The founders of the business, John Amram und Dr. Ilja Gop, have worked in the property industry for over 20 years, advising private and institutional investors as well as “family offices” and assisting them with their property investments.

Through our respective businesses, auxenia RE and HPBA, we successfully formulate long-term development objectives and strategies and plan and steer sales, acquisitions and transactions and sustainably increasing value for our clients.

TRENDCITY was established to service our clients’ numerous requests for the same level of professional service and competence in relation to the letting and sale of apartments in Berlin. As a result of our investment activities, TRENDCITY is able to offer its apartments on an exclusive basis.

Dr. Ilja Gop, MRICS

Managing Partner

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Born 1962
Languages: German, Russian, English

Professional experience

  • Since May 2012:
    Managing partner at TRENDCITY GmbH
  • Since November 2011:
    Managing partner at Alessia Mobile Pflege GmbH
  • Since May 2011:
    Managing partner at auxenia RE GmbH
  • 1994 - 2011:
    Managing partner at Dr. Gop & Klingsöhr Unternehmensgruppe
  • 1992 - 1994:
    Assistant CEO, Rentaco AG
  • 1991 - 1992:
    Associate at McKinsey & Company, Inc.
  • 1988 - 1990:
    IT-consultant for Bayer Health Care (previously Schering AG)

Academic Career

  • 1995 - 1999:
    Lecturer, European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel
  • 1986 - 1987:
    Research assistant, TU Berlin, Department of computer sciences


  • 2007:
    MRICS, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London
  • 1994:
    Real estate economics, European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel
  • 1991:
    Doctorate, FU Berlin, Department of economics
  • 1986:
    Graduated, TU Berlin, Department of computer sciences

John Amram

Managing Partner

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Born 1969
Languages: German, English, Hebrew

Professional experience

  • Since May 2012:
    Managing partner at TRENDCITY GmbH
  • Since May 2009:
    Managing partner at HPBA GmbH
  • Since May 2013:
    Managing partner at JAAS Investment Group
  • 1996 – 2008:
    Various directorships and Managing Director positions in international telecommunications and IT consulting businesses based predominantly in London (MEGA, Viatel, Oculeus, GNT, Virtual Technology Group)
  • 1992 - 1996:
    Sales Manager at Campden Publishing Ltd. and Millennium Publishing Ltd.

Interests and passions

  • Spiritual sciences (qualified meditation teacher)
  • Author
  • Adventure travel
  • Conflict resolution (qualified mediator)
  • Nature


  • 1989 - 1991:
    Academic studies, International Business - BA, at the European Business School in London.
  • 2010 - 2011:
    fully certified Mediator, at IHK Berlin