We are a leading specialist investor into high quality logistics property located across Europe

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Our Milestones

Clarion Partners Europe – A new era for an experienced team.

 

Clarion Partners Europe is a leading real estate investment fund manager which has been a key player in the logistics and industrial space for nearly 15 years. Alistair Calvert established the company, then known as ThreadGreen, in 2006 and continues to lead it today.

ThreadGreen

In 2006, ThreadGreen was founded by Alistair Calvert, who was previously the head of the European office of W.P. Carey. ThreadGreen’s first fund was raised in 2007 and predominantly invested in Germany.

Gramercy Europe

In 2014, Gramercy Property Trust (GPT), listed on the NYSE, acquired ThreadGreen and rebranded it Gramercy Europe and simultaneously raised a new €350 million fund, Gramercy Property Europe.

 

Gramercy Property Europe was sold for in excess of €1 billion in mid-2017.  The same year Gramercy Europe raised it’s third fund.

 

In September 2018, GPT was sold to the Blackstone Group. Having founded the company and run a largely independent operation since its sale to GPT, Alistair Calvert lead a management buyback from Blackstone in October 2018. Only 3 months later, Gramercy Europe had its first closing on its fourth fund.

Clarion Partners Europe

In 2019, a new growth opportunity emerged in the form of a partnership with Clarion Partners, a leading US based real estate investment management business. Clarion Partners acquired a majority stake in Gramercy Europe in April 2019 and the firm was rebranded Clarion Partners Europe.

About Us

Clarion Partners Europe is a leading real estate investment fund manager focused on logistics and light industrial properties located across Europe.

 

Clarion Partners Europe acquires assets on behalf of its funds that are subject to existing leases, purchases properties through sale-leaseback transactions and funds build-to-suit and speculative developments. It has a focus on Germany, the Netherlands, France, Spain and Italy although it has an active investment pipeline covering many additional European countries.

 

Clarion Partners Europe has adapted an ESG policy across its managed funds which can be viewed here.

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Assets Under Management

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  • Sant Esteve        Carrer Fleming 15-17       Sant Esteve de Sesrovires. Martorell (Barcelona) 8635       Spain

Paris Office

London Office

Berlin Office

Jersey Office

Europe Acquisition Criteria

Clarion Partners Europe is a pan-European investor into income producing real estate assets with a focus on logistics and light industrial properties. It acquires assets subject to existing leases, invests through sale-leaseback transactions and funds build-to-suit and speculative developments. The assets are typically of strategic importance to the underlying tenant.

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Transactions

Existing leased properties and portfolios, build-to-suits and speculative developments, sale-leasebacks

Asset Type

Logistics, light industrial and manufacturing, special purpose assets (eg. cold storage, food processing etc.)

Tenant Credit Types

Focus on strong, durable tenants, will consider investment grade, non-investment grade and unrated tenants

Target Deal Size

10 million EUR or higher 

Geography

Europe (predominantly Germany, the Netherlands, France, Nordics, Spain, Poland, Italy, Czech Republic)

Tenancy

Typically few tenants or single tenant

Our Europe Team

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NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

PAUL GRAHAM

Mr. Graham FRICS has over 30 years' international experience in the real estate logistics sector. Prior to joining Clarion Partners Europe, Paul headed real estate at DHL, the world's largest logistics provider, for the region Europe, Middle East and Africa. He led a front line team of 80 people with responsibility for around 3,000 facilities in 100-plus countries. Paul brings substantial occupational and business experience to Clarion Partners Europe.

Mr. Calvert is CEO of Clarion Partners Europe, which was formerly known as Gramercy Europe & ThreadGreen Europe. Mr. Calvert established the original ThreadGreen business in 2006, launching its first fund in 2007, and subsequently selling the business to Gramercy Property Trust in December 2014. After a management buyout from Blackstone, Gramercy Europe operated as an independent fund manager until April 2019, when Clarion Partners acquired a majority stake. Mr. Calvert is continuing to lead the business. Under his leadership, Clarion Partners Europe has transacted over £2.4 billion of logistics and light industrial assets in the past 4 years.

Mr. Mohamed is the CFO & COO of Clarion Partners Europe. Prior to Clarion Partners Europe, Mr. Mohamed served as Managing Director & CFO Europe at Castlelake (UK) LLP. Mr. Mohamed has 20 years of experience in the real estate sector having previously also held senior Finance & Operations roles at Grove International Partners, Citi Property Investors and Cargill Value Investment. He started his career in audit with EY in Brussels and is fluent in English, French, Dutch and German.

Mr. Buck, as Managing Director of European Investments, manages the investment team and oversees the sourcing and acquiring of real estate assets across the continent. Prior to Clarion Partners Europe, he worked in the investment team at the UK opportunistic real estate fund Brockton Capital where he split his time between acquisitions and asset management activities. Before Brockton, Mr. Buck worked as an investment professional for Doughty Hanson Real Estate (DHRE), the pan-European opportunistic real estate investor. Mr Buck started his career at Deutsche Bank working in the EMEA Real Estate advisory team.

