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  • Hachem
    Alaoui

    Associate

    Paris

    Biography

    Hachem joined Quilvest in February 2016. He is an Associate in the Paris office, supporting the Team in asset management monitoring and the execution of primary fund investments and direct investments / co-investments in real estate markets of Europe and Asia.

    Prior to joining Quilvest, Hachem worked as an intern at Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity as part of the Europportunities funds (ERES); and in the Financing & Treasury division at Sanofi Global Headquarters, as part of the Capital Markets team.

    Hachem is a graduate of ESSEC Business School in Paris with graduate studies in Management and major in Corporate Finance.

  • Michael E.
    Foster

    Senior Advisor, Investment Committee Member

    New York

    Biography

    Michael Foster is a Senior Advisor and member of the Investment Committee for Quilvest Real Estate since 2010.

    Mike has over 35 years of real estate investing experience in over 13 countries around the world. He spent 15 years at Morgan Stanley where he was the Global Head of Asset Management and the CEO of Morgan Stanley Properties for all of the Morgan Stanley family of real estate funds (MSREF), responsible for over $90BN of assets under management, over 200 in-house professionals and over 50 different third-party operating partners in 13 countries throughout the world.

    Since retiring from Morgan Stanley in April 2008, Mike has provided consulting services on a variety of real estate projects to clients in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, and the U.S.

    Specifically, the major projects include building asset management companies in Spain, France and Germany, turning around a broken office development in Turkey, and liquidating the remaining asset portfolio in Europe for a major investment bank.

    He has also served as Senior Advisor to several PE Real Estate Firms such as GreenOak Real Estate, FREO Group, and most currently DEA Capital Real Estate France and Situs.

    Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he worked in the Goldman Sachs Whitehall Funds in their Asset Management Group, was Director of Corporate Real Estate at TIE/Communications and prior to that was Vice President of Operations at Citibank.

    Mike holds an MBA from Bryant College and a BA from Holy Cross College. He holds the IREM designation of CPM. He is also a retired Captain in the U.S. Naval Reserves.

  • Barry
    Hammerman

    Partner, Investment Committee Member, Head of Real Estate

    New York

    Biography

    Barry joined Quilvest in January 2010. He is a Partner in the New York Office, where he is responsible for identifying and closing fund-level, secondary, and direct real estate investments across the Americas. Barry is a registered officer of Quilvest Securities (US Broker Dealer).

    Prior to joining Quilvest, Barry was a member of the investment team in DLJ/Credit Suisse’s Real Estate Private Equity Group where he held numerous positions of increasing responsibilities since 2001. During his tenure at Credit Suisse, Barry was responsible for acquiring and managing opportunistic real estate investments for their discretionary funds, where he focused on properties, operating companies and distressed debt secured by real estate throughout the capital structure and across all sectors in the industry.

    After executing the transactions, he remained involved with ongoing asset management responsibilities, including devising workout and repositioning strategies for portfolio investments, obtaining title to properties via the foreclosure and bankruptcy processes, and overseeing operating partners and business plans.

    Barry graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with degrees in finance and accounting. He is married with three children.

  • David
    Hunter

    Senior Advisor, Investment Committee Member

    New York

    Biography

    David has been a Senior Adviser to Quilvest Real Estate since 2009 and sits on the Investment Committee.  He is a professional strategic adviser focused principally on UK and international real estate. He is on the boards of both listed and unlisted companies in the UK and overseas, including as chairman of Custodian REIT PLC and ICG-Longbow (the real estate division of Intermediate Capital Group plc), a non-executive director of GCP Student Living plc and a director of two Indian property funds. He has previously been chairman of NR Nordic and Russia Properties and of South African Property Opportunities.

    David qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1978 and had over 25 years’ experience as a fund manager, including as managing director of Aberdeen Asset Management’s € 8bn property fund business, before he set up his consultancy in 2005. He is a past president of the British Property Federation and was actively involved in the introduction of REITs to the UK. He is Honorary Swedish Consul to Glasgow and an Honorary Professor of real estate at Heriot-Watt University.

  • Juan Carlos
    Ibarra

    Associate

    New York

    Biography

    Juan Carlos (JC) is an Associate based in New York focused on evaluating and closing fund-level, secondary and direct real estate investments across the Americas.

    Prior to joining Quilvest in March 2016, JC was a member of the investment team at a joint venture formed between Fortress Investment Group and CMBS special servicer CWCapital to identify and acquire distressed commercial real estate assets with value-add potential.

    JC was responsible for initial screening, underwriting and deal diligence functions. Previously, JC was an Analyst at Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division in the Global Real Estate Group where he worked on M&A transactions as well as various debt and equity financings.

    JC graduated with honors from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with degrees in Finance and Real Estate.

