Beatrice is a Partner with Venn Partners, deputy portfolio manager for the Commercial Real Estate team and a member of the Firm’s Management Board. Beatrice has an extensive background in real estate and corporate lending gained over her 16 years of experience at Citi, HSBC and the Bank of New York. Beatrice holds a Masters degree in Economics and Finance from Bristol University, and a first degree from the Sorbonne in Paris.
Eduard Mantz, Vice President, is a member of the Real Estate Debt team within BlackRock's Alternative Strategies Group. Mr. Mantz focuses on originating and structuring European commercial real estate debt investments.
Prior to joining Blackrock, Mr. Mantz spent eight years at ING, where he was a Vice President in the Real Estate Finance team. He also held positions in the CRE debt capital markets and structured finance areas. Eduard has been involved in structuring and closing European real estate debt transactions secured by properties located in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, and Poland.
Eduard earned an MSc in Economics and Business cum laude, and a Bachelors degree in Economics and Business from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Axel Brinkmann is a Managing Director in RBC Real Estate Capital Partners, a unit of the Royal Bank of Canada. Prior to joining RBC, Axel worked in LaSalle Investment Management's Debt Investments & Special Situations Group in London where he was responsible for originating and investing into European structured debt and equity opportunities on behalf of a variety of commingled funds and separate account clients. Further responsibilities included loan structuring, syndication and fund raising. Axel joined LaSalle from Wells Fargo having started his career in the bank's real estate capital markets group based in Frankfurt and London. Axel holds a master's degree in engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from the university RWTH in Aachen, Germany and a post-graduate degree in real estate economics from the European Business School (EBS) in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany.
Bert Erik ten Cate has been writing about the European property sector for more than ten years. He is currently managing editor at Debtwire ABS Europe, focusing on property finance and distressed debt in Germany and the Netherlands. Prior to that, he was editor of EuroProperty, the fortnightly property newsletter. He has moderated property panels and appeared as a guest expert on CNBC.