Rick brings over 40 years’ of real estate experience and corporate governance to Emerge Capital. Having previously held several high profile listed board and management positions, Rick has instilled a strong corporate governance culture at Emerge Capital and provides overarching strategic direction and guidance to the firm.
Rick has delivered numerous landmark projects throughout Asia, Europe and Australia, as well as a number of acclaimed Government led projects. He was formerly the Senior Executive of Lendlease and a director of several Lendlease subsidiary companies. He has held board positions on numerous Government Corporations as well as publicly listed companies.
Tim founded Emerge Capital in 2008. Tim leads the firm’s private equity and investments business where he covers the real estate, infrastructure and major projects sectors. This includes direct investment, corporate finance and capital markets advice, mergers and acquisitions, fund structuring and securitisation, work out recapitalisation advice, and major urban renewal development.
Prior to founding Emerge Capital, Tim practiced corporate finance and funds management law, advising on real estate, infrastructure and private equity transactions globally. He has worked with a number of private, institutional and government clients including providing advice throughout Asia, North America, the Middle East and Europe. Tim gained extensive experience in Europe with Credit Suisse Asset Management, Barclays Global Investors, and BNP Paribas. He was responsible for advising Credit Suisse's global real estate and private equity funds throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia and North America.
Nathan is responsible for leading Emerge Capital’s Transactions business. This also includes heading the firm’s international business in Asia and the Middle East which focuses on facilitating offshore capital into the pan Asian real estate sector.
Nathan has 20 years’ real estate experience throughout Asia and Australia at Lendlease, Morgan Stanley, CapitaLand and Taubman Centres. Throughout his career Nathan has developed extensive experience in the office, retail, residential and mixed use sectors through a comprehensive track record across funds management, asset management, development and property management.
Non-Executive Director, Asia
Peter is responsible for leading Emerge Capital’s Asia business with particular focus on facilitating wholesale offshore capital into the real estate sector. Based in Singapore, Peter provides the firm with an important presence in the region with strong relationships to institutional capital.
Peter has more than 30 years’ of experience in real estate, corporate and commercial law. During his past role as Chief Executive Officer of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA), Peter built an extensive network around the region, including among investors and regulators, and was a driving force behind regulatory improvements, expanded research and improved best practice standards in the Asia-Pacific real estate sector.
Partner, Fund Management Europe
Dirk is responsible for leading Emerge Capital’s European operations and leads the ECP European Healthcare Real Estate Fund, a Luxembourg domiciled investment vehicle. Dirk's role also includes facilitating offshore capital investment into and from Europe and Asia. Based in Luxembourg and Germany, Dirk is an important presence in the Pan-European region and brings a wealth of advisory, asset management and investment management expertise.
Prior to joining Emerge Capital, Dirk was a Board Member of German M-DAX listed Aareal Bank Group, CEO of Allianz Real Estate, and CEO of Vivico Real Estate. He has also acted as a principal in funds management, balancing his time between Germany and Singapore. Dirk has a background in real estate commercial finance and venture capital, having previously worked at Deutsche Bank. Altogether, his experience encompasses circa 30 years of expertise in the alternative asset sectors.
Executive Director, Advisory
Peter brings over 30 years’ experience to Emerge Capital in project, investment, development and general management. This experience provides important and pragmatic insights to the firm’s real estate advisory business with a particular emphasis on development and investment management.
Throughout his career Peter has worked for Lendlease and Investa. During this time he was responsible for managing property investment and development portfolios for Westpac, Suncorp, Tower Life and University of Western Australia. Peter is also the current Chair of the Sunshine Coast Property Council Committee and is a Director of the Sunshine Coast Business Council.
Alvaro is responsible for leading Emerge Capital Advisory business in the Middle East. Alvaro offers experience in real estate business and management consulting, tourism, hospitality and real estate advisory. Working across MENA, CIS and Europe, Alvaro has had significant international exposure, working in multiple sectors leading projects including strategy definition, business transformation, feasibility studies and international benchmarking.
Prior to joining Emerge Capital, Alvaro was a key member of the Strategy and Research team at Majid al Futtaim Properties based in Dubai. Having lived for 9 years in the Middle East, Alvaro has delivered a number of projects in the GCC across multiple asset classes.