  • Michael
    Kandarakis

    Partner

    Paris

    Biography

    Michael has over 23 years of experience in real estate private equity, having worked in Europe, Asia and the U.S. He started as one of the initiating members of the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds in Europe, working with the firm out of London and NYC. He was then a founding partner of Soros Real Estate (later Grove International Partners). He built up the firm’s business in Asia which at its peak held 7 investment platforms with close to $2.0bn equity invested in a variety of asset classes including commercial real estate, non-performing loans, hospitality, healthcare and retail. Michael was responsible for raising the firm’s largest $2bn RGI fund, he was the co-Chair of the partnership committee, a member of the investment committee and the co-Chair of Grove Fund Management.

    Most recently, he was an Operating Partner and Member of the Management Advisory Board of Towerbrook Capital Partners in London and a Managing Partner at Synaxia Capital. Michael received a BS in Management from the London School of Economics. He is Greek citizen. He speaks English, French and Greek.

  • Patrick
    Laroche

    Principal, Investment Committee Member

    Paris

    Biography

    Patrick joined Quilvest in 2015. He is a principal in the Paris office, and chief investment officer for Europe and Asia, covering primary fund investments co-investments and direct investments.

    Prior to joining Quilvest, Patrick was a real estate investment manager in Deutsche Bank’s Asset & Wealth Management group, where he also held various investment committee memberships. During his tenure at DB’s AWM, Patrick was responsible for originating and structuring core plus, value added and opportunistic fund investments or co-investment opportunities for DB AWM’S clients on an advisory basis.

    Prior to that, Patrick spent over 6 years in real estate fund management teams at Citi Property Investors and Deutsche Bank’s Real Estate Opportunities Group (RREEF), where he held positions of increasing responsibilities in transaction execution and asset management oversight. Before joining Deutsche Bank, Patrick spent two years at Lazard Frères in Paris.

    Patrick is a graduate of HEC (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) in Paris.

  • Marc
    Manasterski

    Senior Partner, Investment Committee Member

    Paris

    Biography

    Marc is a Senior Partner and Real Estate Advisor to the Executive Chairman of Quilvest Private Equity. He established and led Quilvest Real Estate until December 2018.

    Before joining Quilvest in February 2008, Marc was for more than 7 years Alliance Hospitality Group CEO. A group of companies which owned and managed Goldman Sachs key hotel portfolios in France, Belgium and Italy (80 hotels +/10.000 rooms over the period), sold to Blackstone in October 2007.

    Prior to that, Marc enjoyed more than 20 years of direct experience in Real Estate development. As CEO of several private investment funds owned by banks or/and high net worth individuals, he led the concept development and construction of two up market multi-component resorts and smaller redevelopment projects representing 180.000sqm of new built floor area.

    He also developed and sold before construction Mariott first fractional ownership resort in Europe. In addition, over the same period, Marc had the opportunity to audit, re-engineer or redevelop a dozen mixed-use developments, significantly changing the course of events.

    On the hospitality front, he restructured, renovated and managed two hotel portfolios (other than Goldman Sachs’) which included independent luxury hotels and mid-market branded properties.

    Overall, Marc has directly managed the bulk sale, or, divestment process of clusters of assets representing transactions between US$ 50 Million and US$ 1Billion, totalling US$ 1,7Billion.

    Before shifting to Real Estate, he started his career as a Marketing Planner and then Client Servicing Director. For 6 years, he covered the MEA region advising international clients including: Gillette, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, British American Tobacco, Rowntree MacKintosh, Toyota Cars, Singapore Airlines.

    Marc holds a H.N.D. in Marketing from the College for the Distributive Trades (London) and an MBA from INSEAD. He is married with two children.

  • Irving D.
    Martínez Silva

    Senior Associate

    Paris

    Biography

    Irving joined Quilvest in 2015. He is a Senior Associate in the Paris office, supporting the Team in the execution of primary fund investments and direct investments / co-investments in real estate markets of Europe and Asia.

    Prior to joining Quilvest, Irving worked as an intern at the Headquarters of AXA Group as part of the Group Strategic Planning team; and in the Corporate Strategic Planning department at CEMEX Global Headquarters, as part of the Business Planning team.

     

    Irving is a graduate of Tecnológico de Monterrey and ESCP Europe in Paris with undergraduate studies in Financial Management and major in Financial Markets.

  • Noam
    Sheps

    Principal

    New York

    Biography

    Noam joined the New York Real Estate Investment Team as a Principal in 2019.  Prior to joining Quilvest, Noam was a Senior Vice President in the Special Situations Debt Group at Clarion Partners LLC where he was responsible for the pursuit and strategic management of real estate mortgage loans.

    Prior to Clarion, Noam was a Senior Vice President at Westport Capital Partners LLC, a real estate private equity fund manager.

    Noam graduated from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) with a double major in Economics & Finance.