Metropolitan Real Estate oversees approximately $1.8 billion of aggregate client capital across 31 private equity real estate partnerships focused on U.S. and international markets as of December 31, 2017.
Rigorous analysis and deep knowledge of local markets is core to Metropolitan’s efforts to achieve attractive long-term real estate returns. Experience across cycles, access to local networks and seasoned judgment matter as much as financial reports when looking for value in global real estate. Metropolitan’s experienced team and painstakingly developed network of local, focused fund managers in key global markets is the key to being able to deliver attractive results for investors.
Metropolitan’s senior team invests meaningfully in every fund, creating a compelling alignment of interest.
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Identifying Opportunities and Creating Value for Our Clients
Metropolitan Real Estate works to identify value opportunities and to create, sustain and realize attractive long-term value in private real estate.
Metropolitan invests on a global basis alongside what it believes are top-tier fund managers that employ traditional value-added and opportunistic investing strategies. Metropolitan seeks managers who are specialists – focusing on certain assets types and/or geographies. Metropolitan believes that real estate is a local business, where highly specialized, focused managers are best positioned to maximize income, control expenses and generate attractive risk adjusted returns.
With an average of more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, Metropolitan’s senior investment professionals have a deep understanding of real estate market trends and an extensive network of relationships with local, focused managers. Metropolitan seeks to construct portfolios of real estate investments that capitalize on the market insights of the team and fund managers.
Metropolitan seeks to create value through a rigorous investment process. Each opportunity is evaluated through a rigorous due diligence process, culminating in final approval by the investment committee. Metropolitan aims to preserve and enhance value over time through favorable transaction structuring, intensive portfolio management and constant communication with the underlying fund managers. Concluding an investment is only the beginning of the relationship – Metropolitan actively partners with fund managers and frequently participates as advisory board representatives.
|Cherine Aboulzelof||Managing Director and Head of Europe Investments||London, UK||Real Estate|
|Andrew Jacobs||Managing Director and Head of Co-Investments||New York, NY||Real Estate|
|David Lei||Vice President||New York, NY||Real Estate|
|Margaret McKnight||Managing Director and Co-Chief Investment Officer||San Francisco, CA||Real Estate|
|Sarah Schwarzschild||Managing Director and Head of Secondaries||New York, NY||Real Estate|
|David M. Sherman||Co-Founder, President and Co-Chief Investment Officer||New York, NY||Real Estate|
|John So||Managing Director and Head of Asia Investments||Hong Kong, China||Real Estate|
|Jason Kerr||Associate Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer||New York, NY||Real Estate|
|Jeanine Lee||Principal and Head of Fund Management||New York, NY||Real Estate|
|Amy Wesley||Vice President, Investor Relations||New York, NY||Real Estate|
|Mary Winter||Chief Accounting Officer||New York, NY||Real Estate|