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Gavin Neilan
Gavin Neilan
Founder, co-Managing Partner & CIO, DFI, Deutsche Finance International

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Gavin Neilan is the Founder, Co-Managing Partner and CIO of Deutsche Finance International (DFI) a pan-European real estate private equity platform with over €4 billion AUM and offices in London, Munich, Madrid and Luxembourg. The firm focuses on thematic value add and opportunistic strategies investing through discretionary pan-European funds, co-investment vehicles and separate managed accounts. Gavin has 20+ years’ of industry experience, having been involved in more than €10 billion of transactions across Europe, America and Emerging Markets. He is a qualified lawyer, holds an MBA from INSEAD and studied law at UCL. DFI is part of Deutsche Finance Group, a privately owned global real estate investment company with over €11 billion AUM.
DFI is a pan-European private equity firm with €3.9 billion of assets under management, which specialises in customer centric and operational real estate. It pursues differentiated and thematic value add and select opportunistic strategies in order to deliver consistent and superior risk-adjusted returns through deep value investing, capitalising on trends and transforming under-managed and under-invested assets and operating companies through active asset management.
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