Mark Dare Schmiedel
Captain of the Universe, CEO
We at LTG Lofts to go, want to set an example by constructively exerting an influence on society, that eco- logical and sustainability demands are not contradictory to design and comfort, rather they can be connected harmonically through innovation.
Captain of Earth, General Director
The world is reinventing itself
That’s a good thing, and it also applies to tourism: proximity is becoming exotic, people don’t want to fly far to experience something special. Maybe you have to work in a permanent home office and combine that with a holiday. Distance is the order of the day, but at the same time people long for closeness – to nature and to people. We stay mobile, but please use e-energy and without harming the environment unnecessarily. With coodo universes, we provide the infrastructure to make the trends of our time immediately liveable.
Commander of Business Development
Originally from the land Down Under
George is our new Business Development Manager here in Hamburg. He brings a wide range of skills and experiences to LTG Lofts to go, having worked in various industries such as market research, account management, finance, insurance etc. He will be in charge expanding the company by setting up new clients, licensees and productions.
Ali Emir Özbilen
Commander of Architecture
Ali is passionate about design and architecture.
It is important for him to work for a firm with values of details, human scale and concept design and because of that he is very happy to be part of the LTG Lofts to go-family. His view of architecture has always included sustainability, importance to the details and innovation.
Lt. Commander of Social Media and Back Office
Born and raised in Nigeria
Pelumi is our new Junior Administrator in our Hamburg office and will also be overseeing our social media platforms. She has an academic background in Business and Management as she studied this as her Major during her undergraduate and post graduate degree.
Commander of Project Management
Neesha, a passionate architect, is focused on digital technology, design, and innovation. With her Master’s degree, she is pursuing to go beyond architecture towards fulfilling her five pillars of interest: design, technology, innovation, management, and entrepreneurship.
Commander of Administration
Klaus couldn’t let the opportunity to be a part of the coodo story pass after Mark introduced him to his vision for coodo. Luckily Klaus can resort on many years of experience in financing and controlling.
Commander of Interior Design
Catharina has turned her hobby into a profession – her soft spot for colours, shapes and materials.
Commander of Communication
Constanze is a passionate writer and ideas are constantly buzzing through her head about how to make the world a more beautiful place. coodo is one such idea, much more than a house. It’s a story she’s happy to help write.
We do not close our minds to the modern, fast-paced, demanding world and the era of communication and consumption. Instead, we handle it by allowing ourselves to live these contradictions. coodo simply refers to an expression of an attitude: ‚ Not more, more, more, but good, good, good.‘ Our aim is dedication, ambition, and respectfulness, as we face the challenge for a world more worth living. We act economically with both conciseness and awareness.
Marc Dare Schmiedel
Mark loves to communicate and to network. He is passionate about bringing people, their talents and ideas together to realise new projects. Mark leaves his footprints in topics he’s fascinated about: Media and Architecture/Design.
Early, during his apprenticeship as a certified bank clear, Mark realized that he would rather sell the bank building instead of stocks and bonds. Thus, in 1992, he started his real estate career by establishing branches of Engel & Völkers in Bavaria. In his first year he tripled the turnover.
In 1997 he expanded his field of expertise to the media industry and excelled as an assistant show producer at CNN in New York, for “Bizz Buzz” on CNNfn.
When he returned to Germany, he applied his know-how to a variety of clients, as an independent media advisor. In this capacity, he developed customer relationship management (CRM) systems, as well as strategic marketing communications.
He founded the MSM Marketing agency, with offices in Munich and Hamburg and managed acquisition and distribution transactions for various media clients.
In 2000, Mark opened another office in Berlin, where he focused on consulting for the flourishing internet industry. Simultaneously, he organized a series of popular events for both public and private clients and conceptualized one of the first cross-media television talent shows by the name of Screentalents.
Screentalents was bought shortly after, by a subsidiary of United Visions.
Since then Mark considers designing, an interplay of communication between brands, media and distribution, as his professional forte.
In 2006, Mark co-founded “Berlincalling”, one of the first interactive IT-database platforms, that enabled independent video artists and producers to promote and sell their content to aggregators and consumers. The platform was soon bought by Aperto, a subsidiary of Scholz & Friends.
