Matthias J. Meckert is Head of Legal Continental Europe with PGIM Real Estate. PGIM Real Estate is the real estate investment business of PGIM, the global asset management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. He and his team are overseeing the operations in PGIM Real Estate’s offices in Frankfurt, München, Luxembourg, Paris and Milan. Matthias does have more than 20 years of experience in the real estate sector, first in private practice (former partner with Mayer Brown LLP) and since 2013 with PGIM Real Estate. Around his transactional experience which currently requires him and his team to oversee several billions of real estate transaction per year on the continent, Matthias has expanded his areas of expertise into regulatory aspects (AIFMD, MiFID), fund structuring and recently into the fast moving world of ESG regulation. Being very tech savvy, Matthias is focusing on the Legal tech opportunities in the market since many years. He successfully implemented various tools to achieve higher levels of efficiency within the inhouse legal department including tools for document analytics and mark-up, e-billing and document production. Matthias studied in Mainz (Germany) and Dijon (France) and has spent a significant time of his career in London and Boston. Matthias is a member of the legal committee of BVI (Bundesverband Investment und Asset Management), of the advisory board of Bundesverband Wirtschaftskanzleien in Deutschland, Fachbeirat Anwaltsspiegel and General Counsel Leadership Circle (diruj). Matthias has been listed on the Legal500 Powerlist Germany in 2017, 2018 (as team) and 2019.