OUR PEOPLE, WORKING TOGETHER, FOR OUR CLIENTS
Our team brings differing perspectives to the same challenges. By maximising input from across the business we capture these perspectives, minimise biases and improve decision making for our clients.
Our investment approach puts all potential opportunities on a level playing field.
Diederik is a Managing Director at Europa Capital and is responsible for the asset management of Europa’s open-ended pan-European core fund, EDIF, and for the value-add portfolios in the Netherlands. Before joining Europa Capital in 2021, Diederik worked at Multi Corporation (Blackstone) where he was a Senior Director Asset & Transaction Management overseeing teams in Ireland, UK, Benelux, Germany, Spain and Portugal. Diederik has also had senior positions at LaSalle Investment
Management and UBS, including founding the Benelux asset management departments at both firms. Diederik is a fellow of the RICS (FRICS) and a past member of the RICS European Board. Diederik received an Msc in Financial Management from the University of Nyenrode.
Emilie is Portfolio Manager at Europa Capital and is responsible for Europa’s open-ended pan-European core fund, EDIF. As EDIF Portfolio Manager, Emilie is the focal point for all of Europa Capital’s teams that work on the Fund, including the origination & acquisitions, asset management, fund accounting, debt finance and investor relations teams. Before joining Europa Capital in 2021, Emilie worked at Generali Real Estate, where she spent five years as a senior fund manager. Emilie has also worked at Nuveen and CBRE Global Investors and was responsible for pan-European value-add and core real estate funds, as well as fund restructurings and extensions. Emilie started her career at Morgan Stanley as an investment banking analyst. Emilie received an MSc in Management, Majors in finance and business strategy from HEC Paris.
Jeremy Bullock is Managing Director at Europa Capital, and is responsible for the Value Add UK and European retail portfolio alongside a number of office assets. Before joining Europa Capital in 2021, Jeremy was a Director at Tristan Capital for 7 years, and was responsible for the UK portfolio consisting of office, retail, logistics and industrial assets. Jeremy career has covered a number of private equity and property companies over a 30 year period. Jeremy is a member of the RICS. Jeremy received a Bsc (Hons) degree in Urban Estate Surveying from Nottingham Trent University.
Russell is the Chief Investment Officer at Europa Capital and is responsible for the delivery of Europa’s investment goals. Before joining Europa Capital in 2022, Russell worked at Aberdeen Asset Management, where he was the Chief Investment Officer for the property team. He also held strategic roles at UBS Global Asset Management and Henderson Global Investors. Russell is an Associate Fellow of Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. Russell received a BSc (Hons) in Estate Management from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and holds MPhil (Cantab) and PhD (Cantab) degrees in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge. Russell is also a Chartered Surveyor, MRICS.
Kevin is a Partner and member of the value-add Investment Committee at Europa Capital. As Chief Financial Officer, he is responsible for risk management and the oversight of all financial, legal and administration at Europa Capital. Before joining Europa in 2004, Kevin worked at Montagu Private Equity (formerly HSBC Private
Equity) and was responsible for the accounting and administration of their funds. Kevin has also worked as an accountant at Lazard Brothers and AIG Europe. Kevin is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).
Michael leads Europa Capital’s Group and Product Finance teams. Michael has responsibility for the fund administration, accounting, investor reporting, cash management and depositary services that are conducted on behalf of Europa Capital’s funds. Before joining Europa Capital in 2011, Michael worked within the insurance industry. Michael is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Nic is a Partner and member of the value-add Investment Committee at Europa Capital. Before joining Europa Capital in 2007, Nic was a Managing Principal and member of the Investment Committee at Westbrook Partners, where he was responsible for asset management and new acquisitions in Europe. Before Westbrook, Nic gained 10 years’ experience in property management, leasing and investment in UK from 1981, becoming Partner at Healey & Baker (now part of Cushman & Wakefield) where he ran the Dusseldorf office from 1991 to 1996, before returning to London where he established the firm’s International Investment Division. Nic is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and received a BSc in Urban Land Administration from the University of Portsmouth (England).
Rachel is the Fund Manager for Europa Fund VI, the sixth in Europa’s series of value-add funds investing across Europe. Before joining Europa Capital, Rachel worked at AIG Global Real Estate and FREO Group and was responsible for portfolio management, investment and asset management, and business development. Rachel received a Master’s in Accountancy from the University of Georgia and has an MBA from London Business School.
Simon is the Fund Manager for Europa’s value-add funds III, IV and V. Prior to this role, Simon held the role of Head of Asset Management at Europa Capital, having oversight of all asset management initiatives of the value-add funds. Before joining Europa Capital, Simon was Head of Management, Valuation and Consultancy at King Sturge in Prague and held various roles at King Sturge, Bristol City Council and Humberts. Simon is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and received a BSc in Land Management from De Montfort University.
