HafenCity Hamburg GmbH provides for integrated development management for the whole district. Here you can find information on the municipal company and the management and regulatory bodies that serve it

Executive Board

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Prof. Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg

Since 2003 Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg educated as geographer, biologist and real estate economist has been CEO of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH, a public company owned by the City State of Hamburg, charged with the development of HafenCity, Billebogen, Grasbrook and Science City Hamburg Bahrenfeld large scale urban areas. Prior to that, he occupied executive positions with British, U.S. American and German real estate companies. Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg is a regular national and international speaker on issues of large scale urban development and Professor for Integrated Urban Development at HafenCity University Hamburg.

Recent Publications:


  • J. Bruns-Berentelg, L. Noring, A. Grydehøj
    Developing urban growth and urban quality: Entrepreneurial governance and urban redevelopment projects in Copenhagen and Hamburg.
    Urban Studies (published September 15, 2020 online
  • J. Walter, A. Heller, J. Bruns- Berentelg
    Vielfalt braucht Dichte. Das Beispiel HafenCity Hamburg
    in T. Rieniets et al, urbainable, stadthaltig. Positionen zur europäischen Stadt für das 21. Jahrhundert, Akademie der Künste (Architangle) 2020


  • J. Bruns-Berentelg, J. Walter, D. Meyhöfer (Eds)
    HafenCity. Das erste Jahrzehnt
    Hamburg (Junius Verlag) 2012
  • J. Bruns-Berentelg et al (Eds)
    HafenCity Hamburg. Neue urbane Begegnungsorte zwischen Metropole und Nachbarschaft
    Wien (Springer) 2010



Linn Sahlmann
Executive Assistant

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Supervisory Board


The Supervisory Board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH

The supervisory board was set up in 1995 on the founding of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH (then GHS Gesellschaft für Hafen- und Standortentwicklung mbH), 100 per cent owned by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Supervisory Board members are representatives of the Hamburg Senate; their task is to look after the interests of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. The ongoing development and implementation of the Masterplan that takes place during realization of HafenCity Hamburg will be authorized by HafenCity Hamburg GmbH.

Members of the Supervisory Board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH:

Chairman: Dr. Peter Tschentscher
First Mayor of Hamburg 

Vice-Chairwoman: Senator Dr. Dorothee Stapelfeldt
Urban Development and Housing Minister

Senator Dr. Andreas Dressel
Finance Minister

Katharina Fegebank
Second Mayor of Hamburg
Science, Research, Equalities and Districts Minister

Senator Jens Kerstan
Environment and Energy Minister

Jana Schiedek
State Secretary in the Ministry of Culture

Senator Dr. Anjes Tjarks
Transport and Mobility Transition Minister 

Senator Michael Westhagemann
Economic and Innovation Minister

Advisory Board


The Advisory Board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH

A high-caliber consulting body comprising nine selected members was constituted February 7, 2005, to advise the management of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH on all fundamental issues related to the development of HafenCity Hamburg. The Advisory Board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH is particularly concerned with the following subjects: continuing development of the Masterplan, continuing development of development planning, compilation of the development plan, continuing development of the uses concept, as well as communication and marketing.

The Advisory Council of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH comprises at least six expert members, together with institutional members including the chairman/president of the Chamber of Trades, the Chamber of Crafts, the Architects’ Chamber and the City Center Sponsors’ Association. The chairman of the Advisory Board and his deputy are elected by a majority vote of the board. The Advisory Board meets at least twice a year with the management of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH. Members of the board are appointed by the Supervisory Board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH for a period of two years; their posts are honorary.

Members of the Advisory Board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH:

Sebastian Baller
Chairman Netzwerk HafenCity e. V.

Andreas Bartmann
President of Handelsverband Nord, Managing Director of Globetrotter Equipment

Dr. Frank Billand
Former member of Executive Board of Union Investment Real Estate

Prof. Kees Christiaanse
KCAP Architects and Planners Zurich

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gerhard
Center for American Studies and Institute for Geography, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carsten Gertz
Institute for Traffic Planning and Logistics, TU Hamburg

Ludwig Görtz
President of Trägerverbund Projekt Innenstadt

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Krüger
Project developement and management in Urban Planning, HafenCity University Hamburg

Karin Loosen
President of Hamburgische Architektenkammer

Prof. Dr. Menzl
Department of the Built Environment, Luebeck University of Applied Sciences