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.
 

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.
 

Martien van Deursen Head of Benelux

Martien leads our Benelux investment strategy and business from Amsterdam. He has over 17 years of experience in the European real estate debt & equity markets across all sectors with a strong focus on The Netherlands.


Career highlights:

  • Founder and partner for 7 years of Dutch real estate asset manager Cyclus Property.
  • Founder/Managing Director/CFRO of Geneba Properties NV, an AIMFD licensed investment company with a pan-European industrial real estate portfolio of €500M+
  • Martien has held senior roles at CBRE EMEA, UK and NL, including board membership and responsibility for regional offices.
  • Martien holds a Masters degree in Social Geography from the University of Groningen, with a specialisation in Real Estate.
 

Robert Howe Head of Real Estate, Europe

Robert is responsible for the performance of the Real Estate assets across the European Platform. He has over 30 years’ experience in the real estate sector and has previously held senior positions at Valad and the Irish real estate company, Green Property.


Career highlights:

  • Former Partner, Cadence Real Estate, a niche investment/asset management house.
  • Head of UK, Valad. Responsible for a £1Bn investment and development portfolio.
  • Director, Green Property. Head of Manchester Office and promoted to the main board post privitisation.
  • Robert holds a BSc (Hons) in Estate Management and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
 

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.
 

Cormac Dunne Country Adviser, Ireland

Cormac is responsible for our investment strategy in Ireland. Cormac has over 15 years’ experience spanning commercial real estate, asset management, NPL workout, and CRE lending.


Career highlights:

  • Founder and Managing Director of Dublin based property and financial advisory firm, Pembroke Property.
  • Former Head of Real Estate in Ireland for Pepper Asset Servicing overseeing a real estate portfolio valued in excess of €8bn.
  • Cormac has held senior roles with Mirvac REIT (Australia), Keppel REIT (Singapore), and Warren Private Clients (Ireland).
  • Cormac holds a Degree in Real Estate Management from Oxford Brooks University.
 

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.
 

Edward Sundstrum Consultant, New Zealand

Ed has worked in the property sector predominately in development for the last 17 years, in 2007 he spent 4 years working for a London based hedge fund with real assets in the UK, Middle East, Hong Kong and Continental Europe. In 2006/2007 Ed was a development manager at Multiplex working on the design and delivery of the pilot project for the NZ Green Building Council – 80 Queen Street, Auckland NZ.

Prior to arriving back in NZ in August 2014 he was based in Sydney for 4 years performing a number of project based roles including acting as a Development Manager for AMB Capital Partners, (one of the Arrow investment partners). Having owned and run an infrastructure services company, Ed, now is a consultant in the direct property space and remains a non-executive director of Auckland based construction company.


Career highlights:

  • Ed holds a B Com from the University of Otago and a Graduate Diploma in Property Valuation and Management.
 

Ben Walker Consultant, Queensland

Ben has 30 years’ experience in capital transactions, leasing, development, capital raising and asset and funds management in Australia and Europe. He has completed over $5 billion of transactions and managed over $5.5 billion of assets throughout his career, across multiple asset classes, but with a focus on the industrial and logistics sector.

Ben is responsible for the origination and on-boarding of industrial and logistics assets in Queensland.


Career highlights:

  • Former Head of Investments at Centennial Industrial & Logistics, a niche funds management firm.
  • Queensland leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers' Real Estate Advisory practice.
  • Has held various executive roles at GE Capital Real Estate, including Head of Equity Asset Management, UK, and Fund Structuring Director for European Investment Management.
  • Former Head of Commercial Property Funds for Close Investments, the property funds management division of a London investment bank.
  • Partner at King Sturge (now JLL), and Fund Manager for a GBP750 million industrial fund.
  • Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
 

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).
 

Oliver Bowditch Investment Manager, Europe

Oliver will be responsible for sourcing, underwriting and executing transactions, in addition to investment management, across the UK and Europe on behalf of Arrow’s existing mandates, including its EUR2 billion SIRE joint venture.


Career highlights:

  • Over ten years’ experience in the Real Estate industry.
  • Leading the Investment team at IO Asset Management, where he was responsible for the origination and execution of acquisitions over a 6-year period.
  • Previous roles included providing valuation advice to banks, institutions and property companies across the Office and Industrial sectors as part of the Investment Valuation team at JLL.
 

Małgorzata de la Torre Head of Acquisitions, Spain

Malgorzata is responsible for our investment strategy in Spain. She has over 10 years’ experience in commercial real estate investment, transactions and asset management at European level with extensive knowledge of the Spanish real estate market.


Career highlights:

  • Senior Transaction Manager and Associate Director for Capital Markets Investment team at CBRE.
  • Malgorzata successfully closed over a billion euro in transactions, both on sale and buy side, participated in large developments and managed European portfolios with AUM of over €200m.
  • Strong background in office, retail and logistics sectors.
  • She holds a master's degree of Economics from Cracow University of Economics and is Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
 

Rob Hermsen Portfolio Manager Benelux

Rob will be responsible for the asset management of Arrow’s Benelux portfolio as well as supporting transactions. He has over 12 years of experience in the real estate market across all sectors.


