IRE|BS Foundation for African Real Estate Research

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The Saddest Announcement

We have been in deep mourning since we learned that Dr. Gisela Schulte-Daxboek, founding member and regular supporter of our foundation, passed away on 2 March 2019, at age 66.

In 2010, Gisela was an initial donor and founding member of the IREBS Foundation for African Real Estate Research.

Dr. Gisela Schulte-Daxbök (2nd from right) at the formal handover ceremony of the Deed of Foundation in 2010.

Ever since, Gisela has continuously supported our mission ideally and financially. The Foundation has lost a tremendous and unique supporter. Real estate education has lost a pivotal authority and the real estate landscape in both Germany and Africa would look a lot worse today without Gisela’s long and intensive work. And ultimately, her family and the world have lost a good and generous soul.

The whole African Real Estate community will miss “Mama Gisela” who is survived by her husband Karl-Werner as well as their three sons Frank-Michael, Kai-Magnus and Sven-Marten. The IREBS Foundation for African Real Estate Research is all the more touched that Gisela decided during her lifetime to ask all recipients of her death note for donations to our foundation (IBAN DE19 5005 0201 0200 4351 67 at Frankfurter Sparkasse, BIC HELADEF1822 or online at

Thank you, Gisela, for this last generosity!