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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 and Spain, 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 eighty operations totaling over 2 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 credit (professional association subject to the control of the AMF)

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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 75 years experience and € 11.5 billion in financial structuring and financial project management. They all have in-depth knowledge of market players.

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Damien Giguet

Chairman

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Damien has 21 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 60 operations totaling 4.8 billion euros.

Aurélia Gantier

Partner

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Aurélia has 19 years of experience in international banking. Aurélia held senior positions at The Royal Bank of Scotland, in the Real Estate Finance and later in the Real Estate Advisory, Southern Europe departments. She was in charge of originating and structuring property finance transactions in various sectors such as office, retail, hotel or residential. She led a number of real estate structured transactions at asset, corporate or fund level, and also has experience in equity investments. She began her career at BayernLB as a Credit Analyst where she later went on to become Associate Director in the bank’s Structured Finance and Syndications department. Aurélia graduated from Paris-Dauphine with a degree in Corporate Finance and Financial Engineering.

Aurelia has participated in, advised, and led more than 53 operations totaling 2.6 billion euros.

Stéphane Adolf

Senior Advisor

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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.

Edouard Enault

Associate

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Edouard joined Shift Capital as associate in June 2020. Prior to joining the company, Edouard worked at Kepler Cheuvreux's Paris office as an equity analyst in charge of monitoring European real estate stocks. Before this, Edouard worked for three years as an Equity Research Analyst at AlphaValue, a Paris-based independent equity research company, where he was successively responsible for monitoring the construction, concessions, and utilities sectors. Edouard holds Masters in both Financial Strategy (Audencia / Berkeley) and in Business Engineering (ESIGELEC).

Edouard valued and covered a basket of listed REITs and real estate developers totalling a 7.3 billion euros combined market capitalisation.

Pierre Chiffoleau

Analyst

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Pierre joined Shift Capital as analyst in July 2020. Prior to that he held various positions within the equity funds team of Indosuez Wealth Management before becoming an analyst for BGC Partners in the interest rate derivatives sector. Pierre holds an Advanced Master’s degree in Urban and Real Estate Management (ESSEC Business School) and a Masters in Portfolio Management (IAE Gustave Eiffel).

Pierre has participated and advised in many financial placements transactions.