Robert is a Partner and a member of the value-add Investment Committee at Europa Capital. Robert is the Head of Investments for the Pan-European fund series. Before co-founding Europa Capital, Robert worked at St Quintin and Herring Baker Harris in London. Robert is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and received a BSc in Land Management from Reading University, and an MBA from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Chris joined Europa Capital as Head of ESG in August 2022. He is responsible for delivering ESG solutions and initiatives across Europa Capital’s Funds and leading the development of Europa Capital’s Net Zero strategy. Chris has over 20 years environmental and sustainability consultancy experience working for Arcadis, WSP and KPMG. Prior to joining Europa Capital, Chris was Director of Sustainability at BWB Consulting. Chris received a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management from Sheffield Hallam University and a BSc in Earth Sciences from the University of Leicester. Chris is active in his local community and was formerly co-convenor for the UKELA environmental due diligence working party group.
Vanessa joined the firm in September 2020. Vanessa’s strategic function helps to establish how markets are priced now compared to intrinsic value, why they depart from intrinsic value and how the business can take advantage of this. The focus is on investments and investment decision making. Before joining Europa Capital, Vanessa held research roles at M&G Real Estate & LaSalle Investment Management. She received an MSc in Property Development & Planning from University College London and an MEng in European Civil Engineering from the University of Warwick. Vanessa demonstrates commitment to the research community in her roles as Past Chair of the Society of Property Researchers (SPR) and member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Smart Urban Growth group, Urban Regeneration Council, Women Leadership Initiative and Europe Awards for Excellence jury.
Wendy is Head of Investor Relations at Europa Capital, and is responsible for all existing investor relationships. Before joining Europa Capital in 2007, Wendy was Head of Investor Relations at
European Acquisitions Capital, a mid-market Private Equity fund manager. Wendy started her career at Pawley & Malyon, as an accountant.
Graham is Head of Research at Europa and is responsible for translating our investment approach into individual, property-level actions, supporting the fund management and investment management teams. Before joining Europa in 2023, Graham worked at abrdn as an Investment Manager in its multi-manager team and, prior to that, was their Head of UK Property Research. Graham started his property career at Cushman & Wakefield in 2005 and also worked at ING REIM prior to joining abrdn in 2011. Graham received a BSc in International Business with German from Aston University and holds the IMC from the CFA Society of the UK.
Jean-Baptiste Puppi is a Director at Europa Capital and is responsible for Origination & Acquisitions in the Southern European and Benelux regions. Before joining Europa Capital in 2022, he held investment management roles at Hines (London) and Société Foncière Lyonnaise (Paris). Jean-Baptiste started his real estate career at BNP Paribas Real Estate as an analyst, and also held previous roles in finance and at the United Nations (New York). Jean-Baptiste received an MSc in Management and a BA in Economy from Paris Dauphine University, and a MS in Corporate Finance from EM Lyon Business School.
Rob is the Managing Partner of Europa Capital and a member of the value-add Investment Committee. Before joining Europa Capital in 2003, Rob worked at LaSalle Investment Management, and was responsible for investment on behalf of a major UK pension fund. Rob started his career at Jones Lang LaSalle on the graduate training programme in 1988. Rob is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Rob received an MA in Economics and Geography from St Andrews University and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Surveying from Reading University.
Roberto is responsible for leading Europa Capital’s fundraising initiatives as well as expanding new and existing investor and consultant relationships in the EMEA region for MEC’s global real estate investment management platform, MEC Global Partners. Roberto joined Europa Capital in June 2022 from China Orient Summit Capital where he spent the last five years as Head of EMEA. Before COS Capital, Roberto was Global Head of Business Development – Property at Aberdeen Asset Management between 2011 and 2016. Prior to Aberdeen, Roberto served as European Head of Business Development – Global Real Estate at UBS Global Asset Management. Over his 20-year career in real estate, Roberto has been involved in over 30 fund launches, representing over US 17 billion of capital raised. Roberto has an MBA in Finance from London Business School.
Andy is a Partner at Europa Capital and is the Fund Manager for the Europa Diversified Income Fund. Andy joined Europa Capital in January 2018 to lead the firm’s long-term income investment initiative for pan-European real estate. Based in Paris, Andy is responsible for leading the dedicated team and formulating the Fund’s strategy. Andy, former Chief Investment Officer for Continental Europe at LaSalle Investment Management, brings with him considerable experience in providing diversified long-term income to institutional investors. He has a BA in Modern Languages from Oxford University and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Having lived in France since 1995, Andy has recently acquired French nationality.