Investment Team

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Basil Demeroutis – Managing Partner
After graduating with a BSc in Mechanical and Aerospace engineering from Cornell University in 1991, Basil spent the first half of his career in banking where he financed aircraft, satellites, ships and other cash flowing assets, including real estate.  Basil moved to the buy-side in 2002, and over the last 13 years he has been working exclusively with private investors on their real estate strategies.  First as a partner at Jargonnant Partners, a Munich-based real estate fund where he shared responsibility for acquiring, managing and successfully exiting a €400 million European property portfolio.  And then after calling the market and disposing of their investments in 2007, Basil moved in house with one of his capital partners, Capricorn Investment Group, a family office with over $5 billion in total assets.  His experience as a partner there proved extremely influential in shaping Basil’s investment approach as well as his views on how social drivers can be used as tools to unlock value in real estate.

Aurélien Collignon – Associate Director
Aurelien Aurélien is a member of the investment team, focused on the sourcing and structuring of real estate transactions and strategy.  He has invested in commercial real estate in London, across the UK and on the continent in each of the main investment sectors. Previously Aurélien was an Assistant VP at Pramerica in their pan-European Transactions and Portfolio Management team working on their flagship €800 million fund.  Prior to that he worked at ICADE and Bouygues.  Auréien holds a Construction Engineering degree from ESTP Paris, and a Masters degree in Real Estate Management from ESSEC Business School Paris.