16 October 2019

Brunswick Real Estate Ventures launches pan-European investment company

Brunswick Real Estate Ventures has launched a pan-European investment company, Europi Property Group, focusing on value-add and opportunistic deals across all sectors. Launched in September, the initiative builds upon several successful investments in Spain, Belgium and the UK over the past five years, which have all been done in separate structures. Europi Property Group (‘EPG’) will lead all value-add and opportunistic deals going forward, working with local asset management partners across Europe. EPG is structured as a private investment company and not as a closed-ended fund, which enables a more efficient capital structure as the portfolio grows.

To lead the new initiative, Brunswick has hired Jonathan Willén as CEO. Jonathan joins from Blackstone in London, where he was a Principal in their European real estate private equity group and has extensive experience across multiple countries and sectors. Jonathan started his career in investment banking in London in 2009 and builds upon a broad industry network and institutional real estate experience. EPG’s team will be based in London and Jonathan comments “It’s incredibly exciting to launch EPG and we have all the ingredients to create a really successful European real estate investment company. We already have a large deal pipeline across Europe, which we’re working on alongside an excellent network of local partners”

Willem De Geer, CEO of Brunswick Ventures and chairman of the board of EPG, has lead Brunswick’s European transactions to date and has been instrumental in launching the company. Willem comments “We continue to see really compelling deals across Europe. To work alongside local partners, focusing on markets we find the most interesting (currently the UK) and build a real estate investment company with a really talented CEO fits our investment philosophy very well”.

Europi in Brief

Our mission

We invest dedicated capital in value-add and opportunistic real estate deals in Europe

Acquiring high quality assets at discounts to replacement cost in good locations
Our culture

Sustainable real estate investment

Social and environmental sustainability is an integral part of our core values and investment strategy – we improve the built environment by investing in our properties and local communities
Our Heritage

Proven track record with institutional experience

The founding team has extensive experience from best-in-class investment firms and build upon a long track record of successful real estate investing in Europe
Our strategy

Unlocking value through active asset management

We generate value for our shareholders, and the communities in which we invest, through active asset management and value-add initiatives

Europi Property Group is a pan-European real estate investment company with offices in London and Stockholm, investing its dedicated capital in value-add and opportunistic deals across all sectors. EPG was founded in 2019 by former Blackstone executive Jonathan Willén and Brunswick Real Estate Ventures, a leading Nordic real estate investor and fund manager. EPG invests alongside an established network of local asset management partners and generates value for its shareholders through active asset management and focus on social & environmental sustainability.

London Office

6 Albemarle Street
London W1S 4BY
United Kingdom

Stockholm Office

Jakobsgatan 6
111 52 Stockholm

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