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La Française Real Estate Partners
SVP & CIO, Europe
Aref H. Lahham
Founding Partner & Managing Director
Orion Capital Managers
Aref Lahham is a Managing Director and founding Principal of Orion. Orion has sponsored five Funds with over €10 billion of total investments. Aref serves on the Funds’ Investment Committee and is Chief Investment Officer setting the strategy and leading the Funds’ acquisition team and activities as well as directing asset management activities on a significant number of Fund investments. Aref has 28 years of real estate investment and development experience in the United States and Europe. He has a BSc in Engineering from Purdue University, Masters of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from INSEAD.
Arthur Zhuo Chen
Senior Investment Director
Apollo Management International LLP
Segment: Investment Manager
Ben Eppley is a Managing Director of Apollo in London and is primarily responsible for leading Apollo’s commercial real estate debt efforts in Europe. Prior to joining Apollo, he worked in the real estate structured finance and debt capital markets groups at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Barclays Capital, respectively. He started his career in the investment sales and capital markets advisory business at Eastdil Secured. Mr. Eppley holds a BA from Yale University.
Country Head Spain
Carsten is the portfolio manager for the AEW Europe Value Investors, a core-plus/value-add fund actively acquiring office assets across Europe. Carsten has over 13 years’ experience in acquiring and managing real estate assets throughout the US and Europe. Prior to joining AEW, Carsten was a Director at Generali, previously also working at Deutsche Bank M&A, JER Partners and Starwood Capital Group. Carsten is a German national, fluent in English, Spanish and French.
Mercer Real Estate Partners
Brandon co-founded Mercer in Jul/10. Prior to founding Mercer, Brandon worked for Westbrook Partners and Morgan Stanley RE. During his tenure at Westbrook and MSRE, Brandon was involved in transacting over £1.5b of RE asset value across the U.S. and Western Europe. Brandon is experienced as both an advisor and an investor across a diverse range of RE investment types, including single assets, asset portfolios, public companies, recapitalizations, distressed developments, whole bank loans, corporate bonds and CMBS. Brandon is experienced in a wide range of asset classes including centre city and suburban office, high street retail, shopping centres, hotels, industrial, residential, student housing and land.
Invel Real Estate Partners
London | United Kingdom
Director - Debt Investments & Special Si
LaSalle Investment Management
Segment: Investment Manager
Mr. Pottorff joined LaSalle in 2014 as a Director in the Debt Investments and Special Situations team and is responsible for originating, negotiating and executing transactions. Mr. Pottorff has over ten years of experience in real estate lending. Prior to joining LaSalle, Mr. Pottorff worked at Strategic Value Partners where he was involved in acquiring c. €300m distressed CMBS, whole loans and mezzanine loans backed by real estate in UK, Germany and Spain. Prior to that, he was part of the Securitized Products Group at Morgan Stanley where he was involved in underwriting c.€10 billion of lending in the UK, Spain, Benelux and Germany as well as structuring CMBS for the ELOC conduit program.
Davide Albertini Petroni
Milan | Italy
Davide is Managing Director in Risanamento SpA since 2009. He joined Risanamento Group as Asset Management Director in 2005 and he is also CEO of all the subsidiaries in Italy and France. Previously, he worked at IPI Spa .
EQT Partners UK Advisors II LLP
Edouard Fernandez joined EQT Partners in January 2015 and is Partner and Co-Head of EQT Real Estate. He has over 27 years of experience in the real estate industry working throughout Europe. Prior to joining EQT Partners, Mr. Fernandez was co-founder and Managing Director of Wainbridge Limited, a private real estate investment, development and asset management company. He previously held management positions at Hines, where he was responsible for establishing several of their overseas offices and for developing approximately €1.30 billion (450K sq m) of commercial & residential real estate. Mr. Fernandez has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Boston College and a Master of Science in Real Estate from M.I.T.