About Us

CHERYL KOENIG is an American from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She started her career in the advertising industry in NYC and was later transferred to London. Cheryl’s move to Germany triggered the idea to build a professional relocation service organization. Her international background and her own personal relocation experiences were important foundation blocks for the successful development of CKRS. Cheryl’s passion for assisting people keeps her in direct contact with clients. This way she stays on top of all market developments and prevents her from working in a “sterile” management function only. In addition to this, she is responsible for client account management, quality control, training, and human resources.

INGO KOENIG is a born-Berliner with many years of business experience in global corporations (in Germany as well as abroad). Over the years Ingo held several senior pan-European positions in customer service and marketing. At CKRS he is mainly responsible for business development, finance, legal, and technology.

SONU CHRISTIANSEN heads the London operation. She was born in Singapore and has travelled the world extensively. She started her career in the banking sector and has relocated to Singapore, Hamburg and Munich before settling with her family in London. She has been active for the CKRS group since the mid 90’s and in 2005 she used her extensive professional relocation experience in establishing our London office.

Our Values

CKRS is made up of highly motivated individuals who are passionate about making a positive impact on other people’s lives through a relocation to a foreign country that they will never forget. Paramount in our way of conducting business is honesty and transparency, and everyone on our team must be committed to serving others in a genuinely compassionate way, and demonstrate the highest level of skills and professionalism at all times. In addition to honesty and transparency, independence is vital to offering optimum value and best choices to our clients. CKRS is neither directly nor indirectly affiliated with any other business concern and strictly prohibits the acceptance of any kind of “subtle advantage” (e.g. kick-backs from real estate agents). This unalterable policy allows us to focus solely on our client’s best interests.

Our Standards
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On-Going Training

On-going training of our staff and service consultants is a key element of our success.
Through regular team meetings and an intranet, our staff and consultants are able to exchange new property information, new market developments and personal experiences with each other on a real-time basis. In-house training programs (utilizing both in-house and external experts) and webinars are also organized on a regular basis, covering such subjects as understanding and dealing effectively with country-specific cultural differences, changes in rental law, managing an effective first-meeting briefing call, etc.
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Data security

Data security at CKRS has three pillars:

  • Confidentiality: Only authorized users have access to read and/or modify data.
  • Integrity: The CKRS system prevents unnoticed changes of data. All data modifications, additions and/or deletions are recorded, and initiators are traceable.
  • Availability: Reliable back-up systems and back-up structures ensure data and information availability.

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Compliance policy

“Embracing the interests of our customers, employees and business partners with honesty, fairness and integrity is CKRS’s prerequisite for doing business.”

The strict compliance culture at CKRS demonstrates to clients, employees and suppliers the decisive importance CKRS’s management assigns to the complete application of legal and ethical rules – ultimately all actions and activities must result in a positive answer to the following questions:

  1. Is my action/decision legal?
  2. Does my action/decision comply with CKRS’s compliance policy?
  3. Is it ensured that my action/decision does not comprise any personal conflicts of interest?
  4. Will my action/decision safeguard CKRS’s reputation as a company with
    highest ethical standards?

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customized reporting

Decision making is dependent on knowledge of facts. And that’s why CKRS offers its clients the provision of customized reports. This includes reporting on a regular, as well as on an “ad hoc” basis. Respective documentation could, for example, look at …

  • quality indicators,
  • financials,
  • process times.

Reports are submitted electronically, in common data formats.

Our Team in Action
Our Reach

CKRS provides its complete scope of relocation services on a global basis. In Germany as well as in the UK (greater London area), services are provided directly through the CKRS organization. In all other destination countries, CKRS works together with renowned local cooperation partners. This provides the following advantages for our clients:

  • central quality management,
  • process control,
  • reporting and
  • financial management.

A further considerable benefit for the client is CKRS’s global status monitoring system available around the clock through the CKRS website.

Our References