Real Estate Partners Ltd.
Prior to co-founding & establishing Crescendo Real Estate in 2013, Mr. Lodge served as President of W.P. Carey Limited, in charge of all European investments for W.P. Carey, Inc. (NYSE: WPC). From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Lodge was Founder and Managing Partner of ARC Global Partners – a global diversified real estate investment and advisory firm.
Prior to founding ARC, Mr. Lodge was Executive Vice President of iStar Financial Inc. (NYSE: SFI) where he co-headed the US $3.5 billion net lease financing business from 2000 to 2006 and served as a member of iStar’s board of directors. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Lodge led his own corporate net lease fund, American Corporate Real Estate (ACRE), formed with capital from William E. Simon & Sons and other institutional investors.
From 1983 to 1996, Mr. Lodge was a Managing Director and member of the Board of W.P. Carey & Co, a New York-based real estate investment bank, where he was among those directly responsible for forming and managing seven public corporate net lease REITs with approximately US $3 billion in assets under management, as well as for originating US $500 million in equity special account business for CalPERS focused on corporate net leased assets.
Mr. Lodge graduated with honors from Harvard College in 1978 and received an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1983.
Prior to co-founding & establishing Crescendo Real Estate in 2013, Mr. Quai was a co-founder of Captiva Capital Management Limited which was the investment manager of a family of closed-end real estate private equity funds. Captiva was originally a joint venture between Grove International Partners (formerly Soros Real Estate Partners) and Natixis Bank with offices in London, Hamburg, Milan, Paris and Luxembourg. Captiva managed more than €1.0 billion of equity commitments where Mr. Quai was involved in the acquisition and management of more than 1,700 properties valued at more than €8.0 billion across the United Kingdom and Europe.
Mr. Quai graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University in 1999 and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia in 1994. Mr. Quai holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia, granted in 1998.
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- Finance Director
Mr. Diwan is a former member of the Executive Board of Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild, Geneva and served with the bank from April 2000 to June 2006. A leading Swiss private bank, it manages over $75 billion in assets drawn mainly from international private wealth clients. He also was a member of the bank's alternative investments committee that in 2001 launched and managed several fund of funds across alternative strategies which today have combined assets close to $1 billion.
Prior to Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild, Mr. Diwan served with Union Bancaire Privée in Geneva from 1988 to 2000, a leading bank in the alternative investment arena. Mr. Diwan was in charge of high net worth individuals from Latin America and Europe and managed a book totaling $2 billion.
Mr. Diwan received a degree in Political Sciences from the University of Geneva, Switzerland (1984).
Douglas Kalen's primary responsibilities include relationship management and developing new business. A professional wealth manager, Mr. Kalen has extensive experience in asset allocation, portfolio construction and risk management. He serves as a member of the investment committee.
Prior to Crescendo Capital Mr. Kalen was a portfolio manager at the Banque Privée Edmond du Rothschild where he managed portfolios on the Asset Management Desk of the Latin American Department.
Mr Kalen specialized in alternative investments. Mr Kalen was also very active in the acquisition of new business for the bank in Spain, Venezuela and Mexico and was also responsible for marketing to, and acquisitions of new business for private bankers.
He received a BA in International Business from the European Business School, London. UK.
- Senior Relationship Managers
- Junior Relationship Managers