Florian Schaefer

Managing Director

Florian Schaefer is a Managing Director at Northwood and is responsible for sourcing and executing real estate equity and debt opportunities in Europe.

Prior to joining Northwood Investors, Mr. Schaefer served as a Managing Director at the Blackstone Real Estate Group. During his 14 year career at Blackstone, Mr. Schaefer was based in London and Hong Kong and was involved in over $10 billion of real estate acquisitions, disposals and financings across all property types in Europe and Asia. He has been involved in the Blackstone Real Estate Group’s international expansion and most recently played a key role in leading Blackstone Real Estate’s core plus business in Asia.

Mr. Schaefer received an MBA from the EBS University Oestrich-Winkel in Germany, where he graduated magna cum laude, and he earned a MSc in Real Estate Finance with distinction from the University of Reading, United Kingdom.