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Peer2Peer Finance News | November 22, 2017

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BrickVest builds on institutional expertise

BrickVest builds on institutional expertise
Marc Shoffman

REAL estate peer-to-peer platform BrickVest has boosted the institutional experience on its team with the appointment of Jean-Romain Lhomme to its board.

Lhomme, former head of property investment firm Colony Capital Europe will bring experience of identifying real estate opportunities and monitoring investments.

He co-headed Colony Capital Europe from 2000 to 2015, where he was responsible for the identification, valuation, execution and monitoring of European investments.

As an active technology business angel since 2015, he co-founded PJX10 with technology entrepreneurs, a laboratory dedicated to innovative startups and is also currently chairman of the supervisory board of homewares retailer BUT and a board member of benefits provider Edenred Group.

It follows recent hires such as the appointment of Remi Antonini, former head of Goldman Sachs and Exane real estate research as head of BrickVest Ratings, its institutional investment rating program.

BrickVest gives sophisticated investors direct access to institutional real estate projects from the UK, Europe and US in the residential, office, industrial, self-storage, retail, and hospitality space for a minimum investment of €1,000 (£865).

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Emmanuel Lumineau, chief executive at BrickVest, said: “Jean-Romain’s considerable experience in building and managing first class real estate investment platforms and dealing with institutional investors is invaluable in helping BrickVest to grow.

“We continue to combine best practices of institutional quality investing in real estate with cutting edge technology and first class governance that puts the investor first.”

Lhomme commented: “I joined BrickVest because of its potential in a growing sector like proptech. I was really impressed by the founding team and its extensive experience in real estate, investment services and technology.

“BrickVest not only merges all of this experience, but it does so in a way that has shifted the model of how to invest in real estate across the globe.”