His passion for buildings re-aroused while he was building his own home at the Rummelsburg Bay in Berlin. The idea for a new project was born: A home, in the middle of nature, for living and working, combined with mobility, design and sustainability. Why not create a living space, which could combine all of those demands of a modern society in one single structure?
In October 2012 Mark founded LTG Lofts to go to make his idea come true. With LTG he sets benchmarks in the way we live and work. He creates user-centred products with the advantage for the customers to use their spare time more efficiently: He knows that sustainability starts in the mindset of people. The more balanced they are, the more they will achieve for their environment.
The improved coodo also won the AAP American Architecture Prize 2017 and the Gold prize in Architecture – Mobile Homes category at the International Design Awards in 2019
coodo universes are 20, 50, 100 mobile, modular holiday homes. The universes are also profitable capital investments that make investing possible for everyone via tokens: share and enjoy, participate and win, reduce yourself and minimise your ecological footprint. Experience holidays in a new way – with a clear conscience and the feeling of being part of something great.
Jens loves what he is doing now for almost 30 years: bringing together brands and people from a variety of industries. He is fascinated by digging into options for two or more (brand) partners in regards to ideas, media, marketing, communications, sales, brand and product development and overall success. His main footprints he left in tourism, as a partner of tourism destinations worldwide, is how he connected them with brand partners of all kind in order to get them communicated and advertised in different disciplines and channels.
After a short but great acting career, Jens studied Tourism, Marketing and Management in Germany and the USA from 1990-95. He worked as the co-boss for the TUI service on Fuerteventura before moving to TUI headquarters in Hanover in 1996. There, Jens started his networking focus by developing bonds and partnerships between TUI and environmental groups like Greenpeace, WWF or PETA.
In 1999 he followed the call of Queen Elizabeth II and started working for the Canadian Government as a Business Developer, PR & Media Specialist and Cross Marketing Manager for the Canadian Tourism Commission – the national tourism office to foster visitation/holidays from Germany to Canada. Brand co-ops with Porsche on the IMAX film „Top Speed“, several co-ops with 20th Century Fox, The North Face, Panasonic and many other world-class brands stressed his ability to understand brands marketing and communication needs and the perfect path to success.
10 years after, Canada got too small for him and he moved the world by setting up the agency „Weltmeyster“. For 10 years now he invented substantial marketing, media and guerrilla campaigns for brands and tourism destinations.
Since 2020 – and also before – he is a passionate member of the coodo movement and is responsible for brands, sales, media and resorts at LTG Lofts to go head office in Hamburg, operating from Hamburg and Cologne. Setting up coodo resorts in Germany, in Europe and worldwide together with investors, land owners, tourism companies and super brands is his main focus in order to accelerate sales for LTG and associated partners.
George acquired his degree in Economics in the University of Sydney with majors in both resource/environmental economics and statistics. Through his education and having lived in multiples cities throughout his life, he understands the concerns of overcrowding and environmental issue and the increasing demand for flexible working and living space. He is inspired by the simplicity of coodo as a solution while still being modern, sustainable and environmental friendly.
George has always been a globetrotter, taking time to travel and gaining new experience overseas while having a particular interest in different cultures, languages and people. Since his arrival in Germany, he has already visit more than 10 countries in Europe and plans to expand that list further.
After graduating in 2017 from his bachelor, He sought out further education on the role of sustainability in architecture. He received a scholarship for Politecnico di Milano and began his master’s degree in Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design.
Ali has a significant experience in hospitaiity industry and resort design. These experiences gave him certain insights into interior design, rendering, public space, building site, construction drawings. They also helped him to refine his skills in Rhino, Grasshopper, Revit, Lumnion, V-ray, AutoCad and Adobe Suite.
His interest outside of his professional work is making art. He loves to give attention to details and creating . This led him to his passion of sketching and architecture.He is also an avid traveller. During his time in his bachelor’s he lived in New York for three months to improve his english and he was able to take an Erasmus exchange program in Genoa.He also traveled around Europe and he saw lots of museums from different subjects of art and he was lucky to be able to visit lots of important buildings in architecture history.
These experiences have helped him understand different cultures in terms of art and architecture.
After finishing her bachelor in Brazil Vanessa saw the necessity to travel around and learn a new language. Vanessa has visited more than 13 countries around the world and made Hamburg her new home.
Besides administrative tasks, she also takes part in the business integration process of the technical features on the coodos. For Vanessa, it is very important to seek a career that focuses on sustainability and solution approaches.
