The Team

Martyn McCarthy Managing Partner

One of our founding partners, Martyn is responsible for our strategic growth and direction. With over 20 years’ experience in Commercial Real Estate Investment and Banking Finance in Europe and Asia-Pacific, he combines the roles of business leader with a pro-active, hands-on approach to asset acquisitions, structured finance and documentation.


Career highlights:

  • CEO and owner of Valad Europe – a leading Pan European institutional real estate business with €5bn in AUM and 220 staff across 14 countries.
  • Following an MBO in 2011, supported by Blackstone, Valad Europe was sold in 2015.
  • Martyn holds various Company and Charitable Board positions and has a Bachelor of Business Degree (Land Economics).
 

Kurt Wilkinson Partner, Asia-Pacific

Also a founding partner, Kurt is responsible for our Asia-Pacific operation, with over 20 years’ real estate, business and leadership experience in the region. He has strong experience as both a business leader and property executive, and an active hands on approach to transactions, development and asset management.


Career highlights:

  • Former President and COO of Brookfield Property Partners Australia, where he oversaw around A$8bn of investments, a property development pipeline worth A$5bn+ and a team of 180 staff.
  • Former member of the Brookfield Australia Executive team, and various Global Brookfield Committees.
  • Kurt has held board positions with Luna Park Sydney, Australian Property Council and Brookfield Global Integrated Services and also holds a Bachelor of Business Degree (Land Economics).
 

Christian Bearman Partner, Europe

Leading the establishment and management of our operations in Europe, Christian has over 17 years’ experience in Commercial Real Estate including tenures at Goldman Sachs, Lloyds Banking Group and Valad Europe.


Career highlights:

  • CEO of one of Europe’s largest debt servicing and asset management platforms.
  • Head of Corporate Development and Private Equity, and owner at Valad Europe for 7 years.
  • Managed €3.5bn+ investments with global institutions, private equity, fund managers and banks.
  • Christian holds a Masters in Business Administration.
 

Katherine Parker Partner, Head of Investment Management Europe

Katherine is responsible for Investment and portfolio management across Europe. With over 15 years’ track record in commercial real estate investment and financing, fund management and asset management, she has a wealth of experience in managing portfolios and investment programmes in multiple jurisdictions across all real estate sectors.


Career highlights:

  • Former Head of UK & Europe for Tesco Pension Investment, where she was responsible for the direct and indirect investment programme and asset management of the £1.4bn occupational pension scheme of Tesco.
  • Senior Fund Manager at Valad Europe with responsibility for £1.8bn of AUM across UK and Europe that included investment strategy, transactions, treasury management, analysis, fund and asset level business planning and investor relations.
  • Katherine holds a Masters degree in Real Estate Management, a postgraduate diploma in Law and a Bachelor of Economics degree in Politics and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
 

Stephen Day Executive

With over 20 years’ experience in the real estate and infrastructure industries, Stephen is a versatile investment executive.  He has extensive expertise in investment management, transactions, portfolio management and asset management, and adopts a pro-active approach to deliver value and maximise total returns.


Career highlights:

  • Stephen has held senior portfolio manager roles with an Australian REIT and unlisted wholesale Fund, as well as a large family office investor.
  • Managed property portfolios on behalf of Morgan Stanley, Blackstone and Goldman Sachs via their investment into distressed debt assets in most asset classes across Australia.
  • Stephen holds a Masters Degree in Applied Finance and an Honours Degree in Economics.
 

Danilo Hunker Partner, Head of Germany

Danilo Hunker is responsible for managing the local office in Berlin and driving investment strategy and asset management for Germany. Danilo has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate in Germany.


Career highlights:

  • Former Head of Germany at Valad Europe / Cromwell Property Group, where he was responsible for the investment and asset management of a combined portfolio of up to €1bn, working very closely with some of the worlds largest private equity businesses.
  • Senior Asset Manager at HIH Hamburgische Immobilien Handlung (now HIH Real Estate), being responsible for the asset management of the mandate of the former Warburg-Henderson KAG in Germany with a volume of up to €1.3bn of properties.
  • Danilo holds an MBA in International Real Estate from Bauakademie Biberach and a Bachelor of Commerce (Real Estate) from the university of applied science in Berlin and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
 

Howard Barnes Head of Spain

Howard Barnes is responsible for managing the local office in Madrid.  Howard has over 30 years of experience in commercial real estate, with 15 years of direct experience in the Spanish market.


Career highlights:

  • Howard has developed some of the most well-known industrial assets in Spain (Amazon Madrid Headquarters) as well as having participated in some of the largest investment transactions in the industrial sector in the last 5 years.
  • Valuing thousands of industrial assets in Spain, Howard has a broad and deep knowledge of the Spanish market.
  • Directed acquisition and disposal teams transacting several billion Euros worth of commercial RE assets in Spain.
  • Howard holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D. Law) from the University of Pennsylvania.
 

