AllExecutive TeamBoard of DirectorsInvestment CommitteeESG Committee
Newman Leech CEO and Founder of RE Capital
CEO

Newman Leech

SENIOR ASSET MANAGER

Johannes Gerzain

NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Anthony Wreford

COO

Sean Gaskell

DIRECTOR, HEAD OF EUROPE

Olivier Hezelot

CFO

Dewald Van Tonder

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Gregory Brichetti

OFFICE MANAGER GENEVA

Héloïse Deparisse

DIRECTOR PORTUGAL

John Neto Valente

DIRECTOR, HEAD OF UK

Simon Banks

GENERAL COUNSEL

Gavin Green

HEAD OF REAL ESTATE FINANCE

Catherine Von Berg

PROJECT MANAGER

Masen Lintvelt

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Devon Olander

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Caroline Fuchsloch

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Conrad Amm

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Theodore Qi Shou

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Joshua Warren

HEAD OF MIRABILIS UK & EUROPE

Kerrie Barlow

SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR

Augusto Mello

DESIGN ARCHITECT ASSISTANT

Mariana Martins

SKYBOUND CHAIRMAN

Clifford Warren

CEO

Newman Leech

Newman Leech co-founded Geneva Management Group in 2000, and GMG (Suisse) SA in 2001. He was also a founding shareholder of GMG Investments in 2005, which focused on real estate investments in Switzerland. He set up GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) in 2015. He is the chief executive officer of RE Capital and a member of the RE Capital investment committee. He has been instrumental in the growth of the real estate business and increased the assets under management by more than €500m between 2016 and 2019. Newman spends most of his time visiting the teams and projects in Lisbon and London.

SENIOR ASSET MANAGER

Johannes Gerzain

Johannes Gerzain is a senior asset manager for RE Capital in Switzerland. His role entails assessing and analysing potential transactions and overseeing asset management initiatives for our Swiss projects. Prior to joining the company, Johannes spent three years at Edmond de Rothschild in Geneva as a Real Estate Fund Manager. Before that, Johannes was responsible for Cushman & Wakefield brokerage agency in Geneva. He graduated from a leading engineering school in France and holds a real estate financial degree from the Kedge Business School.

NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Anthony Wreford

Anthony Wreford specialises in people businesses, either as an advisor or as a non-executive director. His executive career was mainly spent in the advertising and marketing sector, where he built his own agency, was a divisional CEO of Omnicom Inc. and later Deputy Chairman for Omnicom Europe. He sits on several Advisory Boards including Stonehage Fleming, FPE Capital and Portas Consulting. He is a Board Advisor to Skybound Capital. He works in an advisory role within asset management and chairs a twice yearly meeting of some of the leading international asset managers. In sport, he is the former President of MCC (2018-19). He is also an advisor to the European Tour (golf).

COO

Sean Gaskell

Sean Gaskell is a director of RE Capital and joined the group in 2008. He has played an instrumental role in growing the RE Capital business and has been actively involved in structured finance since 2005. He has also held a number of important directorships in structured finance vehicles covering CMBS, RMBS and Synthetic asset backed programmes which supported banks in their off balance sheet funding programmes. Sean is a member of the Group’s investment committees and currently supports the group with capital raising. He is also partner in the Geneva Management Group.

DIRECTOR, HEAD OF EUROPE

Olivier Hezelot

Olivier joined GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) in 2017 after 10 years at Westcore Properties, a US family office and real estate private equity investment company, where he looked after the real estate portfolio and investments in Switzerland and southern Europe. He is currently a director on the board of the company, a member of the investment committee and heads up its European and Swiss businesses. Olivier holds an MSc from a leading French engineering school and started his career in corporate finance within the M&A team of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Paris, Geneva and Zurich.

CFO

Dewald Van Tonder

Dewald van Tonder is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 15 years’ experience in various business sectors. Before joining RE Capital, Dewald held the position of chief financial officer for LSE listed entity Capital Drilling as well as the chief financial officer for a global multinational entity BASF Coating Services South Africa.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Gregory Brichetti

Greg joined RE Capital in 2022. He has over 14 years of experience across investment banking and wealth & asset management, working with international corporates – driving end-to-end strategic projects, developing multi-asset investment solutions and generating portfolio expansion. He previously worked at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, Morgan Stanley and HSBC, where his core expertise in product development, business management and client advisory helped empower all relevant stakeholders. Greg obtained an Msc in Risk and Asset Management from EDHEC Business School, and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, as recognised by CAIA Association.

