NAI Sofia Group Shanghai
Equatorial Hotel and Office
Unit 806-807, 8th Floor

Shanghai, China 200040
t+86 21 6230 1919 Ext 808 m+86 139 1604 1291
Bjarne Bauer
Managing Partner

Specialties: Investment, Office

Scope of Service Experience
Bjarne Bauer has been working in the commercial real estate industry for fifteen years: four in Germany and eleven in China. During this time he has advised numerous multinational companies on matters relating to China's real estate market. He has extensive hands-on experience in purchase transactions and rental transactions of office space, retail space and industrial space.

As NAI Sofia Group Shanghai's Managing Partner, Bjarne steers the overall direction of the organization and takes final responsibility for all aspects of its business. He directly oversees the operations of NAI Sofia Group Shanghai's office space consulting business, and also plays a supervisory role in the projects of the Group's design and construction units.
Background & Experience
Bjarne sees trust as fundamental to the growth of the company — trust that clients place in the firm, as well as mutual trust between members of the NAI Sofia Group team. To this end, he strives to foster a company culture of honesty, integrity and mutual cooperation. He encourages employees to share and learn from their experiences together, and invites them to help determine which strategies are best for the company's long-term sustainability.

A founding member of the Shanghai Real Estate Club, Bjarne studied Chinese at Beijing University prior to launching his career in China.
Universitaet Tuebingen / Tuebingen University
Peking University / Beijing Daxue
Transaction History
Was involved in - for most of them as project lead - over 280 commercial real estate transactions in China during the past 11 years.
Strategic Clients
B&O - Bang & Olufsen
Freudenberg Group of Companies
Biogen Idec
NIVEA / Beiersdorf
SGL Carbon Group
Client Testimonials

“Bjarne and his team at Sofia Group have assisted us in setting up our office and production facility in Shanghai. With the support of Sofia Group we got helpful expert advice and were able to save a lot of time. Our team as well as our company's owners are thrilled about our beautiful new office facilities in Shanghai.”
- Mr. Martin Hedes, Managing Director • Fimap-Comac (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

“Have worked with him and his company in Shanghai and was impressed by the hands on, flexible yet very realistic "can do" attitude, his personal high integrity, good knowledge ("know how" and "know with whom") and people in his team. Bjarne can translate western expectations to Chinese working ways very well and thus provide realistic committments. Would recommend him anytime, especially for for his integrity and reliability.”
- Mr. Rolf H. Koehler, General Manager • Freudenberg Management (Shanghai) Co Ltd