With nearly 100 years of combined experience in virtually all aspects of commercial with real estate, BVT's U.S. staff can offer investors with a full spectrum of services from deal origination, asset management, property management, accounting an tax services. With the addition of the Renewable Energy team working in Germany and the US, the firm is poised to offer a variety of investments.
Each team member is respected for his/her expertise, performance, loyalty, skills and reliability. The team’s collaborative culture and solutions-oriented approach ensure that each deal and asset is maximized to its fullest potential. Streamlined processes and effective people are the backbone of BVT’s successful transactions and management.
President, BVT Equity Holdings
Managing Director, BVT Holding GmbH & Co. KG
Mr. Duerr is Chief Executive Officer of BVT Holding GmbH & Co. KG in Munich since 1997 and responsible for the business division International Real Estate. At the same time he is president of BVT Equity Holdings Inc. in Atlanta.
From 1993 – 1997 Mr. Duerr was a member of the executive board at Behne Immobilien GmbH, Hamburg, and responsible for marketing and sales of real estate funds and investments targeting single as well as institutional investors. These real estate investments were mainly focused on the German market especially projects and properties in East Germany and the German capital Berlin. After the company was acquired by Warburg Bank the sales activities including also the bank’s products such as investment funds and ship funds.
In the years 1983 – 1993 Mr. Duerr was responsible for the US real estate department of BVT, in the beginning as vice president and since 1985 as chief executive officer.
From 1979 – 1983 Mr. Duerr worked as project manager for Mergers and Acquisitions at Westdeutsche Landesbank in Duesseldorf. He accompanied numerous transatlantic transactions in the pharmacy and medical industry as well as textile, cosmetics and retail trading industry.
1977 Christian Duerr started his career at Franz Haniel GmbH and Cie. in Duisburg as assistant to the board after finishing his studies at Hochschule St. Gallen, Switzerland. He graduated his studies and holds a degree in economics.
Chad J. Bozza
Senior Vice President, U.S. Fund Investments and Asset Management
Mr. Bozza joined BVT in 2006 and serves as the U.S. investment officer, responsible for the origination of investment opportunities and asset management. Through his network, he sources joint-venture developments, acquisitions, and recapitalizations suitable for German individual and institutional investors. After closing, Mr. Bozza remains as the relationship manager to the owner/developer and executes asset/fund management strategies in cooperation with the Munich office. Prior to joining BVT in 2006, he previously held positions with Prudential Financial, ICAP Realty Advisors and Arthur Andersen, closing over $2.2 billion in over 100 transactions. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Miami (OH) University. Mr. Bozza is a member of AFIRE, ICSC, and the Honorary Board for Georgia State University's Dept of Real Estate.
Vice President of Management Services
Mr. Farber joined BVT in 2009 as Vice President of BVT Management Services, Inc. He is responsible for directing BVT’s in-house property management . Additionally, Mr. Farber oversees asset management for several multi-family projects in the BVT Residential USA Series and plays a role in acquisitions, dispositions, and refinancing efforts, as well as seeking new business opportunities for BVT Management Services. Mr. Farber is a Georgia licensed real estate broker and has held memberships in numerous organizations including BOMA, NAIOP, ICSC and the Georgia Commercial Board of Realtors. Mr. Farber has a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University with a concentration in Marketing and Management.
Vice President & Corporate Controller
Ms. James joined BVT in 1997 as Accounting Manager and was promoted to Vice President and Corporate Controller of BVT Equity Holdings in 2004. She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and a Georgia Real Estate License. Ms. James has over 20 years of accounting experience including working as an auditor for a CPA firm.