Chairmen's Retreat 2017St Moritz, 19 - 22 Jan
Henri Alster is the Chairman of the GRI. He previously worked for 25 years as a real estate investment banker, advising or partnering with the likes of Exxon, Whitehall, KLM pension funds, Forest City Enterprises and others across the USA and Europe. He also ran his own investment boutique.
Mr. Alster led Citicorp’s early real estate investment banking efforts in Europe between 1988 and 1994, closing Europe’s two largest land deals on behalf of Exxon and Pechiney.
A Columbia B-School MBA (‘74), Henri is an undergraduate Technion (Israel) Industrial Engineer (‘72).
He is fluent in English, French, German, Dutch and Hebrew, has lived in New York, Paris, London, Brussels and Tel-Aviv and has worked and travelled extensively throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe.
Real estate strategies are getting global, while solutions remain local. Our 3,800 employees provide you with their expertise of their markets. This knowledge, combined with our geographical network, allows us to support you everywhere in Europe in your real estate projects, whether local or international.
6 complementary business lines creating value
Choosing to work with BNP Paribas Real Estate means gaining the benefit of across-the-board property expertise under one roof. Our major asset is our expertise across six business lines covering the whole property lifecycle: Property Development, Transaction, Consulting, Valuation, Property Management and Investment Management. We have experts in all of these business lines that can offer you support and guidance.
Present in 36 countries
Our teams are directly active in 16 countries, and in another 20 through our network of alliances. As such they will provide our international and local customers with a know-how highly regarded in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and in North America.
Platforms in Asia and in the Middle East supporting local investors in European markets
With two offices in Hong Kong and Dubai, we enable our Asian and Middle Eastern investors to benefit from our in-depth expertise in the main European markets.
The Baupost Group was founded in 1982 and currently manages over $29 billion of capital on a discretionary basis. The firm is a value-oriented, open mandate investment organization whose goal is to achieve good absolute returns on a long-term, risk-adjusted basis. Hunt is a Managing Director in Baupost’s Private Investment Group and is based in London. He focuses on European real estate investments and is also responsible for new joint venture partner and real estate operating partner relationships. Prior to joining Baupost, Hunt was a Managing Director at Northwood Investors. Hunt graduated from Cornell University magna cum laude with a B.A. in Economics and from Harvard Business School with an MBA.