Real estate financial advisory

Real estate financial advisory
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The Story

Our focus is Western Europe, with a particular emphasis on France, Germany, BeNelux, Italy, Spain,and the French overseas departments, where our team members have a solid personal track record.

SHIFT CAPITAL, established in 2012 and headquartered in Paris, is a recognised company in professional and institutional real estate financial advisory, with more than one hundred operations totaling over 3 billion euros. Our objective is to help, advise and assist real estate investors and fund providers by connecting them.

SHIFT CAPITAL is registered with ORIAS (organisation for the registration of insurance intermediaries) and as a Broker in Banking Operations and Payment Services (COBSP), as well as a member of the CNCEF Crédit (professional association approved by the ACPR)



The team

Our team is driven by principles of integrity and professionalism, while possessing a creative and out-of-the box mind set. We aim to provide tailor-made solutions for every kind of issue which is put to us.

Sharing the same values of rigor and integrity, the SHIFT CAPITAL team members have gathered their experience from among the most prestigious finance and real estate actors, fusing it to lend their expertise to real estate investment professionals.

The management team has solid expertise in financing and investment transactions, having to their credit more than 85 years experience and € 20 billion in financial structuring and financial project management. They all have in-depth knowledge of market players.


Damien Giguet



Damien has 25 years of experience in the investment and financing fields of real estate. Damien held senior positions both at JPMorgan and ABN AMRO where he was in charge of origination for commercial property finance transactions. He was also Head of Financing for continental Europe at LaSalle Investment Management. Prior to this he was Senior Consultant in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Corporate Finance team where he was in charge of sell-side and buy-side instructions for complex portfolios, corporate and sale and leaseback transactions. He began his career at Société Générale in the Real Estate Structured Finance team. Damien graduated from a Masters in Econometrics and a Post Graduate Degree in Real Estate Economics and Finance.

Damien has participated in, advised, and led more than 120 operations totaling 6 billion euros.

Stéphane Adolf

Senior Advisor


Stéphane looks back on 3 decades of experience in international commercial real estate finance. He held senior positions at Eurohypo and Commerzbank where he was in charge of international CRE finance business. His experience covers transaction management, originations, credit risk as well as restructuring through the cycles in most European and Asia-Pacific markets. Stéphane graduated from KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux and holds a MSc in Finance.

Stéphane has participated in, advised, and led more than 50 transactions totaling over 3.5 billion euros and had responsibility over loan portfolios in excess of 25 billion euros.

Micaela Malinverno

Senior Advisor


Micaela has over 25 years experience in finance and real estate. She worked for Morgan Stanley in the Securitized Products Group and CMBS team and held senior positions in the Italian branches of several German mortgage banks, heading, amongst others, the Italian subsidiary of Commerzbank real estate, the lending arm Eurohypo AG in Milan. Micaela also participated, bank-side, in some of Italy's largest financings and restructurings of the past decades, primarily in Milan and Rome. Micaela holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan.

Micaela has participated in, advised and led more than 40 transactions totaling over 3 billion euros and had responsibility over loan portfolios in excess of 10 billion euros.

Ignacio Conde Lucaya



Ignacio joined Shift Capital as an associate in July 2023. Prior to this, he worked at EY Parthenon in Paris and Barcelona, as a Debt Advisory & Restructuring associate in charge of financial intelligence for struggling companies and the refinancing of their debt, particularly in the real estate sector. Ignacio previously worked for a real estate company in Barcelona, as an analyst responsible for monitoring various investment opportunities within the Spanish hospitality market. He also completed an internship at HI Partners, a long-term investor and administrator of hotels in Europe.

Ignacio holds a double degree in Business Administration and Law from Esade Business School - Ramon Llull University.

Ani Pollozi



Ani joined Shift Capital in 2022 as an analyst. Prior to that, she has worked as analyst Investment Banker at BNPP in debt capital markets, leveraged finance and equity capital markets. As such she has advised, structured and accompanied corporate clients needs seeking for external financing throughout these markets. Before joining BNPP, Ani hasworked at Exane Derivatives as a research analyst on convertible bonds.

Ani graduated from an Advanced Master’s in Finance at ESCP Europe and a Financial and Banking Techniques Master’s degree at Paris II – Panthéon Assas University.

Adrien Dufayel



Adrien joined Shift Capital as an intern in January 2024. Previously, he worked for Crédit Agricole as a trainee credit analyst in charge of assisting real estate professionals with the financing of their development, subdivision and property transactions. Prior to that, Adrien worked in a wealth management firm as a trainee property investment adviser.

Adrien has a Master's degree in Real Estate Finance Engineering from ESPI and a DUT in Business and Administration Management from the University of Caen Normandie.

Charlotte Pilain

Office Manager


Charlotte joined Shift Capital as an office manager in 2020. Franco-American by birth, she studied history at the University of Edinburgh before landing her first job at UBS in Paris. A translator by training, specialised in the fashion sector, she assisted as an external consultant Lacoste's marketing, press and events departments for nearly a decade.

Charlotte is responsible for managing the administrative aspects of the business, human resources and communications.