ment firm in the Real Estate indus­try. Here he was just as success­ful in his manage­ment posi­tion as with numer­ous Exec­u­tive Search mandates. He has been with Valdivia since its foun­da­tion and is now respon­si­ble for the Finance division.

As an expert in the Real Estate finance sector, Mr. Baum­ruk supports nation­al and inter­na­tion­al compa­nies in fill­ing exec­u­tive posi­tions. His clients include large corpo­ra­tions as well as medi­um-sized and small compa­nies. In total, he has played a key role in more than 300 search­es for CFOs, COOs, branch and depart­ment heads, finance direc­tors and simi­lar posi­tions. His active network with­in the Finance and Real Estate indus­try spans the whole of Germany. His clients partic­u­lar­ly appre­ci­ate his track record and clos­ing reliability.

Antho­ny Baum­ruk grad­u­at­ed from the Amer­i­can Univer­si­ty in Wash­ing­ton D.C. with a Bach­e­lor of Arts degree in Polit­i­cal Science. His native languages are German and English. Today, he lives with his fami­ly in the Rhine-Main area.

He is an active member of the Urban Land Insti­tute (ULI Germany).

Meeting our clients’ expectations.


Mutual trust is the prerequisite for all our actions. Only where we succeed in creating trust between all those involved can we achieve the kind of productive, respectful connection that is the aim of our work. And we are grateful to see this confirmed by our clients. Please find below a selection of client references:

"Quality awareness, accurate implementation and flexibility - with Anthony Baumruk at Valdivia, we clearly have the right partner at our side. Corresponding to our needs, Valdivia supports and advises us in a professional and highly transparent manner. We are very satisfied indeed with our cooperation.”
Nicky Georg KisitzkyManaging Director / CFOVALUES. Real Estate Holding GmbH
"I specifically appointed Mr. Baumruk as we place our trust in him. He conducted an in-depth analysis of the market for us, provided immensely valuable strategic recommendations and helped us significantly in expanding the Real Estate Private Debt division. We are very pleased with the result so far."
Andreas KaluscheCEO - Member of the Board of DirectorsPrime Capital AG
"Valdivia team members helped us find our Head of Germany. They took the time to understand our business model and our culture, identifying early on the prospects who would fit well within our business. The process was efficient and well managed from start to finish.”
Rabih ModadManaging DirectorBaytree Logistics Properties LLP
"Mr. Bauer combines many years of experience, highest precision and high-level competence in the specialised field of real estate executive search."
Jörg Schwagenscheidt FRICSManaging PartnerQSIX
"In Mr Baumruk, we have a partner for filling our specialist and management positions in the area of Commercial Real Estate Financing who, with his many years of experience, his extensive network and his knowledge of our co-operative corporate culture, always offers custom-fit solutions."
Dr. Phil ZundelDirektor - Leiter StabMünchener Hypothekenbank eG
"Our vacancy was filled swiftly and with the absolute "best fit" possible. At all times, the process with the Valdivia team was transparent and open, from the intial phase onwards, and characterised by a truly positive, constructive exchange."
Maximilian SprickGeschäftsleitung – Leiter Bau & Leiter BerlinAlpine Finanz Immobilien AG
"Trust is a top priority for us. Daniel Bauer stands for guaranteed discretion, market know-how and real estate expertise."
Kiran PatelGlobal Chief Investment Officer and Deputy Chief Executive OfficerSavills Investment Management
"After Valdivia having identified various, very good candidates, the project was subsequently closed both successfully and quickly. Mr Bauer has an outstanding network and a comparatively high level of empathy and understanding for the client's requirements."
Manuel DeVigiliManaging PartnerLUWIN Real Estate
After a thorough analysis of our needs and the market, Mr Bauer and his team presented promising candidates for the position of Head of German Asset Management within a short period of time. As a result, a highly suitable executive was found. The entire process was extremely smooth and very professional.
Rolf MensingManaging Director I Head of Germany CLS Germany GmbH
"Our search project with Valdivia was highly targeted and progressed without any loss of time whatsoever. The quality of all candidates presented matched our desired profile in every respect and we were always kept fully informed of the progress of the process."
Anton Thomas SchöpkensManaging Director | CFO6B47 Germany GmbH
"Valdivia stands for first-class performance. Our special thanks go to Daniel Bauer for his highly competent, efficient and discreet advice in the search process for our Managing Director. Mr. Bauer also gave the impetus for the team move to set up our complete, powerful team for our market entry in Germany."
Claudius WesterhausManaging PartnerSilvertip Capital Ltd.
"Through Valdivia we were able to successfully find a CEO for our new product line. Our search process with Valdivia was very targeted and transparent. The candidates presented all had a high suitability for the function we were looking for. We did not have to make any compromises in the selection process and were able to fill the position competently."

Moritz KränklManaging DirectorInvesta Holding GmbH

Act today, today for tomorrow
- for a future.


To us, sustain­able plan­ning and action is a core element of exec­u­tive search. Be it a compa­ny or candi­date who places trusts in us – they are all look­ing for a connec­tion to the future. So what could be more obvi­ous to us than to promote sustain­abil­i­ty in other areas as well?


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