Asset Management

Richard Strachan

4 August 2020

Richard Strachan is a Vice President at Northwood Investors and is responsible for asset management of the Fund’s European investments. He has been responsible for evaluating equity and debt investment opportunities for the Fund.

Prior to joining Northwood Investors, Mr. Strachan worked at U.S. law firm, Sidley Austin, on complex restructuring, insolvency and M&A transactions.

Mr. Strachan received a Bachelor of Commerce and Postgraduate law degree from the University of Johannesburg.

Nick Turner

27 July 2020

Nick Turner has over 24 years of experience in commercial real estate and is responsible for the asset management and operational performance of the UK Regional portfolio, comprising multiple office, serviced office and industrial holdings. He leads the leasing, management and development ventures within the portfolio and works closely alongside the Investment Team to appraise new opportunities.

Prior to joining Northwood in 2014, Mr. Turner served as Asset Management Director within the Highcross Group and took responsibility for all strategic asset and property management matters within the £1 billion UK portfolio. He has also held roles within Carter Jonas and Lambert Smith Hampton advising UK Property Investors on their real estate portfolios.

Mr. Turner has a BSc (Hons) degree in Land Management from the University of Reading and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Sophie Kramer

24 July 2020

Sophie Kramer is a Senior Vice President at Northwood Investors and has responsibility for European asset management and works closely with the asset managers in France and Italy.

Prior to joining Northwood Investors, Mrs. Kramer was a Senior Director at TIAA-CREF/Nuveen, a global Investment Manager. During her time at TIAA CREF, Mrs. Kramer was asset managing a portfolio of $1.5 billion of assets in the UK and Europe. Previously, Mrs. Kramer held the role of Assistant Fund Manager at Rockspring PIM/Patrizia and the role of Asset Manager and analyst at AIG Global Real Estate Investment. She started her career at AXA REIM.

Mrs. Kramer studied Architecture in Paris Belleville and Edinburgh College of Art, and she also received her Masters in Real Estate from ESSEC Business School.

Olivier Marguin

23 January 2019

Olivier Marguin is a Managing Director at Northwood Investors. Prior to joining Northwood Investors, Olivier Marguin served as Senior Vice President at Beacon Capital Partners during 8 years. He was the head of Asset Management of the French portfolio, a $2.2 billion of offices (development, leasing, disposal).

Previously, he was the head of offices and mixed used portfolio (1.5 billion) at Hammerson France and a member of the French Board of Directors. He also had several roles in brokerage at Insignia Bourdais in Paris. Mr. Marguin is a graduate from ISG Paris.

James Geskey

23 January 2019

Jim Geskey is a Managing Director of Northwood Investors and is responsible for asset management of the Fund’s investments.

Prior to joining Northwood Investors, Mr. Geskey was a Vice President at Black Creek Group. Mr. Geskey also has experience as a Regional Asset Manager with RPAI responsible for portfolio strategy of the Eastern Region of the REIT’s portfolio and was a leader of the Institutional Team in the Real Estate Capital Markets group with LaSalle Bank National Association.

Mr. Geskey has an M.B.A. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems from Miami University.