Important Announcement

Clarion Partners, LLC is pleased to have acquired a majority stake in Gramercy Europe on 5 April, 2019.

As a result of this transaction, Gramercy Europe is now known as Clarion Gramercy.

Click here to read the official statement.

About Us

Clarion Gramercy is a leading real estate investment fund manager focused on logistics and light industrial properties located across Europe.

Clarion Gramercy acquires assets that are subject to existing leases, purchases properties through sale-leaseback transactions and funds build-to-suit and speculative developments. It has a focus on Germany, the Netherlands, France, Spain and Italy although it has an active investment pipeline covering many additional European countries.

Europe Acquisition Criteria

Clarion Gramercy is a pan-European investor into income operating real estate assets with a focus on logistics and light industrial properties. It acquires assets subject to existing leases, invests through sale-leaseback transactions and funds build-to-suit and speculative developments. The assets are typically of strategic importance to the underlying tenant.

  • Transactions

    Existing leased properties and portfolios, build-to-suits and speculative developments, sale-leasebacks

  • Asset Type

    Logistics, light industrial and manufacturing, special purpose assets (eg. cold storage, food processing etc.)

  • Tenant Credit Types

    Focus on strong, durable tenants, will consider investment grade, non-investment grade and unrated tenants

  • Target Deal Size

    10 million EUR or higher

  • Geography

    Europe (predominantly Germany, the Netherlands, France, Nordics, Spain, Poland, Italy, Czech Republic)

  • Tenancy

    Typically single tenant

Europe team meeting

Team Europe

Paul Graham

Non-Executive Chairman

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Mr. Graham FRICS has over 30 years' international experience in the real estate logistics sector. Prior to joining Clarion Gramercy, Paul headed real estate at DHL, the world's largest logistics provider, for the region Europe, Middle East and Africa. He led a front line team of 80 people with responsibility for around 3,000 facilities in 100-plus countries. Paul brings substantial occupational and business experience to Gramercy.

Mr. Calvert is CEO of Clarion Gramercy, which was formerly known as Gramercy Europe & ThreadGreen Europe. Mr. Calvert established the original ThreadGreen business in 2006, launching its first fund in 2007, and subsequently selling the business to Gramercy Property Trust in December 2014. After a management buyout from Blackstone, Gramercy Europe operated as an independent fund manager until April 2019, when Clarion Partners acquired a majority stake. Mr. Calvert is continuing to lead the business. Under his leadership, Clarion Gramercy has transacted £2.4 billion of logistics and light industrial assets in the past 4 years.

Lorenzo Patrassi

CFO, COO

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Mr. Patrassi is the CFO & COO of Clarion Gramercy. Prior to Clarion Gramercy, Mr. Patrassi served as Head of Finance and Administration at GWM Capital Advisors LLP which provides alternative investment strategies and manages over EUR 1BN in third party assets. He is fluent in English, French and Italian.

Gregory Vinson

Senior Director

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Mr. Vinson joined Clarion Gramercy in September 2016 as Senior Director Investments.  Previously, he served as Senior Vice President at Gramercy Property Trust in New York where he managed the disposition of over $1 billion in assets as part of a strategic portfolio realignment following the company’s merger with Chambers Street Properties in 2015.  He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Rory Buck

Senior Director

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Mr. Buck is a Senior Director at Clarion Gramercy focussing on investments. Prior to Gramercy, he worked in the investment team at the UK opportunistic real estate fund Brockton Capital where he split his time between acquisitions and asset management activities. Before Brockton, Mr. Buck worked as an investment professional for Doughty Hanson Real Estate (DHRE), the pan-European opportunistic real estate investor.

Blair Peach

Finance Director

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Mr. Peach is the Finance Director of Clarion Gramercy. He has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”) since 2012 and has worked in the asset management industry since becoming a chartered accountant. Prior to joining Gramercy, Mr. Peach served as the Fund Controller of the Credit Opportunities Funds at AnaCap Financial Partners LLP, which managed over EUR 1BN in third party assets.

Mr. Allenby is a Director at Clarion Gramercy and heads the European asset management operations from the company's office in Berlin. Previously, Mr. Allenby worked at CR Investment Management for seven years, where he managed a variety of property portfolios and led the real estate underwriting team on several large scale loan portfolio acquisitions. He is member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is fluent in English and German.

Anna Felker

Asset Manager

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Ms. Felker is an Asset Manager at Clarion Gramercy and manages the European assets from the company's office in Berlin. Previously, Ms. Felker worked at CR Investment Management, where she managed property portfolios from the retail and student housing sector. Before that Ms. Felker worked for several Real Estate Management companies in Berlin, Dusseldorf and Hamburg. She is fluent in German and English.

Thorben Schäfer

Vice President

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Mr. Schäfer is a Vice President in the Investment Team.  Prior to joining Clarion Gramercy, he worked as an Analyst at The British Land Company in London.   Mr. Schäfer received his Bachelor of Arts from Cambridge University, where he graduated with first class honours from the Land Economy programme. He is fluent in English and German.

Jon Strang

VICE PRESIDENT

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Mr. Strang is a Vice President in the Investment Team. Prior to joining Clarion Gramercy he worked as an Analyst in J.P. Morgan Cazenove’s Investment Banking Department, where he covered diversified industrial companies, and subsequently the mining sector. Mr. Strang received his Master of Engineering degree from New College, Oxford University, where he graduated with first class honours.

Richard Fell

Associate

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Mr. Fell is an Associate in the Investment Team. Prior to joining Clarion Gramercy, he worked as an Associate at Brydell Partners in London. Mr. Fell received his Bachelor of Science in Investment and Finance in Property at Reading University, where he graduated with First Class Honours, before receiving a Master of Philosophy in Real Estate Finance from Cambridge University.

Philipp Kleovoulou

Fund Accountant

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Mr Kleovoulou is a Fund accountant for Clarion Gramercy. He is a qualified chartered accountant and has been a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (“SAICA”) since 2018. He previously worked as an analyst at Investec Property Fund Limited within the real estate office and logistics sectors. After completing his training at Ernst and Young South Africa, he was seconded to Ernst and Young New York to assist within their Real Estate division. He is fluent in English, Greek and is proficient in Afrikaans.

Anna Henne

Executive Assistant

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Ms Henne joined Clarion Gramercy as Executive Assistant in 2014. Prior to joining Clarion Gramercy she worked as a trainee lawyer in the IP department of Bird & Bird LLP in Düsseldorf and London. Ms Henne received her First State Exam in Law from the University of Osnabrück and her Second State Exam in Law from the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf. She is fluent in English and German.

Our Offices

London

LONDON OFFICE

London,United Kingdom

15 Bedford Street
London WC2E 9HE

Tel: +44 (0)20 7647 7500

Fax: +44 (0)20 7647 7501

Berlin

BERLIN

Berlin,Germany

Kurfürstendamm 30
10719 Berlin
Germany

Tel: +49 (30) 886200330

Barcelona

BARCELONA

Barcelona,Spain

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08017 Barcelona
Spain

Tel: +34 (932) 304125

Barcelona

Jersey

Jersey,Channel Islands

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Castle Street
St Helier
Jersey, Channel Islands
JE1 1BL

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