About Us

Michael Brayshaw

Michael has 14 years’ experience in the German Real Estate Industry. In 2005 Michael joined a fund management team for an Anglo-Saxon Investment Group, acquiring German real estate assets for private and institutional funds. Over 3 years c. € 2 bn of mixed-use and residential properties were sourced and acquired.

In 2008 Michael co-founded a real estate investment management firm. As Head of Asset Management for a portfolio of 7000 residential units in Berlin, Michael undersaw all levels of portfolio, asset and project management. In total € c. 140 m was invested through apartment renovation and large scale projects. Michael became Chief Operating Officer, responsible for a team of 60. He oversaw all transactions which included asset and share deals, and the privatization of multifamily properties. In total c. € 800 mn of real estate was divested.

Prior to his real estate career, Michael was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in London. Michael is a Certified Asset Manager (IREBS) and has a Bachelor with Honours in Business Management from Kings College London.

Rico Finster

Rico has been active for 15 years in the real estate industry. In 2006 he joined a growing German Investment Advisory Firm as Transactions Manager. During his tenure he acquired approximately € 350 m of assets for a British Investment Fund.

Between 2011 and 2014 Rico was responsible for the Berlin-based sales activities of a Swiss Investment Bank. He oversaw the structured sales process of a Berlin Residential Portfolio of 4.000 units with a total volume of € 400 m.

In 2014 Rico overtook the position of Head of Transactions at a Berlin Family Office. He prepared and executed transactions in the volume of over € 2 bn in both residential and commercial real estate.

Since 2016 Rico is managing partner of Lanovo GmbH, and has overseen the transactions in the volume of € 700 m. Rico is a Certified Real Estate Manager (DAM) and holds two Diplomas in Engineering.

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