Simon Allenby

Managing Director (Germany)

Simon Allenby

Mr. Allenby is a Director at Clarion Partners Europe and heads the European asset management operations from the company's office in Berlin. Previously, Mr. Allenby worked at CR Investment Management for seven years, where he managed a variety of property portfolios and led the real estate underwriting team on several large scale loan portfolio acquisitions. He is member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is fluent in English and German.

Mr. Peach is the Finance Director of Clarion Partners Europe. He has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”) since 2012 and has worked in the asset management industry since becoming a chartered accountant. Prior to joining Clarion Partners Europe, Mr. Peach served as the Fund Controller of the Credit Opportunities Funds at AnaCap Financial Partners LLP, which managed over €1 billion in third party assets.

Fionnuala Price

Corporate & Legal Director

Fionnuala Price

Ms. Price is a Legal and Corporate Director, focusing on transactional & legal support as well as governance of the Funds managed by Clarion Partners Europe and is based in Luxembourg. She has 12 years legal experience in real estate, corporate law, litigation and corporate governance. Ms. Price gained jurisdictional experience across Europe and Asia working at international law firms, banks and financial institutions. She received an LLB in law from the university of Wales and is a qualified solicitor in Ireland, England and Wales.

Marta Piechowska

Fund Controller

MARTA PIECHOWSKA

Ms. Piechowska is a Fund Controller for Clarion Partners Europe.  Prior to joining Clarion Partners Europe, she worked as an AVP at Ares Management and prior to that as Associate at Tristan Capital Partners. Ms Piechowska received a Msc in Strategic Financial Management from University of Dundee. She is fluent in English and Polish.

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Asset Manager

Tangi Le Balc'h

Mr. Le Balc’h is an Asset Manager at Clarion Partners Europe and deals with the French asset management operations from the company’s office in Paris under the supervision of Simon Allenby. Previously, Mr. Le Balc’h worked at Expansion Asset Management on behalf of The Carlyle Group and managed a large French logistics portfolio. He is fluent in French and English.

Mr. Schäfer is a Director in the Investment Team. Prior to joining Clarion Partners Europe, he worked as an Analyst at The British Land Company in London. Mr. Schäfer received his Bachelor of Arts from Cambridge University, where he graduated with first class honours from the Land Economy programme. He is fluent in English and German.

Mr. Fell is an Vice President in the Investment Team. Prior to joining Clarion Partners Europe, he worked as an Associate at Brydell Partners in London. Mr. Fell received his Bachelor of Science in Investment and Finance in Property at Reading University, where he graduated with First Class Honours, before receiving a Master of Philosophy in Real Estate Finance from Cambridge University.

Ms. Zvyagintseva is an Associate in the Investment Team. Prior to joining Clarion Partners Europe, she worked as an Analyst at Deutsche Bank Real Estate, Gaming, Lodging and Leisure Team. Ms. Zvyagintseva received her Master of Science in Chemistry with Molecular Physics from Imperial College London.

Mr. Atallah is an Associate in the Investment Team. Prior to joining Clarion Partners Europe, he worked as an Analyst at Commerzbank in London. Mr. Atallah received his Master of Engineering degree from ECE Paris and his Advanced Master in Finance from ESCP Europe, with First Class Honours. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Ms Mihova is an Analyst in the investment team at Clarion Partners Europe. Prior to joining Clarion Partners Europe, she worked as an Analyst in the Capital Markets team at Morgan Stanley New York. Ms Mihova received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics from Northeastern University Boston. Neli is fluent in English and Bulgarian.

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Fund Consultant

Phillip Kleovoulou

Mr. Kleovoulou is a Fund Consultant for Clarion Partners Europe. He is a qualified chartered accountant and has been a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (“SAICA”) since 2018. He previously worked as an Analyst at Investec Property Fund Limited within the real estate office and logistics sectors. After completing his training at Ernst and Young South Africa, he was seconded to Ernst and Young New York to assist within their Real Estate division. He is fluent in English, Greek and is proficient in Afrikaans.

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Executive Assistant

Anna Henne

Ms. Henne joined Clarion Partners Europe as Executive Assistant in 2014. Prior to joining Clarion Partners Europe she worked as a trainee lawyer in the IP department of Bird & Bird LLP in Düsseldorf and London. Ms. Henne received her First State Exam in Law from the University of Osnabrück and her Second State Exam in Law from the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf. She is fluent in English and German.

Ms. Simpson is a Team Assistant at Clarion Partners Europe. Prior to joining Clarion Partners Europe, she completed an internship at Generation Investment Management in London. Ms. Simpson was awarded an Executive PA Diploma at Oxford Media Business School.

Our Europe Offices

London Office

London

United Kingdom

15 Bedford Street
London WC2E 9HE

 

Tel: +44 (0)20 7647 7500

Berlin Office

Berlin

Germany

Kurfürstendamm 30
10719 Berlin
Germany

 

Tel: +49 (30) 886200330

Jersey Office

Jersey

Channel Islands

3rd Floor, Liberation House
Castle Street
St Helier
Jersey, Channel Islands
JE1 1BL

 

Tel: +44 1534 885 268

Paris Office

Paris

France

WELLIO Paris Gare-de-Lyon
15 Rue Traversière
75012
Paris

 

Tel: +33 (0)9 74 18 94 43

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