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.
Peter Dove – Partner, Asset Management
Peter is a chartered surveyor and has more than 35 years of experience in commercial property investment and asset management.  He is a founder, Chief Executive Officer and Head of Property and Asset Management at Cording Real Estate Group and plays a key role in FORE as head of asset management and a member of FORE’s Executive Board.  In 1980 Peter began in private practice, then in 1991 he co-founded Millar Kitching Management to provide services to private and institutional clients, growing the portfolio to £1.6 billion. In 2006 Millar Kitching was sold to Erinaceous, whereupon Peter became managing Director of Property Services, overseeing a team with a £9 billion portfolio, until he founded Cording in 2008.  Peter is hands-on, overseeing and undertaking value creation across all property types.  He also sits as a trustee and non-executive director on a number of property companies and HNW trusts.

Aurélien Collignon – Associate Director
Auréien headshot 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.

Maximilian Lieser – Associate Director
Maximilian is a member of the investment team and is focused on supporting real estate transaction work as an investment associate. Before joining FORE, Maximilian worked for Deutsche Pfandbriefbank (PBB) as an associate, overseeing a portfolio of commercial real estate loans in excess of €1bn across Benelux, France, Germany, Poland, the UK and the US. Maximilian received a BSc degree in Business Administration/Law from EBS Business School in Germany and an MSc degree in Finance from the University of Melbourne & HEC Paris.

Christian Walters – Investment Analyst
Christian is a member of the investment team and works across all assets and geographies. He is particularly focused on technical aspects of financial analysis and transaction execution. Christian joined FORE from Ingman Capital Partners, the independent real estate advisory business where he worked on investment and asset management. He also has experience working at Towers Watson. Christian graduated with an MA (with distinction) in International Business Management from the University of Newcastle and has a BA in mathematics and statistics from Oxford, where he was also captain of the Queen’s College Rugby Club.