Our interdisciplinary teams, comprised of technological, production and construction experts, create affordable and inviting living space made of wood using sustainable construction methods.

At NOKERA, the world of tomorrow is being built today.

> 20,000

commissioned housing units


months total construction time thanks to industrial production processes

> 1,000


~ 1.5 million

square meters of living space


state-of-the-art production facilities in Germany

Digitalization drives us forward.

As a leader in innovation, we are blazing new trails in order to bring the construction sector into the age of “Industry 4.0”. Industrial manufacturing of building components enabled by a fully digitalized process allows us to quickly and economically construct sustainable housing that is ready for use.

Our products

At six NOKERA facilities, our teams are working towards the future of construction.

Our teams, which include entrepreneurs and specialists from the real estate, automotive, construction, and tech industries, work collectively at our facilities in Berlin, Magdeburg, Leipzig, Erfurt, Ellwangen, Munich and Zurich. We all share a passion for a sustainable and fair future in real estate and technology. At NOKERA, we believe that the time has come to revolutionize the construction industry. And we do our best every day to make this vision a reality.

Norbert Ketterer

Founder and President of the Board of Directors

Norbert Ketterer has more than 30 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur in the real estate industry. He was often one of the pioneers in the industry. For example, he discovered and helped shape student housing early on and later launched the first fund for mezzanine capital. Norbert Ketterer is the founder and main shareholder of NOKERA.


Sascha Zahnd

Member of the Board of Directors

Sascha Zahnd brings distinctive international industry expertise to NOKERA. He was with Tesla, responsible for Europe, Middle-East and Africa. Previously, he held management positions at Swatch Group and Ikea. In addition to serving on the Board of Nokera, he is on the Board of Digital Switzerland and Chairman of Valora.

Jan Hedding

Chief Financial Officer

Jan Hedding has more than ten years of experience in transaction and capital market business. Before joining NOKERA, he worked for several years in a leading position in an internationally operating investment company as well as in a real estate investment company. Jan Hedding studied business administration at the Universities of Mannheim and St. Andrews, after which he obtained a Master of Law (LL.M.) at the University of Münster.

Dr.-Ing. Markus Lechner

Chief Product Officer

Markus Lechner is one of the leading experts in timber construction and brings broad and deep know-how in this field to NOKERA. After an apprenticeship, he graduated as a master carpenter and construction technician. He then studied civil engineering at the Technical University of Munich and, after graduating with honors, earned his doctorate in engineering. Markus Lechner has been involved in numerous research projects and new developments in the field of timber construction and technology as well as fire protection.


Leonhard Braig

Chief Executive Officer

Leonhard Braig has more than 20 years of experience in leading positions within the construction supply industry. After completing his engineering studies, he began his professional career at a major automotive supplier. He was Chief Technology Officer at Roto Frank AG in Leinfelden-Echterdingen for seven years and most recently Group Managing Director at PERI SE in Weißenhorn for eight years. Leonhard Braig has built up international production networks, sourcing and supply chain structures as well as global product development sites. He has also dedicated himself to the topic of sustainability out of personal conviction and is a convinced Lean Management user.

Dr.-Ing. Michael Breitenberger

Chief Digitization Officer

Michael Breitenberger is a proven expert in digital construction project management and BIM. After studying civil engineering at the Technical University of Munich, he received his doctorate in structural analysis with distinction from the Chair of Structural Analysis there. Michael Breitenberger then worked as an independent BIM consultant for major corporations before taking over overall management of BIM implementation at Autobahn GmbH des Bundes at the beginning of 2021. From October 2022, he will take over the board responsibility for digitalization at NOKERA.

David Stampfli

Chief Supply Chain Officer

David Stampfli has excellent leadership experience in an operational industrial environment. Prior to joining NOKERA, he managed the operations of a publicly traded US company in Switzerland. Prior to that, he acquired over 17 years of broad and deep know-how in the Swatch Group, where he started his career as a polymechanic and later managed, among others, a production site in Western Switzerland.

At NOKERA, expertise meets passion.

Our specialists, who possess a great deal of experience in the building value chain, work together across all of NOKERA’s facilities.



In the capital of Germany, 40 employees work on project development.


More than 1,000 apartments will be built here in 2023.


700 employees plan and construct the prefabricated bathrooms and kitchens for NOKERA buildings.


150 employees work on the wood-concrete components, shafts, and stairways.



More than 900 federally subsidized apartments will be built here in 2022/2023.



45 employees work at NOKERA’s headquarters.

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