Susanne Eickermann-Riepe FRICS was appointed as chairwoman of RICS Germany in May 2020. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is a professional organization that is active worldwide and represents over 130,000 real estate experts around the globe. The RICS stands for the professional practice of the profession in all areas of the real estate industry, across all types of use. It regulates and promotes the profession on the basis of high professional standards and strict professional ethics (www.rics.org).
She is also deputy chairwoman of the Institute for Corporate Governance in the Real Estate Industry (ICG). The institute aims to contribute to the transparency and quality of companies in the real estate industry (www.icg-institut.de).
She has been active in the real estate industry for many years, including 18 years as a partner at PwC WP GmbH. She managed PwC Real Estate Germany with 33 partners and directors and around 450 employees (www.pwc.de/real-estate) and was a member of the EMEA and Global Real Estate Leadership Board until June 2020.
Her experience is based on strategic and operational consulting for financial service providers, real estate and alternative funds and real estate companies. Her work has focused on business model development, restructuring and performance optimization, process management and control design, and risk and compliance management. She has also been involved in the development of topics related to sustainability (ESG) and new technologies (PropTechs, AI) and is committed to overarching standards in the real estate industry.