Manuel heads BVK’s real estate investments globally – excluding Germany, Austria and Switzerland, which are organized in the D-A-CH team. BVK’s global investments are held in over 45 separately managed accounts which include direct and indirect investments, as well as listed real estate, in both equity and debt structures. Since he joined BVK in 2017 as Senior Investment Manager, Manuel has sourced, underwritten and invested in real estate directly, as well as indirectly via fund investments and listed platforms across sectors, geographies and risk types. This has included various new manager selection projects, research efforts and capital allocation planning. Prior to BVK, Manuel was Portfolio Manager at WealthCap/UniCredit responsible for a series of primary and secondary, European and US real assets fund-of-funds. In this role, he also supported the structuring, launch and placement of new AIFMD-compliant funds alongside his earlier responsibilities in investor relations and reporting. Manuel is an active member of the European real estate industry and is currently the Chairman for INREV’s Training & Education Committee. He received his MBA from University of Regensburg and his MA from Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. In 2022, Wormer was awarded the "Forty under Forty" prize in the "Real Estate" category by bii - Bund Institutioneller Investoren for his work and commitment to the industry.