This is the reason why she joined the LTG Lofts to go team that solves the problem of housing shortage with the coodo as a sustainable solution.
With four years work experience, Vanessa supports LTG Lofts to go to build a green future by incorporating technology with sustainability.
Moving from Nigeria to the UK and now Germany, Pelumi has had unique experiences with people from diverse and colourful backgrounds. She has visited various countries in 4 continents and aims to visit more and travel around the world.
Her life experiences and academic background are what make her a valued member of the LTG Lofts to go team. These factors allow her to communicate the vision of the company to different audiences and be the voice of the optimistic traveller out there who would appreciate a coodo
She believes that implementation of these combinations helps to be relevant and innovative in the ever-changing global environment, for that, she is happy to be a part of the LTG family.
Since childhood, she has traveled around new cities, places, and enjoys getting inspiration from the unique cultures, art, architecture, people, and food. At the age of fifteen, she moved from India to Frankfurt, Germany where she completed her high school years. That is when she caught the travel bug. Her exposure to different cultures and experiences influenced her way of thinking. Since then, she has been to twenty-four different countries, and each has given her unique memories and experiences.
Neesha graduated in 2017, with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from IIT, Chicago, USA. After graduation, she has worked in architecture and construction companies in the USA and India. She is experienced in design and production process management, integrating the user experience, with varied thinking, while creating quality design solutions and working with multiple mediums & software programs. She brings her experience with implementing BIM technologies and strategies, and her unique perspective and understanding of technical aspects, design, business processes, and management of people.
Between making decisions, assembling the right team, pushing the right ideas, overcoming bureaucracy, troubleshooting technical difficulties or being prudent with financial planning – one may safely characterise him as a skilled multitasker. Not everyone is born for independent work or even entrepreneurship.
He brings great experience in building corporate structures & cultures, knows how different companies operate, and is verily aware of the fact that success knows no time clock! What needs to be done will get done. His knowledge in and enthusiasm for “Sourcing & Sales”, combined with his love of being “on the road” and connecting with people drives company growth. Sales & IT strategies are likewise one of his core competencies.
After completing his studies of economics Klaus worked in many different industries where he always had management positions. For example he participated in the FMCG sales business and worked as an authorized IT salesman for IBM. For many years Klaus Schierbeck also supervised doctors and dentists in the field of fee accounting and factoring. This sharpened Klaus’ knowledge and skills regarding this specific field. Until mid-2017 he had the position of the CEO of the BFM Bundesverband Factoring für den Mittelstand eV in Berlin.
Now as a part of the LTG Lofts to go-team Klaus takes care of the financing and accounting of the company. Not only because of his knowledge and skills in his field but also because of his calm and relaxed personality Klaus is a valuable and beloved part of the team.
She has worked on many interior projects in the past, covering a broad spectrum of her profession. As a result of her commercial talent, she was given responsibility for the purchasing of goods for well knowninterior offices from Hamburg, here she was involved in the design of medium to high-end residential and private properties. Among other things, she was responsible for coordinating and supervising the work of contractors and suppliers, and produced working drawings, mood pictures and sample boards. She was also responsible for accounting & bookkeeping as well as the trainees, developed designs of office furniture and lamps. As assistant to the managing director, she fulfilled entrepreneurial tasks.
Catharina is familiar especially with German building regulations and standards and has a knack for art and its effect as well as the combination of colours and materials. At coodo, she is attracted to creating a unique and coherent ambience with just a few square metres – taking into account the many options for using the coodo.
After studying applied cultural sciences with a focus on language and communication, art and media and public relations, she was a press relations officer at the Hamburg Literaturhaus, then did a journalistic volunteer and worked as an editor for several years. In addition, she continued to be enthusiastic about art, architecture and, of course, literature. With the projects “Poesie in die Stadt” (Poetry in the City), “Schüler treffen Autoren” ( Students Meet Authors) and the “MACHT” club, she created events alone and in teams to make it easier for people to access literature. For several years she also worked as a social media editor in an advertising agency and wrote real estate brochures for investment and office properties. With coodo, Constanze has come around full circle: her love of design, travelling, sustainable lifestyles, meeting people, communication. She is looking forward to the first coodo universe, where she will find all her loved ones gathered.