Director – Head of Hotels Germany
Benjamin Ploppa is Head of Hotels Germany at Christie & Co since January 2020. He is responsible for the development and expansion of the company in Germany and the DACH region. Before joining Christie & Co, he was in charge for the development and implementation of the hotel investment strategy at BNP Paribas REIM. Accordingly, his focus was on the purchase and sale of hotel properties and developments in Germany and Europe. He was able to build on his experience as Head of Hotel Acquisitions & Sales at Deka Immobilien GmbH. As Asset and Investment Manager at Accor Hospitality Germany, Benjamin Ploppa also saw the operator perspective and was responsible for the implementation of the asset light strategy. In his role at Christie & Co he returns to his professional roots. After successfully completing his studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, he worked as a Senior Consultant at PKF hotelexperts and then as Senior Manager at Deloitte, where he established and expanded the Tourism & Hospitality Services industry line in Germany. His responsibilities included transactions (including pan-European portfolios) as well as a variety of advisory mandates ranging from hotel and resort valuations, business plans, market analyses and feasibility studies to investor and operator searches. Overall, Benjamin Ploppa has more than 25 years of professional experience in the real estate and hotel industry. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Munich University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Tourism/Hospitality Administration and a degree in Real Estate Economics (IRE/BS).