Our vision

The Gröner Group is committed to advancing Christoph Gröner’s vision of a digital reorganisation of the construction and property industry. The emphasis is on using environmental and technological innovations to create sustainable and affordable housing and living spaces. To this end, our company group follows overriding principles of sustainability and promotes the use of green technology. Through its subsidiary CG Elementum, the Gröner Group has access to a company-owned service provider for digital and sustainable construction. CG Elementum offers the whole spectrum of services for internal and external project developments in new construction, conversions and the renovation of old and listed buildings.

As an internal service provider, CG Elementum is our company group’s flagship entity. It follows principles of sustainability and is committed to forging ahead with the digitalisation of planning and construction processes that harness BIM and its sister field of prefabrication to create both affordable and unique architecture with the end goal of achieving a carbon neutral footprint. For this, all green technology concepts are checked to see if they can be applied to new construction projects. In addition, CG Elementum also draws on many years of experience and outstanding expertise in urban development as well as in conversions, revitalisation and the renovation of old and listed buildings.

CG Elementum services help shape the development of new construction projects at CG Property, with a focus on digital planning and construction. Meanwhile, at CG Capital, CG Elementum supports project developments in the areas of renovation, revitalisation and conversion. Alongside its involvement in the company’s own developments, CG Elementum also acts on behalf of external third parties.

We relish a challenge and offer outstanding solutions

The building industry is up against some fundamental challenges, including a scarcity of affordable living space, the acute shortage of skilled labour, innovation gridlock in planning and construction, and the need to reduce carbon emissions in order to protect the climate. We offer outstanding solutions and embrace our social responsibility.

1. Environmental/social responsibility

Reduction in carbon emissions
in the interests of climate protection

Construction debris
and recycling

Use of healthy construction materials
and resources in Europe

Insufficient provision
of affordable living space

2. Resources/productivity/innovation

Shortage of young talent;
movement of skilled labour and early retirement

Low productivity

Low technical integration
of planning and construction

Complex traditional business models
with high financing needs

What motivates us

We believe a radical shift is needed – from a traditional resource-consuming approach to a sustainable strategy for resource-conserving project developments that align economic, environmental and social interests.

Our approach

By establishing a digital end-to-end process chain, we demonstrate our commitment to a design-to-construction approach. We also focus on the revitalisation and conversion of existing building stock, combined with technological improvements and environmental innovation.

 

The company’s management team

Christoph Gröner
Managing Director Gröner Group GmbH (CEO)

Christoph Gröner is responsible for strategy, acquisition and development. With more than 25 years of management experience and a broad know-how in real estate development, he is the visionary of the group. His expertise combines the professional refurbishment of old buildings with the development of ecological and technologically innovative new buildings. Christoph Gröner’s career start is rooted in CG Gruppe AG, which specialized in the development of neighborhoods.

Ronald Pofalla
Managing Director Gröner Group GmbH (COO)

Ronald Pofalla joins the Gröner Group management team as Managing Director in May 2022. On the one hand, he will take care of the company’s external image as well as the area of CO2 reduction, and on the other hand, he will deal with legal and compliance issues. He will also contribute his experience in the task of transforming the Gröner Group into a stock corporation and advancing the company’s capital market capability. Ronald Pofalla was most recently the Board Member for Infrastructure with a focus on sustainability, energy and digitalization at Deutsche Bahn AG and brings a high level of expertise in the field of digital construction with BIM to the Group. From 2009 to 2013, Ronald Pofalla was Federal Minister for Special Tasks and Head of the Federal Chancellery.

Lars Schnidrig
Managing Director Gröner Group GmbH (CFO)

Lars Schnidrig joins the Gröner Group management team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He manages the Finance and Capital Markets divisions. Most recently, he was CEO and CFO for the European asset and investment manager Corestate Capital and previously held a senior position at Vonovia SE. Both companies went public under his significant responsibility in the Prime Standard of Deutsche Börse and issued bonds on the capital market. Prior to that, Lars Schnidrig worked in real estate finance at HypoVereinsbank and today’s Pfandbriefbank, holding positions in New York, London, Paris and Dublin. For more than 20 years, the graduate economist has been firmly rooted in the real estate industry.

Company structure

Compliance

Respectful and cooperative collaboration as well as the conscious perception of social responsibility form the basis for our long-term corporate success. Conduct in compliance with the rules is a matter of course for all employees of the Gröner Group and its subsidiaries. The essential principles and basic rules of our actions as well as for our conduct towards business partners and the public are summarized in the Code of Conduct.