OFFICE MANAGER GENEVA

Héloïse Deparisse

Héloïse joined RE Capital in 2021 as Geneva’s Office Manager. She is in charge of the smooth daily running of the office’s logistics and supplies, as well as the well-being of its employees. Héloïse has spent the past 15 years in the hospitality industry – starting as a Sales Coordinator in London – moving on to a Director of Sales position in Geneva. Héloïse holds a master’s degree in Management from the University of Orléans.

DIRECTOR PORTUGAL

John Neto Valente

John Neto Valente joined GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) in 2020 as a director. He is in charge of the Portuguese operations, including sourcing and deal origination. Prior to joining GMG Real Estate, he was an investment director at Fosun Hive Holdings in Lisbon where he transacted over €1 billion in real estate. John holds an MSc in Finance from Nova Business School and started his career in strategy consulting at Roland Berger and private equity at Explorer Investments.

DIRECTOR, HEAD OF UK

Simon Banks

Simon Banks joined Geneva Management Group (GMG) in October 2019 from Aberdeen Standard Investments and heads the UK business as a director of RE Capital and a member of the Investment Committee. He has over 17 years of development and investment management experience and a proven track record of delivering performance across a broad range of sectors, with specific expertise in all aspects of strategic asset management and development. He holds a BSc Honours in Real Estate and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

GENERAL COUNSEL

Gavin Green

Gavin joined RE Capital in London as General Counsel in February 2022 and will head the company’s legal activities across all jurisdictions. Gavin sits on the executive committee and advises on corporate matters, risk management, legal processes, structuring, compliance, debt, and transactional work. Prior to joining RE Capital, Gavin acted as General Counsel for MARK and Crossbay, overseeing all legal workstreams and managing external counsel. Gavin previously spent over six years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, followed by a five-year period at Ropes & Gray, during which he did a 10-month secondment in Goldman Sachs’ Loan Negotiation and Structuring Team.

HEAD OF REAL ESTATE FINANCE

Catherine Von Berg

Catherine von Berg leads the finance function of the UK Real Estate business and joined GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) in 2020 from London & Capital, where she was head of finance. Catherine takes overall responsibility for finance, cash management and tax matters for the UK projects as well as preparing the statutory accounts. She has a wealth of experience in financial reporting and previously held a position at KPMG for three years. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a CA(SA) degree from the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

PROJECT MANAGER

Masen Lintvelt

Masen Lintvelt joined GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) in 2019 from LDB, a specialist high-end contractor, where he worked for seven years as a quantity surveyor, project managing complex basement builds and high-end fitouts. He is our inhouse quantity surveyor and is responsible for scrutinising construction costs. He also assists with the management of various projects both directly and as a RE Capital representative where external project managers are appointed. He holds a BSc in quantity surveying from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and is an applicant member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Devon Olander

Devon Olander completed a Bcom in Financial Planning from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He joined the Skybound Capital Group in 2010 and is the appointed Fund Manager for their international suite of funds. With over 12 years’ experience in managing investment funds, Devon represents the Skybound Capital Group as a board member on several key strategic investments and is a member of the Group’s executive committee. Devon joined RE Capital team in 2022 to support building out the Group’s Luxembourg fund investment platform and forms part of their executive committee.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Caroline Fuchsloch

Caroline joined the RE Capital ESG committee in March 2022. Her role entails the promotion of robust standards of corporate governance that integrate environmental, social and governance aspects within the business and various real estate projects.  Caroline also currently fulfils a Treasury and Analytics role at Skybound Capital, where she manages a suite of private equity and hedge funds, and heads up Skybound’s research team. She is also responsible for their ESG framework implementation and reporting. Caroline graduated with B.Bus.Sc (Hons) from the University of Cape Town, having completed a thesis on Sharia Funds. She is a CFA® Charterholder with over ten years’ experience in the global investment industry.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Conrad Amm

Conrad has a B.Bus.Sc Finance honours degree, majoring in Economics and Finance, from the University of Cape Town. He has over 19 years of relevant investment and business experience in South Africa and abroad. Before joining Skybound Capital in March 2010, Conrad was a Director of Blue Ink Investments and was a member of their Investment Committee for more than ten years. He is currently a Director, a member of their Investment Committee and is actively involved in business development.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Theodore Qi Shou

Theo joined Skybound in 2011 and acts as the International Chief Investment Officer. With a background in academia in China, Theo started his finance career at HSBC, where he was mostly involved in manager selection and portfolio construction. He also had experience and success in managing multi-asset portfolios for individual clients and family offices. He worked in London, New York, Geneva and Hong Kong. Theo holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and is a CFA Charterholder and a CAIA Charterholder.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Joshua Warren

Joshua Warren joined RE Capital in 2022 as a Research Analyst. He assists the Group in developing its in-house research capabilities. Josh also currently acts as a Research Analyst at Skybound Capital, where he is responsible for due diligence and financial analysis related to new investment opportunities – assisting with portfolio monitoring and managing current investments. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Chicago.

