Samuel Czarny joined Berggruen Holdings in October 2005 to create a long-term diversified real estate portfolio in Germany and other European countries. Prior to joining Berggruen, Mr. Czarny spent two years as the head of acquisitions for Apellas Property Management GmbH, the German platform of George Soros Real Estate Investors.
From 1998 until 2003 he ran Hamburgische Immobilien Handlung GmbH, the Berlin branch of the real estate subsidiary of M.M. Warburg & Co, responsible for the acquisition of office buildings. Prior to that he worked at AtisReal, the largest German commercial real estate agent, from 1994 to 1998, where he was responsible for renting offices and brokering office buildings.