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.
Eli joined Quilvest in 2021. He is a Vice-President on the Real Estate team focused on direct investments across the US.
Prior to joining Quilvest, Eli was a Senior Associate at Cerberus Capital Management within the Real Estate team. Prior to Cerberus, Eli was an Investment Banking Analyst at Citigroup in the Real Estate & Lodging Group.
Eli graduated from Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration with a Bachelor of Science.
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.
Partner, Executive Committee Member, Co-Head of Real Estate
Barry joined Quilvest Capital Partners in 2010 as one of the initial members of the real estate investment team. He is a Partner in the New York Office and Global co-Head of Quilvest’s real estate investment activities, where he is responsible for executing direct real estate investments, managing the existing portfolio, and pursuing strategic initiatives. 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 since 2001, where he was responsible for acquiring and managing a diversified portfolio of opportunistic real estate investments for their discretionary funds.
Barry graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with degrees in finance and accounting.
Barry is married, with four children.
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.
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.
Matthew is a Senior Associate on the New York Real Estate Investment Team focused on evaluating and closing direct real estate investments across the Americas. Prior to joining Quilvest, Matt was an Investment Banking Analyst in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Restructuring Group, where he worked on a wide range of financing, sell-side and buy-side transactions within the Real Estate, Lodging and Leisure sector.
Matt graduated summa cum laude from the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University with a degree in finance.