HEAD OF MIRABILIS UK & EUROPE

Kerrie Barlow

Kerrie Barlow joined to set up the Mirabilis Group in August 2018. She has more than 20 years’ experience in production, finance, and operations management. She developed her expertise across a variety of industries, including hospitality, events, advertising and publishing. Kerrie is based in London and is responsible for running Mirabilis London. She is also working on setting up Mirabilis Lisbon.

SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR

Augusto Mello

Augusto Homem de Mello joined RE Capital in January 2022 as a Sales & Marketing Director. He is leading the sales activities and marketing strategy for new projects in Portugal. Prior to joining RE Capital, Augusto worked in similar positions for both private equity firms and developers, launching a variety of residential, office, and hospitality developments all over the country.

DESIGN ARCHITECT ASSISTANT

Mariana Martins

Mariana joined Re Capital in 2022 as an Interior Designer – assisting the Lead Designer, and is responsible for the delivery of all our current and pending residential projects in Portugal. Mariana brings 19 years of experience, working as an Architect and Project Coordinator for residential, retail and commercial projects across Lisbon, Comporta and Melides. It was through her personal projects that she began to work in interior design.

SKYBOUND CHAIRMAN

Clifford Warren

Cliff Warren initially trained as an auditor and accountant with Ernst & Young in Johannesburg, South Africa, and then became a partner in a tax consulting practice. Cliff (a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Skybound Group), was both Founder and Managing Director of Blue Ink Investments (Pty) Ltd. He served as an executive member of the South African Financial Sector Conduct Authority’s Legal & Regulatory Affairs Committee for seven years and has been a member of the International Tax Planning Association for many years. Cliff is involved in the development of Skybound’s global business initiatives.

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Newman Leech CEO and Founder of RE Capital
CEO

Newman Leech

SENIOR ASSET MANAGER

Johannes Gerzain

COO

Sean Gaskell

DIRECTOR, HEAD OF EUROPE

Olivier Hezelot

CFO

Dewald Van Tonder

HEAD OF DESIGN

Nicola Vaughan Scott

GROUP FINANCE MANAGER

Anna Sosnova

CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGER – IBERIA & LATIN AMERICA

Patricia Torres

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Maxim Fedorov

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Gregory Brichetti

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Stuart Kibbe

OFFICE MANAGER GENEVA

Héloïse Deparisse

DIRECTOR PORTUGAL

John Neto Valente

DIRECTOR, HEAD OF UK

Simon Banks

HEAD OF RESDIENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

Yuan Sun

GENERAL COUNSEL

Gavin Green

HEAD OF REAL ESTATE FINANCE

Catherine Von Berg

PROJECT MANAGER

Masen Lintvelt

LEGAL MANAGER

Rogerio de Carvalho

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Natasha Fuller

SENIOR INVESTMENT ANALYST

Matthew Kaard

SENIOR INVESTMENT MANAGER

Ben Robinson

SENIOR ASSET MANAGER

Chris Wright

HEAD OF FINANCE - EUROPE

Tatiana Rocha e Silva

FINANCE MANAGER

Monica Figueiredo

ACCOUNTANT

Carlos Serafim

ACCOUNTANT

Vânia Crespo

LEGAL MANAGER

Vanessa Fragoso Viegas

LEGAL COUNSEL

Maria Leonor Franco

COMPANY LAWYER

Rita Pequito

SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR

Augusto Mello

FUND MANAGER

Nuno Vicente Santos

PROJECT MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR

Abel Leitão

PROJECT MANAGER

Nuno Moura Rodrigues

PROJECT MANAGER

Pedro Pessanha

DESIGN ARCHITECT ASSISTANT

Mariana Martins

OFFICE MANAGER & EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Paula Conceição

