The Real Estate Investment Experts
Optimus Investments is a real estate investment manager based in the UK, that acquires core, value add and opportunistic real estate assets on behalf of its principals and investment partners. We achieve this by identifying research-backed investment opportunities that benefit from long-term sector trends. Optimus offers investment opportunities to onshore and offshore high net worth individuals, family offices and institutions who seek to benefit from allocating capital to the real estate market in the UK with an experienced manager.
We provide end-to-end investment consultancy in the mentioned specialised asset classes right from establishing the client’s investment objectives, evaluating investment opportunities to on the ground execution of the project while guiding the investor through regulatory, financial and technical processes.
We provide advisory for the purchase, sale, and leasing of assets in the UK, both directly and through our trusted partners.
We have strong relationships with the whole UK lending market from high street banks to specialist lenders for the arrangement of funds.
RAHUL SHETTY - MANAGING PARTNER
Over 14 years’ experience in investment banking and real estate. Prior to Optimus, Rahul was an investment banker with bulge bracket banks such as Lehman Brothers, Nomura, and Barclays. He has raised £30m of investments from the UK for investments into Indian real estate. He previously managed a commercial real estate portfolio in the UK for a family office. He is a Duke University alumni and also holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering.
HARSH ADHOLIYA - MANAGING PARTNER
Harsh has over 15 years of experience in diverse industry domains including Real Estate, Finance & IT and has worked in the UK and India with global corporations such as ABN AMRO, Convergys, and Wipro. Prior to Optimus, he worked with HDFC in the UK managing their multi-million-pound loan book for over 8 years. He previously managed a mezzanine and new builds portfolio in the UK for an overseas family office.
FARID AHMED - PARTNER, EMEA
Farid is the Managing Partner of Virtus Group of Companies worldwide. A seasoned Board-level Advisor and Executive Leader. His extensive network and relationships in the Investment Banking World, Structured Finance & Commodity Trading globally expand to over 45 countries which he has gained through his 25-year career across industries. Farid is an Award-winning Professional in Business Strategy and People Leadership. He studied Management Information Systems in the 90s at OSU & Organization Strategy at Cornell in the US.
VICTOR GERMER - ASSOCIATE, EMEA
Victor specializes in Global Investment Banking Advisory & Structured Financing. He works at Virtus Group of Companies and offers its clients Bespoke Financial Solutions. Victor has several years of experience in Investment Banking Advisory, Wealth Management, Fund-Raising Advisory, and Real Estate Advisory Services. He has achieved a comprehensive academic background, an MBA degree from the top-tier Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain, and an M.Sc. in Business and Economics from Linköping University in Sweden.
CORDELIA HANEL - CONSULTANT ARCHITECT
Cordelia has worked in various architectural practices in Germany and England since 2005. Her project portfolio includes commercial developments, large residential projects, bespoke fit outs, interiors, new builds where she has provided the project management element for many of them. Cordelia currently co-heads the London office of P-U-R-A (Platform for Urban Research and Architecture) and obtained a Master's degree from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London in 2009 with a distinction, where she is a regular guest critic.
JULIAN EDWARDS - NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Over 40 years of experience in real estate having run investment and development Companies in the UK, USA, and Europe. He was Managing Director of Tishman International Group of Companies. He has managed over five million square feet of commercial properties in the UK, acquired nearly £2b of office investments in the UK, undertaken over 2 million square feet of development and refurbishment in the UK and Ireland, and has raised more than £1.5b of debt financing.
EDWARD BOURGOIN - NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Experienced non executive director with a demonstrated history of working in the international trade and development industry. Skilled in Corporate Finance, Funding, Asset Management, Research, and Mergers & Acquisitions. Strong entrepreneurship professional graduated from University of Cambridge. Edward has worked across all jurisdiction and asset classes, including med/bio/fin-tech, technology, infrastructure, real estate, life sciences and energy and media.
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