Sebastian Walter


Office Location: Dusseldorf

Phone: +49 211 82820

Sebastian Walter is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Dusseldorf Office and a member of the Global Real Estate and Private Equity practices.

Before joining the Real Estate Practice in Dusseldorf, Sebastian gained substantial experience in the search industry in the firm’s offices in Beijing, Hamburg, and Munich. Afterwards, and with a special focus on Digital, he worked for another large global search firm before returning to Heidrick & Struggles.

Sebastian has profound expertise working on mandates along the entire value chain of the real estate business, and in particular, at the interface to private equity.

Sebastian is a key member of the German Real Estate Practice, which has established a unique track record, market knowledge, and reputation in the region with over 800 senior mandates over the past 25 years.  He has contributed significantly in filling highly prestigious positions at the management and supervisory board level in German real estate.

He is also co-author of the book “Führungsperspektiven: Denkanstöße für verantwortliches Handeln,” which discusses innovative leadership styles.


Sebastian received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Zeppelin University and completed successfully additional studies in accounting at the University of California, Berkeley.