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Our Team

Having led large institutional real estate organizations, Cabot Lodge and
Daniel Quai were responding to their desire to establish a more agile investment platform that sought to match their corporate and individual customer's needs with investor return requirements.

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H. Cabot Lodge III
Founder
Managing Partner 

Cabot has over 37 years of real estate investment experience in the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe. He has run the corporate net lease business for two of the leading NYSE firms focused in this sector, where during his tenure, portfolio assets under management of such companies grew by a combined US $5 billion.

 

Prior to co-founding Crescendo Real Estate, from April 2010 to April 2012, Mr. Lodge served as President of W.P. Carey Limited, in charge of all European investments for W.P. Carey, Inc. (NYSE: WPC). From 2006 to 2010, he was Founder and Managing Partner of ARC Global Partners – a global diversified real estate investment and advisory firm.

 

Prior to founding ARC, Cabot was Executive Vice President of iStar Financial Inc. (NYSE: SFI) where he co-headed the US $3.5 billion net lease financing business from 2000 to 2006 and served as a member of iStar’s board of directors..

Cabot graduated with honors from Harvard College in 1978 and received an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1983.

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Daniel Quai
Founder
Managing Partner

Dan has 22 years of real estate investment, management and advisory experience.

 

Prior to co-founding Crescendo Real Estate he was a co-founder, partner and shareholder in Captiva Capital Management Limited that was the investment adviser for a family of closed-end funds called Captiva Real Estate Funds. Captiva was originally a joint venture between Grove International Partners (formerly Soros Real Estate Partners) and Natixis Bank with offices in London, Hamburg, Milan, Paris and Luxembourg. Captiva managed more than €1.0 billion of equity commitments across three funds where he oversaw the acquisition and management of more than 1,700 properties valued at more than €8.0 billion across the United Kingdom and Europe.

Mr. Quai received a Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University in 1999 and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia in 1994. Mr. Quai holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia, granted in 1998.

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Matthew Gilpin
Chief Operating Officer
Managing Partner 

Matthew has 26 years of experience in establishing and managing investment funds and businesses in the UK, Channel Islands and Europe. Qualifying and practising as a Barrister, he later specialized in securities, regulation and funds at SJ Berwin & Co – the leading European private equity law firm.

 

At CA IB Investment Bank (Creditanstalt / Bank Austria), he served as Director, Equity Capital Markets & Head of Equity Syndicate for Central & Eastern Europe directing £2bn of IPOs and other offerings before co-founding Emerging Markets Advisory Corporation in 2004 which became one of the largest foreign real estate investors in Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and Georgia.

Matthew holds an MA in Jurisprudence (Law) from Oriel College, Oxford University and further qualifications in Corporate Finance & Regulation as well as Artificial Intelligence and business strategy from MIT. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Trustee of the Royal Air Force Museum, one of the U.K.'s National Museums, where he sits on the Audit & Risk and Governance & Nominations Committees.

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Jon has over 14 years of experience in the real estate finance and investment sectors. Prior to joining Crescendo in March 2022, he was Director of Finance at Greystar, and from 2016 to 2021 was Finance Director at HSBC Alternative Investments, where as part of the investment team he was responsible for finance, tax structuring, investor reporting and investment management for its $4bn global real estate portfolio.

 

He began his career at Ernst and Young’s real estate audit team, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2009. More recently, he has worked in finance roles at a number of boutique real estate investment managers, most notably as Fund Controller at pan-European opportunistic investment fund Harbert Management Corporation between 2010 and 2013.

 

He holds a BA Industrial Economics from the University of Nottingham and an MSc Finance from Lancaster University.

Jon Evans
Finance Director
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Thomas has 11 years of real estate investment experience. Prior to joining CREP in 2017, he spent three years at Cording Real Estate Group, a fully vertically integrated Northern European real estate investment management business. He worked as an Associate Director in the investment team focusing on portfolio management as well as underwriting of new investment opportunities in the UK, Germany and the Benelux Region. Prior to joining Cording, Mr. Reckers worked as an Associate at Silverpeak Real Estate Partners, as a Senior Analyst at CBRE Global Investors. Mr. Reckers began his career at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) working on the Real Estate Finance Securitization desk. Mr Reckers hold a Mcc in Business Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and is a CFA charterholder.
 

Thomas Reckers
Director,
Equity Investments
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Michael has 15 years of real estate experience. He was also a principal within a UK supported living business. Prior to joining CREAL, he spent three and a half years at Gatehouse Bank where he headed up the real estate finance division. Previous to this he worked in real estate teams within Investment Banking and Funds; more recently these were M&G’s real estate debt team and LNR’s investment team with a focus on non-performing loans. Michael is a Chartered Surveyor and holds an MSc and BSc in Finance and Economics.

Michael Dey
Director,
Debt Investments
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Ernesto has 20 years of real estate investment, asset management and advisory experience. He was formerly AM director for investments in Italy, France and Belgium for Apollo. Prior to that he was a principal at Captiva Capital Partners (formerly Natixis Capital Partners) where he led the investment activities in Italy and was board member of Mercurio AM SGR and of CDS Holding SPA, one of the major retail real estate developers in Italy. Prior to that he was with JER Partners, where he participated in real estate transactions in France, Italy and Eastern Europe. He started his career in Paris with CBRE Investors. Ernesto holds a B.Sc. in Business Studies from City Business School London and a MEB from City Business School London / ESCP European Business School. 

