Real assets and enabling technologies.

Capital. Building. Future.

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We invest for your future

SURPLUS Equity Partners is an investment and asset manager with a focus on real assets and enabling technologies.


Real Estate

We consider real assets holistically and always with a focus on a sufficiently diversified portfolio. Hence we invest in different property classes and in different risk/return profiles.


Today we face great ecological challenges. We are convinced that investments should make an important contribution to climate protection and sustainability. With our investment strategy, we provide capital to advance ecologically valuable technologies such as renewable energy and water treatment.

Enabling Technologies

Technology and innovation allow us to invest successfully. We create sustainable value in the core areas of real estate and infrastructure, but also with our direct investments in young companies. Whether investment sourcing or portfolio management - enabling technologies allow us to increase efficiencies along the entire value chain.

We see ourselves as the source of ideas for tomorrow and view today’s challenges in the real estate and infrastructure industry as a great opportunity.

Our Projects

Previous projects include

New Work

SURPLUS supports the development of a modern office space of approx. 30,000 m² with a focus on ‘new work’.


Together with a long-standing and experienced project partner, we are successfully developing 14 onshore wind farms at several locations in Germany.


We support exceptional founders and technology companies to actively shape the future of real estate and living spaces.

We live what we love

Investments in real assets should do more than create financial value, by making our lives sustainable and thinking about sensible solutions for the challenges of our time – whether climate change or digitization.


We create opportunities – we are responsible for our investors’ capital and build on long-term trust. We ensure that our investments turn spaces into meeting places and make an active contribution to society. We also live sustainability in partnerships with our employees, investors, business partners, tenants, service providers and authorities. We think entrepreneurially and develop new ideas without losing sight of the tried and tested.


We shape the future – with curiosity, knowledge and the constant striving for improvement, we work hard for common goals. Every day we ensure that the best for our business partners is also good for the world.

Capital. Building. Future.

Bernd Glönkler

Founding Partner
Chairman of the Advisory Board

Lars is a founding partner and managing partner of SEP. He has almost 20 years of experience in real estate and private equity and has invested more than € 5 billion in over 50 transactions.

Before founding SEP, he was “Head Private Real Estate Europe” and was responsible for the European real estate investment business at Partners Group, a private market investment manager with more than € 120 billion AUM. In this role he was a member of the Real Estate Investment Committee, which made decisions on transactions in Europe, the USA and Asia. Prior to Partners Group, Lars held senior positions at Lenwood Capital, Elystan Capital and Lehman Brothers.

Lars holds an MBA from INSEAD and is a CFA charterholder.

Sebastian A. Lüdke

Founding Partner
Managing Partner

Sebastian is a founding partner and managing partner of SEP. He has almost 10 years of experience in real estate, investment banking and private equity.

Before founding SEP, he worked as an investment professional at Partners Group, a private market investment manager with more than € 120 billion AUM. Before that he was Principal Investors & Private Equity Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Munich and an Analyst Mergers & Acquisitions at UBS Investment Bank in London.


Sebastian holds a BSc (Hons) in Business Studies from Cass Business School and an MPA from Columbia University & London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ralf Büschl

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Alexander Schätz

Sourcing Partner

Sabine Rödig-Brauch

Investment Director

Sabine has over 25 years of experience in alternative investments and fund-of-fund investments as well as in product structuring and capital raising. She has accompanied important SEP partners since it was founded in 2008 and thus supports the development and expansion of SEP as an important authority and with its network.


Marlena Büschl

Investment Manager

Marlena has more than 4 years of experience in venture capital and consulting. As an investment professional, she is responsible for SEP’s technology investments portfolio. Before joining Surplus, Marlena gained experience in investment banking and consulting in London, New York and Hong Kong.

Marlena holds a BSc in Business Administration and Computer Science from the Technical University of Munich and a Masters in Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Alice Schenato

Investment Associate

Alice has more than 4 years of experience in real estate and investment banking across Europe. Before she joined the SEP team as an Investment Associate, Alice was an Associate at Blackstone, where she was involved in underwriting and structuring real estate debt investments across Europe. Prior to Blackstone, Alice worked in the Real Estate Financing Group at Goldman Sachs.

She holds an MSc in Financial Analysis from London Business School and a BSc in International Economics and Finance from Università Bocconi. 

René Giese

Investment Associate

René has more than four years of experience in start-up development, investment banking and consulting. As Investment Associate, René’s focus is on infrastructure investments. Prior to joining Surplus Equity Partners, he was a Corporate Finance & Strategy Professional at Pacifico Renewables Yield AG, where he was in charge of the company’s stock listing and the execution of its growth strategy.

René holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration & Economics and M.Sc. in Finance from the University of Hohenheim.

Franziska Adler

Investment Analyst

Franziska has more than 5 years experience in  the field of Real Estate Private Equity Investments in Asia- Pacific and Project Management. Before she joined the SEP team as an Investment Analyst she undertook several development projects in Australia and Japan and worked as a Property Manager in Sydney.

She holds a BSc in Property Economics from the University of Technology Sydney.

Cornelia Meiller

Cornelia E. Meiller

Visiting Analyst

Therés Becker

Executive Assistant
Culture & PR Manager

Therés has almost 10 years of experience as an Executive Assistant & Event Manager as well as over 2 years of experience in PR. Before joining SEP, she worked as a PR & Event Manager at wayra (Open Innovation Hub of Telefónica/O2), where she independently planned and carried out events.

She also worked for the Boston Consulting Group for 6 years as an Assistant to the management & in internal event management.

Therés completed studies to become a Multilingual Management Assistant with focus on English, Spanish, Italian at the Europa-Institut in Reutlingen.

Katrin Haffner

HR Manager


Katrin is part of the operational team and in particular looks after all HR issues at SEP.

Kerstin Lippuner



Kerstin is the person of contact for the administration of the investment companies and in particular looks after the commercial side of the SEP projects. She also supports the management with a focus on infrastructure.

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