Sebastian Walter


Sebastian Walter is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Dusseldorf Office and a member of the global Private Equity Practice. He has expertise working on mandates along the entire value chain of the real estate business, and in particular, at the interface to private equity.


Before working in the real estate sector 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, along with the entire German real estate team, 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 co-authored “Führungsperspektiven: Denkanstöße für verantwortliches Handeln,” which discusses innovative leadership styles.


Zeppelin University, Bachelor's in Economics

The University of California, Berkeley, Accounting Studies