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Berlin Hyp

Berlin Hyp specialises in large-volume real estate finance for professional investors and housing societies, for whom the Bank develops individual financing solutions. As an enterprise forming a Group together with the German savings banks, it also makes an extensive spectrum of products and services available to these institutions. Berlin Hyp’s clear focus, almost 150 years of experience and its close proximity to the Savings Banks Finance Group characterise the Bank as a leading German real estate and Pfandbrief bank.

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Global Founders Capital

Global Founders Capital is a globally oriented, stage agnostic venture fund that empowers gifted entrepreneurs worldwide. Their current portfolio includes Kreditech, Traveloka, Dawanda and many others. Global Founders Capital has previously invested in Facebook, Linkedin, Trivago and many other global success stories.

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ACRON AG

ACRON is a management company for real estate investment, which was founded in 1981 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The company's transaction volume has amounted to approximately CHF 1.73 billion. Clients of ACRON are private individuals, families, and foundations from all over the world. The ACRON Group is headquartered in Zurich (CH) and has subsidiaries in Luxemburg (LU), Düsseldorf (D), Dallas (US) und São Paulo (BR).

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Henley

Founded in 2006, Henley is a full service Private Equity Real Estate Investment Manager. Henley originates and manages opportunistic deals in their own SPV funds and invite Institutional, Family Office and High Net Worth investors to join in structured investments.

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Corestate

CORESTATE Capital Holding S.A. (CORESTATE) is a fully integrated investment manager headquartered in Luxembourg that covers the entire lifecycle of an investment. As an integral part of its investment philosophy, CORESTATE co-invests in its product offering, usually via alignment capital. With its group companies, CORESTATE offers the full range of real estate investment management services, such as investment, fund, asset, property and facility management

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AERIUM

ÆRIUM is an experienced pan-European real estate investment manager. The firm was established in 1988, currently manages circa €6.1 billion of real estate assets across 12 countries.

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Venn Partners

Venn Partners is an investment manager of prime asset-backed direct lending businesses in Europe. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, its focus to date has covered commercial real estate finance and residential mortgage finance. Venn’s approach is to offer a stable and long-term lending alternative to banks, combining rigorous underwriting and investment management processes with access to maturity-matched funding channels and its lower cost business model.

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Leadership team

Our complementary team has a proven track record in real estate, investment banking, private equity and information technology.

Emmanuel LUMINEAU

Emmanuel LUMINEAU

CEO & Founder

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Emmanuel LUMINEAU

Emmanuel LUMINEAU

CEO & Founder

Emmanuel has 19 years of investment experience in technology, real estate and energy infrastructure. He has advised technology entrepreneurs and start-ups, with a focus on big data and Fintech.

Previously he co-founded 1OAK Financial Group, a London-based alternative investment manager that notably held a pre-IPO investment in Twitter Inc. Previously, Emmanuel was head of Investments at Mubadala in Abu Dhabi, the creators of Masdar City, a $25bn landmark “green” real-estate project. Emmanuel spent 10 years as an investment banker in London and New York at Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup. He was involved in the origination and execution of $40bn M&A, equity and debt assignments in Continental Europe, the US and the Middle East across the real estate, infrastructure and technology sectors.

Emmanuel holds a MSc in Management and Finance from HEC Grande Ecole, Paris and a MSc in Management from CEMS.

Thomas SCHNEIDER

Thomas SCHNEIDER

Managing Director & Founder

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Thomas SCHNEIDER

Thomas SCHNEIDER

Managing Director & Founder

Thomas has over 16 years of experience in real estate investment, finance and development.

Most recently, he was the founder and CEO of Limmat Group, a real estate private equity company focusing on investing and developing real estate projects in Europe and the US.

Thomas previously held positions at leading financial institutions such as Lehman Brothers, KPMG and Ernst & Young with a focus on real estate investment banking and corporate finance advisory.

Thomas holds a Master of Business Administration and a Doctor of Economics from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, an MSc in Real Estate Development from Columbia University and an MDes in Real Estate Investment from Harvard University.