ANALYST

Lee Warren

ANALYST

Sivert Jartoft

SENIOR MANAGER

Widaad Nuckchady

FINANCE EXECUTIVE

Christophe Leste

SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR

Jayssen Bawol

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Fidany Polodoo

ACCOUNTANT

Natasha Shibdoyal

SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR

Soujata Ramkurrun

ACCOUNTANT

Shehzad Gauzee

ACCOUNTANT

Ashouka Damree

ACCOUNTANT

Nabiil Baubooa

JUNIOR ACCOUNTANT

Zeenat Bundhoo

JUNIOR ACCOUNTANT

Neha Unjore

CEO

Newman Leech

Newman Leech co-founded Geneva Management Group in 2000, and GMG (Suisse) SA in 2001. He was also a founding shareholder of GMG Investments in 2005, which focused on real estate investments in Switzerland. He set up GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) in 2015. He is the chief executive officer of RE Capital and a member of the RE Capital investment committee. He has been instrumental in the growth of the real estate business and increased the assets under management by more than €500m between 2016 and 2019. Newman spends most of his time visiting the teams and projects in Lisbon and London.

SENIOR ASSET MANAGER

Johannes Gerzain

Johannes Gerzain is a senior asset manager for RE Capital in Switzerland. His role entails assessing and analysing potential transactions and overseeing asset management initiatives for our Swiss projects. Prior to joining the company, Johannes spent three years at Edmond de Rothschild in Geneva as a Real Estate Fund Manager. Before that, Johannes was responsible for Cushman & Wakefield brokerage agency in Geneva. He graduated from a leading engineering school in France and holds a real estate financial degree from the Kedge Business School.

COO

Sean Gaskell

Sean Gaskell is a director of RE Capital and joined the group in 2008. He has played an instrumental role in growing the RE Capital business and has been actively involved in structured finance since 2005. He has also held a number of important directorships in structured finance vehicles covering CMBS, RMBS and Synthetic asset backed programmes which supported banks in their off balance sheet funding programmes. Sean is a member of the Group’s investment committees and currently supports the group with capital raising. He is also partner in the Geneva Management Group.

DIRECTOR, HEAD OF EUROPE

Olivier Hezelot

Olivier joined GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) in 2017 after 10 years at Westcore Properties, a US family office and real estate private equity investment company, where he looked after the real estate portfolio and investments in Switzerland and southern Europe. He is currently a director on the board of the company, a member of the investment committee and heads up its European and Swiss businesses. Olivier holds an MSc from a leading French engineering school and started his career in corporate finance within the M&A team of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Paris, Geneva and Zurich.

CFO

Dewald Van Tonder

Dewald van Tonder is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 15 years’ experience in various business sectors. Before joining RE Capital, Dewald held the position of chief financial officer for LSE listed entity Capital Drilling as well as the chief financial officer for a global multinational entity BASF Coating Services South Africa.

HEAD OF DESIGN

Nicola Vaughan Scott

Nicola has been with GMG Real Estate Ltd. (now RE Capital) since 2016. A firm believer in continual education, Nicola graduated with a Fine Arts degree, adding qualifications from the International Network for Esoteric Healing, the Clare Maxwell Hudson School of Massage, and a course on Dynamic Eating Psychology and Mind/Body Nutrition. Her interest in holistic thinking for the human experience, as well as the psychology of well-being, has informed her approach to design and remains a focus for her dynamic interiors and working spaces. Her philosophy is to enhance spatial flow and to combine functionality with beauty, allowing people to feel welcome, uplifted, inspired, and at home. Nicola’s portfolio for RE Capital speaks to the success of this vision.

GROUP FINANCE MANAGER

Anna Sosnova

Anna Sosnova joined GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) as finance manager in 2019 after 11 years at Deloitte Belgium/Russia where she was a senior consultant. Anna’s fields of expertise are accounting, reporting, budgeting and internal controls. She is based in our Geneva office and is responsible for our group accounting and trade debtors, as well as preparing quarterly investor reports and reconciliations.

CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGER – IBERIA & LATIN AMERICA

Patricia Torres

Patricia is a consultant, specialising in leadership, and executive coaching. She has been working with RE Capital as an external consultant since 2020. In this role, she works closely with the RE Capital team to advise on and manage relationships with potential Hispanic investors. Patricia has spent over 11 years working in the Private Banking industry as Senior Wealth Planner, and a Senior Investment Advisor for high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth families and individuals. She holds qualifications in International Relations, Coaching, Positive Psychology at Work, and an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Business Development.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Maxim Fedorov

