Relationships, Expertise, Execution Power.

Waterway was founded in 2011 with the intention of providing a superior service for investors in the German and wider European non-core real estate market. In the decade since its launch, our firm has established a track record as one of Germany’s leading specialist advisory firms with an expansive global client network including real estate owners, developers and investors across Continental Europe, the UK and Ireland, the Middle East, Asia, the US and Australia.

Christian Zilly, Founder and Managing Partner

Headquartered in Frankfurt, and with cooperation partners in Singapore and New York, Waterway’s core services are in sell-side brokerage and transactions of German non-core real estate, capital solutions, debt origination and brokerage as well as general advisory, special situations and restructuring advisory. Before founding Waterway and becoming a trusted advisor to a multitude of clients, Christian Zilly worked for Hudson Advisors (captive asset manager of Lone Star Funds), Boston-based Rockpoint Group and SEB Investment GmbH on the principal side of the real estate universe.

Waterway specialises in four key areas:

  1. Sell-Side Brokerage Transactions & Investment Advisory
  2. Fund Raising & Alternative Capital Solutions
  3. Debt Origination, Debt Brokerage & Structuring
  4. General Advisory, Special Situations & Restructurings