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Association of German Pfandbrief Banks 
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Georgenstraße 21
DE-10117 Berlin

Tel: +49 30 20915100
Fax: +49 30 20915101


President: Jan Bettink
Chief Executive: Jens Tolckmitt
Secretariat: 32 staff

Number of direct members: 37
Number of qualified valuers (individuals): 330 (through valuation departments)
Number of student members: none

Member of TEGoVA since: Founding Member
Category of membership: Full


The Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp) currently comprises 36 German Pfandbrief Banks. The Pfandbrief is the oldest German capital market product.

Brief History and Role

In June 2005, the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp) succeeded the Association of German Mortgage Banks (VDH). The vdp currently comprises 36 German Pfandbrief Banks. It is based in Berlin with an additional office in Brussels, and a liaison office in Tokyo. For addresses, please check our contacts page.

Its member institutions are among the nation's most important providers of capital for residential and commercial property as well as for the public sector and its institutions.

Principal Activities

The purpose of the Association, according to its statutes, is to:

* safeguard the rights and interests of its member institutions, including PR work, in the field of capital market, housing, real estate and fiscal policy as well as in legal aspects;
* to support and advise the legislative bodies and authorities at a national, European and international level in all matters affecting the mortgage business;
* to safeguard the interests of the Pfandbrief banks vis-à-vis national, European and international professional associations.

Principal Areas of Policy

Residential and commercial mortgage lending, real estate economics, property valuation, lending to public authorities.


Please consult www.pfandbrief.de


Please consult www.pfandbrief.de


Own Publications

Please consult www.pfandbrief.de

EVS in German

The German Delegation (German member associations of TEGoVA) translated the European Valuation Standards 2012 into German.

Awarding member association

Recognised European Valuer
Awarding Member Association

The association has the right to award Recognised European Valuer status (designated by the letters REV) to its members.