Maxim joined RE Capital in a full-time business development role in 2021, after acting as an advisor and consultant for GMG and RE Capital from 2017. He has over 15 years of experience working as a legal professional at a range of enterprises, including: BPC Banking Technologies, BPC Engineering and Crédit Suisse. In 2019 he founded his own company called Delcrede, which facilitates the fund-raising process for real estate projects. Maxim graduated from Moscow State Law Academy as a Civil Lawyer, he also holds an LL.M in American Business Law from Pericles, an MBA in Executive Education from Hult and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). Outside of work, he enjoys yacht racing, golf, mountain climbing, velo and Nordic skiing.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Gregory Brichetti

Greg joined RE Capital in 2022. He has over 14 years of experience across investment banking and wealth & asset management, working with international corporates – driving end-to-end strategic projects, developing multi-asset investment solutions and generating portfolio expansion. He previously worked at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, Morgan Stanley and HSBC, where his core expertise in product development, business management and client advisory helped empower all relevant stakeholders. Greg obtained an Msc in Risk and Asset Management from EDHEC Business School, and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, as recognised by CAIA Association.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Stuart Kibbe

Stuart joined RE Capital in May 2022. As part of the investment solutions team, he is responsible for RE Capital’s Portuguese Venture Capital (VC) Fund, overseeing the Fund’s marketing efforts, and ensuring a sound customer experience for all investors. He has over seven years of experience in UK residential development projects – specialising in: capital raising, asset management, and project management. Prior to this, Stuart founded and ran a Geneva-based professional services firm – consulting for several prominent family offices, asset managers, and foundations in business strategy related to IT.

OFFICE MANAGER GENEVA

Héloïse Deparisse

Héloïse joined RE Capital in 2021 as Geneva’s Office Manager. She is in charge of the smooth daily running of the office’s logistics and supplies, as well as the well-being of its employees. Héloïse has spent the past 15 years in the hospitality industry – starting as a Sales Coordinator in London – moving on to a Director of Sales position in Geneva. Héloïse holds a master’s degree in Management from the University of Orléans.

DIRECTOR PORTUGAL

John Neto Valente

John Neto Valente joined GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) in 2020 as a director. He is in charge of the Portuguese operations, including sourcing and deal origination. Prior to joining GMG Real Estate, he was an investment director at Fosun Hive Holdings in Lisbon where he transacted over €1 billion in real estate. John holds an MSc in Finance from Nova Business School and started his career in strategy consulting at Roland Berger and private equity at Explorer Investments.

DIRECTOR, HEAD OF UK

Simon Banks

Simon Banks joined Geneva Management Group (GMG) in October 2019 from Aberdeen Standard Investments and heads the UK business as a director of RE Capital and a member of the Investment Committee. He has over 17 years of development and investment management experience and a proven track record of delivering performance across a broad range of sectors, with specific expertise in all aspects of strategic asset management and development. He holds a BSc Honours in Real Estate and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

HEAD OF RESDIENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

Yuan Sun

Yuan joined RE Capital in June 2022 as Head of Residential Development and leads the UK residential development business. She has over 13 years of experience in residential development experience in the UK, with a proven track record of delivering complex residential led mixed-use developments in London. Prior to joining RE Capital, she held senior positions in both public and private sector development companies, including London Legacy Development Corporation, Strawberry Star Homes, and Greenland Group. She holds a MEng degree in Engineering Science from University of Oxford, and is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

GENERAL COUNSEL

Gavin Green

Gavin joined RE Capital in London as General Counsel in February 2022 and will head the company’s legal activities across all jurisdictions. Gavin sits on the executive committee and advises on corporate matters, risk management, legal processes, structuring, compliance, debt, and transactional work. Prior to joining RE Capital, Gavin acted as General Counsel for MARK and Crossbay, overseeing all legal workstreams and managing external counsel. Gavin previously spent over six years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, followed by a five-year period at Ropes & Gray, during which he did a 10-month secondment in Goldman Sachs’ Loan Negotiation and Structuring Team.

