Friday, 13 March 2015
AEW Europe expands private equity investment team (EU)
AEW Europe announced that it has made two senior additions to its private equity investment team in London with the appointments of Nikolas Koulouras and Alexander Strassburger as Executive Directors, reporting to Russell Jewell.
Alexander joins AEW Europe from The Carlyle Group where he was Country Head of Germany. He brings 12 years of real estate experience and has completed approximately €3 bln of real estate transactions across Europe, including direct investments, joint ventures and the acquisition of loan portfolios. Alexander started his career with Merrill Lynch in Paris in its M&A division and holds a Masters’ degree from ESCP Europe.
Nikolas joins from Salamanca Group, where he was Director and Co-Head of Real Estate, and brings 18 years of diverse real estate experience. He has completed over €1 bln of real estate transactions globally including direct investments, joint ventures, operating platforms and debt. At the Salamanca Group, Nikolas executed and managed investments in residential, commercial and retail developments across CEE, Spain, UK and Brazil.
Russell Jewell, Head of Private Equity Funds at AEW Europe commented: “AEW Europe has completed over €1 bln of value add and opportunistic transactions over the last five years and anticipates significant growth in this segment. The combined experience of Alexander and Nikolas will further enhance our sourcing and execution capability across Europe”.