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Prof. Dr.

Sven Schmedes

Professor of Real Estate Management and Basics of Construction Engineering

Subject group
Economics and Business Management
Scope
622

CV

Prof. Dr. Schmedes is an expert in international project management, particularly for the Indian real estate market and sports facility construction. After working as a branch manager for gmp International in Dubai and then as a partner for Foster + Partners in London and India, Schmedes founded "German Project Management India" in Mumbai in 2009. The office is responsible for project management for both German and Indian clients.

He completed part-time doctoral studies at Cardiff University's Welsh School of Architecture in 2015, earning a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. During his studies, he was awarded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Postgraduate Scholarship. Schmedes' doctoral research explored ways to maximize the sustainability of the Olympic Games for urban development.


Academic profile

  • Study of architecture at HTW Dresden
  • Worked as an architect and project manager for gmp Architekten
  • Doctorate (part-time) at Welsh School of Architecture
  • Partner at Foster + Partners in London and Mumbai
  • Founder and Managing Director German Project Management India
  • Project manager and asset manager for real estate fund IndiaReit
  • Professorship for Real Estate Development/Management at ISM Hamburg

Publications

  • Book publication, 2nd chapter: 'Integrating stadium developments into existing urban environments' (pp. 25-40) in the book 'Stadium and Arena Design' (2nd Edition) edited by P. Culley and J. Pascoe, published by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE Publishing) on 13.04.2015.
  • Thesis 'Sustainable design of sports stadiums; Case study analysis of stadiums for the Olympic Games 2000 in Sydney, 2004 in Athens and 2008 in Beijing' an der Architekturfakultät 'Welsh School of Architecture' der Cardiff Universität.