HEAD OF REAL ESTATE FINANCE

Catherine Von Berg

Catherine von Berg leads the finance function of the UK Real Estate business and joined GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) in 2020 from London & Capital, where she was head of finance. Catherine takes overall responsibility for finance, cash management and tax matters for the UK projects as well as preparing the statutory accounts. She has a wealth of experience in financial reporting and previously held a position at KPMG for three years. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a CA(SA) degree from the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

PROJECT MANAGER

Masen Lintvelt

Masen Lintvelt joined GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) in 2019 from LDB, a specialist high-end contractor, where he worked for seven years as a quantity surveyor, project managing complex basement builds and high-end fitouts. He is our inhouse quantity surveyor and is responsible for scrutinising construction costs. He also assists with the management of various projects both directly and as a RE Capital representative where external project managers are appointed. He holds a BSc in quantity surveying from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and is an applicant member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

LEGAL MANAGER

Rogerio de Carvalho

Rogerio de Carvalho joined GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) in 2020 and has a broad range of experience in the legal profession, including roles at Hogan Lovells and Black Rock Property Management. He speaks fluent Portuguese and was educated in South Africa, where he attained a BA LLB at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Natasha Fuller

Natasha Fuller joined GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) in 2020 as an Office Manager, and in 2022 she moved to the Business Development Team, serving as an Executive Assistant. She previously managed corporate art collections and advised on acquisitions in her role as art curator for BHP Billiton Australia and South 32 South Africa. Natasha holds an Institute of Marketing Management diploma and a BA Fine Arts degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

SENIOR INVESTMENT ANALYST

Matthew Kaard

Matt Kaard, CFA joined GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) in 2019 as our UK investment analyst. He is responsible for the investment analysis and structuring of debt across the UK real estate portfolio. In his previous role at JCRA (now Chatham Financial) he advised European clients on interest rate, inflation and foreign exchange derivative hedging strategies, before specialising in debt restructuring. Matt is a CFA charterholder, holds an MSc in banking and finance from King’s College London and a BSc in finance and economics from the University of Western Australia.

SENIOR INVESTMENT MANAGER

Ben Robinson

Ben Robinson joined GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) in 2020 as a senior investment manager. Ben is responsible for sourcing new acquisition opportunities and expanding RE Capital’s reach and profile in the UK Investment market, as well as increasing deal flow. He previously worked at Aberdeen Standard Investments for over five years where he undertook multiple commercial property transactions across the UK. Ben graduated from the Nottingham Trent University with a BSc (Hons) in real estate management, and has more than 11 years of industry experience.

SENIOR ASSET MANAGER

Chris Wright

Chris Wright joined GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) in 2020 as a senior asset manager. Before joining GMG, he worked for Fabrix Capital where he specialised in value-add asset management and development in Central London and UK regional centres. Prior to this he spent four years at Aberdeen Standard Investments working on multi-sector asset management and development projects across the UK. Combining both an institutional and private equity mindset allows Chris to source and manage acquisitions end to end, including development projects and refurbishments, value-add as well as long-dated income portfolios.

HEAD OF FINANCE - EUROPE

Tatiana Rocha e Silva

Tatiana Rocha e Silva joined GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) in 2018 as a finance manager. Prior to that, she spent 10 years working in the oil and gas sector as a finance manager for international companies with locations in Europe and Africa.

FINANCE MANAGER

Monica Figueiredo

Mónica Figueiredo joined RE Capital in 2021 as a Finance Manager – leading and overseeing all finance matters. Before joining, she worked for six years at Multi Corporation Portugal (part of Blackstone) as an Accountant – responsible for several Shopping centres, and 14 years as a Senior Manager at PKF Consulting, managing a variety of business sectors: Real Estate, Life Sciences, Tourism, Consumer Goods for a range of international companies. Mónica holds a degree in Financial Control, and an advanced specialisation qualification in Corporate Tax.

ACCOUNTANT

Carlos Serafim

Carlos joined GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) as an accountant in 2019 and is in charge of bookkeeping and reporting and works alongside Tatiana in the RE Capital Lisbon office. Prior to joining RE Capital, he worked for several years as an Accountant and Financial Assistant in the real estate, airline and banking industries.

ACCOUNTANT

Vânia Crespo

Vânia Crespo joined RE Capital in 2022 as an Accountant. Working in the Lisbon office with the finance team, Vânia leads all book-keeping and reporting. Prior to joining RE Capital, Vânia worked as a consultant for the past 10 years. She holds a degree in Corporative Finances, as well as a post-graduate degree in Accounting and Financial Analysis.

LEGAL MANAGER

Vanessa Fragoso Viegas

Vanessa Viegas joined GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) as a legal manager in 2020. She previously worked for 13 years as a senior company lawyer at Multi Corporation Portugal (part of Blackstone). She is a member of the Portuguese Bar Association. Vanessa brings a strong knowledge of corporate law and extensive experience in commercial real estate. She has post-graduate degrees in tax management and corporate law.