Morten Møller HOLST

Morten Møller HOLST

Chief Operations Officer

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Morten Møller HOLST

Morten Møller HOLST

Chief Operations Officer

Morten has a breadth of an experiences in the strategy execution, business development and general management, including software development in the financial services industry.

He brings together broad practical experience in the areas of leadership, execution, strategy, and managerial finance.

Morten previously Co-founded and Directed DIVA Ventures, a not-for-profit venture accelerator that co-develops and co-invests in for-profit impact ventures in collaboration with large corporations. He also co-founded Executio Partners, a boutique strategy execution consultancy firm based in Denmark. He was Partner in the strategy execution firm Lighthouse Consulting.

Morten is Graduated from INSEAD and holds a BSc in computer Science from University of Copenhagen.

Rafal OKNINSKI

Rafal OKNINSKI

Chief Technical Officer

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Rafal OKNINSKI

Rafal OKNINSKI

Chief Technical Officer

Rafal has over 16 years of software engineering and delivery experience out of which almost 7 years in finance industry.

Most recently, he was Chief Architect at Aquis Exchange Ltd., which is an established MTF and trading technology provider. Prior to this he was designing trading systems and risk management tools for Marble Bar Asset Management LLP - London based hedge fund. Before he moved to finance, he was responsible for design and delivery B2B e-commerce systems and bespoke enterprise applications.

Rafal holds Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering from European University in Warsaw.

Konstantin ANDREJEV

Konstantin ANDREJEV

Head of Investments

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Konstantin ANDREJEV

Konstantin ANDREJEV

Head of Investments

Konstantin is a member of BrickVest’s Investment Team and is focused on sourcing, analysing and executing real estate investment opportunities.

Previously, Konstantin was at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, where he focused on origination and execution of equity, senior debt, mezzanine, and other subordinate debt secured by real estate assets and operating companies. Konstantin led deal teams to execute opportunistic and value-add transactions across multiple asset types in Europe and Middle East.

Konstantin holds an MPhil in Real Estate Finance from the University of Cambridge.

Frank NOE

Frank NOE

Partner Germany

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Frank NOE

Frank NOE

Partner Germany

Frank has over 13 years of experience in loan and real estate investment, finance and development.

Most recently, he was Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Zinsbaustein, a crowd investment platform in Germany focusing on Business Development, Investments and Operations. Frank previously held positions at leading investment and advisory companies such as Castlelake L.P., Shinsei Bank Group and Ernst & Young with a focus on loan and real estate investment as well as corporate finance advisory throughout Europe.

Frank holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Saarbrücken.

Remi Antonini

Remi Antonini

Head of Ratings

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Remi Antonini

Remi Antonini

Head of Ratings

Remi Antonini brings 18 years of experience in real estate investment research and analysis to his role as Head of BrickVest Ratings.

He is founder and managing partner of Menkaura, an independent real estate advisory firm. Previously, he headed the European real estate investment research teams at Goldman Sachs and then Exane BNP Paribas. He was named the best sell-side analyst for European real estate in the 2008 Extel survey and was the 2007 winner of the Trophée des SIIC for best analyst on French real estate.

He is a CFA Charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst) and a Chartered Surveyor (Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors). He is also a RICS Registered Valuer.

Remi graduated from HEC Paris School of Management.

David MOUNOU

David MOUNOU

Chief Marketing Officer

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David MOUNOU

David MOUNOU

Chief Marketing Officer

David is our Marketing Officer. He has more than 15 years of experience in digital marketing as an entrepreneur, manager, teacher, and consultant.

David holds an MSc in Management and Finance from HEC Grande Ecole, Paris and an MSc in Finance and Marketing from CEMS.

Salvatore Carso

Salvatore Carso

Operations

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Salvatore Carso

Salvatore Carso

Operations

Salvatore is a Business Associate at BrickVest. He started his career at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) in Italy, where he was involved in several projects. His main responsibilities included project management, data analysis, modelling and reporting to Top Management.

Salvatore holds a MSc in Business and Management from LUISS University, and his academic background includes six months at BI University of Oslo.

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