Sam De Girolamo Head of Italy

Sam is Responsible for managing our investment activities across Italy based out of our local office in Rome. Sam has 15 years of experience in commercial real estate, with over 10 years of experience in the Italian market.


Career highlights:

  • CEO & Managing partner of private property investment & development company in Italy.
  • Transactions Manager at Valad, working on various mandates across Industrial and Office markets acquiring over $500 million worth of real estate.
  • Previous roles included Financial Analyst at Westfields and Commonwealth Bank in Australia.
  • Sam holds a Bachelor of Applied Finance from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.
 

Paul Surian Investment Manager

Responsible for sourcing, underwriting and closing real estate transactions, Paul has 10 years’ experience in Europe and Asia Pacific. Based in London, he is one of the first members to join Arrow Capital Partners in Europe. Paul is pro-active in his approach to real estate acquisitions and investment performance.


Career highlights:

  • Transactions Manager at Valad Europe, working on various mandates and separate accounts acquiring over €500 million worth of real estate over a 3-year period.
  • Previous roles included Valuation at JLL and Investment Analyst at AMP Capital in Australia.
  • Paul holds a Bachelor of Business Degree (Property).
 

Gonzalo Garcia-Prieto National Sales Director

Gonzalo is responsible for the sale of large portfolios in Spain and sourcing new investment opportunities. Currently he manages more than 2,000 assets with more than €600m in value.


Career highlights:

  • Gonzalo has more than 17 years’ experience in the real estate market including tenures at Klepierre, Knight Frank and Dospuntos Asset Management (Värde).
  • Specialising in Investment/Disinvestment and Asset Management, ranging across Shopping Centers, Hotels, Office, Logistics and Industrial asset classes.
  • Commercial experience with buying and managing logistics assets in Spain.
  • Gonzalo holds an MBA in the IE Business School and Master Degree in Law and Business Administration in the University of San Pablo-Ceu.
  • Gonzalo teaches in the IEB University in the “Advanced Program of Specialization in Private Equity, M&A and Operations Financing”.
 

Luis Pino National Broker Manager

Luis is responsible for brokers coordination, investment and divestment support of our operations in Spain. Currently he manages more than 2,000 assets and coordinates a wide network of commercial agents.


Career highlights:

  • Luis has more than 5 years’ experience in Savills Aguirre Newman focused in Property Management, logistics and industrial assets.
  • Participated in the investment & divestment of several logistics and industrial portfolios for International Funds and REIT`s.
  • Commercial experience with the main logistics platforms around Madrid and North of Spain.
  • Luis holds a Master Degree in Industrial Engineering in the University of Navarra and received a Master of Science (MSc) in Real Estate Management.
 

Cristina Dotor Rello Senior National Asset Manager

Responsible for the asset management of more than 2,000 Logistics and Industrial assets allocated throughout Spain, including defining the optimum strategy to maximize the value of each asset and deliver the client’s target performance.


Career highlights:

  • Cristina has more than 10 years’ experience in the real estate market including tenures at Savills Aguirre Newman, Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE.
  • Specializing in Property and Asset Management, ranging across Residential, Shopping Centers, Hotels, Office, Logistics and Industrial asset class properties for International Funds, Family Offices and REITs.
  • Cristina holds a Masters in Real Estate Consultancy and a Masters Degree in Business and Administration at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM).
 

Eneko Bengoa San Sebastián National Asset Manager

Responsible for the asset management of more than 2,000 Logistics and Industrial assets allocated throughout Spain, including defining the optimum strategy to maximize the value of each asset and deliver the client’s target performance.


Career highlights:

  • Eneko has more than 2 years’ experience in both the financial and real estate Spanish markets at Ernst & Young and Savills Aguirre Newman.
  • Participated in the commercial team of the Property Management Department for the management of several logistics and industrial portfolios for International Funds and REIT's.
  • Eneko holds a double degree in Business and Computer Engineering in Deusto Business School.
 

Sebastian Meakin Analyst

Responsible for underwriting, modelling, and assisting with investor reporting on investment opportunities across Europe. Sebastian has 3 years’ experience in Europe across commercial real estate and technology and is fluent in German.


Career highlights:

  • Sebastian was co-founder of a UK commercial property tech platform that utilised circa 1 billion data points to identify likely commercial real estate sellers based on ownership structures and other metrics for SME clients.
  • Previous roles include Analyst at IO Asset Management, a UK multi-let industrial specialist, Wellesley & Co, a residential development lender, and Underwriting Analyst at Funding Circle.