LEGAL COUNSEL

Maria Leonor Franco

Maria Leonor joined RE Capital as Legal Counsel in 2021. Prior to joining RE Capital, she worked as trainee lawyer in a law firm. Maria graduated from NOVA School of Law in 2019 and obtained a master’s degree from Católica Lisbon School of Law. Maria works within the legal team, mainly dealing with drafting and negotiating the promissory sale and purchase agreements of the projects of the Group, as well as dealing with several corporate legal matters.

COMPANY LAWYER

Rita Pequito

Rita Pequito joined RE Capital as a Company Lawyer in 2022. Prior to joining RE Capital, she worked for several years as Lawyer in a law firm, mainly dealing with commercial banks and insurance companies. She is a member of the Portuguese Bar Association. Rita holds a degree, master and post-graduate in Law from Universidade de Lisboa.

SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR

Augusto Mello

Augusto Homem de Mello joined RE Capital in January 2022 as a Sales & Marketing Director. He is leading the sales activities and marketing strategy for new projects in Portugal. Prior to joining RE Capital, Augusto worked in similar positions for both private equity firms and developers, launching a variety of residential, office, and hospitality developments all over the country.

FUND MANAGER

Nuno Vicente Santos

Nuno is a Fund Manager at RE Capital in Portugal, with almost a decade of experience in Real Estate. Nuno has spent the last 8 years focusing on Real Estate transactions in Southern Europe, with a strong focus in Portugal where he has led some of the largest and most innovative transactions in the office, logistics, hospitality and residential development sectors. He possesses extensive experience of development projects, along with a broad and established network of best-in-class professionals and advisors. Nuno also brings financial modelling and financial analysis through his past experience in investment banking with StormHarbour Securities (leading Investment Banking Boutique in the UK and Portugal). Nuno holds an M.Sc. in Finance from NOVA SBE, the leading Portuguese business school.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR

Abel Leitão

Abel Leitao joined GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) in 2018, and heads the Portuguese Project Management team. He is responsible for all projects, from concept to handover, steering them through the demanding licensing and construction phases. Prior to joining the GMG team, Abel worked for 14 years as Technical Director and Project Manager in a leading engineering services company, where he managed large-scale construction projects in Portugal and Brazil. He holds a Licentiate degree from University of Coimbra, and has postgraduate degrees in Real Estate Management & Valuation and Project Management. He is a senior member of the Portuguese Engineers Association.

PROJECT MANAGER

Nuno Moura Rodrigues

Nuno Moura Rodrigues joined RE Capital in 2021 as a project manager. He previously worked at AFAPLAN for eight years and developed a strong knowledge in engineering projects, coordination and construction management in Portugal and Africa. Currently, he is involved in the Portuguese major RE Capital portfolio projects. He is a civil engineer with a solid background in managing complex engineering projects and he holds a post-graduate degree in management from the Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics.

PROJECT MANAGER

Pedro Pessanha

Pedro Pessanha joined RE Capital as a project manager in 2022. Prior to joining the team, Pedro worked for 14 years as an architect and project manager. He holds a degree in architecture from IST – Universidade de Lisboa, and ETSAM – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, as well as post-graduation degrees in General Management (Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics) and Real Estate Valuation (ESAI).

DESIGN ARCHITECT ASSISTANT

Mariana Martins

Mariana joined Re Capital in 2022 as an Interior Designer – assisting the Lead Designer, and is responsible for the delivery of all our current and pending residential projects in Portugal. Mariana brings 19 years of experience, working as an Architect and Project Coordinator for residential, retail and commercial projects across Lisbon, Comporta and Melides. It was through her personal projects that she began to work in interior design.

OFFICE MANAGER & EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Paula Conceição

Paula Conceição joined GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) in 2019 as an executive assistant at our Lisbon office. In addition to assisting Newman and Olivier, she is the Lisbon office manager. Paula speaks five languages, graduated in international relations and has a post-graduate degree in law, politics and economics of the EU from the Università degli Studi di Padova in Italy. Prior to joining the GMG team, Paula worked as executive assistant to the CEO of a multinational manufacturing company headquartered in northern Italy for 22 years.

ANALYST

Lee Warren

Lee joined GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) as an intern in July 2020. She also gets deeply involved with the marketing strategy for the various projects in Portugal. Lee graduated from the Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne (Switzerland).

ANALYST

Sivert Jartoft

Sivert Jartoft joined RE Capital in 2021 as a UK investment analyst. He started his career as an investment analyst for the Bank of London & The Middle East (BLME), where he assisted the real estate team on Shariah-compliant core and core-plus investment strategies across the UK. He also has experience from Cheyne Capital Management where he worked as a junior asset manager for the UK debt structuring team. Sivert holds an MSc in Real Estate from Cass Business School (now Bayes Business School), and a BSc in Business and Management from the University of Sussex.