Career highlights:

  • Capital Markets director at JLL where he was responsible for acquisitions and dispositions of office buildings and portfolios situated throughout the Netherlands.
  • Asset and Investment manager at Rockspring Property Investment Management where he was overlooking the Dutch property portfolio (€800M+) from acquisition till disposition.
  • Commercial Manager at CBRE Global Investors Managing, managing a portfolio of 27 properties situated in the Randstad area.
  • Rob holds a master’s degree of Art from the University of the West of England, with a specialisation in Real Estate and European Planning and is a member of the Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors.
 

Marie Ferguson Financial Controller

Marie is responsible for all accounting, finance and financial reporting across the global Arrow platform. With over 17 years’ of commercial finance experience primarily in real estate and investment fund finance, she has excellent knowledge of managing investment funds in multiple jurisdictions.


Career highlights:

  • Former Head of Fund Accounting at Valad Europe with responsibility for £3bn of AUM across UK and Europe that included all elements of finance and accounting.
  • Marie is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
 

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.
 

Benjamin Liebetanz Asset Manager

Benjamin is responsible for a comprehensive and value increasing management of assets located in Germany, including sourcing and underwriting of real estate transactions. Benjamin has over 10 years’ experience in commercial real estate in Germany.


Career highlights:

  • Investment Analyst at Valad / Cromwell, working on various mandates and separate accounts underwriting commercial real estate investments.
  • Analyst at Colliers International, Capital Markets Berlin where he was involved in transactions worth €1.9bn over a 2-year period.
  • Investment Advisory at Duff & Phelps, including Asset Management Services.
  • Benjamin holds a MBA with focus on real estate from the University of Applied Sciences Berlin (HTW).
 

David Bloomer Fund Controller

David is responsible for accounting, finance and financial reporting for Arrow’s EUR3 billion SIRE joint venture. With over 15 years’ of finance experience primarily in real estate across the UK, he has extensive knowledge in managing funds in all sectors including industrial, student accommodation, retail and office.


Career highlights:

  • Fund Controller at Global Student Accommodation and Rockspring PIM for flagship funds with responsibility of £700m and £800m AUM respectively.
  • Former Senior Fund Accountant at Valad Europe with responsibility for £500m AUM across separate funds over the UK that included all elements of finance and accounting.
  • David received a Master of Science (MSc) in Accounting and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting (Major) and Sport Studies (Minor).
 

Angus Thiele Investment Analyst

Responsible for sourcing, underwriting, modelling, and assisting with investor reporting on investment opportunities across Australia and New Zealand. Angus has over 5 years’ experience in Real Estate Transaction Services and has advised on more than $300m of Real Estate deals in Canada.


Career highlights:

  • Angus was previously a Senior Associate at Avison Young in Vancouver and spent 4 years advising on commercial real estate deals, primarily industrial assets, for both the sell and the buy side.
  • Worked on the Industrial Development team at Beedie Group, one of Western Canada's largest private owner-developers of commercial property in Western Canada.
  • Angus graduated from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Real Estate.
 

Henry Davidson Investment Analyst

Responsible for sourcing, underwriting, modeling, and reporting on investment opportunities across Australia and New Zealand. Henry has over 2 years’ experience in the commercial property space working on a development pipeline of over $500m of Real Estate Investment projects in Australia.


Career highlights:

  • Henry was previously a member of Built Development Group in Sydney, assisting on real estate deals focused on mixed-use and high-rise commercial mandates across four projects, including all aspects of the development life-cycle.
  • Henry holds a Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales Business School as well as a Master in Property Development from the University of Technology Sydney.
 

Duncan Scott Investment Analyst

Responsible for underwriting, modelling, and assisting with investor reporting on investment opportunities across Europe. Duncan has over 5 years’ experience in commercial real estate, corporate finance and restructuring.


Career highlights:

  • Duncan was previously an Assistant Manager in Deloitte’s Portfolio Lead Advisory Services team in London, where he advised on over €10bn of non-performing loan (NPL) transactions and securitisations across commercial real estate and other asset classes.
  • Duncan holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland.
 

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.
 

Lorenzo Butturini Analyst

Responsible for sourcing, underwriting, modelling, and assisting with investor reporting on investment opportunities across Europe. Lorenzo has 3+ years’ experience in Europe across Real Estate Transaction Services and advised on more than €500m of Real Estate deals across Germany.


Career highlights:

  • Lorenzo was previously Acquisition Analyst at LRC Europe and Consultant at Colliers International Germany where he advised on deals across all asset classes both on the sell- and the buy side.
  • Previous role includes Consultant at PwC Frankfurt within the Real Estate Transaction Services department where he gained experience on mixed use pan-European property portfolio transactions.
  • Lorenzo holds a Bachelor in Economics & Management completed at the Free University of Bozen and an executive Master of Science in Real Estate Management at the University of Regensburg (IREBS).