At NOKERA, the world of tomorrow is being built today.
commissioned housing units
months total construction time thanks to industrial production processes
~ 1.5 million
square meters of living space
state-of-the-art production facilities in Germany
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
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.
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.
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.
Spokesman of the Executive Board, 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
Deputy Spokesman of the Executive Board, 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.
Dipl.-Betriebsw. (FH) Lucia Häger
Chief Procurement Officer
Lucia Häger has experienced all facets of corporate purchasing in her career. Before joining Nokera, she worked in all areas of strategic and international procurement, as well as in operational purchasing, materials management and logistics. She gained management experience at Bosch Rexroth (formerly Mannesmann Rexroth), Apex Tool Group and most recently in the construction industry at Peri SE. Häger holds a degree in business administration of Applied Sciences from Nürtingen University.
Chief Technical Officer
Josef Stengel worked for many years as a successful entrepreneur before joining NOKERA. In 1988, he joined the management of his parents' business and developed the company into one of the most efficient industrial sheet metal processing companies in Europe. Today, Stengel GmbH is one of the largest manufacturers of prefabricated bathrooms in the maritime and real estate sectors. Stengel GmbH employs over 700 people at several production sites.
Dr.-Ing. Michael Breitenberger
Chief Digitization Officer (from 01.10.2022)
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.
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.
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.
130 employees are part of a team of architects who are responsible for planning our building projects.
At our newest green factory, which is scheduled to be finished in 2023, 600 employees will work on the production of walls, flooring, and facades.
More than 900 federally subsidized apartments will be built here in 2022/2023.
45 employees work at NOKERA’s headquarters.