SENIOR MANAGER

Widaad Nuckchady

Widaad Nuckchady joined GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) in 2016. She leads a team of administrators in Mauritius who provide corporate secretarial and administrative services across a portfolio of companies for real estate projects in London, Lisbon and Geneva. She also manages the administrative and company secretarial aspect of the RE Capital Group of companies. Prior to her current role, Widaad worked for 13 years as a Manager and Company Secretary of Geneva Management Group – a financial services provider. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Finance with Law and is a fellow of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland.

FINANCE EXECUTIVE

Christophe Leste

Christophe Leste joined RE Capital in 2019 as a Finance Executive, and currently oversees the Back-office Finance Team, focusing on the Group’s various project requirements. Prior to joining RE Capital, Christophe spent 10 years with the Geneva Management Group. He started his finance career with BDO Mauritius’ Audit and Advisory division, where he spent nine years, and acquired his Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant qualification.

SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR

Jayssen Bawol

Jayssen Bawol joined RE Capital as a Senior Administrator in 2020. He manages the administrative and corporate secretarial responsibilities of the portfolio of assets for Switzerland and Portugal. Prior to joining the team, Jayssen worked for seven years in a similar position in the Financial Services sector. He holds a BSC degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Mauritius. Jayssen is currently enrolled with The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland.

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Fidany Polodoo

Fidany Polodoo has been part of the Geneva Management Group’s Finance Team of Companies since 2005. In 2016, she shifted to the Real Estate Department to run with all book-keeping and audit matters for the UK. She has great knowledge on the accounting of all the structures as she has been involved since inception of all UK projects. Fidany is a Chartered and Qualified Accountant and in January 2022 she was promoted to Finance Manager, tasked with new responsibilities and challenges within RE Capital.

ACCOUNTANT

Natasha Shibdoyal

With over 10 years of experience, Natasha Shibdoyal has worked with both individuals and corporations – joining GMG Real Estate Ltd (now RE Capital) as an Accountant in 2019.
Before joining RE Capital, she worked in a management company as a Financial Accountant and Internal Auditor – offering services to over 80 retail and financial clients in 18 locations.
Natasha is a qualified accountant and a member of ACCA. She graduated from University of Mauritius with a degree in Accounting and an MSc in Financial Management and Taxation.

SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR

Soujata Ramkurrun

Soujata Ramkurrun is a Senior Administrator, based in the Mauritius office. She joined RE Capital in 2018, having previously worked for three years in a similar position in the Financial Services sector. Based in Mauritius, Soujata is responsible for the administrative and corporate secretarial responsibilities of the portfolio of assets in the UK.

ACCOUNTANT

Shehzad Gauzee

Shehzad Gauzee joined RE Capital (previously GMG) in 2019 as an Accountant. He is responsible for the accounting of a portfolio of UK Projects. Shehzad has more than 10 years of experience in the finance sector: five years as an Auditor, and five years in the finance department of a BPO. Shehzad holds an MSc in Professional Accountancy from The University of London (UOL) and is a Chartered Accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA).

ACCOUNTANT

Ashouka Damree

Ashouka Damree joined RE Capital as an Accountant in 2018. She looks after the Accounts Payable and related supplier accounting functions for the UK portfolio. Prior to joining RE Capital, Ashouka worked with a local Mauritius-based company. She is currently finishing her final year of her BSc degree in Accounting and Finance, alongside her ACCA.

ACCOUNTANT

Nabiil Baubooa

Nabiil Baubooa joined GMG Real Estate (now RE Capital) in 2019 and is part of the Accounting team that manages all European projects. Prior to joining RE Capital, he worked for 13 years in different areas of the Finance function in leading Financial Services companies. Nabiil is a Chartered Accountant from the UK’s Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and is a member of the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants (MIPA).

JUNIOR ACCOUNTANT

Zeenat Bundhoo

Zeenat joined RE Capital in 2019 as a Junior Accountant. Together with her day-to-day accounting functions, she also handles the monthly statutory filings for the UK portfolio of entities. She is currently completing her ACCA studies on a part-time basis.

JUNIOR ACCOUNTANT

Neha Unjore

Neha Unjore joined RE Capital as a Junior Accountant in 2020. Prior to joining the RE Capital team, Neha worked for five years as an Administrative and Operations Officer at a cleaning company.