Club MeetingLondon, October 31st
Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Beatrice is a senior member of our Commercial Real Estate business. She has an extensive background in real estate and corporate lending gained over her 17 years of experience at Citi, HSBC and the Bank of New York. In her previous role at Citi, Beatrice worked on the distribution of over €3 billion of CRE debt to a wide range of investors globally. Her corporate experience was gained from credit roles in Telecoms and Media team at HSBC and the Bank of New York. Beatrice holds a Masters degree in Economics and Finance from Bristol University.
Segment: Property Investment
Brandon co-founded Castleforge Partners (formerly Mercer Real Estate Partners) in July 2010. Prior to founding Castleforge, Brandon worked for Westbrook Partners and Morgan Stanley Real Estate. Brandon has been involved in transacting over £1.5b of Real Estate asset value across the U.S. and Western Europe and has experience as both an advisor and an investor across a diverse range of investment types and asset classes. Castleforge Partners has recently completed raising CFP II, a £235 million discretionary fund that invests in value add / opportunistic real estate on behalf of US, UK, and European institutional investors.
Head of REI Europe
Brian Niles is a Managing Director and Head of Europe for Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing. In addition, he is a member of the Global Investment Committee and serves as Portfolio Manager for MSREF III - V International Funds. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2006, Brian worked for nine years at Goldman Sachs, primarily in the Real Estate Principal Investment Area. Brian is married with 3 children and has lived in London since 1999.
Strategic Value Partners
Bryan Kelly is Managing Director at Strategic Value Partners and is focused on European real estate investments in both assets and debt. He has worked in the real estate / distressed credit market for 14 years in both Asia and Europe.
Brydell opportunistically invests across all UK real estate sectors, often where the asset requires re-positioning, re-letting, refurbishment or redevelopment. Charlie began his career at Goldman Sachs’ Real Estate Principal Investment Area (REPIA) where he worked on a wide variety of transactions in Europe and the UK, including portfolios, developments, non-performing loans and corporate vehicles. In his years at Goldman Sachs, Charlie was directly involved in underwriting over €5.0bn of transactions, of which €2.7bn were successfully closed. He moved to Brockton Capital in 2007 where as an Associate Partner he led the acquisition, financing and asset management of a wide range of investments throughout the UK, totalling over £500 million. Sectors invested into include offices, retail, industrial, , leisure, residential, healthcare, data centres and car parking.
Debt Investments & Special Situations
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.
Executive Committee Director
U and I Group
I am part of the company leadership team, and report directly to the CEO. I’m in charge of funding our entire pipeline. Because of their mixed use nature, as well as size, complexity and community focus there is a wide range of funding opportunities at our disposal. My background is largely in real estate private equity. Before joining U+I, I held various roles at WP Carey and Brandeaux where I was investing opportunistically into various asset classes throughout the UK and Europe, investing over $1.5 bn during that period. I have also briefly worked in property technology where I helped launch VTS Inc’s platform into Europe.
Goldman Sachs International
Segment: Investment bank
Farbod is a member of the Merchant Banking Division Real Estate Principal Investment Area, responsible for real estate equity and credit investing across Europe. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2013 since which time he has been principally focused on equity investment in the U.K., France and Spain across various asset classes. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Farbod held posts at Citigroup, Dresdner Kleinwort, and Morgan Stanley in various real estate focused roles. Farbod earned a BSc in Economics from the University of Manchester in 2004.
Starz Real Estate
Allrise Financial Group