He bought his first equities at the age of 11; today he manages real estate totaling EUR 9.4bn

He has been called the real estate version of a clone between Messi and Zlatan. Christian Fladeland, 32, is in charge of the acquisitions division of Denmark's most growth-oriented real estate investor Heimstaden.

Photo: Jan Bjarke Mindegaard / Watch Medier

At a dinner during real estate market event Mipim in Southern France, Christian Fladeland's mom sits next to the CFO of Danish real estate services chain Sadolin & Albæk.

They discuss the CFO's university degree in economics and she asks if they might make use of her son as a student assistant. He, too, studies economics at university, he is bright and eager to work. The following week, Christian Fladeland has an interview. The year is 2007 and he is 20 years old.

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