Ernesto Coppola

Director,

Asset Management

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Ralf is a real estate private equity professional with over 22 years of experience. During the course of his career at Nomura, Corestate, Tristan and Kildare, Ralf has played a senior role in at least 30 transactions with a total volume of €5.6bn. The scope of his transactions ranges from core-plus, value-add and opportunistic to special situations and corporate recovery. Most recently, he has held a senior executive role for a pan-European real estate firm with €4.2bn AuM, and executed on one of the first post-Lockdown NPL transactions in Europe.

A German national, Ralf has executed transactions across Europe and speaks German, French and English. Ralf holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a Doctorate from the University of Cologne.

Ralf Nöcker
Advisor 
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David Joined Crescendo in July 2020 adding to the team 5 years of finance related experience. David started his career at Deloitte LLP in London within the Private Markets/Equity Capital Markets division. After three years, David left practice and worked in the capacity of a private contractor for businesses across various industries in the capacity of a Financial Analyst. David assisted with the establishment of a private, family office, principle investment business in the UK, and has 2 years of experience of property related finance experience.

 

David holds a membership with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), having qualified in 2019. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accountancy, an Honours in Taxation and Bachelors of Commerce Degree from the University of Cape Town (UCT). During his time he completed a thesis on Real Estate Investment Trusts.

David Leshnick
Senior Associate
Investments
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Simon joined Crescendo in August 2022 adding to the team 6 years of real estate experience. Simon started his career at LaSalle Investment Management where he acted as Portfolio Management analyst in the Debt & Special Situations team. There he was involved in over £800m capital raised for the LREDS III debt fund.

After 3 years at LaSalle, Simon joined Ashtrom Properties UK, where he completed the acquisition of Exchange Flags, a Grade-II listed office in Liverpool. Following a year with Ashtrom, Simon joined Thor Equities where he was involved in creating Thor’s €91m last-mile logistics platform in Spain. 

Simon holds a BA (Hons) in International Business with Spanish from Regent’s University London. He is a native French and English speaker. 

Simon Reddyhoff

Associate, Investments

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Dimple joined Crescendo in March 2022 as Finance and Operations Manager.

 

Dimple has provided longevity and loyalty to her previous Company. As one of her only roles in accounting and finance, she has 15 years’ experience working for a company called Industrials REIT as an Assistant Accountant. Prior to becoming a REIT Company in 2021, the company (formerly known as Stenprop) focused on Real Estate Funds in Germany, Switzerland, UK and Japan. Dimple gained extensive experience on the accounting side which she will brings to her role at Crescendo.

 Dimple Patel

Finance & Operations Manager

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Maxime joined Crescendo in February 2020 adding to the team 12 years of experience in the Funds industry. Maxime started his career in 2007 at EY Luxembourg as an auditor, and joined Grosvenor in 2011, where his responsibilities in Financial Reporting, Compliance and Operations gave him an extensive view of the Real Estate Fund Management business, being part located in Paris and Luxembourg. Prior to joining the Crescendo Group, Maxime spent 2 ½ years at Savills Investment Management in Luxembourg in Fund Finance and Conducting Officer roles. Over the years Maxime has gained significant experience in the industry in most areas such as asset and portfolio management, financial reporting, compliance and risk from the Luxembourg perspective but also at a European scale.

 

Maxime holds an MSc in Business from Kedge Business School (Marseille) with an emphasis on Finance and Accounting.

 Maxime Parent

Head of Finance,

Luxembourg

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Olga joined Crescendo in Luxembourg in August 2021 as Tax Director. With 15 years of experience in the field of taxation, Olga started her career in KPMG Moscow where she worked for 9 years mainly focusing on cross-border investments and tax structures in the real estate industry.

 

In 2015 Olga joined the real estate team of the M&A tax department at Deloitte Luxembourg. While at Deloitte, she was also an active member of the Russian and CIS desk.

Olga is qualified as a Chartered Accountant and holds a Master’s degree in International Business from St Petersburg State University.

Olga Krasnopeeva
Tax Director
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Aymen joined Crescendo in November 2021 as Senior Fund Controller. With 7 years of experience, he started his career in PWC Luxembourg focused on audits of private equity, real estate, and infrastructure investments. He is experienced in IFRS and Lux GAAP.

After more than five years in audit, he joined Aztec Luxembourg and gained experience in Fund administration. Aymen holds a Master’s degree in Finance & Accounting from Jean Moulin University in Lyon, France.

Aymen Tiss
Senior Fund Controller
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Joana joined Crescendo in July 2022 as Corporate Manager. With 7 years of experience, Joana started her legal career in Albania. After moving to Luxembourg in 2017, she worked for the European Investment Bank in the Finance and Operations Directorate involved in several legal tasks.

Having worked for corporate service providers, in 2021 she joined Alter Domus in the Alternative Asset fund Administration department and was responsible for implementation and maintaining the legal standards of Luxembourg incorporated entities.

Joana is currently pursuing a Master of Laws at the University of London.

Joana Dama

Corporate Manager

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