Dr Sabine Schaffer is Co-Founder & CEO (Europe) at Pro-invest Group and is one of the founding members of the Group.
Since inception of the business, she was instrumental in establishing Pro-invest as one of the leading integrated real estate platforms within Australasia covering all aspects of development, asset management as well as day-to-day operations. The Group currently managing in excess of 2 billion AuM across hospitality and commercial assets in the form of closed ended funds, managed accounts as well as co-investment programs. One of the biggest achievements is the positioning of Pro-invest as a leader when it comes to ESG proven by the fact that all the assets within the Pro-invest estate to date are achieving some of the highest environment ratings ( including the very first carbon neutral hotel according to NABERS ratings)
Sabine’s career started more than 25 years ago and spans from looking after Private Equity investments at 3i into retail schemes, working on high profile projects with McKinsey & Company focusing on Finance and Public Affairs in Europe to working as Director of Investments at a GCC based Private Equity firm responsible for setting up and managing Private Equity Funds and sourcing co-investment opportunities across the region. Sabine focused on Real Estate and established a Real Estate Development Fund in the GCC for newly built office buildings.
Sabine holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University as well as PhD in Economics from Leopold Franzens University, Innsbruck, Austria.