Alvaro is native in Spanish and French and is fluent in English. He obtained his MBA and BSc in Business Administration at ESADE Business School in Barcelona and undertook the Program of International Management at HEC Paris.
Investor Relations, Transactions & Private Equity
Stephanie is responsible for managing Emerge Capital’s Chinese institutional capital relationships. Based in Beijing, Stephanie is involved with regular Emerge Capital China road shows & events and maintains frequent dialogues with investors.
Stephanie is native in Mandarin and fluent in English and has a Master’s degree in business communication, culture and technology from Georgetown University, Washington DC.
Based in Europe, Sean is a specialist in advising on real estate and infrastructure financing, and has advised on complex portfolio transactions, work outs and restructures. As a Chartered Financial Analyst, Sean brings a global perspective with notable experience in advising international firms and governments across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Prior to joining Emerge Capital, Sean advised on risk analysis and real estate product development at State Street Global Advisors. Sean specialises in performing portfolio reviews, conducting in-depth financial analysis and is especially adept at modelling large complex real estate portfolios.
Director, Private Equity
Max is leading the European Healthcare Real Estate Fund in Munich and London. He is responsible for managing the fund, from investment origination and execution through to asset management and investors relations.
Max has substantial experience in European healthcare investment markets, having worked for two leading healthcare providers in Germany and a healthcare real estate M&A advisory firm in the UK. He has worked with leading private equity investors on their buy-and-build strategies, advised major institutional investors, REITS and hedge funds on their healthcare real estate investment portfolios, and worked with healthcare providers on optimising their businesses.
He has also produced industry-leading research on the health care and social care sector in Europe.
Associate Director, Transactions & Private Equity
Francesca brings experience in asset management, separate account and fund management, and real estate transactions across multiple sectors. Previously based in London, Francesca has worked in roles both client side, as well within advisory teams and is also a chartered surveyor.
Prior to joining Emerge Capital, Francesca worked as Acquisitions Manager at Topland, a £3.5bn private property company. Previously, Francesca worked with Jones Lang LaSalle Corporate Finance before joining LaSalle Investment Management, operating across several separate accounts and funds.
Senior Analyst, Transactions & Private Equity
James specialises in buy-side and sell-side advisory with real estate transactions experience across multiple sectors. His predominant focus involves analysing investments and building financial models across Europe.
Prior to joining Emerge Capital, James worked as a management consultant within the financial services practice at Oliver Wyman. James has also gained direct real estate acquisitions experience at Europa Capital underwriting deals across Europe. James has an MPhil in Real Estate Finance from the University of Cambridge.
Mathemorn has a background in finance and engineering, offering interdisciplinary experience in research and business analysis. She has experience working with commercial office, infrastructure and residential asset classes, including strategic analysis and business case development for both Government and private sector clients.
Prior to joining Emerge Capital, Mathemorn worked within Deloitte’s consulting division, advising major clients including the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation, and Australian Associated Press.
Analyst, Private Equity
Helio works for the Healthcare Real Estate Fund, and focuses in analyzing investments, executing transactions and monitoring European healthcare real estate markets. Helio notably gained exposure to healthcare assets by assisting institutional investors in their acquisition of large portfolios across European markets.
Prior to joining Emerge Capital, Helio worked for Yourcare, a healthcare specialist that provides advisory and transaction services. Helio speaks French, English and Mandarin and has an academic background in Finance.
Group Finance Manager
Jessie is responsible for the management of all areas of the Group’s finance and accounting function including oversight of the day-to-day transactions of the business, preparation of budgets and forecasts, development of accounting policies and procedures, PE fund reporting, board reporting and senior stakeholder engagement across the whole business.
Jessie is a CPA qualified accountant and has a Master’s degree in Professional Accounting. Jessie most recently worked as a Manager in a world leading financial modelling firm prior to joining Emerge Capital.
Cici is an integral part of the Emerge Capital team, and performs the administrative operations of Emerge Capital. She is fluent in Mandarin and has a Master in Translating and Interpreting as well as a Master of International Relations at Macquarie University.
Prior to joining Emerge Capital, Cici worked at Acer Computers, in customer service for the Pacific region.
The team is supported by a number of Analysts with backgrounds in real estate investment banking, private equity, and advisory services.